Latest Information on Travelling to Andaman Islands?
  • Runway Status for Port Blair Airport From October,22 to February, 23

    Updated: 19 Sep 2022
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  • Andaman Tourism Opens

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021

    Andaman Tourism Opens: The Andaman & Nicobar administration has announced that all tourist spots in the South Andaman district will be opened for tourism activities with immediate effect 8 Feb 2022.

  • RT PCR report on arrival

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021

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

  • 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 on production of double dose covid certificate/ All other passengers viz. unvaccinated and partially vaccinated passengers (those who have taken only 1S1 dose of COVID vaccine) shall have to produce RT-PCR negative test report

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  • All asymptomatic fully vaccinated persons coming to these islands from mainland are exempted from the requirement of carrying RT-PCR negative test report,irrespective of the type of vaccine received and country of origin. Such fullyvaccinated individuals shall produce the final vaccination certificate at the origin airport, sea port in the mainland and at Port Blair Airport / sea port.
  • Alt asymptomatic children below 5 years of age are exempted from carrying RT-PCR negative test report and further RT-PCR testing at Port Blair Airport.
  • All other passengers viz. unvaccinated and partially vaccinated passengers (those who have taken only 1S1 dose of COVID vaccine) shall have to produce RT-PCR negative test report to travel to Port Blair from the mainland, as is the practice now. Such an RT-PCR test should have been taken within 48 hours prior to commencement of journey from the origin airport connecting Port Blair. Such passengers will also have to undergo additional RT-PCR test on arrival at Port Blair. Such passengers shall remain in self-quarantine till the arrival of the test report.
  • If a passenger on arrival is tested positive then, the prescribed quarantine protocol is to be followed.
  • All Airlines shall ensure strict compliance of this order and observance of COVID Appropriate Behaviour. Any non-compliance shall invite action under Disaster Management Act and other applicable laws. 
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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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Cost of Underwater Wedding in the Andaman Islands

Cost of Underwater Wedding in the Andaman Islands
Date : 04 May 2021
Categories: Andaman Islands

With more bubbles than champagne, take the plunge and say “I do” under the azure waters of the Andaman Islands. Most of the couples dream of having their wedding at a tranquil romantic scene with them dressed as their best. They don’t include water in the planning. But if you are that awesome couple who is willing to add a touch of adventure and want to get under the ocean to take your vows, then an underwater wedding in the Andaman Islands is exactly what you need. The trend of underwater weddings is gaining popularity in India as well along with the rest of the world.

If you both really want to see how deep your love for each other is, then get married under the crystal-clear waters of the Andamans.

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What an underwater wedding involves?

Like any other wedding ceremony, an underwater ceremony is also a wedding ceremony, the only difference being that it is carried out under the water. It is an intriguing concept for sure but couples, who want something exclusive, love this idea a lot. Tying the knot under the water is a great choice for you if you are a snorkeler, scuba diver, surfer, ocean lover, or simply an adrenaline junkie. 

The bride and the groom will be required to wear a mask and a scuba unit. It should be ensured that they both get the perfect fit for everything. If you both do not know diving at all, then a few scuba diving lessons will be given to you so that you are comfortable under the water. However, there is also an option of wearing an underwater helmet as no training will be required then. A safety briefing will be given before your wedding ceremony. After that, you will dive down wearing the necessary gear. During your underwater wedding ceremony in the Andaman Islands, you can either stand up or kneel. The choice is completely yours. 


How is the underwater wedding ceremony conducted?

Whether you want to tie the knot, exchange the rings, or exchange your vows, anything can be done in an underwater wedding. Diving slates are used for a written version. There are a few ways by which you can hear each other as well. You can wear underwater helmets with audio systems or a full face mask with com units. And then, you can exchange the rings. Seems out of a fairytale, isn’t it? 

Whist wearing a scuba diving mask, kissing your partner first time as a married couple can be more awkward than romantic. But it must be absolutely okay with you given the kind of rare wedding you are having. 

You will be ascending to enjoy a festive party with your guests after the underwater wedding. Just change your clothes and join the fun!

Remember to check the weather forecast on a regular basis as your dive may get postponed or cancelled on the day due to poor weather. Good visibility, no currents, and preferably warm water are the essential requirements for an underwater wedding. 


The best venue for an underwater wedding in the Andaman Islands

Do you want to exchange your wedding vows beneath the shimmering waters of a sea? Willing to tie the knot in the untouched depths of the magical marine life? Havelock Island Beach Resort located in the Indian union territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands is gaining popularity for conducting such a unique wedding in the depths of the Bay of Bengal. It is the only place in India where you can get married under the water! Also, the holiday resort has an in-house water sports center as well.

The ceremony is held a few feet below sea level, where close friends and family members can accompany the bride and groom. Also, an underwater stage made of coconut shells, flowers, and palm leaves is set up. The rich marine life will form the backdrop of the event. The vows are exchanged using placards.

Havelock Island Beach Resort has cottoned on to the underwater wedding trend. It offers packages as per your requirements that take the stress of planning the details off your hands. There are a lot of things to be kept in mind while making arrangements for your underwater wedding. Thus, hiring the resort’s expert team to make the biggest day of your life even more impressive would be the best thing to do. You should only focus on enjoying your D-Day!

The resort has in-house music and DJ as well that will add an energising and romantic flavour to your celebration. You can enjoy your favourite drink while feeling the coastal breeze on your face. All this is complemented with a variety of mouth-watering and flavorful cuisines that you couldn’t possibly taste anywhere on the islands.

Not a very much popular trend in India as of now, but Havelock Island Beach Resort is slowly gaining acceptance as being the destination for underwater weddings. The tiny Havelock Island (now known as Swaraj Dweep) is a diver’s paradise and one of the best places in the country for shore diving as well. The resort is your go-to property, and their in-house diving facilities are totally worth your money.


Cost of an underwater wedding in the Andamans 

The cost of an underwater wedding is calculated differently from a regular destination wedding. There are certain differences as the whole ceremony takes place under the water but it is still affordable. The underwater wedding set up will cost minimum for Rs.5 lakhs onwards. Along with the couple and their close ones (who are interested in diving), there will be photographers, videographers, and a priest under the water. The cost of diving per person will be INR 15,000 for the first 15 divers. After that, each additional diver will be charged INR 12,000. A scuba divemaster will be there with every individual to ensure complete safety. The whole ceremony lasts up to 30-45 minutes. The overall cost of the underwater wedding starts from INR 7 to 9 lakhs approximately. Including the dive masters , dive instructors, crews, boat, boat boys, cameramen, Priest, dive suites & with dive gears.

After that, you can choose to have a pool party or something else at the resort itself. The pool party at Havelock Island Beach Resort costs nearly INR 1-1.5 lakhs. The rain dance costs around INR 50,000. You can enjoy other wedding ceremonies here as well such as sangeet, Mehendi, Haldi, reception, etc. on an extra cost depending on the no. of. guest list. D.J Set up by the beach for a beach party will cost minimum for Rs.40,000/- & light decorations with sound will cost Rs.50,000/- onwards. GST ( Govt.Taxes extra )

At night, the most beautiful way to wind up your day would be to enjoy a candlelight dinner with your significant other by the seashore. Imagine expressing your love for each other amid the crashing sound of waves and moonlight reflecting on the ocean! The whole set-up would be straight out of a fairytale.

So what are you waiting for? Contact Havelock Island Beach Resort ( ) today to get the best quotes on the underwater wedding packages. 

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