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 Rated Beach Cafe and Bar

  • The Andaman Islands are known for their scenic beauty, stunning corals, rich marine life, and glistening crystal-clear waters. Couples from all over the world come here for their honeymoon due to the romantic vibe. So if you cannot decide where to spend Valentine’s Day with your partner, we recommend you visit the Andaman Islands. Moreover, during the month of February, the temperature ranges between 23 degrees Celsius and 30 degrees Celsius, which is ideal for visiting. 

    Below, we have shared the place where you can stay for Valentine’s Day, how you can spend time during your vacation on the islands, and much more. Keep reading to find out. 

    Why Spend Valentine’s on the Andaman Islands?

    Before we get into the specifics of planning your romantic expedition, let us first give you a few reasons why you should spend this Valentine’s on the Andaman Islands. 

    The astounding panoramic views, stunning ambience, luxurious stays, and white, sandy beaches make the place ideal for couples looking for a romantic getaway. In fact, the destination is a blend of private moments, leisure activities, luxury stays, relaxing spas, and thrilling activities. And the best part is that the locals are welcoming and friendly, which means you will never feel lost or unsafe during your stay. 

    In case you and your partner have a love for adventure, then the beaches of the Andaman Islands may be the perfect getaway for you. Each beach has different experiences to offer - while you can go jet skiing on one, go scuba diving on another. And finally, when you want a refreshing evening, relax by the shore with your partner while sky-gazing and listening to the sound of the waves. All in all, the islands are a combination of excitement and tranquillity. 

    The Perfect Valentine’s Day Plan

    If you are wondering how you could surprise your partner on Valentine’s Day during your vacation on the island, don’t worry. We have got you covered. Given below is a complete plan for celebrating the day of love on Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep). Are you ready?

    Opt for the Valentine’s Day couple package at Havelock Island Beach Resort for INR 19,000 (exclusive of taxes). You can stay on the 13th and 14th of February or the 14th and 15th of February since it involves a stay for two nights in the deluxe cottage. The strength of this plan lies in the spacious rooms with picturesque views from balconies. Not to mention, you can simply start your day with a hot shower and even proceed for a couple spa treatment during the afternoon for a relaxing experience. 

    On 14th February, go for a rain dance at the beach resort with your love. After freshening up, get dressed up for an amazing DJ party on the beach, beginning at 7:30 PM. Suit yourself up for the scrumptious gala dinner comprising 30 food items. After a tiring day of dancing, savouring this delight is all you will need. 

    In your cottage, you will get ample facilities, such as a refrigerator, minibar, coffee/tea maker, coffee/tea bags, hot and cold water, shower, air conditioner, king-size bed, toiletries, hairdryer, sanitiser, dental kits, access to the internet, LED TV, intercom, and even wake-up service. And to top it all, you will wake up to a beautiful view of the garden from your cottage’s terrace or balcony. 

    A candlelight dinner is also included in the package so you can opt for the same on one of the nights you stay at the resort. How mesmerizing would a meal on the beach under the night sky with your partner be! 

    You can also avail of the services offered by the resort, such as car transfers, booking ferries, booking water sports adventures, and much more. During the daytime, you can go for a water sports activity on Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep). In fact, the island is renowned for its diving spots. This is your chance to go on an adventurous scuba dive with your partner. 

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    Things to Do in Andaman

    The islands have a lot to offer to travellers, so you will never get bored. There are a number of activities you can perform during your vacation on the Andaman Islands. Some of these are listed below.

    1. Cellular Jail: If you and your partner are history lovers, visiting cellular jail is a must. Do not forget to attend the light and sound show afterwards. 
    1. Baratang Islands: Baratang Islands are popular for their mud volcano and limestone caves. Besides, you will get to see the Jarawa tribe reserve on your way here.
    1. Ross Island: The former administrative capital of Andaman, Ross Island is ideal for watching ruins caused by earthquakes several years ago. 
    1. North Bay: North Bay is famous for water sports activities. You can go snorkelling, scuba diving, and jet skiing. Moreover, you may also take a semi-submarine ride for a closer experience of the rich marine life.
    1. Radhanagar Beach: If you want to spend some quality time with your partner, this is the place to go. Enjoy the beautiful sunset at Radhanagar Beach after basking in the sun. 
    1. Kalapathar Beach: Start your day at Kalapathar Beach by watching the gorgeous sunrise. Take a soulful walk with your dear one as the day unveils. 
    1. Chidiyatapu: If your partner is more of a trekker, you must definitely surprise them by taking them to Chidiyatapu. The trails here are worth the adventure. 
    1. Bharatpur Beach: During your excursion to Neil Island, visit Bharatpur Beach. If you haven’t yet gotten the chance to perform water sports activities, now is the time. Besides, the glass bottom boat ride is a must to have an up-close experience of the vivid marine life.

    The Bottom Line

    Celebrating Valentine’s Day in the Andaman is the perfect way to surprise your companion. Apart from the candlelight dinners and luxurious stays, you get to perform so many activities with your partner. From scuba diving to watching sunsets on the beach, everything you do here with your partner will only bring you two closer. 

  • As I said, holidays at beaches are phenomenal thing to experience. But for this you always need a perfect place to groove at night and socialize a bit at this Island far away from your home and also to munch upon delicious Andaman Cuisines. Need not worry Andaman Islands take care of your this need with its hugely appreciated restaurants, bars and cafes.

    • Nemo Café & Bar, Havelock(aka Havelock Island Beach Club)

      If you’re in Havelock and are yearning for a sea view, a DJ night, commendable hospitality, lively ambience, lip-smacking food, and quick service, Nemo Cafe is the place to be. You’ll get pretty much everything here. They can do party arrangements in case you plan to surprise your better half or your friend(s). Candlelights are a plus. Enquire before you go to know, as some days the place is closed for large party bookings.

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      Nemo Café , also known as Havelock Island Beach Club is especially the best idea for the guests of the resort as it is just a few steps away from the comfort of your room. After spending your day sightseeing, beach hopping or doing scuba diving, night time is the most perfect time to just rejuvenate and chill. Spend some time strolling on the while silky sand of the beach amidst the calming sound of waves and lush greenery. Appreciate the beauty of the star-studded sky and the moonlight touching the ocean. This is something that you cannot ever experience in your city. Such is the gorgeousness of Havelock Island! The fascinating lights used for decorating the whole place further enhance the beauty of the café and bar. Relax on the sun deck, and order your favorite drink as well as the food of your choice. All this while getting spellbound by the splendor of the Nemo Café. And after spending a few hours enjoying and relaxing, you can simply go back to your lavish room and have a good night’s sleep.

      Location: Beach No.2, Havelock Island Beach Resort, Govind Nagar Beach, Havelock Island

    • Amaya, Seashell, Port Blair

      With a magnificent rooftop sea view in Port Blair, Amaya is a fine multi-cuisine restro bar. The outdoor seating overlooks the sea and is a perfect location to enjoy the sea breeze, an intimate candlelight dinner, or just sing along (to the live music) with your friends. Amaya offers excellent seafood, barbeque, sizzlers and cocktails. Live music, sets the mood. This place tops our chart of Restaurants in Port Blair.
      Recommendation: Amaya Seafood Platter and Signature Flaming shots

      Location: Seashell Hotel, Marine Hill

    • Nico-Bar, Fortune Bay Island, Port Blair

      Nico Bar (the bar of a famous hotel in Port Blair) is a well-stocked bar with one of the best views of the islands. It overlooks North Bay island and one can see the lighthouse (behind the old 20 rupee note) from here. They offer various selections of spirits, wines and beers along with lip-smacking snacks (can get the main course at a family restaurant in the same hotel). They vouch on their fruity concoctions served in coconut shells – their barman’s speciality.

      Location: Marine Hill, Port Blair, 744101

    • Pink Fly Lounge Bar, Port Blair

      Port Blair’s only night club, this place is for those who like to party and dance the night away. They keep changing their night party themes to keep the regulars hooked. Situated on the ground floor of Hotel Shompen, it is adorned with pink lights and motorbikes that creates an electrifying ambience. Snacks are good and the bar is well stocked. If you still have some space left for food, you can visit ‘The Love Garden’, Hotel Shompen’s in-house rooftop restaurant.

      Location: 2 Middle Point, Opposite Bengali Club, Port Blair

    • Full Moon Cafe, Havelock

      A view of the beach, friendly staff and delightful food – there is no place that brings all these together like the Full Moon Café. This charming restaurant is set inside island Vinnies (Dive India) and has grown to be one of the most recommended places to enjoy a quiet dinner at the beach. The setting is cosy with comfortable sofas, dim ambient lighting and pleasant music. Though some of the dishes may seem pricier than those of other restaurants, we believe it’s a good value for money.

      Location: Dive India, Beach No. 3

    •  Bonova Cafe and Pub, Havelock


      eashells in-house Pub, it is one of the best in Havelock. It’s vibrant ambience owes it to its interior design and the occasional DJ nights. For food and drinks, Bonova cafe is an outstanding dining area that offers delicious snacks, cocktails and seafood. It’s a lot of fun, especially for large groups.

      Location: Beach Number 2, Govind Nagar Beach, Havelock

    • Something Different – A beachside Cafe, Havelock

      It’s a beautiful seaside cafe, located very close to the Havelock jetty. With low seating and beach murals on the wall, the interiors here are a fresh change from the several other restaurants that dot Havelock’s beaches. Multi-cuisine veg and non-veg dishes are available. With a 100 pax capacity, this cafe is perfect for lazy meals and large groups. To make your journey hassle-free, they provide free pick and drop from hotels. Upon prior request, they even cater to beach camping and bonfire requests. Best for families with children!

      Location: Beach No. 2

    • Venom Bar, Havelock

      It’s a part of Symphony Palms beach resort, and is one of the most happening and the oldest bars in Havelock. Famed for its drinks and ambience, the bar also boasts of a stunning beach view. What makes it happening is that the live music doesn’t lose its charm as they invite different artists every month. Generally thronged by travellers, it offers a good chance of meeting them and exchanging interesting travel stories.

      Location: Symphony Palms Beach Resort, Beach No. 3

    • Fat Martin’s Cafe, Havelock and Neil

      There are some places where if you go once, you keep coming back. This is one of them. They have an interesting menu, sit down dining, live music (on most days), great vibes, and is comparatively easy on the pocket. They also provide free (but slow) wifi – a luxury in Andamans. Though we recommend you to try everything here, but in case you cannot visit again, do not miss out on the dessert ‘Hello to the queen’.

      Location: Vijayanagar Beach, Havelock Island and Sitapur Beach, Neil island

    • Cicada Lounge Bar and Grill


      Created in the design of a forest, Cicada Lounge Bar & Grill calls for a visit, owing to its amazing setting. An ideal hangout point, the setting here gratifies you in its strange aura. Enjoy the real-time jobs and offer yourself a superb experience. Groove your body to the exciting songs as you sip a glass of exquisite wine. The outstanding selection of liquors available here is an utmost joy. Avail the excellent service offered at Cicada and makes you check out worth cherishing. Also, the prices charged at this bar are quite reasonable, thus letting you reduce your costs. As the name suggests, the grill items offered right here are genuinely ambrosial and leaves you craving for extra. Go ahead and participate in a craving experience at this fantastic location.

      Location: Beach #5, Havelock Island, 744211 Aberdeen, Andaman And Nicobar Islands, Indi


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