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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Romantic Vacation at Andaman Island

Romantic Vacation at Andaman Island
Date : 08 Feb 2021
Categories: Andaman Islands

“With the winds caressing our cheeks spreading smiles across our faces, we witness the best sunset in each other’s arms as my heart races.”

Deep down in our hearts, we have always pictured ourselves with the love of our life on an island at an idealistic romantic vacation. Far from the responsibilities of lives, we wish for at least once to have a quality get away with our soulmate on a distant land where our hearts sink in the ocean of love. To embrace and celebrate the journey of love, Andaman Island offers the couples an occasion to fall in love again with their partners as they spend their vacations cherishing the breath-taking picturesque view.

Andaman Island is considered to be one of the best places to spend honeymoon, hereby emerging as the paradise of romance. The list of the places that can be visited by the newly married stretches as wide as the white sands and crystal clear waters which can be an exhilarating and blissful experience. Andaman Islands consists of many islands, all of which perfectly suits the needs of the honeymooners, from romantic beaches to fancy restaurant – the lovers can open up their hearts to harmonise with the perfect backdrop of clear blue skies, sparkling water under the scorching sun and the gleaming sands. So if you are looking for romance with a pinch of adventure, then you can drench your soul with the ambience of Andaman.

Places to visit in Andaman Island:
Filled with coconut trees and lazy beaches to relax with arms stretched laying under the open sky, Andaman has some really fascinating places that can swept you off your feet. The most visited and preferred destinations of couples include Port Blair- the capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Havelock Island and Neil Island. They also prefer some isolated and less commercialised islands such as the Little Island and Diglipur which act as the perfect places to sneak away from everyone and enjoy their romantic vacation.
Here we list out some of the best places in Andaman that you must visit with your other half.

Port Blair: The Captivating Capital City

Port Blair is renowned to be the hand-picked place of every tourists as this place provides an all in one experience, from luxurious hotels to scenic beaches and from thrilling water sports to fascinating tourists spots, this city has it all. The couples can fill their travel bags with some amazing memories and memoirs from the gift shops that are located at every turn.

The spots that can be covered during your stay in Port Blair can be noted as:
1) North Bay Island
2)Chidiya Tapu Beach
3) Fisheries Museum
4) Wandoor Beach
5) Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park
6) Cellular Jail
7) Anthropological Museum

The couples can involve in a lot of fun and frolic activities such as:
Trekking, scuba diving, Kayaking and viewing sunset at Munda Pahar Beach
Jet skiing, scuba diving, speed boat riding, parasailing, sea carting and take a relaxed sun bath at Carbyn’s Cove Beach
Bird watching at Chidiya tapu
Trekking at Mount Harriet
Shopping at Aberdeen Bazar and Samudrika

Havelock Island: The Heavenly Abode

If you have the option to just pick one island to travel, make sure you choose Havelock Island because if you don’t, then you shall be missing out on the best part of your Andaman tour. Havelock provides a perfect blend of exotic and classy resorts with exciting water sports activities. The beaches located here are the veins of this island and are counted amongst the top visited beaches by tourists. So if you and your partner are wanderlusts who can’t help themselves but explore every bit of visit, then Havelock Island is the place for you. One of the best resort at Havelock Island ( Swaraj Dweep ) is Havelock Island Beach Resort.

The places that we would recommend you to visit in Havelock are:
Radhanagar Beach
Elephant Beach
Kalapathar Beach
Govindnagar Beach
Vijaynagar Beach
Neil’s Cove

Couples can indulge in a lot of fun activities such as:
Snorkelling at Elephant Beach
Scuba Diving at Elephant Beach
Candlelight dinner at Havelock Island Beach Resort
Forest Camp Beach
DJ Party at Nemo Café ( Havelock Island Beach Club )
Shopping at Hi-land Supermarket

The other water sports that can be enjoyed in the beaches of Havelock are:
Glass Bottom Boat Ride
Jet Ski
Sofa Ride
Banana Boat Rides
Sea walking

Neil Island: Peaceful Paradise

Neil Island is a small yet beautiful and isolated island which attracts all the nature lovers. If you are looking for peace and private hours with your partner then we shall recommend you this island. With limited tourist spots and some of the best romantic hotels and resorts, Neil Island paves its way into the top choices for honeymooners. Often known as the vegetable bowl of Andaman

The beaches named after the Indian Epic- Ramayana that fall into this island and are a must visit:
Ramnagar Beach
Laxmanpur Beach
Sitapur Beach
Bharatpur Beach
Natural Bridge

The water sports and memorable moments that you can enjoy with your partner here are:
Scuba diving
Jet skiing
Glass bottom boat ride
Witnessing sunset at Laxmanpur Beach
Exploring curved bays, small caves and limestone formations at Sitapur Beach
Observing colourful coral reefs at Ramnagar Beach
Howrah/ Natural Bridge

Little Andaman: Luxurious Get Away

Located approximately 120 km away from Port Blair, this place is a soothing delight to warm you with a list of natural views that you can enjoy with your partner holding hands. The wondrous waterfalls, catchy creeks, flourishing rain forests, and winsome white beaches are the USPs of this place which shall leave you spell bounded. This little island is located at the southern tip of Andaman, making it a perfect must visit place for the couples with handful of surprises and mesmerising experiences.

Keeping in mind the beauty of this place, we would recommend you the following place to visit in Little Andaman:
Hut Bay
Butler Bay Beach
Harminder Bay Beach
The couples can get involved in surfing and trekking to spend their precious time together intimately.

Diglipur:  Distant Land of Love

The untouched trails and beaches of Diglipur take you to another world and charms you with the enigmatic and enticing views. This place lies in North Andaman Island which falls separately in the lap of nature to give the couples cosy and nature fresh experience. The Saddle Peak is an awe inspiring place of beauty which shall catch your attention at one go. This place’s luxury lies in its aesthetic experience of nature with you partner to imprint your minds with enchanting memories of love.

Diglipur offers some of the best places to explore such as:
Pathi Level Beach
Kalipur Beach

For making yourselves comfortable with your partner, you can plan out you day to explore the magnificent and bucolic aroma of Chalis Ek Caves and Alfred Caves.

Ross Island at Port Blair: The Historical Realm

This island associates British history of the 1857 rebellion. According to the historic documents and sources, this island served as the penal colony by the British to punish the activists and nationalists involved in the rebellion. Thus, this island is the land of sheer courage and nationalism portrayed by the ones who gave off their lives to free Indian from the shackles of British colonial rule. Tourists come here to pay their respect and homage to the patriots and hence, this place is revered to be of utmost importance historically.

The places that you can visit as you witness the historical framework of this island are:
The ruins of Church, Tennis Court, Hospital and many such aged monuments and structures
Printing Press

The eye catching light and sound show can be a calming experience to witness with your partner during your visit to Ross Island.

North Bay Island: Colossal Corals – Known as Coral Island at Port Blair

Closely located to Port Blair, this island gives you and your partner the feel of witnessing one of the best coral reefs in Andaman and offers a variety of options to choose from the water sport activity. The gateway to North Bay Island is the Andaman Water Sports Complex from where your ferry can be through a boat to reach the island. The sea walk can be a relishing experience to boost up the romance between you and your partner where you can notice immensely beautiful coral reefs.

The activities you can thoroughly enjoy on this island can be listed as:
Jungle Safari
Beach shopping
Hill Trekking
Light House visit

Some Adventure Sports that you can be a part in pairs in this island are:
Scuba Diving.
Sea Walk.
Dolphin Glass Bottom Boat.
Coral Safari Submarine Ride.

Jolly Buoy Island: The Wondrous Verdure

Located in South Andaman, this is a small islet with lush green forests covering it almost entirely. It falls under Mahatma Gandhi National Park's Marine Sanctuary and thus is preserved and protected by the Andaman Administration. The vivacious aura of the dense tropical forest shall calm your souls and help you to relax with your partner. You can also take a look at the dense corals and prolific schools of fishes which might leave you awestruck.

The water sport that you can enjoy on this island are:
Glass Bottom Boat Ride

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