Latest Information on Travelling to Andaman Islands?
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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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New Year Celebration in Andaman Islands 2024

New Year Celebration in Andaman Islands 2024
Date : 15 Dec 2023

The countdown to the much-anticipated New Year 2024 has started! If you want to close the 2023 chapter with a big bang, turn your compass towards the stunning Andaman Islands. In the Andaman Islands, you can witness a New Year celebration like nowhere else. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to watch fireworks burst out on the horizon as the year gives away to another? What about celebrating your New Year’s Eve in style with a DJ night and – drum roll – rain dance at the fabulous Nemo Café and Beach Bar? If you are romantic at heart, you could take an intimate walk along the powdery sands of the Govind Nagar Beach with your better half while the time ticks away. 

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The Andaman Islands promise not just a destination but an experience that will linger in your heart long after the calendar turns. 

Party All Night in the Andaman Islands This New Year 2024

The Andaman Island may seem to be all about the warm sea and tranquillity. But, it is actually one of the best places to let your hair down and party all night – and through New Year 2024! The heart of the party, however, lies in Havelock Island, more precisely: The Nemo Café and Beach Bar. Nestled in Govind Nagar Beach, Nemo Café is the epicentre of all great things happening in the Andaman Islands this New Year’s Eve. Yes, it is the best beach party in the whole of Andaman Island and it is waiting for you!

Dance to the Rhythm of a DJ: We all love DJ nights. But can you imagine dancing to the sick beats of the DJ on a beach? Bright stars above your head and soft sand under your feet. There is only one place in the Andaman Islands that can make this dream come true. Nemo Café and Beach Bar. 

Feel the rhythm of the ocean as you step onto the dance floor of the cafe. Dance the night away with the grooviest beats of the year. The DJ night at Nemo Café promises to make New Year 2024 the most exciting night of the year. Whether you want to dance to romantic number with your partner or let loose with your friends, you can get all your requests played this New Year. Join the dance floor as the DJs spin the hottest tracks and create an electric atmosphere that will keep you on the dance floor all night long.

Trust us, you will feel the energy coursing through your veins as the DJ seamlessly transitions between chart-toppers and the latest dance anthems. From salsa to hip-hop, the playlist caters to your musical taste, ensuring a night of non-stop dancing. 

But the experience at Nemo Café doesn’t just end with music – the beautiful beachside setting amplifies the enchanting music. Witness the dance floor come alive as the café turns on its New Year party lights. You wouldn’t miss going to a club back in your city as the dance floor, big enough to accommodate your whole group and more, lights up with enormous disco lights. 

All-You-Can-Eat Buffet: Take a break from the dance floor and indulge in a lavish all-you-can-eat buffet. The culinary team at Havelock Island Beach Resort of which Nemo Café and Beach Bar is a part, prepares a feast featuring fresh seafood, succulent kebabs, and mouthwatering desserts. Yes, the café offers a massive all-you-can-eat menu that includes 50 dishes across a variety of cuisines. Indian, Italian, Asian: you name it and it is there! You can also try out some local seafood dishes if you want; after all, the Andaman Islands are known for their delicious seafood cuisine. Don’t worry if you are a vegetarian. There are many vegetarian options in the buffet that you can choose from. The best part about the buffet? It is unlimited. You can have as many helpings as you want; the good folks at Havelock Island Beach Resort would only be happy to serve you. 

The café charges around INR 3500-4000 (no alcohol) for entry into the beach bar. This includes access to the unlimited buffet and dance floor. Not bad for a New Year’s party, is it? While the buffet offers almost every variety of food and cuisine, if you are already set on a specific dish, you also have the option to order al a carte, of course. 

Enjoy Unlimited Cocktails: Let's not forget about the specially crafted New Year’s Eve cocktail menu at Nemo Café. Dream away as the bar’s skilled mixologists work their magic to concoct beverages that complement the beats and elevate your dancing experience. Wouldn’t you just love to sip refreshing cocktails that tantalise your taste buds and enhance the beauty of the night? The New Year's Eve cocktail menu at Nemo Café is a symphony of spirits and flavours and caters to a diverse range of preferences. From classic cocktails to beer, you’ll find everything at Nemo Café and Bar. 

The fantastic news is that you can even enjoy an unlimited supply of liquor at Nemo Café for the New Year 2024 party. For just INR 5000-6000 as an entry fee, you can have access to the best liquors and of course a deliciously fabulous and unlimited buffet. 

Dance in the Rain: Here’s a New Year bash checklist for you: DJ music – done, lots of beverages – done, big buffet – done, rain dance – absolutely done! You read that right. You can also enjoy a rain dance at Nemo Café and Beach Bar. Imagine a special dance floor that merges seamlessly with the beach while the night sky is your ceiling. But as the night flows ahead, you are treated to a whole new level of fun with water: rain dance. Let the rhythm of the music guide you as you dance freely under the starlit sky, feeling the gentle touch of raindrops on your skin. 

As you dance amidst the raindrops, you’ll feel the DJ’s beats syncing with the rhythmic pattering. Imagine multicoloured lights reflecting off the rain and creating a kaleidoscope of colours that dance around you. The beach, the rain, the music – it all comes together to form a breathtaking ambience for the New Year Celebration in Andaman Islands 2024.

Celebrate the New Year with a Candlelight Dinner

Want some quiet time with your partner away from the party? Why not treat them to an intimate candlelight dinner by the beach? As the sun sets over the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea, usher in the new year with a romantic dinner at the enchanting Govind Nagar Beach. If you love all things romantic, then you should know that the Andaman Islands, with their stunning beaches and fresh tropical ambience, are a great backdrop for a memorable and lovely New Year celebration with your boo. When it comes to your loved one, why settle for average when you can have the best? And Havelock Island Beach Resort is just the place that organises the best candlelight dinners. You can choose from a variety of options already set up by the resort, or you can customise the evening as per your liking, nothing is impossible for the staff of Havelock Island Beach Resort. 

Beachside Candlelight Dinner: Choose the soft sands of an Andaman beach for a romantic candlelight dinner. The rhythmic lull of the waves and the warm sea breeze create the most romantic and intimate atmosphere for you. You can enjoy the dinner and choose from a variety of options in the food. The cost is INR 8000 for a full 2 hours. 

Boat Candlelight Dinner: Elevate your New Year’s celebration in Andaman Islands 2024 with a unique twist – a candlelight dinner on a private boat. Drift across the calm waters of the Andaman Sea, surrounded by the serenity of the ocean. The boat is adorned with twinkling lights and sets the stage for a romantic evening, complemented by a fabulous dinner served on board. Just the perfect dinner with your honey, isn’t it? 

The cost for a boat candlelight dinner may cost you around INR 40,000 for 2 hours. 

Beach Special Romantic Candlelight Dinner with Private Decorated Canopy: Indulge in an exclusive beachside experience with a private decorated canopy. The canopy offers seclusion and personalised decor, creating an intimate haven for you and your partner. Enjoy fantastic food and toast to a great year ahead in 2024 with your partner while the waves gently lap the shore and enhance the magic of your New Year celebration. The cost for the set-up is around INR 16000 for 2 hours. 

Romantic Beachside Candlelight Dinner with Decorated Canopy: Immerse yourselves in the romance of the Andaman Islands with a beachside candlelight dinner featuring a beautifully decorated canopy. The intimate setting, illuminated by the soft glow of candles, allows you to savour each moment as you welcome the new year. While you are at it, indulge in a culinary journey curated to perfection. The cost is around INR 14000 for 2 hours. 

Of course, when you are done with your own private night, you can make your way to the New Year’s celebration at Nemo Café and Bar where a night of music and dance await you. 

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Enjoy a Relaxing Spa and Yoga

If you have decided to do your New Year celebration in Andaman Islands 2024, then you should definitely get party-ready with a relaxing spa. Indulge in the ultimate rejuvenation for the New Year by treating yourself to a blissful combination of spa therapy and yoga retreat amidst the enchanting landscapes of the Andaman Islands. Here, you can escape the hustle and bustle of your everyday life and immerse yourself in a calm haven.

If you are looking to book your spa session in the Andaman Islands, you should definitely consider the Havelock Island Beach Resort. Nestled near Govind Nagar Beach in Havelock Island, the amazing folks at this resort help you embark on a wellness journey that begins with the soothing touch of spa treatments. Picture this: you are surrounded by the gentle sounds of the ocean, the rustling of palm trees, and the refreshing sea breeze as an expert therapist pampers you with rejuvenating massages and holistic therapies. Let the stress of the past year melt away as you surrender to the healing hands and natural serenity of the Andaman Islands.

You can try a plethora of spa treatments: Detox Therapy, Foot therapies, Head and face treatments, etc.

Complementing the spa experience is the opportunity to embrace the ancient practice of yoga in a setting that is in harmony with nature. Engage in a refreshing yoga session conducted by experienced instructors. Whether you are a seasoned yogi or a beginner, the Andaman Islands offer an idyllic backdrop to enhance your body’s connection with your mind. 

Imagine starting the first morning of the New Year with a sunrise yoga session on a pristine beach. Doesn’t that sound absolutely blissful? Follow your yoga session with a day filled with spa treatments. And while you enjoy your massage, reflect on the past year, set intentions for the year ahead, and celebrate the joy of new beginnings.

Why New Year is the Best Time to Visit Andaman Island

As the clock strikes midnight, the Andaman Islands transform into a captivating spectacle of natural wonders and embrace the spirit of the New Year just for you. 

Perfect Weather: The most important reason why you should do your New Year celebration in the Andaman Islands 2024 is the weather! The Andaman Islands experience the perfect weather from November to April, but December just hits a different level of perfection. During this period, the weather is generally pleasant and characterised by clear skies, calm seas, and comfortable temperatures. If you were wondering what to do with your beach clothes, this is where you get to wear them all!

Underwater Visibility: December is an ideal time for underwater sports as the underwater visibility around this time is excellent. The water is also warm and pleasant. This makes exploring the colourful coral reefs and diverse marine life much easier and exciting. Whether you want to snorkel, dive, or sea walk, December is the time to be on the Andaman Island.

The Best Parties: What is a New Year celebration without a little party? Or maybe lots of it? Let yourself loose and groove to the fabulous tunes of a DJ. If a party is on your mind this New Year’s Eve, hop on to Govind Nagar Beach in Havelock Island. The beach is also called the Nemo Beach because of the brilliant clownfish found in its waters, made famous by the movie ‘Finding Nemo’. The party scene only gets better in resorts like the Havelock Island Beach Resort, which is known for throwing lavish parties at its massive beachfront bar, Nemo Café and Beach Bar. Sip the chilliest beverages, munch on the crispiest appetizers, and watch the world hop to a new rhythm for the new year. 

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