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 visiting the Andaman Islands from Kolkata

Cost of visiting the Andaman Islands from Kolkata
Date : 06 May 2021
Categories: Andaman Islands

Quaint beaches, crystal clear blue water, and rich history make the Andaman Islands the best choice for a relaxed, fun-filled vacation. Whether you want to go for long treks, sunbathe, or enjoy deep-sea diving, this little paradise has something for everyone. There is a lot to explore and you can do everything under your decided budget. If you are based in Kolkata, then go through this blog to know the cost of visiting the Andaman Islands from Kolkata, how to reach there, top tourist hotspots, and the best restaurants across the island. 

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Reaching the Andaman Islands from Kolkata by air


If you are travelling to the Andamans Islands from Kolkata, then you should know in advance that it is going to be a very smooth journey. There are daily direct flights from Kolkata to Port Blair, the capital city of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. There is only one airport in the Andamans—Veer Savarkar International Airport, Port Blair. It takes nearly 2 hours to reach there from Kolkata. The round trip costs approximately Rs.4,000. 

Reaching the Andaman Islands from Kolkata by water


You can also reach Port Blair by sailing from the port of Kolkata. Operated by the Indian government, the voyage via the ship takes nearly three to four days (50-60 hours). Haddo Wharf is the main seaport in the town. Three to four sailings take place from Kolkata every month. You should know in advance that the passenger ship is not cruise liners and thus, does not have entertainment and food options. Moreover, booking can only be done from the shipping corporation office in Kolkata. The booking process is quite time-consuming. Online booking is also not available. However, if you want to experience a voyage amidst the blue sea, then we recommend a ship journey. 

Top places to visit in the Andaman Islands


  • Cellular Jail
  • Corbyn Cove Beach
  • Ross Island & North Bay Island
  • Anthropological Museum
  • Samudrika Marine Museum 
  • Marina Park & Fisheries Museum
  • Chatham Saw Mill
  • Japanese Bunkers
  • Chidiyatapu Beach
  • Sagarika Museum
  • Zoological Survey of India Museum
  • Forest Museum
  • Wandoor Beach & Mahatma Gandhi National Park
  • Viper Island
  • Jolly Buoy & Red Skin Island
  • Mount Harriet 
  • Collinpur Beach
  • Badabalu Beach 
  • Cinque Island
  • Flat Bay 
  • Sippighat Agricultural Farm
  • Campbell Bay National Park
  • Murugan Temple
  • Radhanagar Beach
  • Kalapathar Beach
  • Elephant Beach
  • Neil’s Cove 
  • Bharatpur Beach
  • Laxmanpur beach
  • Sitapur Beach 
  • Natural Bridge
  • Limestone Cave
  • Mud Volcano
  • Parrot Island
  • Baludera Beach
  • Cuthbert Bay Beach
  • Panchvati Hills
  • Amkunj Beach
  • Long Island
  • Lalaji Bay View
  • Guitar Island
  • Dhani Nallah Mangrove
  • Ray Hills
  • Austin X
  • Karmatang Beach
  • Avis Island
  • Interview Island
  • Ram Nagar Beach
  • Lamiya Bay Beach
  • Alfred Caves
  • Jal Tikry
  • Ross & Smith Island
  • Kalipur Beach
  • Saddle Peak National Park

Best restaurants & food outlets in the Andaman Islands 

The restaurants of the Andaman Islands are known for serving the most authentic and delicious seafood in India. Check out the best places where you can eat in the top attractions across the island.


Where to eat in Port Blair?

  1. New Lighthouse Residency- Extra points for ambiance 
  2. Annapurna Restaurant- Perfect for vegetarians 
  3. Ananda Multi Cuisine Restaurant- Indulge in diverse cuisines
  4. Rola Costa Restaurant & Juice Center- For healthy juices 
  5. Gagan Restaurant- Complete worth for money
  6. Icy Spicy family Restaurant- Perfect for family lunch
  7. Sea Food Delight- The best seafood 
  8. Tandoor- North Indian dishes also available 
  9. Cafe Down Under- Perfect spot for friends 
  10. TRIO - The family restaurant- Feel the Majestic Ambience
  11. Bella Bay Dinner Cruise- Food on the cruise 
  12. Anju Coco Family Restaurant- Perfect for big families 
  13. Rajasthani Dhaba- For authentic Rajasthani dishes 
  14. Happy Belly- On-wheel restaurant
  15. Gem Continental- For scrumptious food 

Where to eat in Havelock Island?


  1. Sea Dragon Restaurant- Nice ambiance 
  2. Something Different- A beachside cafe
  3. Anju Coco Resto- Grilled tuna delicacy is a must
  4. Fat Martin Café- For beachy vibes
  5. Full Moon Café- Enjoy the seafood
  6. Bonova Café- Yummy delicacies 
  7. Dakshin Restaurant- For amazing south Indian cuisine 
  8. Golden Spoon- Not-so-expensive dishes 
  9. The Nemo Café- Enjoy nightlife here 

Where to eat in Neil Island?


  1. Hungry Stone Restaurant- Good for groups 
  2. Seashell Restaurant- Have some finger-licking seafood
  3. Ripon Sea foods- Mouthwatering seafood 
  4. Yatri Dhaba- Taste at affordable prices 
  5. Full Moon Café- Great seafood restaurant 
  6. Dugong Restaurant- For a relaxed atmosphere 
  7. Sea Zaika- Famous among both, locals and tourists

Where to eat in Baratang Island?


  1. Dew Dale Restaurant- Serving lip-smacking food 
  2. Jetty Hotel- Comfortable environment 
  3. AMS Restaurant- From local to continental food
  4. Port Canteen- Good services 
  5. Sujath Bar & Restaurant- For a relaxed evening 
  6. Deeya Baroi Hotel- Soothe your taste buds

Where to eat in Rangat?


  1. Bodhi Bengali Restaurant- For authentic Bengali food
  2. Royal Restaurant- Modern ambiance 
  3. Sai Kripa- For vegetarian food 
  4. Aroma Restaurant- For fast food

Where to eat in Mayabunder?


  1. Hotel Sea and Sand- Good seafood
  2. Carlo Restaurant & Bar- To enjoy drinks 
  3. Hotel Payal Garden & Bar- Dine-in amid a nice atmosphere 
  4. JM Baxi Resort & Restaurant- For pleasing food

Where to eat in Diglipur?


  1. Anu Bar & Restaurant- Bar at not-so-expensive prices 
  2. Hira Restaurant- Good food at good prices 
  3. Dolphin Restaurant- For heartwarming hospitality
  4. The Hangout Restro- For varied cuisines 
  5. Foodies- For delicious pocket-friendly food 

If you are planning to travel to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands from Kolkata, then contact Andaman Island Travels to make all your bookings. A well-known and trusted tour agency, it is located in Port Blair and is committed to help you in planning the holiday of your dreams as per your budget and requirements.

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