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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What To Do in Baratang Island

What To Do in Baratang Island
Date : 01 Jul 2021

Andaman and Nicobar Islands conjures an image of the exotic in the minds of visitors, who cherish holidays in the lap of virgin nature for moments of bliss, spent in solitude. An archipelago comprising of 572 islands, islets, and rocky outcrops, a visitor to the Andaman Islands is spoilt for choice of sun, sea, sand, and the beauty of evergreen and mangrove forests. A Profusion of marine life forms in their natural habitat is best enjoyed through walking undersea, snorkeling, scuba diving, and, if not anything else, glass-bottom boat rides. The trip to the Andaman Islands is incomplete without a visit to  Baratang Island, which is at a distance of 100 km from Port Blair. The best time to visit the famous Baratang Island Limestone Caves and Mud Volcano is between November and February when the sea is tranquil and the weather, pleasant for a memorable vacation.

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Top things to do in Baratang Island:

The ethereal journey to Brarating Island through the Andaman Trunk Road runs deep within the Jarawa territory, one of the oldest surviving and essentially reclusive tribes on Planet Earth.  Baratang Island things to do are both sublime and thrilling in abounding heavenly attractions. The silence of the woods is interspersed with the melody of myriad bird species. The serene blue-green crystal clear water, lapping at the feet changing hues with splendid crimson of the setting sun, is supremely fulfilling. Yet, Baratang Island Itinerary is a storehouse of varied activities to be enjoyed in the company of family and friends.

Trek to the Limestone Caves:

The Baratang Island Limestone Caves are the magical natural architecture of Stalagmites, Stalactites, and a visual treat inspires awe. A trek through the thick Baratang Island Andaman Mangrove offers the discerning visitor an adventure of a lifetime. The Limestone Cave is a unique natural geological wonder. It transforms daily with fresh carvings, created by deposits of marine components like corals, skeletons, and seashells over millions of years.

Hiking to the Mud Volcanoes:

One cannot miss the experience of hiking to the Mud Volcano, the only natural landmark in India. Imagination and remembering the many visuals of live Volcanoes around the world can be a reality at Baratang Island. Instead of the anticipated molten lava from a gushing Volcano, this mysterious creation of nature is a sea of craters spewing mud, water, and gases like Carbon dioxide, Nitrogen, and exploding Methane. If not for the spectacle of seeing a live Volcano, an opportunity to witness the only such natural Geological marvel in the country cannot be missed.

Boat Ride through a Canopy of Mangroves:

The piercing sunshine through the Baratang Island Andaman Mangrove Canopy creates a magical display of natural chiaroscuro of tantalizing patterns on the shimmering water. The dancing light beckons the visitor in leisurely Baratang Island Boat Rides to the majestic Limestone Caves. The serpentine waterways, crisscrossing the Mangrove forest, leaves one in a mesmeric trance by cheering exotic birds and animals, which is certain to rekindle the aesthetics of a shutterbug to capture vivid images for posterity.

Visit Parrot Island:

Lurking within close proximity of Baratang Island is the secluded uninhabited islet, which comes alive with the chirping of thousands of Parakeets coming home to roost every evening. Nestled among the surrounding Mangrove, Parrot Island derives its name from the spectacle of the bright green feathered birds, painting the crimson backdrop of the setting sun in dazzling contrast. Their cheerful vibrancy brings the otherwise sedate Island to life, making it a must Baratang Island place to visit.

Exploring Baludera Beach:

Can any Island in the Andaman be without its own alluring beach? Baratang is no exception. The pristine expanse of sun and golden sand, juxtaposed with blue-green contrast of tranquil waters, with equally azure skies in the company, is the ultimate in luxurious relaxation. Famous as a secluded beauty, Baludera Beach is a study of peace in solitude. Far from the bustling crowd, it is among the Baratang Island top places to explore. Eco-friendly huts for lazing on the sandy beach, feasting upon the sight of the deep blue sky meeting the sea at the distant horizon, accompanied with delicious drinks and platter, Baludera Beach has it all. Despite its pervasive silence, one can give free rein to indulgence in beachcombing and the occasional fun-filled Elephant Ride.

Salt Water Crocodile sighting:

Salt Water habitat for Crocodiles in mainland India is few and far between. The Andaman Islands offer Salt Water Crocodiles ample scope to thrive. Sighting Baratang Island Crocodiles in their natural habitat is awe-inspiring for wildlife aficionados and a rare opportunity for others. Salt Water Crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus) habitat is spread across the entire archipelago. Thus, exploring the Islands can result in the sighting of Salt Water Crocodile in the Open Sea, near the Coastline and Shores, Mangrove Creeks, Freshwater Rivers, and Swamps.

Explore Jaeawa Creek:

A ride in the Jarawa Creek offers the visitor of all ages the scope to absorb the raw, pristine beauty of Baratang Island. The Creek is the abode of the Jarawas, who still live in harmony with nature. Reputed to be one of the ancient surviving tribes, they shun civilization and lead a life of detachment, surviving on their hunting skills. Sheer luck can lead to a glimpse of a few members of the tribe. But interacting with them is aggressively discouraged. The mystique of the Jarawa encounter is an added anticipatory attraction of the dense greenery, encompassed by a profusion of surrounding blue waters and sky above.

Exciting Water Activities:

When in Baratang Island, the adventurous have ample scope to indulge in adrenaline gushing activities, apart from treating the senses to nature’s bounty, typical of a tropical paradise. Canoeing, Snorkeling, and Scuba Diving options are a must to grab, as they are seldom found activities elsewhere. The sight of Corals at Mohwa Dera, 31 Km from Port Blair, leads one to an underwater fairyland. It is an experience bound to be forever etched in one’s mind, to be cherished for years to come.

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