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.
If you are confused about your stay in the Andaman Islands and are looking for the best hotels in Andaman, then let us help you in finding the perfect accommodation as we share the list of the best hotels in Andaman. Selecting an accommodation is one of the major concerns of every tourist when they plan a vacation anywhere. Even expert travellers look for such a property where they can feel safety and comfort. In the Andaman and Nicobar Islands also, there are a huge number of resorts and hotels and thus, you may get confused while deciding where to book your stay that is within your budget as well. If you are looking to book budget resorts in Andaman, then we must tell you that we often take recommendations from our known people who have been to that specific property. We also take help from the internet by reading guest reviews on different websites. Even after that, we feel doubtful until we have seen our hotel in reality.
If you are travelling to this gorgeous union territory of India, then we will help you with the best beach resorts in Andaman & Nicobar Islands as staying at a beachfront property is a must-do here. We have covered the best hotels in Andaman across its top destinations that include Port Blair, Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep), Neil Island (Shaheed Dweep), Baratang Island, Rangat, Mayabunder, and Diglipur. The list has been compiled after taking into consideration a number of parameters like location, amenities, and distance from the beach (if any), to mention a few. It also includes budget beach resorts and hotels in Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Along with sightseeing, it is very important that you enjoy your stay here as well. Whether you want to stay at a beachfront resort or at a hotel located in the main market, the choices are ample.