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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Lamiya Bay Beach at Diglipur Island

Lamiya Bay Beach at Diglipur Island
Date : 14 Oct 2021

The gorgeous Lamiya Bay Beach is at the foothills of the highest peak on the Island- Saddle Peak. The beauty of the dazzling beach is further accentuated by the polished pebbles that are laid down on the shoreline. The beach is visited mostly by either honeymooners or nature lovers as it is a highly photographic beach with shrubs and trees displaying contrast. To savor the beauty of sun, sand, and shade on a sunny and bright day, there are beautiful eco-friendly huts and watchtowers on the shoreline for the tourists. 

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Diglipur is like a cosmopolitan town where people from all over India live. It would be a strange feeling to have a conversation with locals from Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, and even Bihar at the same time and at the same place. There is diversity in unity as well because of the underlying shared beliefs that unite all of them in harmony. Far from mainland India, Diglipur is a great place to experience nature at its best. Such an offbeat destination should be on every nature enthusiast’s travel bucket list because once you reach there, the rewards would be beyond your imagination.

Lamiya Bay Beach lies a few kilometers ahead of Kalipur Beach. It also marks the foothill of Saddle Peak, which is the highest peak of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. This beach is popular for offering solitude and seclusion. Just spend some time sitting on the rocks and hear the soothing sound of the waves crashing against the rocks. Such a melodious sound amidst and peaceful ambiance brings so much calmness to the mind.

Lamiya Beach is the synonym of astounding beauty. The rock structures on the shore of this pebbled beach are the most incredible feature. During the sunrise and sunset, the beach is amazingly lovely due to its breathtaking vistas.



Lamiya Bay Beach in Diglipur is truly blessed by the magnificent natural splendor and that’s why, it is a highly sought-after attraction in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. This pristine beach is located on the foothills of Saddle Peak. This beach attracts tourists from all over the country and abroad as well owing to its amazing beauty. This pebble beach is one of the favorite destinations among families, friends, newlywed couples, and solo travellers. Everyone enjoys the natural charm of this gem of Diglipur. 

The entire atmosphere of the Lamiya Bay Beach gets a charming look by the rock structures of the shoreline. It is a clean beach where tourists spend quality time with their loved ones. There are some eco-friendly huts and a watch room that are set up by the forest department on the beach. The step has been taken to extend all the necessary facilities and essential comforts to whosoever visit this natural paradise in the Andamans.

However, there is a lack of proper caring and as a result, the huts and other tourist-friendly features are not maintained properly. If the government starts taking care of this beach properly, then it has the potential of becoming one of the most gorgeous beaches in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. 

Things to do

There is a lot to do at Lamiya Bay Beach. Beach walks and swimming are the most preferred activities among tourists visiting here. It is perfect for spending a relaxed afternoon or unwinding after a long day. The tourist circle loves enthralling water activities and these are its favorites. Nature enthusiasts engage themselves in taking leisurely strolls across the beach and looking at the mighty waves smashing against the warm sands. Photography aficionados are in awe of this place as they get innumerable opportunities to capture an array of mesmerizing pictures to their hearts’ content. Lamiya Bay Beach is an ideal place to unwind and let your hair down for a rejuvenating day amidst natural beauty. 

Nearby hotels

Some of the best places to stay nearby Lamiya Bay Beach are as follows:

  • Turtle Resort
  • Titlee Guest House
  • APWD Guest House
  • Pristine Beach Resort
  • Saddle Peak View Resort

Nearby eating places

Some of the best restaurants and food outlets nearby Lamiya Bay Beach are mentioned below:

  • Anu Bar & Restaurant
  • Hira Restaurant
  • Dolphin Restaurant
  • The Hangout Restro
  • Foodies

Best time to visit 

Lamiya Bay Beach is open throughout the year for tourists across the globe. However, the months from October to May are perfect for spending the most memorable time there and indulging in various exciting beach activities. Avoiding the monsoon season would be a good decision as it is likely to cause disturbance in commutation between beaches and islands. Between November and April, the sun is gentler. Also, the warmth of the sandy beach offers relaxed vibes. 

How to reach

Reach Lamiya Bay is very easy. Just take the road that goes to Kalipur Beach via the jetty. After that, go ahead of Kalipur Beach. If you are in Port Blair, the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, then it will take nearly twelve hours by road to reach Diglipur. From there, reaching the beach is simple. Regular bus service is there to and from Port Blair and Diglipur that follows tourists and locals. A further 25 kilometers from Diglipur market, Lamiya Bay Beach is only three kilometers ahead of Kalipur Beach.

You can reach Diglipur by sea as well. This is the most common travel option. Direct ships are available three-four times every week from Phoenix Bay to Aerial Bay. From here, it is nearly nine kilometers to Diglipur and nine kilometers to Kalipur in the opposite direction. The complete journey takes nearly a total of ten hours and maybe longer sometimes but more comfortable overnight sails are also available. You can book your tickets at the Phoenix Bay office or at the administration block by ‘the Dolphin roundabout’ in Diglipur.

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