Latest Information on Travelling to Andaman Islands?
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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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Game Fishing in Andaman Islands

Andaman Islands FAQs

  • Q1.   Are the Andaman Islands a good destination for game fishing?

    An experience like no other, game fishing adventure in the Andamans is an experience of a lifetime. The archipelago is one most of the best places for witnessing rich marine life in the whole of South East Asia. There is a huge quantity and size of fish that are found here. In its waters, you can easily spot fish weighing over twenty kilograms. There are many other species also that can be caught on popping, spinning, and jigging activities in the Andaman Islands.

  • Q2.   Which are the best spots for game fishing in the Andamans?

    There are a number of good places for game fishing on the island. For the best experience, you should book a complete fishing trip for any of the below-mentioned places:

    • Havelock Island
    • Neil Island
    • Port Blair
    • Cinque Island
    • Rutland Island
  • Q3.   Is game fishing in the Andaman Islands costly?

    On the basis of the number of hours you are spending in the ocean as well as the location, the cost of game fishing in the Andaman Islands varies. The activity offers complete worth to your money. For four hours (trip to Rutland Island in Port Blair), the charges begin from around INR 18,000 per person. Game fishing in Havelock Island is a little expensive and costs INR 25,000 per person for four hours. The charges are around INR 80,000 for eight fours (Port Blair to Cinque Island). 

  • Q4.   What is the best time to go for game fishing in the Andamans?

    There are a few species of fish that can only be caught in a specific season. October to April is the best time period for it. Also, fishes like Giant Trevally (GT) and Dogfish can be spotted all around the year. So you can decide accordingly as per your wish.

  • Q5.   Which boats are normally used for game fishing in the Andaman Islands?

    For reaching remote areas of Ritchie’s Archipelago and the South Andaman Islands, the 30-feet ‘Halcyon III’ and the 37-feet ‘Rampage,’ are chosen as fast game-fishing vessels. These are also used for long day trips to Barren Island and Invisible Bank.

  • Q6.   Why should I go for game fishing in the Andamans?

    The Andaman Islands are known for their seep and enticing seas. That is why they are the most suitable destination for fame fishing. The marine life is extremely rich here. This Indian union territory is a great place for trying this enthralling activity that combines the sense of adventure and surprise.

  • Q7.   Why should I go for game fishing in the Andamans?

    The Andaman Islands are known for their seep and enticing seas. That is why they are the most suitable destination for fame fishing. The marine life is extremely rich here. This Indian union territory is a great place for trying this enthralling activity that combines the sense of adventure and surprise. 

  • Q8.   How many people can go for game fishing in the Andamans at once?

    To go for game fishing in the island, a minimum of six and a maximum of eight people are required for boarding the voyage.

  • Q9.   Is there any permit fee for game fishing in the Andamans?

    Yes, there is a fishing permit fee. The charges are INR 500 for Indian guests 500 and INR 2,900 for foreigners.

  • Q10.   What are the timings for game fishing in the Andaman Islands?

    If you want to click gorgeous photographs with a scenic view at the backdrop, then you should leave by 8 am from Havelock Island and return by 5 pm.

  • Q11.   Are there any rules for game fishing in the Andamans?

     The fishing community of the Andaman Islands strictly follows the catch and release policy. The ecosystem of the place should not be disturbed at any cost. You can enjoy the whole experience a lot by cooperating with the community and taking care of the natural ecosystem.

  • Q12.   Is game fishing in the Andaman Islands safe?

    The sport is absolutely safe to do. There are experts with you to take care of everything so that you can have the best experience. Moreover, everyone is given a life jacket and they have to wear it at all times during the entire trip. To keep your belongings safe, there will be a container on your boat. You can keep your food and beverages in it as well.

  • Q13.   Which travel agency provides the best facilities for game fishing in the Andaman Islands?

    Andaman Island Travels located in Port Blair is the best travel agency for that. Contact it today to get the best deals.

  • Q14.   What is the age limit for game fishing in Port Blair?

    The age limit for game fishing in Port Blair is above fifteen years. This rule is strictly followed.

  • Q15.   Which spots can be covered while game fishing in Havelock Island?

    The below-mentioned areas in Havelock Island can be covered while game-fishing:

    • John Lawrence
    • Outram Island
    • Wilson Island
    • Nicholson Island
    • Peel Island
    • Henry Lawrence
    • Peel Island
    • Mangroves
  • Q16.   Are we required to carry any equipment when going for game fishing in the Andaman Islands?

    Yes, you should carry gears and lures with you when going for game fishing in the Andamans.

  • Q17.   Is there anything that I should carry on game fishing tours in the Andamans?

    You should carry the below-mentioned things with you:

    • Antiseptic wipes
    • Sunglasses
    • Towel
    • Sunscreen
    • Water bottles 
    • Medical kit
  • Q18.   Is the Andaman Islands a preferred destination for game fishing?

    The deep and enticing seas of the Andaman Islands make them an ideal place for trying game fishing. The marine life is extremely rich here as well. This sport combines the sense of surprise and adventure, and going for it in this amazing union territory would be a great decision.

  • Q19.   Which species of fishes can I spot during game fishing in the Andamans?

    Types of fishes usually found near the Andaman and Nicobar Islands while game fishing are as follows:

    • Blue Marlin
    • Black Marlin
    • Sailfish
    • Dorado
    • Dogtooth Tuna
    • Yellow Fin Tuna, etc.
  • Q20.   Which are the best places for game fishing in the Andamans?

    You should book a complete fishing trip for any of the below-mentioned places:

    • Havelock Island
    • Port Blair
    • Cinque Island
    • Rutland Island
  • Q21.   How much does game fishing in the Andaman Islands cost?

    The cost of game fishing in the Andaman Islands varies depending on the number of hours you are spending in the ocean as well as the location. The charges begin from around INR 18,000 per person for four hours (trip to Rutland Island in Port Blair). The activity is a bit expensive in Havelock Island and costs INR 25,000 per person for four hours. For eight hours, game fishing costs nearly INR 80,000 (Port Blair to Cinque Island).