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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Wedding Photography in Andaman Islands

Wedding Photography in Andaman Islands
Date : 04 Apr 2023
Categories: Andaman Islands

So you wanted to have a destination wedding and decided to tie the knot at the incredible Andaman Islands? Well, that’s amazing! The wind blowing through your hair and the sound of waves while you are getting married sounds like an amazing plan. In fact, your friends and family will be stunned by the beauty of it. 

But what good is a destination wedding if you do not have an idea of the best shots at some of the most beautiful places? After all, the only way to capture all those beautiful memories of your Big Day is through photographs. This is why we have come up with a list of some of the most picturesque places in the Andaman Islands. Additionally, it will be greatly helpful in picking the island for your wedding. 

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So without delaying further, let’s jump right into the details, shall we?

  1. Ross & Smith Islands, Diglipur

From your friends to your partner’s family, everyone will love Ross & Smith Islands due to its natural beauty and beachy vibes. Not just that, you all will have the greatest time of your lives during the functions because of the gorgeousness of the untamed beaches. 

As a matter of fact, the twin islands are among the most splendid attractions on North Island. The two are linked by a 50-meter-long sand bar, which offers even more ideas for photography. Not to mention, the crystal-clear waters offer great visibility and further add to the perfection of these pictures. 

  1. Corbyn Cove Beach, Port Blair

First of all, the best part about having a destination wedding here is the ease of transport. Being the capital, Port Blair can be reached directly via flight. And Corbyn Cove Beach is known to be the most famous beach here. It is enclosed by tall palm trees, which are highly promising when it comes to photography - you will get some of the best wedding shots with palm trees beautifying the background. 

We have one more reason to add to the list - you all can go for a swim on one of the days in the morning, right before a shower, and can ask the photographer to shoot the fun memories as well. Hence, you will be rewarding yourself with a fresh bath on the beach while getting magnificent photographs. 

  1. Chidiya Tapu

Situated about 30 kilometers from Port Blair, Chidiya Tapu is like a paradise for nature lovers. The island is home to a wide variety of birds. So the best frame for your wedding photography can include clear blue skies and birds. Needless to say, the silvery sand will be your ornament when you lay on it. 

  1. Laxmanpur Beach, Neil Island

If you haven’t already heard about this beach, Laxmanpur Beach is among the most popular pre-wedding shoot and wedding destinations in the Andaman Islands. The romantic sunset, stunning sunrise, turquoise water, white sand, and evergreen beauty are all that you need for your wedding day for an amazing vibe and marvelous pictures. 

The beach is abundant in seashells and corals so you can even make use of them as props during a day out on the beach with your guests on one of the days here. Furthermore, the blue sea contrasting with the white sand is a treat to the eyes, which will work perfectly in your photographs as well. 

  1. Kalapathar Beach, Havelock Island

Kalapathar Beach on Havelock Island or Swaraj Dweep is a pristine beach with dense forests in the background. It is renowned for its huge black rocks, hence the name. A small, yet pleasant beach, you can wake up on the morning of your Big Day and take a stroll to get rid of those nerves while the cool breeze blows through your face. 

Besides, its aqua water and golden sand beds make it perfect for a destination wedding. And now that you have pictured everything in your mind, you might already be thinking about the beautiful photographs that can be clicked here. The bright sand and black rocks are highly contrasting, which will make your photographs even more vivid. Adding to this vividness will be the lush green forests that surround the beach on all sides. 

  1. Elephant Beach, Havelock Island

If you are determined to have your wedding on Havelock Island, you have one more option other than Kalapathar Beach, which is Elephant Beach. To begin with, the various hues of blue are not only a visual treat but also a treat to the lens, aka photographs. The view of the white clouds above, white sands below, and lush trees in the center is something that cannot even be described in words. You will have to see it for yourself.

The wide variety of shells spread on the beach is like the jewels of Elephant Beach. And if you are considering this as your spot for your destination wedding, we recommend you choose the daytime for ceremonies. There is nothing more beautiful than the natural daylight and views. 

  1. Radhanagar Beach, Havelock Island

Last but not least, Radhanagar Beach can serve as the ideal place for your wedding, especially taking into account the fact that it is known to be one of the top 10 beaches in the world and the most beautiful one in Asia. The white foam waves, the emerald blue sea, the verdant and lush trees, and the white sand - all contribute to the perfect photographs. Imagine tying the knot in such a beautiful place - with your closest ones around you and your lifelong partner right beside you. 

Which Place are You Getting Married at?

Picking one of the islands of the Andaman Islands for your wedding can be a daunting task since every place is unique. But now that we have shared with you some of the best wedding destinations that have picture-perfect settings, which place are you choosing?

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