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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Govind Nagar Beach at Havelock Island

Govind Nagar Beach at Havelock Island
Date : 18 Oct 2021

Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep) has the best beaches in India. A little underrated in the Andamans, Govind Nagar Beach is one of the loveliest beaches on the island. It is known for its extremely clean, turquoise blue waters, soft powder-like sand, and complete tranquility. This beach is the favorite of beach bums where they can go for long strolls. It is easily accessible from the Dive India Scuba Diving Centre.

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Govind Nagar Beach is located in Havelock Island. During your holidays in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, this beach is worth paying a visit to. Not many tourists visit this beach, and thus you will get the much-needed seclusion and solace here. The splendor of its white sands and shallow waters make it perfect for an island vacation. You can collect seashells while beachcombing as these are found in abundance on this lovely beach. The beach offers fantastic views. Just sit on the sand near the shore and enjoy an awesome sunset with your loved ones. Reaching here around 4 pm would be great as usually, the sunset time is 5 pm. Just a walk on this incredible beach with your partner can bring back the romance in your life. Imagine the gentle waves hitting the shore, the scent of salt in the air, and the hues of a sunset brightening your cheeks. This beach is perfect for honeymooners, solo travellers, friends, and families. 



Govind Nagar Beach is a mesmerising white-sand beach that is lined by tall tropical trees meshing into a dense forest. You instantly get a sense of calmness and joy when you see the uprooted trees and the lush green surroundings. The white sands, the green palm trees, and the azure ocean provide the perfect romantic background setting for your lovely couple pictures. You and your partner can begin your life of happiness together with the ocean in the background, delightful sea breeze, and the sunlight beaming off the ocean waves. Imagine how miraculous would that be! Spend your evenings strolling along the shore, holding hands, watching the moon and stars in the sky. 



Govind Nagar Beach is counted among the top beaches in Swaraj Dweep. Spending time at this tranquil and picturesque beach is definitely a miraculous experience for everyone. You can have a fun-filled time here with your loved ones. With the shore lined by the soft white sand, the beach has crystal clear shallow waters. There are no large rocks or hard corals in the shallow waters. It is an ideal place for swimming as well because the water currents and waves are quite low most of the time. Think about having the loveliest and the most precious moments spent with your sweetheart in front of such a turquoise beach with white sand! Straight from a fairytale, right!


Water sports

Popular for its breathtaking views of sunrise, Govind Nagar Beach is a natural marvel for sure. If you want to see something unforgettable, then visit this beach early in the morning and look at the sun slowly rising in the sky, reflecting its hues on the water. The sunset is equally stunning as well. Further down the shallow waters, the sea is pretty deep and has a rich marine life. If you want to see the abundance of hard and soft corals, then go for enthralling water activities like snorkeling, scuba diving, and swimming. The underwater experience here is one of the best that one can have in the Andaman Islands. And if you are on your honeymoon, then the right tone is set for you and your partner to start a new life together with azure waters of the Bay of Bengal, white sand, and a soothing and pleasing weather.

Nearby hotels

Havelock Island is the perfect destination for those who love nature and adventure. There are a number of places to see here that are sure to take your breath away. However, it is also very important that you enjoy your stay here as well. Majority of people prefer a beachfront resort property. Keeping various factors in mind, this full-fledged list has been prepared so that you know which hotel or resort you want to book nearby Govind Nagar Beach. 

Located at Govind Nagar Beach, Havelock Island Beach Resort (HIBR) is the best choice for you and it is counted among the best accommodations across the Andaman Islands. Along with your vacation, this beachfront property is also ideal for destination weddings, beach weddings, cruise wedding, underwater weddings, engagement ceremonies, candlelight dinner parties, and various other special occasions. For varied budgets, HIBR is your best bet. Here, you can also book your slots for different water sports as it is the hub of a number of exciting water activities. Equipped with all the modern facilities, the resort is sure to give you complete worth for your money.

Some of the other accommodations nearby Govind Nagar Beach are as follows:

  • Taj Exotica
  • Silver Sand Beach Resort
  • Munjoh Ocean Resort
  • Sea Shell Resort
  • The Kingdom Resort
  • El Dorado
  • Radhakrishna Resort
  • Green Valley Resort
  • Gold Star Beach Resort
  • Orient Legend Resort
  • Emerald Gecko
  • Royal Palace
  • Wild Orchid Beach Resort
  • Symphony Palm Beach Resort
  • Holiday Inn Beach Resort
  • Coral Reef Resort
  • Havelock Holiday Beach Resort
  • Aparupa Sands Marina
  • Cross Bill Beach Resort

How to reach

From Havelock Jetty or Helipad, Govind Nagar Beach is at a walking distance. It is not far from most of the hotels in Havelock Island. One can hire a two-wheeler or a taxi to reach the beach in just ten minutes.


Govind Nagar Beach is open for tourists the entire day. However, the best time to go there is early morning and evening. Avoid going there in the afternoon as it is quite hot at this time of the day and you may even get sunburn. The tropical weather is a little bit harsh during the day.

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