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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Island Hopping in the Andaman Islands

Island Hopping in the Andaman Islands
Date : 07 Jun 2023

The Andaman Islands, a tropical paradise nestled in the Bay of Bengal, offer breathtaking beauty, pristine beaches, and a rich cultural heritage. With its turquoise waters, lush green forests, and vibrant coral reefs, the archipelago has become a popular destination for travelers seeking an off-the-beaten-path adventure. One of the best ways to experience the Andaman Islands is through island hopping, a journey that allows you to explore the diverse islands, each with its unique charm and attractions. 

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In this article, we will delve into the fascinating world of island hopping in the Andaman Islands, highlighting the must-visit islands, activities, and experiences that will make your trip truly unforgettable.

  • Havelock Island
    Our island-hopping adventure begins with Havelock Island, the most famous and accessible island in the Andamans. Renowned for its pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and abundant marine life, Havelock offers a range of activities such as scuba diving, snorkeling, and beachcombing. The highlight of this island is the world-famous Radhanagar Beach, often regarded as one of Asia’s best beaches. Whether you choose to relax on the sandy shores or explore the vibrant coral reefs, Havelock Island is a must-visit destination for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts alike.
  • Neil Island
    From Havelock, we move on to Neil Island, a tranquil paradise that offers a serene and laid-back atmosphere. With its secluded beaches, lush greenery, and charming village life, Neil Island is perfect for those seeking a peaceful retreat. Here, you can visit the breathtakingly beautiful beaches of Bharatpur and Sitapur, where you can relax, swim, and marvel at the stunning coral reefs just off the shore.

    Don’t miss the natural rock formations at the famous Natural Bridge, a unique geological wonder that will leave you in awe of nature’s craftsmanship.
  • Baratang Island
    Continuing our island hopping adventure, we arrive at Baratang Island, known for its dense mangrove forests, limestone caves, and indigenous tribal communities. The journey to Baratang takes you through a fascinating boat ride amidst the lush mangrove ecosystem. Once there, explore the mesmerizing limestone caves, where nature has sculpted intricate formations over thousands of years.
    Another highlight is the mud volcano, an unusual geological phenomenon that adds to the island’s charm. Immerse yourself in the rich culture and traditions of the Jarawa tribe, one of the indigenous tribes that call Baratang home.
  • Ross and Smith Islands
    Next on our island hopping itinerary are the twin islands of Ross and Smith Islands. Located near Diglipur, these islands are connected by a natural sandbar that emerges during low tide, creating a breathtaking sight. You can enjoy swimming, sunbathing, and beachcombing on the sandy stretch, while the turquoise waters offer excellent snorkeling opportunities.
    Explore the lush green forests of Smith Island, home to diverse flora and fauna, and hike up Mount Harriet for panoramic views of the surrounding islands. Ross and Smith Islands are truly a hidden gem in the Andaman archipelago.

  • North Bay Island and Jolly Buoy Island
    Our island hopping adventure wouldn’t be complete without a visit to North Bay Island and Jolly Buoy Island, both known for their vibrant coral reefs and underwater marine life. These islands are a paradise for snorkelers and divers, offering a chance to swim alongside colorful fish, vibrant corals, and even sea turtles.
    Explore the underwater world and witness the beauty of nature’s underwater kingdom. North Bay Island is particularly famous for its coral gardens, while Jolly Buoy Island is known for its clear waters and the opportunity to spot exotic marine species like parrotfish and clownfish.
  • Long Island
    Continuing our journey, we arrive at Long Island, a hidden gem that offers a perfect blend of adventure and tranquility. The island is blessed with stunning beaches, dense forests, and scenic hiking trails.
    Embark on a trek through the tropical forests to reach Lalaji Bay, a secluded beach where you can unwind and soak in the natural beauty. Long Island also offers opportunities for kayaking, fishing, and exploring nearby mangrove creeks, allowing you to connect with nature on a deeper level.
  • Cinque Island
    Our island-hopping expedition concludes with a visit to Cinque Island, a paradise for diving enthusiasts. Located off the coast of Wandoor, this uninhabited island boasts pristine beaches, vibrant coral reefs, and an abundance of marine life.
    Dive into the turquoise waters and discover a mesmerizing underwater world filled with colorful corals, schools of fish, and even sightings of majestic manta rays and sea turtles. Cinque Island offers a surreal experience for those seeking to explore the unspoiled beauty of Andaman’s marine ecosystem.
  • Port Blair
    Port Blair, the capital of the Andaman Islands, serves as the main gateway for travelers. Before embarking on your island hopping journey, take some time to explore Port Blair itself. Visit the Cellular Jail, a historical monument that offers insights into India’s struggle for independence. Additionally, you can explore the Anthropological Museum, and Samudrika Naval Marine Museum, and enjoy the local cuisine.
  • Barren Island
    Barren Island is a unique addition to your island hopping itinerary. It is the only active volcano in South Asia and offers a rare opportunity to witness volcanic activity. While visitors are not allowed on the island itself due to safety concerns, you can take a boat trip around the island to observe the volcanic landscape and, if you’re lucky, witness smoke or ash emissions from the volcano. Barren Island is a testament to the raw power of nature and a thrilling experience for adventure seekers.

When Are You Going to the Andaman Islands?
Island hopping in the Andaman Islands is an adventure that takes you through a world of breathtaking landscapes, vibrant cultures, and unparalleled natural beauty. From the stunning beaches of Havelock and Neil Island to the enchanting caves of Baratang, each island offers a unique experience that will leave you captivated. 

Whether you are an adventure enthusiast, a nature lover, or a seeker of tranquility, the Andaman Islands will undoubtedly enchant you with its charm. Embark on an island-hopping journey, immerse yourself in the beauty of the Andamans, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

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