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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Parrot Island at Baratang Island

Parrot Island at Baratang Island
Date : 14 Oct 2021

If you are fond of bird watching or want to try it once, then Parrot Island in Baratang Island is another fine attraction worth your attention. Imagine looking at hundreds of colorful parrots and listening to their voice while they return to their nests in the evening, with a lovely background as the sun sets in the backdrop. Wow, doesn’t that sound extremely magical!

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Highlights

The first gateway up north from the capital city, Baratang Island is located between Middle and South Andaman. It is approximately 100 kilometers far from Port Blair and thus, you will need a full day to praise its beauty. This popular one-day trip destination features fascinating spots that are hard to see anywhere else.

If you want to spend some peaceful evening time with your family, partner, or alone, and witness numerous parrots flying around, then you can do that at Parrot Island. The place serves you with umpteen opportunities to quench your thirst for adventure in spite of being one of the lesser-visited tourist places due to the accessibility hindrance. If you are planning to have a wonderful vacation in the Andaman Islands, which is known as the most beautiful union territory of India, then you should include Parrot Island in your travel itinerary.

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Things to do

The island is popular sights and therefore, these are some trekking options and interesting bird watching opportunities. You can also go for boat rides through mangrove-fringed creeks and canals heading to Parrot Island. 

Water sports

There are a number of exciting water sports that can be done on Parrot Island. One can indulge oneself in the following enthralling activities: 

  • Andaman Island has a number of scuba diving centres from where you can get your PADI certification (basic and advanced levels). But to go for your first fun dive, you don’t need any kind of certification. If you don’t know swimming, even then it is absolutely fine. The miraculous natural marine life under the enchanting waters of the island is waiting for you. Scuba diving is the best water activity in the world, and doing it for the first time on Parrot Island would be an experience of a lifetime for you. Whether you are a swimmer or a non-swimmer, this activity is an excellent option for you. To enjoy it to the fullest, always listen to your instructor and follow his instructions. 
  • Parrot Island has some of the best spots for snorkeling in the Andaman Islands. You will notice the colorful reefs of the ocean shining through your underwater goggles. You can have a look at the marine life and the rarest corals while performing this activity on this island. 
  • Jet skiing definitely stands out among all the water sports on Parrot Island. However, it depends on weather conditions. It should not be done during a heavy downpour or a storm; otherwise it would be highly dangerous. Therefore, before heading out to enjoy this superb activity, don’t forget to check the weather conditions first. And for your own safety, don’t stand up while driving the jet ski.

Nearby hotels

Finding a nice accommodation in Baratang Island is tricky as well as expensive. Also, the properties usually don’t welcome walk-ins. So, you have to book in advance. The best options nearby Parrot Island are as follows: 

  • Dew Dale Resort
  • Coral Creek Resort
  • Hotel Avis

The best thing to do would be to make all your bookings through Andaman Island Travels. It will help you with your other reservations as well including ferry, etc. It is a one-stop destination for booking holiday packages and accommodations for families and couples. You can also book slots for water sports activities (scuba diving, snorkeling, etc.) here. It offers a wide range of services to its esteemed customers on discounted prices. 

Where to eat

Some of the best restaurants where you can eat after coming from Parrot Island serving yummy food are mentioned below:

  • Dew Dale restaurant
  • Jetty Hotel
  • AMS Restaurant
  • Port Canteen
  • Sujath Bar & Restaurant
  • Deeya Baroi Hotel

How to reach

You can hire a private car or catch a private AC bus to reach Baratang Island from the capital city—Port Blair. It is the best and the most convenient way. If you are on a tight budget, then taking a government bus from Port Blair is your best bet. You will have to drive via the Andaman Trunk Road (ATR) and move in a group with one short vehicle-ferry connection. It will take a total of four hours but the lush greens and blue waters will make the whole experience unforgettable. Kindly note that two-wheelers are not allowed to go all the way to the island.

You can spot a few Jarawas on the way. The jungle through which the ATR cuts is home to the indigenous Jarawa tribe. You can witness many tribal people waiting on the sides of the road to cross to the other side. You cannot interact with them in any way, and also giving them food, gifts or even clicking their pictures is not permitted. You can be fined and imprisoned for the same. 

Just a few kilometers away from the Baratang Jetty, You need to take a fiber boat to reach Parrot Island. The last leaves at 4 pm for the island. It is the perfect timing for looking at the flocking of parrots at sunset.

So what are you waiting for? Convince your family or partner and pack your bags for the most memorable vacation. A trip to Parrot Island is going to offer you all beyond your imagination. If you are already excited to step on this unexplored territory, then trust Andaman Island Travels for all your hotel bookings along with airport and ferry transfers. It will also make bookings for adventure activities if you are interested in any. The expert tour planners will design the holiday of your dreams for you!

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