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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Craggy Island at Diglipur Island

Craggy Island at Diglipur Island
Date : 14 Oct 2021

Craggy Island is a speck of an island off Kalipur Beach. It is an incredible place for snorkeling. Experienced swimmers love this island a lot. They can make it across in good conditions (flippers recommended). There is a motorized boat that sails here from Aerial Bay. However, boats do not operate if the weather and sea is rough.

Craggy Island is a little island that is a twenty-minute swim away from Kalipur Beach. It is home to vibrant corals, a wide range of colorful fish, sea creatures, etc. An important thing to note is that you should be careful about the tide timings before going snorkeling in this gorgeous underwater world here.

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When in Diglipur, a popular tourist spot for travellers is the tiny and gorgeous Craggy Island. It is located only a twenty-minute swim away from Kalipur Beach. You can spend quality time here by simply sunbathing and snorkeling in its azure waters. The reefs at Craggy Island are lively and are homes to plenty of colorful fish and ocean creatures. For nature lovers, it is an amazing sight of the rich underwater world that should not be missed. You should be aware that if you go snorkeling without an expert or proper equipment, then it can be quite dangerous. Before planning a visit, you should also know the tide timings.



Diglipur is a quirky little town that is situated on the northernmost tip of the island chain. It is remote from the rest of the Andaman Islands and thus, it is off the tourist trail. One can easily reach there via road (Andaman Trunk Road) or by a ten-hour voyage via ships. If you want to witness the ingenuous version of the Andaman Islands which is a serene parallel world mostly unnoticed, then you have to visit Diglipur to fulfill your travel dream. There are lodges, vegetable and fish market, bakeries, temple, and a water stream swarmed with hyacinth in this small town. If you don’t like crowds, then it is a good thing as tourists are an uncommon sight here. 

At a swimming distance from Pristine Resort, Craggy Island is located within half a kilometer of a diameter. The island is very beautiful as the water is clear as crystal. Such transparency of water is hard to be found anywhere else in the Andaman Islands. 


Water sports

The moment you take a dip inside the water of Craggy Island, you are sure to get mesmerised by the underwater kaleidoscopic colours and the quietude of the ocean. Moreover, there will be a guide to assist you at all times in case you face any problem. Snorkeling is known to have the perfect blend of fun and adventure. This splendid and exciting activity is a must-try on this island. Don’t hold yourself back and go for this activity when in Diglipur. It is counted among the best sports here. Just switch on your adventure mode and swim with colorful and cute fishes in the splendor of the sea. This activity is better than swimming and much more affordable than scuba diving. It takes you to the infinite underwater world without the requirement for any complex equipment. 

Nearby hotels

When in Diglipur, you have multiple options when it comes to staying at a safe and comfortable property. Some of the best hotels and resorts nearby Craggy Island are as follows:

Turtle Resort: One of the pioneer resorts in the town of Diglipur, Turtle Resort offers its guests the most luxurious feeling while travelling and relaxing while on a leisure trip in the islands. It is located at a convenient location, that is, easily accessible from everywhere. Tourists have easy access to popular sightseeing points in the town as well. The facilities offered here are sure to make your stay comfortable, pleasant, and memorable. For tourists visiting Diglipur, this resort is an excellent and pocket-friendly choice. The staff speaks Hindi and English and is always at your service. Turtle Resort is best-suited for honeymooners and vacationers. 

Pristine Beach Resort: Pristine Beach Resort is nestled in the small and fascinating town of Diglipur that offers alluring views of natural parks and lively marine life. If you are that kind of holidaymaker who wishes to spend some quality time in nature’s lap with views of emerald sea and splendid sun, then this resort is a perfect spot for you to stay. The nearest airport from here is Veer Savarkar International Airport (Port Blair) and the nearest bus stand is Diglipur Bus Station, which is located at a distance of nearly two kilometers from the resort. 

Saddle Peak View Resort: It is a small, homely, clean, and comfortable resort in Kalipur that is located seventeen kilometers from Diglipur bazaar and eight kilometers from Aerial Bay. The property is less than a five-minute walk from the famous Kalipur Beach. This is the beach where you can observe turtle nesting. 

Titlee Guest House: If you are looking for a value for money accommodation in Diglipur, then choose Titlee Guest House. The charming property has everything to make your stay comfy and hassle-free. Exclusively designed with travellers’ requirements in mind, the guesthouse is equipped with all the modern-day amenities. Getting around through public transport is quite convenient from here. 

APWD Guest House: APWD Guest House is known for offering a comfortable stay to its esteemed guests when they are in Diglipur. If you are looking for an economical accommodation, then this is the best choice. A professionally managed guesthouse, it is located in the heart of the town. The property has fine interiors that create a convenient accommodate for travellers. It provides services such as travel information & assistance, local guide, air/railway/bus reservations, and pick up/drop from airport/railway station/bus stand. The guesthouse also provides sightseeing tour on request. Located in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, APWD Guest House is set in Diglipur and is an excellent property for sightseeing, recreation, dining, and getting around. 

A visit to Craggy Island is a must when you are in Diglipur.


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