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 Havelock Island

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

Are you planning your wedding in the Andaman Islands? And that, too, on Havelock Island? Then one of the most important things besides the guests and ceremonies is photography. The moments will be lived and gone but the only things that remain are memories and photographs. So it is not just crucial to click pictures but is also important you hire a professional wedding photographer who can capture the most candid and amazing shots of your Big Day. 

In this blog, we have shared some of the key points about wedding photography along with having a destination wedding on Havelock Island. We have additionally shared what you can expect as the outcome of these photographs. So are you ready to find out what these are? 

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Why Choose Havelock Island for Your Destination Wedding?

Swaraj Dweep or Havelock Island is among the largest islands that consist of a chain of islands to the east of the Andaman Islands. In fact, Havelock Island is the most visited destination in the Andamans, clearly because of its beauty and the wide variety of activities it offers to travelers.

Located just a few kilometers away from Port Blair, Havelock is a popular destination among newlyweds and couples exchanging vows. You can organize all your functions, from haldi and mehendi to reception at the beach. The guests will be filled in awe when they see you getting married with the various hues of the blue waters and breathtaking views of white sandy beaches. 

Choosing Havelock Island as the destination for your wedding means everyone can make memories performing water sports or watching sunsets apart from attending the wedding ceremonies. Radhanagar Beach is one of the most popular beaches on the island due to its white sand and aqua waters. 

Another popular beach is Elephant Beach which is loved by Indian tourists. The abundance of corals makes the spot ideal for snorkeling. Finally, Kalapathar Beach is like a black beauty - the dark stones here will contrast your wedding photographs. 

If you are getting wedded on Havelock Island, you will get marvelous wedding photographs due to the picturesque scenery. Besides, you can also spend spare time with your partner, family, and friends watching sunsets while having breakfast as you make plans for the day. Needless to say, you will have plenty of options for fine accommodation along with fine dining. 

Why Hire a Professional Wedding Photographer?

  1. Hiring a professional wedding photographer implies that you will get quality photographs and amazing shots of the wedding ceremonies. In fact, your worries about asking somebody to capture photos or videos and seeing if the shots are good will go away. After all, you cannot perform the same ceremony twice just because the photos the first time were not good! Besides, you would want to upload them on social media as well. 
  1. Your wedding photographs will last a lifetime – you will be occasionally turning the pages of the album and showing it to friends, family, relatives, and even your children. Would you not want your future generations to look at the images and say, “Wow! Look at this one!” That can happen only when you hire the right photographer. 
  1. Another pro of hiring a professional wedding photographer is that they know their job best, which is even better than you. They will capture moments so perfectly that even you will be amazed. Moreover, they possess a wide variety of equipment – from tripods to drones, which are useful to a great extent. 
  1. You will be wedded just once in your life and you have to make it count. So why not invest in a photographer that is the best you can get? You might have to balance the budget with low-priority tasks on the wedding list. But at least you will have valuable photos. 
  1. If you do not hire a professional photographer, you may regret it. You won’t have splendid pictures to look at after you are married. You may even have to tell people how beautiful or handsome you looked and who came to your wedding instead of actually showing them.

What is Included in Wedding Photography?

The wedding photography package on Havelock Island costs INR 2,50,000 wherein three days of shoot are included. As the end result, you will get a photo book of 200 photographs and 25 minutes of one edited video that covers all ceremonies. 

Further, you will get 4-5 minutes of edited videos of each ceremony, including haldi, mehendi, sangeet, and wedding. There will be two candid photographers, two cinematographers, and a drone pilot for shooting the wedding. Now, can you think of any better way of recording your wedding? 

Are You Set for Your Wedding on Havelock Island?

There are plenty of things you need to take into account while planning for a destination wedding on Havelock Island. From the number of guests to arranging hotel rooms, you will have to carefully consider everything. To ease it for you, we have provided all the important details about wedding photography on Havelock Island. 

In fact, we believe that based on the knowledge of the best places to shoot your wedding photographs and videos, you might even be able to decide the venue of your Big Day in case you haven’t yet. You have plenty of options like Elephant Beach, Kalapathar Beach, and Radhanagar Beach. Further, based on your budget and your preferences, you can choose the hotel or beach resort where you would like to perform all the ceremonies. Do not forget to think about the decoration and aesthetics of the place – after all, you want stunning photographs from your wedding, right?

Now that we have discussed everything about it, we hope you have a wedding on Havelock Island that not only you remember but is also memorable for your friends and family.

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