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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German Jetty at Mayabunder Island

German Jetty at Mayabunder Island
Date : 18 Oct 2021

Entering the premises of the APWD Guest House located in Mayabunder will take you to a popular attraction known as the German Jetty. The place boasts of an open sea, waves crashing on the huge rocks towards the shore, and lush greenery all around. The sound of crashing waves amid such a breathtaking setup is like soothing music for nature lovers. It is one of the major tourist attractions in Mayabunder. 

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As per the conversation with the settler folks of Mayabunder, the jetty got this name as it was built by a German engineer during the Second World War. German Jetty is one of the five local administrative divisions in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is a covered observation deck at the foot of a large hillside. The jetty offers an expansive east-facing view of the rocky coastline and neighboring islands. Don’t forget to visit this place when in Mayabunder.

The best time to visit German Jetty is from November to March. The place is frequented during these months as the weather is more pleasant. Moreover, you will feel less humid while travelling during these months.



German Jetty is located just two kilometers from Mayabunder. It is a historical spot that was built during World War 2. Speaking of the most popular places to visit in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, this place is not known by many but it offers a gorgeous view from nearby rocks. German engineers built this jetty during the Second World War to their advantage. At that time, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands was the game-changing and strategic location. The Japanese army also built many Japanese bunkers, which can be seen all across the island. At the jetty, you will get serene views of an open sea, cool breeze, and calming sound of the crashing waves. This spot is an ideal location for solidarity and peace. When in Mayabunder, you should include German Jetty in your itinerary.

Things to know and travel tips

There are certain things that you should keep in mind before visiting German Jetty. These are as follows:

  • Carry valid identity proof when visiting Mayabunder.
  • Keep some basic medicines and a first aid box with you.
  • Pack some food and water bottles with you.
  • Carry sunglasses, a cap, and sunscreen for your protection from UV rays. Also, wear comfortable clothes.
  • Do not carry any plastic items with you. Support the government in keeping the environment clean and free from pollution.
  • The village is very beautiful and to capture its splendor, you should carry a camera for a mesmerizing experience. 

Things to do

There is a lot to do when you are at the German Jetty and enjoy quality time here. Some of the most sought-after activities to do are as follows:

  • Photography- There are multiple scenic views around this location. So you can capture the incredible gorgeousness in your camera. 
  • Enjoy peaceful moments during sunset- Just sit on a rock and cherish the beautiful sight of the sunset with a calm mind.


Nearby places to stay

Being a very remote destination just like any other island in the North and Middle Andaman Island, you should not look for any luxurious stay. Still growing to gain popularity, Mayabunder has minimum tourist flow at present. The limited number of accommodations available here has limited amenities. So you should not expect services like television in rooms, room service, wifi connection, etc. while staying here. The hotel properties in Mayabunder are very basic, hygienic, and a few provide sea views. Some of the best places to stay here are mentioned below:

  • Blue Bird Resort
  • Hotel Aashna
  • RG Hotel
  • Hotel Landfall
  • Sea and Sand 
  • APWD Guest House 

Nearby places to eat

The local folks of Mayabunder run small food stalls, dhabas, or canteens. The eateries are nearby the tourist spots and the main market area. The best restaurants are as follows:

  • Hotel Sea and Sand
  • Carlo Restaurant & Bar
  • Hotel Payal Garden & Bar
  • JM Baxi Resort & Restaurant

Nearby places to see

German Jetty near Mayabunder is a great place to spend a couple of hours and appreciate the beauty of the place. If you have enough time in your hand, then include this place in your itinerary. There are a number of nearby places that you can visit and have a great time. These are as follows:

  • Ray Hills
  • Avis Island 
  • Austin X Island
  • Interview Island
  • Karmatang Beach


How to reach

German Jetty is located in Mayabunder and is 230 kilometers from Port Blair, the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. There are several private and government buses that one can take from Port Blair to reach Mayabunder. The journey is of six to eight hours. Once you are here, then you can hire a private boat to reach the jetty.

Located at the northern end of Mayabunder, the German Jetty is near the APWD guesthouse and the market. You can reach there by hiring a taxi, auto, or bus (from the market). Keep in mind that it is now only a tourist spot and no boats leave from here.

Andaman Island Travels is the one-stop destination to book a car for your harbour transfers or sightseeing on the island. The pre-arranged transportation will be provided to you between the port and your desired destination, whether it is a hotel, cruise port, or another local point of interest. You can also book the transfer at the end of your trip when you have to head back to Port Blair to catch the flight to return home.

Whether you are travelling with your friends, family, or significant other, booking all the transfers before you leave will be the final piece in the trip puzzle. Your pre-booked transfers will let you travel easily and hassle-free, giving you more time to enjoy your holidays. If you are one of those who like to treat and pamper themselves while vacationing, then that begins with having a touch of luxury from the very starting.

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