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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Mount Harriet National Park

Mount Harriet National Park
Date : 04 Aug 2021

A well-known national park in the Andaman Islands, Mount Harriet National Park is counted among the most exotic and most visited national parks on the island. This national park is spread across an area of 46 square kilometers, set at a height of 383 meters. It is home to a few species like that of Andaman wild pigs, turtles, and robber crabs. You should choose to avail the facilities of the Forest Guest House also if you are willing to spend quality time amidst the wilderness. 

Mount Harriet was named after British soldier Robert Christopher Tytler’s wife Harriet. Along with being a soldier, he was a nature lover and a photographer as well. Thus, he captured the splendor of the place in a great way. It has breathtaking beauty and you can witness it as well. From 1862 to 1864, Tyler was served as the superintendent of the convict settlement located in Port Blair as well. It takes nearly twenty minutes via boat from Port Blair to Bamboo flat and another twenty minutes via road from Bamboo flat to Mount Harriet.

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Counted among the best national parks in the Andaman Islands, Mount Harriet National Park is the highest peak in the Archipelago of South Andaman. It is counted among the main attractions here. The national park is home to wonderful fauna and flora that are hard to be found anywhere else. The park is like a forest and is covered in lush greenery. One of the most interesting things is that you can see Port Blair from the top of the mount’s peak. 

If you want to spend quality time with your friends or your family, then a trip to Mount Harriet National Park is a great way to do so. Imagine spending a day with them in a natural setting and appreciating the incredible fauna and flora together. Isn’t it great! When in Port Blair, you can travel to this amazing place where you can enjoy fresh air and nature tripping. Staring at the horizon from here is a memorable and priceless experience. The national park is sure to leave you spellbound with its gorgeousness. 



55 kilometers by road and 15 kilometers by ferry and trek from Port Blair, Mount Harriet was the summer headquarters of the Chief Commissioner during British Raj. If you are a nature enthusiast, then you are going to love this place owing to the fabulous views of the nearby islands and the ocean. It is the highest peak in the South Andamans (365 meters high). For taking rest and refreshment, there is a forest guesthouse at Mount Harriet.

Mount Harriet National Park is not an ordinary park. It is a reserved area that is protected and administered by the Forest Department of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Before entering the park, you have to secure a pass. Its outstanding beauty features lush evergreen forests. For trekkers and adventure lovers, the curvy mountain ways are perfect.

Mount Harriet National Park is a natural wealth that boasts of its rich flora and fauna. You can spot so many exotic bird species here that also comprises eleven endemic species that have been recognised by the government as an Important Birds Area in the Andamans. The list also includes reptiles and amphibians with new species of frog recently added. Green marine turtles, moths, and mammals can also be spotted in the national park. With the abundance of trees and plants, Mount Harriet National Park is the perfect spot for nature lovers. 

Things to do

Along with appreciating the superb view of nature right in front of you, you can indulge in the following activities at Mount Harriet National Park:

  • Photography: The place has good opportunities to click lovely pictures of scenic views, birds and animals, and the sea. Photographers will love this national park.
  • Trekking: For those who are into long walks, there is a 16-kilometer long natural trail where you can savor the feel of the forest.
  • Picnic: You can enjoy a little picnic with your travel companions at this national park. Just bring your picnic basket and a mat, and have a quality time amidst the sweet chirping sound of the birds. 
  • Bird Watching: You will be mesmerised by the divine beauty of such fantastic birds in their natural habitat.

Nearby hotels


When it comes to the accommodation, then you must know that you have to book a hotel or a resort in Port Blair. From here, you can take the ferry to the national park and come back the same day. Staying at a prime location in Port Blair would be a good decision. You can book a hotel at Foreshore Road, Aberdeen Bazaar, Junglighat, Goal Ghar, Middle Point, Dollygunj, or Phoenix Bay. The hotel tariff is on a higher-end at these locations but you have the option to go out and explore the place locally. As per your budget, you can select from the following accommodations in Port Blair. 


  • Hotel Kavitha Regent
  • Hotel Shreesh
  • Hotel Rhishabh


  • Sun Sea Resort
  • Hotel TSG Emerald View
  • Hotel NK International
  • Hotel Holiday Inn
  • Hotel Blue Sea
  • J Hotel 
  • Hotel Blue Mmarlin


  • Hotel Aparupa
  • Hotel Sentinel
  • Peerless Sarovar Portico
  • The North Reef
  • Hotel Silver Spring
  • Hotel TSG Grand
  • Hotel SR Castle
  • Hotel Luxor Grand


  • Sea Shell Resorts
  • ITC Fortune Resort Bay Island
  • Keys Select Hotel Aqua Green
  • Sea Princess Beach Resort

How to reach

It is 55 kilometers by road and fifteen kilometers via ferry and trek from Port Blair. Ferry service is available from Chatham wharf to Bambooflat. Vehicles can be taken from Bambooflat to reach Mount Harriet.

Location: Hope Town, Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands 744107

Timings: Monday to Sunday – 7 AM to 5 PM

Entry Fee: INR 10 per child (Indian), INR 25 per adult, and INR 250 per person for foreigners

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