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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Cruise Engagement in Andaman Islands

Date : 08 Jun 2021
Categories: Travel Guide

Finally, you are getting hitched with the love of your life! You are going to exchange rings with your would-be life partner. Your engagement ceremony is one of the most amazing days of your life that is celebrated before the wedding day. Every couple wants this to be the most beautiful and fun-filled. They want everything fantastic- from the right venue to the right menu. If you want to get engaged at a superb location but don’t want the hassle of dramatic planning, then having your engagement on a cruise amid the natural beauty of the Andaman Islands is the best idea. The cruises offer various facilities to plan a shipboard or shore side engagement ceremony here. A cruise engagement in the Andaman Islands would be unforgettable for the lovely couple as well as their guests.

Having a cruise engagement is a unique yet preferable option as it offers an extravagant experience that is less likely to be found anywhere else. The feeling of being on a voyage while exchanging rings is totally worth your money. There are so many cruise packages in Andaman Islands and you can choose any one of them as per your budget.

Why choose Andamans?

The Andaman Islands are counted among the most beautiful places in India. You can make the most of your memories by having a destination engagement on this tiny paradise on earth. It is the best place in the country for couples owing to the scenic wonders, crystal clear waters, and coconut grooves. Its serene beaches and picturesque shores call you for an awesome journey of your life.

Have the adventure of a lifetime

A ship is one such mode of transportation that seems to be built especially for romantic sweethearts. The true example of this is having a cruise engagement in the Andaman Islands. The cruise provides you the best experience at sea as you cross the turquoise waters of the gorgeous island archipelago situated in the Bay of Bengal. Each and every moment of the journey becomes lovelier than the destination as you spend the most romantic time with your life partner on a cruise. Imagine exchanging rings while sailing lazily amidst such natural splendor. Everything stops at such a lovely moment when you are with your partner having the most dreamy day of your life.

Cruises in Andaman Islands promise high-class facilities such as good music, AC cabins, bars, etc. So, you can have a relaxing and soothing atmosphere during the engagement ceremony. You and your guests can have a rocking time while you dance the night away.

Share your vows surrounded with natural marvels

You will surely be left with incredibly sweet memories to cherish for the rest of your life while spending time on the cruise. You will be witnessing the most mesmerizing views while onboard, like cherishing an otherworldly sunset from a good spot on the deck with your sweetheart. Enjoying a dreamy candlelight dinner is definitely recommended. You can have the most perfect start to your new life this way, and nothing can ever beat such close moments. The experience of being with your partner on a cruise will leave you awestruck. It will be something that you will never get out of your heart, even after boarding the return flight to your home.    

You can float over the azure waters of Bay of Bengal along with appreciating the beauty of far-sighted beaches studded with tropical palm trees, shacks and the sun shining at you. You can hire these cruises for a few hours or one or two days, as per your requirements.
 
In the meantime, your friends and family members can relax on the deck of the luxurious and magnificent cruise. They can spend time looking at the vast ocean, go to the bow and watch fishes chasing the cruise. Or, they can choose to simply enjoy their favorite drink or show their moves on the dance floor.

Embark on the love-cruise

Sea is an amazing place to celebrate your love for each other. This is a fabulous venue to exchange rings, and invite friends and family to be a part of this wonderful occasion of your life. Delicious treats, a bottle of champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries, dinner at a specialty restaurant, fantastic décor, etc. make this adventure as romantic as it gets. You can make your ceremony even more colorful with an array of floral options. Custom bouquets, accents and other arrangements can be chosen by you. Moreover, a team of professionally trained photographers will capture your special moments together. This is going to be an extraordinary journey for sure!

Straight out of a fairytale

If you want a spectacular engagement ceremony, then the venue has to be spectacular. You have to host your engagement party at a ‘never- before-dreamed-of’ kind of space. A cruise is one such venue. You are sure to fall in love with it. You can add that bling to your royal ceremony with live musicians, custom flowers, photography package, and anything else that you need for an incredible ceremony. On melodious music, dance the night away with your significant other to experience the most enjoyable time together.    

The memories of your special ceremony will be etched forever in the heart of your close friends and family members as well. They will have a great time enjoying the VIP treatment while you sail. This would be an amazing opportunity for having an adventure of a lifetime together!

If you have decided to have a cruise engagement, then trust one and only Andaman Islands to take care of all your bookings. You will find fantastic choices onboard. Its inclusive packages can be customised as per your requirements. You can also add special personal touches as per your wish. The cake, flowers, music, food, etc. will exactly be as you want it to be. From intimate to limitless and from formal to fun, the cruise packages will romanticise your moments of nuptial bliss even more. Your new, happy life together starts here!

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