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 Middle Andaman

If you’re on the journey to go around a trip to find yourself and escape from the struggles of daily life, Middle Andaman Island is one of the interesting places you can visit. While many of the travelers flock away in Havelock and Neil, this place can offer a new experience and perspective to your life. It can provide you serenity in life and help you improve. You can sit on the secluded turtle resting beaches and ponder upon being a better version of yourself. This is also a safe place for turtles to lay their eggs and you can witness this beautiful, natural process of the ancient ritual. It is a place worth visiting as you can explore various natural views to relax and rejuvenate. Today, I will help you with everything you can know to prepare yourself for this trip. 

Let’s Get To Middle Andaman Island

Less is more-- and this place attracts fewer tourists. It can make you traverse around easily, making you feel free and happy. You can explore the hidden corners of the island, view breathtaking landscapes, encounter biodiversity, and get in touch with nature privately. It will offer you solitude and beauty together. So, even if you’re on your honeymoon, it’s the perfect place to kindle the romance. Now, let’s get to the knows and hows of the Middle Andaman Islands. 


Middle Andaman Island, situated at the heart of the Great Andaman archipelago, spans across a vast area of 1,536 km?2;. Although it is located just 73 kilometers away from Port Blair, it often remains overlooked by travelers. However, it is ideal for people who love calmness, quiet places, and space to be alone. You can find various attractive and appealing towns here, like Rangat, Mayabunder, Bakultala, Nimbutala, and Kadamtala. However, the most common beach is Rangat, as it has eye-opening views and cool air to take you to another dimension of life. Further, impeccable attractions include Dhaninallah Mangrove Nature Walk, Yerrata Mangrove Park, and Yerrata Creek. Another popular spot to explore is Mayabunder which hosts mesmerizing mangrove-lined tidal creeks. You can also get sun-soaked at Avis Island and enjoy turtles living their life at Karamatang Beach, located just 13 kilometers away. It’s time to escape crowds and experience the unknown- for it may help you explore yourself, your relationship with self and others. 


How To Get There?

If you have decided to visit this island and have a vacation in Rangat, which is a charming town in the heart of Middle Andaman, you can choose various transportation options. If you are arriving at Port Blair, you can hop on the 6-7 hour bus journey that can take you to the Rangat. You will also pass through the beautiful Jarawa reserves along the western coasts of South and Middle Andaman. This road trip will give you insights into regional natural wonders. 

Besides, if you are a visitor from Havelock, Neil, or Long Island, you can opt for a speedboat ride and explore the treasures of Middle Andaman Island. You can view the stunning landscapes and clear waters. 

Whether a bus or a speedboat, traveling to Middle Andaman Island will be exciting as you’d experience unexplored places. 

What can you do there? 

Middle Andaman Island is far away from the bustling hustle of the crowds-- providing you space to connect to nature, meditate, romance, explore, and adventure. You can experience a plethora of activities like island camping, trekking, scuba diving, and snorkeling. It can be a holiday like no other if you can make the most of it. 

Island Camping: Deepen Your Connection To Nature

If you are someone who loves the power of nature, escaping to the Middle Andaman Island will be a soul-stirring experience because it has the space to feel the magic of our mother Earth. Far away from life, you can engage yourself into raw beauty of nature on a clear beach, blue waters, greenery, and sky full of dreams. Moreover, as the sun sets, you can view the horizon transforming into a canvas of breathtaking hues, bidding the day away. Alternatively, you can also pitch a tent to have a delightful experience. As twilight sets in, a celestial extravaganza unfolds above—the night sky adorned with twinkling stars, constellations, and the Milky Way in all its splendor. Far away from light pollution, the sky becomes an enchanting canopy, reminding you of the vastness of the universe and their place within it.


Trekking: Island and it’s secrets

Trekking is the activity that can help you explore the hidden secrets of the Middle Andaman Island in the untapped landscapes. As an enthusiast, you may find yourself drawn to exploring the greenery, waterfalls, and more. You can visit Panchavati Hills waterfall while exploring the greenery that comes along the away of the trek. As you hike along the well-defined trails, you'll be greeted by the sounds of chirping birds and the rustling of leaves, creating a soothing ambiance that calms the mind and soul. The journey to the waterfall is relatively moderate, making it accessible to most of you, including beginners in trekking. However, it is advisable to wear comfortable and sturdy footwear, as some parts of the trail may be uneven or slippery. As you reach there, I promise you will be mesmarized with the view and traquility. Remember to carry some essentials like water, snacks, and a camera to capture the beauty of the surroundings during your trek to the Panchavati Hills waterfall. But be careful. It's essential to respect the environment and not litter or disturb the natural habitat during your trekking experience.

Rangat Beach Hopping

You can visit Rangat between October to March to experience pleasant, ideal sightseeing. The months of March and April start getting hot, while May to June experiences peak summertime. From the end of June, the monsoon sets in, lasting until September, with heavy rainfall and strong winds. Visiting during peak monsoon is not recommended due to the risk of tree falls and disruptions in transportation, including the Andaman Trunk Road closure through the Jarawa Tribal Reserve and suspension of government ferries due to rough seas.

In Rangat, there are two notable places to explore. Firstly, the Yerrata walkway and Mangrove Interpretation Centre located at the jetty point offer ferry connections to Port Blair and other Andaman Islands. The Mangrove Interpretation Centre provides valuable information about the region's mangrove plantations, and the 13-meter-tall watchtower presents a breathtaking view of the adjacent mangrove plantation and tropical forests, accessible via a beautiful walkway.

Secondly, Amkunj Beach, conveniently situated near the Andaman Trunk Road, is well-developed and maintained by the government for tourists. The beach features eco-friendly log sofas, sit-outs, tables, and huts made from fallen trees, along with toilet facilities. Although the shoreline is sandy with low tides, swimming may not be ideal due to sharp coral rocks and pebbles. Amkunj Beach serves as a perfect relaxing stopover on the way to Diglipur from Port Blair, offering a serene and tranquil experience with limited crowds.


Wildlife Of Middle Andaman Island

Middle Andaman Forest Divisional area is a haven for fascinating wildlife, both on land and in the surrounding waters. Among the diverse range of mammals found here, you can encounter the elusive Barking Deer and the agile Palm Civet. The area is also home to the iconic Dugong, the State Animal, along with other notable species like the Andaman Spiny Shrew, Andaman Wild Pig, and Chital. Into the waters of Middle Andaman, you might be lucky enough to spot majestic creatures such as the Blue Whale and Sperm Whale, as well as the playful Common Dolphin.

In the avian realm, Middle Andaman offers a treat for birdwatchers with its remarkable inhabitants. The Andaman Tree Pie, Andaman Wood Pigeon, and Cotton Teal are among the many avian wonders found here. The island's skies are also graced by the elegant presence of Swiftlets and the mighty White-Bellied Sea Eagle, the State Bird.

Within the waters and along the shoreline, you'll encounter a rich variety of reptiles. The Andaman Banded Krait, a venomous species unique to the region, resides here, along with the magnificent Leatherback Turtle, Green Sea Turtle, and Hawksbill Turtle. Be cautious around the waters as the formidable Saltwater Crocodile and the Water Monitor Lizard roam these territories.


Tips To Planning A Trip To Middle Andaman Island

If you are planning a trip to the island, be careful of your preferences. You can evaluate every information presented above and book your way to the solitude of the island. Be advance with your bookings and visit at appropriate times to avoid any troubles. Besides, pack appropriate clothes, food, and equipment to have the best moments of your life. Don’t forget to click pictures, hold your hands of your partners, reflect within yourself, and become a better person while exploring the secrets of the Middle Andaman Islands. Lastly, engage in activities that fit your tastes and contact guides for better experiences.

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