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.
There are four-five guesthouses in Diglipur nearby the main market and stadium. They have all the basic necessities only. Thus, you should not expect luxurious amenities while staying in this part of the Andaman Islands. Beach resorts in Diglipur Island get crowded during peak season. So you should make sure to get your stay pre-booked from a local tour operator that is a reliable name when it comes to making all the bookings anywhere in the Andamans. The experienced operators will take care of all your reservations exactly as per your requirements.
Located in the North Andaman Islands, Diglipur Island is at a distance of about 320 kilometers from Port Blair, the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Considered the biggest inhabited town of the Andaman Islands, it has a total geographical area of about 1400 square kilometers. People living here are seen together like a little India, speaking several languages of India and belonging to different religious and cultural beliefs. Most of the locals speak Bengali, Hindi, and Tamil. But there are so many other people speaking Telugu and Malayalam as well. Their main occupation is agriculture. The island has rice, coconut, areca nut, and vegetables grown there. These are also sold to the capital town. In Diglipur, goods and services might happen to be expensive as the supplies are brought here from Port Blair. It has beaches that are long stretches of palm trees fringed by mangrove forests on both sides.
There is a lot to do on this island and choosing a nice and comfortable accommodation will add to your experience.
If you are planning to have a vacation in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and want to book a budget resort in Diglipur Island, then contact Andaman Island Travels to make all your bookings including accommodation, ferries, water activities, etc. A well-known and trusted tour agency located in Port Blair, its dedicated staff is there to help you in designing the holiday of your dreams as per your budget and special requirements. The top hotels in Diglipur Island are as follows: