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 North Bay Island

Nestled in Andaman and Nicobar Island, North Bay Island is renowned for its natural beauty, captivating landscapes, and panoramic views. North Bay Island is a remarkable destination that beckons adventure freaks and nature enthusiasts. North Bay Island is blessed with pristine beaches, breathtaking vistas, and abundant marine life, which has made this destination a popular tourist hotspot. Tourists can enjoy water activities over here and even relax by the shore. This destination is suitable for people of all age groups. 

In this blog, we will be delving deeper to know more about this destination and to educate all those who are willing to plan their vacation at this fascinating destination. 

Tourist Attractions and Activities on North Bay Island

There are numerous attractions and activities to enjoy on North Bay Island, such as:

  • Beaches and Water Sports

Are you a beach lover who loves spending time on beaches in peace and calmness away from the usual hustle and bustle of daily life? If yes, North Bay Island is a place just for you. The pristine stretches of sand offer a perfect setting for relaxation and fun under the sun. Tourists can even enjoy swimming, sunbathing, beachcombing, and much more. Furthermore, for those seeking more adventurous experiences, this island provides a range of exciting water activities like kayaking, banana boat riding, skiing, and much more. Additionally, clean beachside amenities and shacks enhance the beach experiences of the visitors. 

  • Shopping and Souvenirs

Anywhere you go, you love to buy local things. These local things help us keep a memory with us for a lifetime and reflect the island’s culture. So, visiting the local markets would be a great idea if you are willing to explore the island and buy souvenirs for yourself and your dear ones. You can buy local handicrafts, artworks, traditional items, and whatnot from these markets, making you rewind the memory for years. Also, buying things from local markets would elevate their local economy. 

  • Nightlife and Entertainment

The vibrant nightlife scenes come alive as the sun sets on North Bay Island. You can enjoy it at the bars, clubs, and live music venues, filling your evening with lively and energetic entertainment. As a tourist, you can immerse yourself entirely in the island’s nightlife and enjoy the vibes with your dear ones, even if you are not a person who loves to spend the evenings in clubs without worry. This island even has night markets, providing opportunities to explore the local arts, crafts, and cuisine. But make sure to be safe and secure during the night time here. 

  • Relaxation and Wellness

People often escape to islands for peace and away from the usual everyday schedule. North Bay Island offers a haven of tranquility which is just the perfect getaway to unwind your mind, body, and soul. Many yoga and meditation centers across the island allow tourists to reconnect with themselves and find their lost inner peace. This island promises to provide a holistic and revitalizing experience for visitors. 

  • Outdoor Activities and Adventure Sports

Are you a thrill-seeker who loves exploring adventurous activities, especially in the Islands? If so, you must put your steps forward to North Bay Islands. Here, you will experience many activities like trekking trails and hiking. Moreover, the island’s scenic landscapes allow you to immerse yourself in nature and witness its beauty up close. Adventure seekers can partake in parasailing, rock climbing, zip-lining, and other adrenaline-filled experiences and explore the island’s natural wonders. 

  • Cultural Events and Festivals

North Bay Island celebrates a vibrant calendar of cultural events and festivals conducted throughout the year. These festivals offer a glimpse of the island’s traditions and provide tourists with an immersive cultural experience. As a tourist, you can participate in such festivals and events and witness the joyous occasion, creating lasting memories.

How To Reach North Bay Island?

Some of the accessible modes of transportation to reach North Bay Island are:

  • Air

The nearest airport to North Bay Island is in Port Blair. Tourists can book a flight to the airport and then proceed to the island with other means of transportation. 

  • Sea

Sea transportation is another means to reach North Bay Island. Regular ferry services or private boats are operating from nearby ports. You can enjoy scenic views during your journey, leaving you with beautiful memories. 

Best Time to Visit North Bay Island

Let’s get to know what’s the best time to visit North Bay Island:

  • November

During November, the island witnesses a dry season. The weather is pleasant and witnesses mild temperatures and low chances of rain. November is ideal for indulging in outdoor activities and exploring beaches. 

  • December to February

During these months, the island witnesses peak tourist season as the weather here is sunny, and the sea is calm. These months are perfect for swimming, sunbathing, water sports, and other activities. 

  • March

During March, the crowd starts thinning. However, it is the best month to enjoy beaches and attractions.

  • May to October

From May to October, the island constitutes a wet season. During these months, the rainfall increases, and the humidity level soars. Although the outdoor activities would be limited due to the weather, this month allows visitors to witness lush greens and abundant wildlife. 

Seize the Moment and Dive into North Bay Island!

North Bay Island offers a wide range of attractions and activities which would not make the tourists enjoy every moment but would also make their trip memorable and exciting. The best time to visit North Bay Island is during the dry season, which falls between November to April. During this month, the weather is pleasant and favorable to enjoy all the beach activities and explore the island. Plan your visit accordingly to make the most of your trip to this captivating island.

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