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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Japanese Bunkers

Japanese Bunkers
Date : 04 Aug 2021

Reminiscent of World War II, Japanese Bunkers are the relics of the bygone era and can be easily spotted across Port Blair tourist places. These attest to the time when a siege on these islands was attempted. A popular place to be visited in Port Blair, the bunkers are situated on the way to Ross Island and Corbyn Cove beach.

The capital town is one of the most-visited tourist places in the country and is frequented by people from all over the world. The summer season is the best time to enjoy exciting water sports and activities whereas the winter season is perfect if you want to spend quality time with your loved ones on its serene beaches. Speaking of Japanese Bunkers particularly, you can visit this historic site around the year.

However, the majority of the tourists visit Port Blair as a port of transit to other islands but the capital city has so much to offer than it has been credited for. The place is home to a number of significant historical places, and one of them is Japanese Bunkers. 

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Built between 1942 and 1945, Japanese Bunkers is counted among the best places to see in Port Blair. These were constructed when the Japanese army invaded the Andaman and Nicobar Islands for defeating the allied powers which included Britain, France, Russia, and the United States. Including Germany and Italy, Japan was a part of the axis powers. During this time, India was also going through a lot of freedom movements against British rule.

According to the locals, over 300 bunkers were built till the time the Japanese army stayed on the island. They also claim that nearly 2000 Indians lost their lives owing to Japanese brutality. Lethal weapons were stocked in these bunkers and these were also used for surveillance. Natural calamities have destroyed most of the bunkers now. However, those in moderate and good condition are preserved by the ASI. Travellers from India and abroad add Japanese Bunkers to their itinerary when in Port Blair.



Situated in Port Blair, the capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Japanese Bunkers tell the tales of a foreign invasion, a world war, and a struggle for independence. During World War II, the Japanese army invaded and occupied the islands and built these bunkers. Taking you to the intense war times of the bygone era, solid bunkers situated in the pristine surroundings of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands are like interesting anecdotes. 

Port Blair, the capital city, is the entryway to the rich expanse of beauty and serenity that the islands have to offer. Here, you can visit various museums, explore flora and fauna along with the rich marine life, and take a stroll at Marina Park to enjoy the tropical breeze. When in Port Blair, you can walk past the Japanese bunkers, go for exciting water sports, see the island’s high peaks, and know about its rich culture and diversity. Spending a couple of days here is the cherry on the cake of your beach vacation. 

Major attractions around Japanese Bunkers

  • Forest Museum: The best place to explore Chatham Saw Mill, it is situated on Foreshore Road near Chatham Island. Here, you can see how wood is chopped and designed into different shapes. 
  • Corbyn’s Cove Beach: Visit this popular beach of Port Blair to enjoy various enthralling water activities and rejuvenate yourself. There are several restaurants also where you can try authentic seafood. In the summers, a three-day Beach Festival is also hosted there.

Nearby hotels


Whether you are on a budget trip or a luxurious vacation, properties near Japanese Bunkers cater to all requirements when it comes to accommodation. Depending on the tourist seasons, tariff varies between peak and low. It is highly recommended that you make your booking in advance as the prices may shoot up during peak season and the best places will get full. 

  • Low Budget- INR 500- 3000 (per night)
  • Mid-range- INR 4000- 8000 (per night)
  • Premium stays- INR 9000- 12000 (per night)

There are a number of hotels located nearby Japanese Bunkers and you can choose anyone as per your requirements and budget. Some of the best ones are as follows:

  • TSG Emerald View
  • Peerless Resort Port Blair
  • Lemon Tree Hotel
  • Hotel GKM Grand
  • Sinclairs Bay View
  • Sea Shell Coral Cove
  • Hotel Sentinel
  • Ripple Resort
  • Hotel Shompen
  • Hotel King Safire
  • J Hotel
  • Ami Grace
  • Hotel Horizon Hues
  • Sea Hills Hotels & Resorts
  • Sun Sea Resort

Contact Andaman Island Travels to make your hotel bookings. Located in Port Blair itself, it is a reliable tour company and a trustworthy name across the island.

How to reach

A treasure trove of natural beauty, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands are known for their rich history as well. It houses significant incidents and structures related to the era of India’s freedom struggle. Port Blair, the capital of the islands, is a must-visit destination here that features several wonderful historical sites that are worth exploring. As the Andamans are surrounded by water from all sides, it is not connected via roadways and railways from mainland India. You can reach here via airways or airways. Below-mentioned are the best ways to reach Japanese Bunkers.

By Air

Veer Savarkar International Airport, the only commercial airport of the Andaman Islands, is located in Port Blair. Direct flights to/from Chennai, Kolkata, and Bangalore are available easily. Flights are faster and more comfortable. Thus, it is a preferred option. After reaching the airport, you have to cover a distance of three kilometers by any local transport to reach Japanese Bunkers.

By Water

You can travel to Port Blair via water from Kolkata, Vishakhapatnam, or Chennai port. Ships are cheaper but general passenger ships are more troublesome. However, if you want to experience a voyage on the sea, then we recommend a ship journey. It is an unusual adventure in itself. After reaching Port Blair, catch any local transport to reach the bunkers. 

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