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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Radhanagar Beach

Radhanagar Beach
Date : 18 Nov 2020
Categories: Travel Guide


Bestowed with the title of Best Beach of Asia in 2004 by the TIME magazine, the crescent-shaped Radhanagar Beach lies blissfully tucked on the western coast in Havelock Island. Known for its breathtaking sunrises, picturesque sunsets, white stretch of sand against the backdrop of turquoise waters, and towering mahua trees make it one of the most popular beaches in Andaman Islands. Locally known as Beach No. 7, Radhanagar beach, with its spell-binding landscape, looks straight out of the postcard. In first glance, all one can see from a distance is a reflection of trees all around the shoreline. Then as you get closer to it, the glory of the Radhanagar beach sweeps you off your feet and leaves you in total awe! It is needless to say that the beach ticks every check to make the perfect beach, and to call your trip to Andamans incomplete, without a visit to Radhanagar beach is not an exaggeration.

The beach, dotted with palm trees and a shoreline that stretches out for as far as your eyes can see, is a prime tourist hotspot and offers them the ambience to truly unwind amidst nature. The beach tends to experience a hot climate all year-round owing to its close proximity to the equator. Winters are pleasant in Andamans and provide slight relief from the humidity, so tourists generally swarm here from October to February. A multitude of huts, benches and wooden chairs are conveniently placed on the beach, along with beach beds and shower rooms, to grant maximum comfort to the visitors. Traverse new waters while you are here literally, swim along, walk barefoot while relishing the feeling of ocean waves brushing past your feet and capture some of the best Insta worthy pictures. The beach truly opens up a world of absolute serenity for the travellers while also feasting on luscious meals from cafes selling all kinds of cuisines extending from local to global.

How to reach

Radhanagar Beach is roughly 72 kilometres from Port Blair and almost 11 kilometres from Havelock Jetty. Located on the western coast of the island, one can either hire a rickshaw/cab to the beach or merely rent out a two-wheeler from the jetty. The road is straight and navigable. A 30-minute drive through a scenic landscape, and lo and behold, you have arrived at the Beach No. 7 aka Radhanagar Beach. Though public buses and shared jeeps also frequent the route, the schedule is predetermined. The beach tends to buzz with thronging visitors, mostly around late mornings and afternoons, making early mornings the best time to visit.


With a distinctive sort of bloom each season, Havelock Island has a new avatar to flaunt around the year. While summers are ideal for aqua-adventure and stargazing, monsoons paint the sky in vivid colours. Radhanagar beach is one such place that can host most romantic honeymoons as well as family picnics with equal grace. One of the perks of this beach is that you can carry food and drinking water with you inside the gates. This setting can any day effortlessly turn into an easy-peasy picnic, just like that. With recent surveillance of the forest department and lesser spottings of crocodiles in the area, the beach is both enjoyable and safe. At time elephants can be found strolling on the beach, so make sure that you and your cameras are ready. The tranquil water, along with its resident turtles, fishes, draws many divers every year. And to top it all,  Radhanagar beach resorts are some of the daintiest stay options on the island. With top-notch amenities, these resorts are sure to entice you into spending some days here.

Wondering what to do on Radhanagar Beach?

1. The crystal clear water at the beach makes it ideal for swimming. The waves are medium till the evening, post which tides turn high and swimming remains prohibited. In cases of unforeseen emergencies, lifeguards are stationed at the beach during the opening hours to ensure the safety of the visitors.

2. Enveloped by rainforests on one side and the vast ocean on the other, the adjacent region of the beach is perfect for a little hike in the evening. A small trek of roughly 1.3 kilometres through the beach leads to the Neil's Cove, a gorgeous lagoon with freshwater streams.

3. The Resorts grants an exciting opportunity for a staycation in Radhanagar Beach. The resorts lies blissfully inside a forest, aiming at experiential living devoid of any urban distractions such as TV or Wifi. Are you planning on doing a digital detox? You are looking in the right direction.

Closing statement

Imagine walking on a beach, with velvety sand rushing beneath your feet, towards the sea, and gentle blue waves grazing against the shore while the sea breeze brushes past you. Luring photographers and travel enthusiasts from all across the globe, Radhanagar Beach is everything you want it to be, something straight out of a dream! Despite its massive popularity among the travellers as well as locals, Radhanagar Beach is hardly ever jam-packed, making it one of the must-visit spots in any Andaman itinerary.

Getting There: The most convenient way to reach the Radhanagar Beach is via hiring a rickshaw/cab or renting a two-wheeler from the Havelock Jetty. Note that there is no entry fee to visit the beach.

What to do: Swimming, Hiking, Neil’s Cove, Staycation, Watching Sunsets

What not to miss: The surreal landscape that bagged the repute of Asia's Best Beach by TIMES Magazine in 2004.

Best time to visit: The beach is open for tourists throughout the year, but the months between October to February are the best time to visit. Owing to thunderstorms and heavy rainfall, tourists must avoid the monsoon season to prevent any hindrance to their travel plans.

What to carry: Carry drinking water, snacks, sunglasses, cap/hat, flip flops, swimwear to enjoy beach time and don't forget your camera while you are at it!

Nearby Attractions: Neil’s Cove, Elephant Beach, Kalapathar Beach

Essential Info :

Medical Facilities on Radhanagar Beach- There is a government hospital near the market where the road bifurcates to Radhanagar beach and Kala Patthar beach at Havelock Island.

Timings- Radhanagar Beach can be visited anytime between Sunrise to sunset.

Mobile Connectivity- The internet and mobile network are grim in Havelock Islands, including Radhanagar beach.

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