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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Visit in Little Andaman Island

As explorers, humans have always had a deep affinity for nature and a desire to uncover its secrets. This urge to venture out and embrace the unknown leads us to some truly breathtaking locations around the globe, one of which is the enchanting Little Andaman Island. This awe-inspiring destination brims with lush forests, beautiful beaches, stunning waterfalls, and wildlife that leaves everyone mesmerised.

Situated in the southern part of the Andaman Islands, Little Andaman Island is the fourth largest of the islands with a sprawling area of approximately 730 square kilometres. This tropical paradise is roughly 88 kilometres south of Port Blair, the capital city of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, a Union Territory of India.

Let’s explore the beauty of Little Andaman Island and find everything you need to know to plan your next adventure in this stunning island.

Best Places to Visit in Little Andaman Island

Little Andaman Island, with its enchanting beauty and rich history, certainly offers a distinct and refreshing experience. There's so much more to discover and experience on Little Andaman Island, from exploring uncharted trails in the rainforest to enjoying the local cuisine. Here are some of the best places you can explore in the Andaman Island: 

Butler Bay Beach: A trip to Little Andaman is incomplete without a visit to Butler Bay Beach, one of the most popular tourist attractions. Its soft white sand, crystal-clear waters, and dense vegetation form a sight to behold. This crescent-shaped beach is also well-known for surfing activities, attracting enthusiasts from around the world.

Whisper Wave Waterfall: Deep into the heart of the island, one can hear the symphony of nature at the Whisper Wave Waterfall. This 15-metre-tall waterfall is surrounded by lush greenery, creating a serene and tranquil environment that's a pure delight for the senses.

Hut Bay: Hut Bay, the entry and exit point of Little Andaman Island, is more than just a harbour. This region is known for its exquisite coral reefs and a beautiful lighthouse that offers a panoramic view of the endless ocean.

Things to do on Little Andaman Island

From thrilling water sports to peaceful nature walks, Little Andaman Island ensures that there's never a dull moment for its visitors. Here are some activities that are sure to get your adrenaline pumping and create memories to last a lifetime.

Surfing: For those with a passion for riding waves, Little Andaman Island is a surfer's haven. Yes, you can even surf in the Andaman Islands! With clear waters and consistent waves, the island offers an unmatched surfing experience. The best time to surf is from November to April when the sea is at its calmest. The most popular spots for surfing include Butler Bay and Kumari Point, known for their perfect swell and beautiful surroundings.

Snorkelling: Explore the enchanting world beneath the waves with snorkelling. The crystal-clear waters around Little Andaman Island are home to vibrant coral reefs and a variety of marine life. Swim alongside colourful fish, gaze at the mesmerizing corals, and if you're fortunate, spot the rare sea turtles that call these waters home. Snorkelling is available only in a few places in Little Andaman Island.

Game Fishing: Game fishing, also known as sport fishing, is a recreational activity that offers a thrilling challenge for fishing enthusiasts. Little Andaman Island provides an excellent opportunity for game fishing, with the surrounding waters teeming with a wide variety of fish species like Marlin, Tuna, and Giant Trevally. You’ll be taken on a charter boat out to the open sea in the early hours of the day. All fishing is done under a strict catch-and-release policy to ensure the preservation of marine life.

Bird Watching and Wildlife Spotting: Nature lovers and bird enthusiasts would be thrilled to explore Little Andaman Island, a biodiversity hotspot. The island boasts several endemic and migratory bird species such as the Andaman Teal, White-bellied Sea Eagle, and various species of Kingfishers. The dense forests also serve as home to wildlife like the Andaman wild pig, spotted deer, and elephants. This destination is perfect for capturing some magnificent wildlife photographs or simply immersing yourself in the wonders of nature.

Trekking: For those who enjoy physical activity and exploring at their own pace, trekking is a must-try activity. The island offers numerous trekking trails, weaving through the dense forests, leading to beautiful waterfalls and unexplored areas. The trek to Whisper Wave Waterfall is one of the most popular ones, offering stunning views and a chance to appreciate the island's rich biodiversity. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes, carry water, and pack some snacks!

How to Reach Little Andaman Island

Getting to Little Andaman Island can be an adventure in itself. The journey to Little Andaman Island begins from Port Blair, the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Daily government-operated ferries run between Port Blair's Phoenix Bay Jetty and Hut Bay in Little Andaman. These ferries usually take around six to eight hours to complete the journey, depending on sea conditions.

It's advisable to book your ferry tickets a day in advance to secure your place, as the journey is quite popular among locals and tourists alike. On a lucky day, you might even spot playful dolphins or flying fish gracing the waters.

Upon arrival, you can hire a local auto-rickshaw or minivan to reach your hotel or guesthouse. It's a good idea to pre-book your accommodation, especially during the peak season (November to May), when the island sees a surge in tourists.

The Best Time to Visit Little Andaman Island

Little Andaman Island, like the rest of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, boasts a tropical monsoon climate. This means the island witnesses a dry season (November to May) and a monsoon season (June to October). The best time to visit Little Andaman Island is during the dry season. During these months, the weather is conducive for outdoor activities and exploring the island in its full glory. However, be prepared for occasional tropical showers, which only add to the island's allure.

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