From 3rd August 2021 Tourism activities re-open in Andaman & Nicobar Islands. In view of the steady decline in cases of COVID-19 in Andaman Nicobar Islands an order has been issued by the Director of Tourism Department today regarding reopening of all Tourism activities in South Andaman and North Middle Andaman District from today.
The tourists are allowed to visit Baratang/North & Middle Andaman subject to compulsory RAT testing for Andaman Trunk Road commuters which will be carried out at Forest check post on the spot / same day on payment of applicable charges
A negative RT PCR report has to be presented by all passengers on arrival.
General Guidelines defined for traveling to Andaman Islands during COVID :
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.
M. V Green Ocean is a new ferry that was launched in the mid-2015 to help travelers move from one island to the other in an economical way. This is quite similar to the Government ferry, but with better seating and space.
Green Ocean 1 is the only private cruise to have an open deck where you can get a panoramic view of the open sea during the ride from Port Blair to Havelock and return. You can get outside your seating space to the open deck to get better views, entertainment, and dance to the music.
The total seating capacity is 198 seats divided into four different classes of seating Lower Deck- Economy, Executive & Upper Deck- Luxury and Royal Class. This ferry puts forward an altogether different experience for travelers visiting the Andaman Island. The best part about this ferry is that it has plenty of space for travelers to walk around during their ride. With fast cruises (Makruzz and Coastal Cruise) such options are not available.
The seats are comfortable, spacious, and the passengers can travel at ease throughout the entire trip.
The cruise has a pantry for some snacks and beverages for the passengers, televisions on each deck, and a music system for entertainment. You have the choice of choosing your seats while booking your ferry tickets.
We recommend photographers to opt for Green Ocean 1 during your return from Havelock as the sunset view is incredible around this time for capturing some amazing stills of the sunset.
Since Green Ocean 1 has an open deck it moves very slowly and it is the slowest among all the other cruises. The ferry takes around 2 hours and 15 Minutes to reach Havelock from Port Blair and vice-versa.
We suggest you choose Green Ocean 1 for your journey at least once to experience the open deck journey from Havelock to Port Blair as the views, feels, and the beauty of Andamans from a different perspective.
We will make best efforts to book a window seat for all the bookings made. However, the same cannot be guaranteed. Please note that we are not responsible for any issues concerning the change in timings from the ferry authorities. We will update you and make alternative arrangements in such situations. A scanned copy of the document is sent to your email ID. This ticket can be used to board the ferry.