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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Lalaji Bay Beach at Rangat Island

Lalaji Bay Beach at Rangat Island
Date : 19 Oct 2021

Lalaji Bay Beach is a serene and peaceful beach in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands that allures travellers owing to its gorgeous beauty. Located in the west coast of Long Island, it is closely connected to Middle Island and Rangat. To reach this charming beach, you will be walking through the mangrove creek and this is in itself quite an adventurous activity. Tourists should carry their own drinking water and snacks with them as the facilities here are limited.

A private and secluded tourist hotspot, Lalaji Bay Beach is an incredible addition to your vacation. It is advisable that you leave from there before 8 pm as there. View mesmerising sunrise sitting by the beach. Witness orange hues of the sky during sunset. If you want to spend some quality time in the lap of nature, then this beach is the perfect spot.

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Highlights of Lalaji Bay Beach, Rangat Island

The waters of Lalaji Bay Beach are azure and the shore is enveloped with verdant trees that make it look like straight from a fairy tale. To refresh and rejuvenate your mind, you can take a relaxing walk at this lovely beach. You can enjoy quality and peaceful time with your travel companions here. Moreover, if you are fortunate enough, then you can also spot dolphins coming out and jumping.

Highlights of Lalaji Bay Beach, Rangat Island

Overview of Lalaji Bay Beach, Rangat Island

Located in the west coast of the Long island, Lalaji Bay Beach is the pride of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It offers its visitors lovely sandy coastlines and revitalising vibes that you will never forget in your life. You can easily reach this beach via ferries from Central Andaman and Rangat. There is unique mangrove creek lining on your way to this beach and the whole journey via ferry is an altogether exciting travel memory.

Things to do & Water Sports in Lalaji Bay Beach, Rangat Island

Lalaji Bay Beach in the Andamans is considered an exemplary beach destination having various adventurous water activities. Skiing, snorkeling, swimming, and diving top the chart. If you want to explore the rich marine life, then go for scuba diving at Lighthouse that is known for giving a memorable diving experience as it has lovely coral formations welcoming you into the deep sea. This is a must for every diving junkie. 

There are not many shopping opportunities at Lalaji Bay Beach, but if you are a shopaholic, then you can pick beautiful souvenirs for your friends and family from Port Blair, Havelock Island, and Neil Island (Shaheed Dweep). These places have quaint little shops from where you can buy a variety of things. 

Are you looking for beach camping or beach hopping? If yes, then Havelock Island is a great option in the Andamans. This will add more adventure and fun to your island vacation. 

Things to do & Water Sports in Lalaji Bay Beach, Rangat Island

Nearby Hotels in in Lalaji Bay Beach, Rangat Island

Whether you are a business traveller, a solo wanderer, a romantic couple, newlywed couple, friends; group, or a family group, the properties near Lalaji Bay Beach are perfect for every kind of tourist. Coral Reef is an ultra-luxury resort that is a true symbol of luxury and comfort. Suitable for both leisure and business activities, The North Reef is also an ideal choice. Hornbill Nest Resort is located near Zonal Anthropological Museum and you can easily reach there from the central bus stand. You can also consider staying at The Shine View Hotel. It has twenty rooms that are well-equipped with modern amenities.

If you are willing to stay at the best accommodations as per your budget, then contact Andaman Island Travels to make all the booking for you. Its holiday experts will take care of all your requirements and will offer you the best of everything.

Nearby Places to Eat in Lalaji Bay Beach, Rangat Island

Excel Restaurant is the most preferred restaurant near Lalaji Bay Beach. It is a vivacious restaurant that offers breath-taking views of the ocean. One can enjoy multiple cuisines all day here. If you want to eat local and authentic cuisine, then head to Red Snapper and Something Different as both these places serve a rich variety of exclusive seafood delicacies. If you are looking for moderately priced budget friendly options, then try Kerala Café and Nemo Café. These are located on the beach and are popular for lip-smacking food items on their menus. Vegans should try Fat Martin Café as it has delightful meal options. Andamans is a paradise for food lovers as they have a lot to explore here.

How to Reach Lalaji Bay Beach, Rangat Island

One can reach Lalaji Bay Beach quite easily from Port Blair (the capital town) as well as Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep). One can also take a two-hour trek through lush forests to reach there if you love adventure and the wild. 

From Port Blair: From the capital city, Lalaji Bay Beach lies at a distance of about 90 kilometers. It is connected to Rangat Island via ferries that take people to and fro. If you are not willing to take a long ferry journey, then you have an option of taking a bus from Rangat and then taking a ferry to reach the beach directly. 

If you take a bus, then it will take nearly eight hours from Port Blair to reach Rangat. After that, the jetty ride will be of 1.5 hours that will surely be a mesmerising experience. You can also take a direct route from Port Blair to reach the beach. There is an option wherein you can directly sail from Port Blair. However, it would be a little expensive.

From Havelock Island: Lalaji Bay Beach is just 35 kilometers from Swaraj Dweep, which is yet another tourist hotspot popular for picturesque beaches and enthralling water sports. From here, you have to take a government ferry to reach Long Island. This is the same ferry that tourists take from Port Blair to Havelock Island. It picks up those travellers who are venturing from the stop.

For all ferry bookings across the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, contact Andaman Island Travels to save yourself from the hustle. The Port Blair-based travel agency is committed to offer you the best travel experience of your lifetime.

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