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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Top Things To Do at Havelock Island

Top Things To Do at Havelock Island
Date : 31 May 2023

Havelock Island, nestled in the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago of India, has gained immense importance and popularity as a top tourist destination. Known for its pristine white sandy beaches, crystal-clear turquoise waters, and lush greenery, Havelock Island offers a mesmerizing tropical paradise to travelers from around the world. Its natural beauty and untouched landscapes make it a haven for those seeking a serene and idyllic escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.

So if you are planning to visit the Andamans, we recommend you visit Havelock on your journey. And while you are there, you must know which activities you can perform, right? Thus, to help you, we have shared the top things to do at Havelock Island in this article. 

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Exploring Radhanagar Beach

Radhanagar Beach, located on Havelock Island in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands of India, is a stunning stretch of coastline renowned for its natural beauty and pristine shores. Here are some key points to help you make the most of your time exploring Radhanagar Beach:

  • Scenic Beauty

Radhanagar Beach captivates visitors with its breathtaking scenery. The beach boasts powdery white sand, lined with swaying palm trees and framed by crystal-clear turquoise waters. The picturesque backdrop of dense forests adds to its charm, creating a perfect setting for relaxation and rejuvenation.

  • Beach Activities

Radhanagar Beach offers a range of activities to make your visit memorable. You can spend hours sunbathing on the soft sands, enjoying the gentle ocean breeze, and soaking up the warm tropical sun. The clear waters are ideal for swimming and cooling off in the azure sea.

  • Beach Sports and Recreation

For adventure enthusiasts, Radhanagar Beach provides opportunities for beach sports such as volleyball, Frisbee, and football. The expansive shoreline and the firm sand make it a perfect spot for engaging in these activities with friends and family.

  • Sunset Delight

Radhanagar Beach is renowned for its spectacular sunsets. As the day draws to a close, the sky transforms into a canvas of vibrant colors, casting a magical glow over the beach and the surrounding waters. Don't miss the chance to witness this awe-inspiring sight and capture stunning photographs.

  • Nature Walks and Birdwatching

The beach is also a gateway to the lush tropical forests of Havelock Island. Take a leisurely stroll along the shore and explore the nearby trails that lead you into the island's rich biodiversity. Keep an eye out for unique plant species and tropical birds that inhabit the area.


A Visit to the Elephant Beach

One of the top things to do at Havelock Island is visit Elephant Beach. Here's what you need to know to make the most of your visit:

  • Natural Beauty and Tranquility

Elephant Beach is renowned for its natural beauty and tranquil ambiance. It features pristine white sand, clear turquoise waters, and a lush green backdrop of tropical forests. The beach's secluded location adds to its charm, providing a serene and peaceful atmosphere for visitors to unwind and enjoy the surroundings.

  • Water Activities and Adventure Sports

Elephant Beach offers a range of water activities and adventure sports for enthusiasts. Snorkeling is a popular choice, allowing you to explore the vibrant coral reefs and encounter diverse marine life, including colorful fish, turtles, and sometimes even small reef sharks. Snorkeling gear can be rented on-site.

  • Glass-Bottom Boat Rides

If you prefer to stay dry while still experiencing the underwater beauty, you can opt for a glass-bottom boat ride. These rides offer a unique perspective, allowing you to observe the marine life and coral formations through the transparent bottom of the boat. It's a great option for non-swimmers or those seeking a more leisurely experience.


  1. Enjoying Local Cuisine and Nightlife

    Here's what you need to know to enjoy the island's culinary delights and lively entertainment:

    Local Cuisine

    Havelock Island offers a range of culinary experiences, combining local flavors with fresh seafood and traditional Indian dishes. Some must-try dishes include:

    • Seafood Delicacies: Indulge in fresh catches of the day, including grilled fish, prawns, lobsters, and crabs. These can be prepared in various styles such as tandoori, masala, or butter garlic.
    • Andamanese Cuisine: Sample local specialties like fish curry, crab curry, and dishes made with ingredients unique to the region, such as the famous Andaman wild pepper.
    • Coconut-based Dishes: Enjoy dishes prepared with coconut milk, a common ingredient in Andaman cuisine, adding a rich and creamy flavor to curries and stews.
    • Tropical Fruits: Don't miss the opportunity to taste the abundant tropical fruits available on the island, including papaya, mango, pineapple, and jackfruit.

    Restaurants and Cafes

    Havelock Island boasts a variety of restaurants and cafes that cater to different tastes and budgets. Some popular establishments include:

    • Full Moon Café: Known for its relaxed beachside ambiance and delectable seafood dishes, this café offers a range of international cuisines and refreshing beverages.
    • Something Different: This popular restaurant serves a fusion of Indian and continental dishes, along with vegetarian options. It is known for its cozy atmosphere and friendly service.
    • Red Snapper: Offering a fine dining experience, Red Snapper is renowned for its seafood specialties, including the freshest catches prepared with local flavors.
    • Barefoot Bar and Brasserie: Located in a stunning beachfront setting, this restaurant offers a unique dining experience, combining gourmet cuisine with an extensive selection of wines.



    Havelock Island's nightlife scene offers a mix of beachside bars, live music, and cultural performances. Some options to explore include:

    • Bonova Café and Pub: Known for its lively atmosphere, Bonova Café features live music, DJ nights, and a selection of beverages, making it a popular spot for tourists and locals alike.
    • Venom Bar: Situated near the main market area, Venom Bar offers a vibrant nightlife experience with a variety of drinks, music, and occasional live performances.
    • Beach Bonfire Nights: Many resorts on the island organize beach bonfire nights, where you can enjoy live music, and cultural performances, and mingle with fellow travelers under the starry sky.


    Final Words

    Above, we shared some of the top things to do at Havelock Island. For adventure enthusiasts, scuba diving and snorkeling at Havelock Island provide an opportunity to explore the mesmerizing coral reefs, encounter vibrant marine life, and discover the wonders beneath the sea surface. The island's dive centers and tour operators offer courses, certifications, and guided tours to cater to divers of all levels.

    Apart from the natural wonders, Havelock Island also delights visitors with its local cuisine and lively nightlife. From savoring fresh seafood and Andamanese delicacies to experiencing beachside bars, live music, and cultural performances, the island offers a diverse culinary and entertainment scene.

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