Latest Information on Travelling to Andaman Islands?
  • Andaman Tourism Opens

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021

    From 3rd August 2021 Tourism activities re-open in Andaman & Nicobar Islands. In view of the steady decline in cases of COVID-19 in Andaman Nicobar Islands an order has been issued by the Director of Tourism Department today regarding reopening of all Tourism activities in South Andaman and North Middle Andaman District from today.

  • What is the advisory to travel to North & Middle Andaman District?

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021

    The tourists are allowed to visit Baratang/North & Middle Andaman subject to compulsory RAT testing for Andaman Trunk Road commuters which will be carried out at Forest check post on the spot / same day on payment of applicable charges

  • RT PCR report on arrival

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021

    A negative RT PCR report has to be presented by all passengers on arrival.

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  • The tourists need to carry COVID-19 negative test report from mainland based ICMR approved lab using Reverse Transcriptase-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RTPCR). However, the sample for RTPCR test should have been taken within 48 hours prior to starting the journey from the origin station. 
  • The tourists/visitors on arrival at Port Blair airport have to undergo mandatory Covid-19 screening with RTPCR test free of cost. Thereafter the tourists/ visitors are allowed to move to their respective hotels.
  • However, they will have to be under quarantine at Port Blair in their hotel rooms until the result of RTPCR tests are received.
  • In case of RTPCR positive test results, the tourists/visitors shall remain in institutional quarantine in hotels notified by the Hoteliers Association in consent with the A&N Administration, on rate as specified or to the designated hospital/ Covid 19 care centre on case to case basis.
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General Guidelines defined for traveling to Andaman Islands during COVID :

  1. The Tourism Activities are permitted only in South Andaman & North & Middle Andaman District except Nicobar District.
  2. Persons above 65 years of age, persons with home co-morbidities, pregnant women and children below the age of 10 years advised not to travel for tourism purposes.
  3. Tourists/Visitors who are at higher risk due to some medical history are advised to take extra precautions.
  4. Tourists/visitors shall minimize contact with other staff and visitors as far as possible and zero contact policy should be followed at all tourist destinations.
  5. All tourists/visitors shall be briefed by the hotel concerned about do’s & don’ts to be mandatorily followed during their stay and movements.
  6. While travelling tourists/visitors should wear a face mask and carry their own sanitizer and wet wipes for personal use.
  7. At all tourist destinations, staff must wear face masks and wash/sanitize hands regularly while performing their duties.
  8. Arogya Setu App shall be mandatory for all incoming tourists/visitors.
  9. Respiratory etiquettes to be strictly followed. This involves strict practice of covering one’s mouth and nose while coughing/sneezing with a tissue handkerchief/flexed elbow and disposing off used tissues properly after use.
  10. The tourists/visitors on arrival at Port Blair airport have to undergo mandatory Covid-19 screening with RTPCR test free of cost. Thereafter the tourists/ visitors are allowed to move to their respective hotels. However, they will have to be under quarantine at Port Blair in their hotel rooms until the result of RTPCR tests are received. In case of RTPCR positive test results, the tourists/visitors shall remain in institutional quarantine in hotels notified by the Hoteliers Association in consent with the A&%N Administration, on rate as specified or to the designated hospital/ Covid 19 care centre on case to case basis.
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What are the guidelines for testing for tourists coming to Andaman after August 03 2021?

On arrival at Port Blair :

1. The tourists need to carry COVID-19 negative test report from mainland based 1CMR approved lab using Reverse Transcriptase-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RTPCR). However, the sample for RTPCR test should have been taken within 48 hours prior to starting the journey from the origin station. (For e.g. if the tourist takes a flight from Delhi at 0600 hrs. on 1st September, 2021, the sample for RTPCR test should have been taken not before 0600 hrs. on 30th August, 2021).

2. The tourists/visitors on arrival at Port Blair airport have to undergo mandatory Covid-19 screening with RTPCR test free of cost. Thereafter the tourists/visitors are allowed to move to their respective hotels. However, they will have to be under quarantine at Port Blair in their hotel rooms until the result of RTPCR tests are received. In case of RTPCR positive test results, the tourists/visitors shall remain in
institutional quarantine in hotels notified by the Hoteliers Association in consent with the A&N Administration, on rates as specified or to the designated hospital/ Covid-19 care centre on case-to-case basis.

3. Tourists may also have to undergo random Rapid Antigen Test conducted from time to time on payment basis as prescribed by A8N Administration.

What if the tourists test positive after arriving at the Andaman Islands?


If the tourists tests positive during their stay in the Islands, he/she will need to undergo institutional isolation as per existing health protocols. The
cost of such isolation for govt. facility will be paid by the tourists as fixed by the administration from time to time.

If the patient wants to stay at hotels, he/she can stay in the hotels if all the conditions below are met:

a) Patients are not symptomatic and not more than 60 years old.
b) Request/ undertaking is made by patient in writing.
c)lf allowed by doctors.

Hotels will make necessary arrangements to designate a part of their rooms for institutional isolation for this purpose.

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  • Regular flights to Port Blair (the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands) are operational now.
  • There are direct flights from Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, and Delhi.
  • Public transports like cabs, taxis, and bus services are also functional.
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Travellers should carefully follow social distancing norms and wear masks as well. Also, before making any booking, they should refer to the latest travel news on the government website of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

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Collinpur Beach

Date : 05 Aug 2021

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are famous for their beaches, corals, forests, marine life, and water sports. It is home to gorgeous flora and fauna that is one of its kinds. Being the one-stop destination for history buffs, the islands are perfect for nature lovers as well, who are seeking to spend some quality time in the lap of nature. Along with numerous beautiful beaches present here, there is one more that can instantly allure you—Collinpur Beach. Nearly 36 kilometers from Port Blair, the capital city of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, this beach is can be easily accessed via road. It is the closest beach to the town, after Corbyn’s Cove Beach.

Highlights

If you are looking to spend some quality time in seclusion with your partner, then Collinpur Beach is among the most preferred beach in the Andaman Islands. It is remotely located, less commercialised, and definitely an ecstasy for nature lovers. It is the closest beach to the city of Port Blair and is an amazing attraction for honeymooners and couples. Its untouched beauty brings solace to your heart. The beach is home to cobalt waters, smooth sands, thick vegetation, and palm grove trees. If you are a water baby and love swimming, then this beach is perfect owing to its shallow waters. 

Collinpur Beach is a secluded beach and you will not find any crowd there as not many people know about this hidden gem. If you are a solo traveller or a couple seeking privacy, then you are sure to find complete solace here as it is almost empty. You can have the whole beach to yourself. It is a tiny piece of heavenly and untouched beauty. This virgin beach is strategically located and thus, you can easily visit various renowned tourist hotspots from here.

Overview

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A lovely natural spot in Port Blair, Collinpur Beach is an extremely beautiful beach in the Andamans. You can go for swimming here and appreciate the most gorgeous sunset. It is not a popular tourist destination and thus, you will not find any crowd there. It promises you a long stretch of pristine white sandy beaches with hues of turquoise waters fringed with a drool-worthy coastline. Adorned by the shimmering crystal clear waters and enclosed by the lush-green jungles, this beach is not less than a hidden treasure.

Collinpur Beach is only 2.2 kilometers from Veer Savarkar International Airport of Port Blair, which is the only airport in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The beach is known for peace, serenity, shallow water, and flawless white sandy shores. All this make it an incredible place to enjoy swimming and rejuvenate in the lap of nature. It is an untouched beauty of the Andamans that every nature enthusiast must include in the travel itinerary.

Nearby places to see

Collinpur Beach is a great place to visit when you are in Port Blair. There are a number of amazing tourist attractions where you can visit from here. 

  • The famous Cellular Jail is only one kilometer far from the beach.
  • The Historical Anthropological Museum is only two kilometers away.
  • The lovely Ross and Smith Island is less than two kilometers from Collinpur Beach.
  • The popular North Bay Island is less than two kilometers away from Collinpur Beach. 
  • Looking for some exciting water sports? Head to Jolly Buoy Water sports Complex that is around 5.5 kilometers from the beach. 

Nearby places to eat

The Andaman Islands are known for highly impeccable beaches that promise a perfect island vacation. The cherry on the cake, its food further adds to an amazing travel experience, especially for foodies. Along with being a heaven of natural beauty, it is a paradise of mouth-watering food as well. Port Blair has some of the best restaurants and food outlets that are known for serving a wide variety of cuisines. While tripping here, you have to try and taste lip-smacking authentic dishes to satisfy your taste buds! You will get to choose from many options. 

There are numerous places to eat nearby Collinpur Beach where you can enjoy authentic seafood and other scrumptious meals. To relish the local and authentic food, try out these places across Port Blair:

  1. New Lighthouse Residency
  2. Annapurna Restaurant 
  3. Ananda Multi-Cuisine Restaurant
  4. Rola Costa Restaurant & Juice Center 
  5. Gagan Restaurant
  6. Icy Spicy family Restaurant
  7. Sea Food Delight 
  8. Tandoor
  9. Cafe Down Under 
  10. TRIO - The family restaurant
  11. Bella Bay Dinner Cruise 
  12. Anju Coco Family Restaurant 
  13. Rajasthani Dhaba 
  14. Happy Belly
  15. Gem Continental 

These restaurants and eateries offer everything ranging from authentic seafood to homelike Indian cuisines. Having meals here can make your beach vacation even more unforgettable. You can order South Indian vegetarian thali, non-vegetarian thali, chicken biryani, crab fry, prawns, crispy squids, caramel custard, etc. The food is great here and comes in big portions with a nice presentation.

Nearby hotels

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There are several luxurious hotels and resorts surrounding the Collinpur region. There are excellent properties where you can have a comfortable and safe stay. 

  • One of the biggest and most popular places to stay is The Rose Valley Port Blair. It is located at a distance of 9.8 kilometers.
  • Located at a distance of 1.2 kilometers, Hotel Shompen is perfect for those who are on a budget trip.
  • Another pocket-friendly hotel located at a distance of less than two kilometers is Hotel Shreesh.
  • An affordable place to lodge in, Hotel Diviyum Manor is only 2.8 kilometers from Collinpur Beach.
  • If you are one of those who like to explore more than coop up in the hotel room, then Classic Regency is one such nearby hotel where you can stay.

How to reach

Nearly 40 kilometers from Port Blair, Collinpur Beach has good road links. One can rent private cars or local buses to reach there.

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