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.
Neil Island (officially known as Shaheed Dweep) offers the most incredible experience to all kinds of travellers. Its beaches are known for the most beautiful sunsets and sunrises. Have you ever witnessed a glorious pink and red sunset? Of course, it exists! Head to Lakashmanpur Beach to enjoy such a fantastic marvel of nature. Evenings here are the best moments to view nature at its best. And if you are an early riser, then you can visit Sitapur Beach to catch the most beautiful sunrise of your life. The sky is painted in various hues here. Some of the prettiest beaches in the Andamans are located in Neil Island. The scenic beaches boast of white sands and uninterrupted views of the clear blue skies. During monsoon, the sight changes entirely as the sky becomes way too dramatic. The oozing natural charm of this island cannot be out into words.
Staying at comfortable and luxurious beach resorts in Neil Island is an altogether a unique experience while vacationing in the Andamans. Top hotels in Neil Island are nearby the tourist hotspots such as Bharatpur Beach, Laxmanpur Beach, Sitapur Beach, etc. The scenic beaches of this island boast of white sands and uninterrupted views of the clear blue skies. You can easily hire a cab from your accommodation and go for sightseeing and exploring the unknown. The island is a hub of enthralling water sports and adventure activities as well. These are a must-try here. Let the staff know about your requirements and your session for sea walking, snorkeling, etc. will be booked in no time. With this list mentioned below, you can easily book budget resorts in Neil Island and experience the best of comfort.
When you are at Neil Island, you can see a wide diversity of colorful fishes with your naked eyes. The corals are present in abundance here. There are certain beach resorts also that offer private sea walking and snorkeling sessions to their guests. The guests have given decent service feedbacks for them. Hotel properties for varied budgets are available in Neil Island. Check out the best hotels in Neil Island below: