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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About Avis Island

Welcome to Avis Island, a hidden treasure in the Andaman Islands! With its pristine beaches, turquoise waters, and vibrant marine life, this secluded paradise is perfect for nature lovers and adventure seekers. Located in Mayabunder, Avis Island offers a tranquil escape from the bustling world. Enjoy sunbathing on the white sandy beaches, snorkeling or diving in the crystal-clear waters, and taking leisurely walks amidst lush greenery. The island provides opportunities for fishing, kayaking, and birdwatching, allowing you to immerse yourself in its natural beauty. Experience the breathtaking sunsets and savor delicious seafood while enjoying the warm hospitality of Mayabunder.

  1. Location and Accessibility:

    Avis Island is nestled in the charming town of Mayabunder, which lies in the northern region of the Andaman Islands. To reach this hidden paradise, travelers have convenient options available. They can choose to fly into Port Blair, the capital city of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, from major Indian cities, and then continue their journey to Mayabunder via a scenic ferry ride. Alternatively, visitors can opt for a direct ferry from mainland India to Mayabunder. This accessibility ensures that Avis Island is within reach for those seeking to explore its pristine beaches and enchanting marine life.

  2. A Hidden Paradise:

    Avis Island truly lives up to its nickname, "The Hidden Paradise." This pristine gem boasts untouched beauty and a serene ambiance that captivates visitors. With its powdery white sand beaches embraced by lush greenery, the island offers an idyllic escape for those in search of tranquility and seclusion. But it's not just the stunning landscape that makes Avis Island special; it's the crystal-clear waters that surround it. Teeming with vibrant coral reefs and a diverse array of marine life, the island presents unparalleled opportunities for snorkeling and diving enthusiasts to explore and discover the wonders beneath the surface.

  3. Things to Do on Avis Island:

    As the day draws to a close on Avis Island, prepare to witness an extraordinary spectacle—the breathtaking beauty of the sunset. As the sun descends towards the horizon, the sky transforms into a mesmerizing canvas painted with vibrant hues. Shades of orange, pink, and gold blend together, casting a warm and ethereal glow over the tranquil surroundings. Find a secluded spot on the beach, feel the soft sand beneath your feet, and let the serene ambiance wash over you. As the sun dips below the horizon, leaving behind a trail of magnificent colors, you'll be filled with a sense of awe and wonder. Capture this magical moment in your heart as you embrace the sheer delight of a sunset on Avis Island.

  4. Accommodation and Dining:

    Accommodation options in Mayabunder town, near Avis Island, cater to the needs of visitors looking for a comfortable stay. While Avis Island itself is not extensively developed for tourism, the town offers a range of budget-friendly guesthouses and resorts that provide cozy rooms and essential amenities. These accommodations allow travelers to experience the warm and welcoming hospitality of the locals. After a day of exploring Avis Island, you can satisfy your taste buds at the town's eateries, where you'll find a delightful array of seafood delicacies and regional dishes. Indulge in the flavors of the Andaman Islands, and immerse yourself in the culinary delights of the region.

  5. Best Time to Visit:

    The best time to visit Avis Island and the Andaman Islands as a whole is during the winter months, from November to February. During this period, the weather is pleasantly mild, with temperatures ranging from 20°C to 30°C (68°F to 86°F). The sea is calm, making it perfect for water activities such as snorkeling, diving, and kayaking. The skies are clear, allowing for stunning sunsets and picturesque views. Whether you want to lounge on the pristine beaches, explore the underwater world, or go on nature walks, the winter months offer the most comfortable conditions to enjoy outdoor activities and witness the island's natural beauty at its peak.

  6. Preservation and Responsible Tourism:

    Preservation and responsible tourism are of utmost importance when visiting Avis Island. To maintain its natural beauty and ecological balance, it is essential for travelers to be mindful of their impact on the environment. This includes leaving no trace behind by properly disposing of waste, avoiding any activities that may harm the delicate coral reefs, and following any guidelines or regulations set by the local authorities. By respecting the environment and practicing sustainable tourism, we can ensure that future generations can continue to enjoy the pristine beauty of Avis Island and its surrounding marine ecosystem. Together, let's protect and preserve this hidden paradise for years to come.

  7. Wildlife Spotting:

    Avis Island is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts as it not only boasts incredible marine life but also supports a diverse range of terrestrial fauna. As you explore the island's lush vegetation, be prepared to encounter fascinating creatures that call this place home. Look out for the impressive giant robber crabs, known for their massive size and distinctive coloration. These fascinating land-dwelling crustaceans are a sight to behold. Additionally, keep your eyes peeled for monitor lizards, gracefully gliding through the undergrowth. Avis Island is also a sanctuary for numerous species of butterflies and insects, offering a kaleidoscope of colors and intricate patterns. Witnessing the harmonious coexistence of these unique land and sea creatures is a testament to the island's rich biodiversity and will surely leave nature lovers in awe.

Avis Island in Mayabunder is a hidden gem of untouched beauty and serene beaches. Its vibrant coral reefs invite snorkelers and divers to explore the rich marine life, while beach camping offers a chance to immerse oneself in nature's embrace. Engaging with the local community unveils the Andaman Islands' cultural tapestry, and capturing stunning photographs preserves memories of this tranquil paradise. Avis Island beckons adventurers to embark on a journey of discovery, where the abundance of marine and terrestrial life, coupled with the island's natural splendor, promises an unforgettable experience. Let Avis Island enchant your senses and leave an indelible mark on your soul.

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