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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Vijay Nagar Beach at Havelock Island

Vijay Nagar Beach at Havelock Island
Date : 18 Oct 2021

Vijay Nagar Beach is a little slice of paradise on this planet. Located in Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep), it is counted among the best beaches in the Andaman Islands. The beach is a less-frequented area of the island. The palm-fringed coastline creates a gorgeous contrast of green and blue on the canvas of nature. It is an ideal relaxing haven for satiating nomadic hearts. If you want to see magical sunrises and sunsets across the vanishing point of the Bay of Bengal, then this beach is a highly acclaimed spot to experience that. A secluded beach, usually there are a few backpackers getting tanned or indulging in water activities. Taking a nap or reading your favorite book under the lush green canopy of palm and coconut trees is like a heavenly retreat. 

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Vijay Nagar Beach is a quiet beach having white sand, turquoise water, and coconut trees. It is so calm and you can actually feel the sea breeze flowing around you. You won’t find many people there. It is perfect for nature lovers and photographers. Moreover, you should definitely go there during night time. It will be an altogether different experience. If you are an adventure buff or a naturalist, this beach is a perfect place to see in the Andamans. Retaining its pristine charm, you can spend your time here snorkeling, swimming, bird watching, wildlife photography, fishing, and trekking. You can reach here easily as it is well-connected by road and waterways with the mainland. 



This serene beach in Swaraj Dweep is open to honeymooners, adventure buffs, vacationers, wildlife photographers, and fun lovers throughout the year at any time of the day. But if you are specifically interested in nature photography or water sports, then morning time is the best time to hit the beach. At this time of the day, you can witness the enthralling biodiversity of the place at its best. 

Vijay Nagar Beach is a highly recommended spot to experience magical sunsets and sunrises. Not a crowded beach, you will see only a few backpackers getting tanned or trying their hand at various water activities. You can read your favorite book or just take a nap under the green canopy of palm and coconut trees. It is the perfect place for nature lovers as well as adrenaline junkies. 

Things to do

If you want to have an extra-special dinner date with your significant other, then you can hold their hand as the shore gets cuddled by the cool waves. All this while letting your taste buds experience the best cuisines of your life. For a romantic night, dine under the moonlit sky amid the soothing sound of waves and white silky sand. Such an incredible setting also makes way for an honest heart to heart conversation with your love. Begin a new chapter of your life amidst the clear waters of the Bay of Bengal, golden sand beaches, and soothing and pleasing weather. It’s definitely a night to remember when you have such spellbinding ambiance, mouth-watering food, and the company of your lover. Enjoy the best starters, main course, desserts, and wine by the beach. Ranging from authentic seafood to homelike Indian cuisines, here you will be offered everything. Trying different meals in such a wonderful setup will make your beach vacation even more tremendous.


Water sports

One can enjoy various exciting water activities on this beach—snorkeling, scuba diving, and fishing

Nearby hotels

Counted among top-rated beach resorts in the Andaman Islands by travellers, Havelock Island Beach Resort offers an array of amenities to its prestigious guests by providing an ideal mix of value, comfort, and convenience. It offers the best of the Andaman tropical vibes and a refreshing ambiance. The guests are offered an experience like no other with all the advanced amenities and services that are required for a relaxing stay in the Andamans. The resort offers rooms under four categories- Deluxe Cottage, Suite Cottage (Sea Facing Beach Front), Family Suite Cottage, and Luxury Suite (Sea Facing Beach Front Cottage). Well-furnished and beautifully decorated, the rooms offer total comfort to all guests. A LED television with satellite channels is also there for entertainment. In addition to that, the rooms also have a mini-fridge and tea maker. 

Other accommodations nearby Vijay Nagar Beach are mentioned below:

  • Coral Reef Resort
  • Cross Bill Beach Resort
  • Dolphin Resort
  • El Dorado Beach Resort
  • Gold India Beach Resort
  • Munjoh Ocean Resort
  • Pano Eco Resort
  • Pellicon Beach Resort
  • Silver Sand Beach Resort
  • Shangrilas Beach Resort
  • Symphony Palms Beach Resort
  • Seashell, Havelock
  • The Wild Orchid
  • White Coral Beach Resort

Places to eat 

Some of the best food joints nearby Vijay Nagar Beach are as follows:

  • Anju Coco
  • Blue Betel Cafe
  • Bonova Cafe and Pub
  • Charcoal Grill & Restaurant
  • Fat Martin Cafe
  • Fluidz (restro-pub)
  • Full Moon Cafe
  • Flavours Pure Veg Restro
  • Kerala Cafe
  • Nemo Cafe
  • Red Snapper
  • Rony Restaurant
  • Shakahaar-Pure Vegetarian Restaurant
  • Something Different
  • Squid Restaurant
  • Waters- Wet Bar
  • Welcome Restaurant

How to reach

There are ferries plying from Port Blair that take nearly two and a half hours to reach to Havelock Island. After reaching the island, you can take any public transport or rent a scooty to reach Vijay Nagar Beach. 

Nearby medical facilities 

Here’s a list of medical centres in the area nearby Vijay Nagar Beach:

  • Chandra’s Clinic for Women
  • Dr Agarwal’s Eye Clinic
  • GB Pant Hospital
  • Maricar Hospital
  • Sanjeevani Hospital
  • Excellence Dental Care
  • Government Hospital
  • Thyrocare and CSB Clinic

Taking a trip to the Andaman Islands will be a great addition to your travel journeys. They are home to white sandy beaches and turquoise waters. Your worries will be left behind when you indulge in a romantic stay with your partner or have a fun-filled vacation with your friends/family.

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