Latest Information on Travelling to Andaman Islands?

  • A four week long curfew on the islands

    Updated: 26 May 2021

    There is an ongoing four-week long curfew on the island owing to rising COVID-19 cases.

  • Tourist attractions closed till further notice

    Updated: 29 May 2021

     Tourist attractions attracting large gatherings closed till further notice.

  • RT PCR report on arrival

    Updated: 29 May 2021

    A negative RT PCR report has to be presented by all passengers on arrival.

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  • All passengers will be required to go through thermal screening.
  • All incoming passengers have to carry the RT-PCR negative test report issued from an ICMR approved lab. The test should have been taken within 48 hours. RT-PCR timeline begins from the swab collection time. Any passenger without it will be sent back to the origin. Also, handwritten reports are not acceptable.
  • Along with having the negative RT-PCR report, all incoming passengers will undergo Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) upon arrival at designated testing centers that are located within two kilometers of Veer Savarkar International Airport, Port Blair.
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  • Activities attracting huge crowds such as the Light and Sound Show at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island and National Memorial Cellular Jail, water sports, beaches, and other such activities have been suspended across all three districts for another four weeks starting from May 20, 2021.
  • A new standard operating procedure for adventure water sports has been issued.
  • Travelling to North and Middle Andaman Islands, Nicobar group of islands, and Little Andaman Island is not allowed for tourism purposes as of now.
  • The ongoing night curfew has been extended by one hour from 9 pm to 5 am.
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  • Even if the test of the result conducted on arrival is negative, all passengers still have to home quarantine for a week.
  • Any passenger with a positive test result will be sent for institutional quarantine for further treatment.
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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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Speed Boat Ride in Andaman Islands

Date : 12 Nov 2020
Categories: Travel Guide

Racing in water with full control on your motorbike excites everyone. The on-shore experience gives you a lot of thrills while going zigzag on the sea. The speed boat ride is one such activity. You tend to race along waves and derive unmatched pleasure out of it. Full of energy and fun, speedboat riding is a thrilling activity where you can explore adventure on the sea. You can't miss the opportunity of enjoying nature and the sea. One can enjoy shorter rides or can go for a full circle drive.  

It is one of the most popular water sports activities of the Andaman Islands. You can enjoy a short term thrill with your companion full of excitement and fun. A speed boat ride in the Andaman Islands helps you to get detached from the materialistic world and enjoy nature to the fullest. There are both commercial and private speed boats for visitors. It lets you explore shorelines with insane boat speed. The roller coaster ride has loads to offer for your vacation.

Tips:

1. Advanced reservations are required.
2. The price range for a speed boat ride in Havelock Island ranges from 4000 to 4500 rupees per person and for a speed boat ride in Port Blair city ranges from 3500 to 4000 rupees per person.
3. Wear comfortable clothes. Flip-flops, sneakers or sandals are fine. You will be asked to remove your shoes on the boat. Pack a light jacket depending on the weather. Bring a camera, sunblock, sunglasses and a towel (just in case).
4. Pregnant women and people who have back or neck injuries and/or pain should not go on our boat tours if the waters are rough.
5. The boat is not wheelchair accessible
6. Shorts are advisable as you could start in ankle-deep water. Do not expect to stay dry on a speedboat
7. Tour program can change due to tidal and weather conditions

Overview:

The Andaman Islands is a beautiful place for speedboat rides. This sport is slowly becoming the adventure of choice for people visiting with their families. The speed boat is an exhilarating experience that can be shared with up to 4 family members in one boat. It will let you interact with nature with a new perspective in mind. Plan your vacation for a memorable trip to the coastal paradise and enjoy water sports activities like never before.

Where in Andamans:

Port Blair- Port Blair is the attractive capital city of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is a vibrant city full of life and positivity. With a fascinating history on the backdrop, Port Blair is a beautiful city for water sports activity. Most travellers love to roam around the city for its picturesque beauty.

Havelock Island- Speed boat ride in Havelock Island is a heavenly combination. The beautiful surroundings are perfect to participate in different water sports activities. You can plan the most thrilling summer vacation of your life visiting Havelock Island.

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