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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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Parasailing in Andaman Islands

Andaman Islands FAQs

  • Q1.   Where is Andaman and Nicobar Islands?

    A union territory of India, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands consist of as many as 572 islands. Of these, only 38 are inhabited. The island is at the juncture of the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. Nearly 150 kilometers north of Aceh in Indonesia, the territory is separated from Myanmar and Thailand by the Andaman Sea. Two island groups are comprised in it— the Andaman Islands (partly) and the Nicobar Islands. The 150-kilometer wide Ten Degree Channel (on the 10°N parallel) separates them.

    Port Blair is the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The total land area of the islands is around 8,249 square kilometers. It is divided into three districts:

    1. The Nicobar District with Car Nicobar as its capital
    2. The South Andaman district with Port Blair as its capital
    3. The North and Middle Andaman district with Mayabunder as its capital
  • Q2.   Why should I go for parasailing in the Andaman Islands?

    Parasailing in the Andamans is sure to give you a chill down your spine. It is an incredible water sport that anyone can enjoy in Andaman Island. The whole experience is extremely enthralling! This activity is something that you should not miss at any cost in Andaman Island. This thrilling activity will let you fly over the waters of the tropical Andaman Sea.

  • Q3.   I don’t know swimming. Can I go for parasailing in the Andaman Islands?

    Not a swimmer but do you still want to indulge in a water sport while vacationing in the Andaman Islands? If your answer is yes, then parasailing is your best bet. You are not required to know swimming to try your hand at this adventure activity. You just need to follow the instructions given in the training.

  • Q4.   What exactly is parasailing in the Andamans?

    Parasailing offers a fantastic combo of water and airborne adventure. For gliding you through the wind and along the waters at the same time, there is a specially designed canopy that is tied behind a motorboat. For a safe and fun experience, you will be strapped by the experts with all the necessary safety requirements. While harnessed in a parachute, you are tied behind a motorboat with a rope. As the boat speeds off into the sea, you start flying like a kite in the sky! You may get to dip into the water as well. 

  • Q5.   What is so special about parasailing in the Andamans?

    While vacationing in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, give in to your wild side and indulge in parasailing—an adventurous water sport. Whether you are alone or with family and friends, this exciting activity should be on your to-do list in the Andamans. Fully harnessed, you will ride into the ocean and will be let upwards gently at the right time. Bringing you to a high altitude, the wind will take your parasail higher. You don’t need any prior experience to go for parasailing. 

  • Q6.   Which are the best places for parasailing in the Andaman Islands?

    The most sought-after places to try parasailing on the island are Corbyn’s Cove Beach, Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex, Havelock Island, and North Bay Beach. If you love speed, then parasailing is the best water sport in the Andamans for you. Feeling the thrill as the boat zips through the waves in a criss-cross way would definitely be an amazing experience. It will be even more memorable and charming when you feel the cool wind all over your face.

  • Q7.   Is it safe to do parasailing in the Andamans?

    It is completely safe to go for parasailing on the island. The difficulty level of this adventure activity is medium. You are briefed about the most important aspects before you actually go for it. You just need to follow the instructions given by the experts. And yes, wear clothes in which you can move comfortably. This is the perfect water sport for you. While the speed boat splashes through the waters at a fast pace, you will be up above the ground, absolutely safely. While parasailing, you can experience the thrill but still be completely safe.

  • Q8.   How much does it cost to do parasailing in the Andaman Islands?

    The charges for parasailing on the island start from Rs.3,500 per person. Not burning a hole in your pocket, this enthralling water sport is sure to give you complete worth for your money. Swimmer or otherwise, you just cannot miss this water activity when in Andaman Island. A highly thrilling adventure, you should indulge in this amazing experience while vacationing on the island.

  • Q9.   Can I have a look at the beauty of Havelock Island via parasailing in the Andamans?

    If you want to witness the scenic beauty of Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep) from the sky, then parasailing is must-try activity. Imagine surfing with the wind and taking small dips in the ocean with every thrust of the wind! You are sure to feel refreshed. You soar high in the sky with that one long pull from the boat. You are sure to be left mesmerised and awestruck by the gorgeous beauty that you encounter through the aerial view of Havelock Island.

    While parasailing, you are into a different space flying free above everyone else and witnessing dazzling views of the island. This adventure activity offers you an amazing experience that stays with you for a lifetime. It is an incredible water sport that anyone can enjoy in Swaraj Dweep. 

  • Q10.   I have never done any adventure sport in my life, and that’s why I am quite scared. Will it be okay if I do parasailing in the Andamans?

    There is absolutely no need to be afraid. The expert crew members will give you a brief training about the practices to follow during parasailing. The paragliding chute will be secured around your waist and chest. It will be connected and locked to the pulling apparatus on the boat. And finally, you will be taken to the open sea where your magnificent venture will begin. Also, a life jacket will be given to you. Just follow the instructions so that you can enjoy to the fullest.

  • Q11.   Do weather conditions affect parasailing in the Andaman Islands?

    Parasailing definitely stands out among all the water sports in Andaman Island. However, it is affected by weather conditions. It should not be done during a heavy downpour or a storm; otherwise it would be highly dangerous. Therefore, before heading out to enjoy this superb activity, don’t forget to check the weather conditions first. And for your own safety, follow all the given instructions carefully.

  • Q12.   Can anyone try their hand at parasailing in the Andamans?

    If you are looking for a high adrenaline rush, then parasailing is an ideal activity for you. Children as well as adults can do this water activity easily. Before commencing the activity, you are given a life jacket and proper instructions. Just follow what is told and you are good to go. It is extremely simple! 

  • Q13.   For how long one can indulge in parasailing in the Andaman Islands?

    Usually, this fun-filled activity is for half an hour in the Andamans. The whole experience is extremely thrilling. You don’t have to be afraid of sharp curves and turns as the boat is absolutely safe. There are so many water sports in the Andamans that you can enjoy but parasailing is among a few that holds a very special place. It is known to have the perfect blend of fun and adventure. 

  • Q14.   What is the minimum age to go Parasailing in Havelock Island?

    The minimum age to go parasailing in Havelock Island is ten years. This splendid and exciting activity is a must-try in the Andaman Islands. If you fulfill the age criteria, then don’t hold yourself back and go for this activity when in the Andamans. It is rated among the top adventure sports on the island, and thus is a must-do for everyone. 

  • Q15.   Is there any special training given for parasailing in the Andamans?

    Yes, everyone going for this adventure activity is given a training session first. The skillful experts familiarise you with the basics of parasailing once you reach there. And after the training session, you will zoom through the challenging sea waters and hustle against the breeze. This will surely satisfy adrenaline junkies’ hunger for adventure. 

  • Q16.   What makes parasailing a popular water sport in the Andaman Islands?

    Parasailing is a very famous adventure sport in the Andaman Islands. while doing this, you get to fly above the sea along the coast of the island. Giving you a combination of speed, excitement, safety, and comfort, it is a unique hybrid adventure activity. Go for this sport above the turquoise waters of the Andamans if you are seeking some thrill. Feel the adrenaline rush running through your veins as you indulge in parasailing. You will feel pure joy and ecstasy throughout your flight. It will be an incredible feeling when you look down, knowing that you are floating above suspended by just a canopy and a harness.

  • Q17.   Is parasailing in the Andamans worth it?

    Trying your hand at parasailing in the Andaman Islands is an amazing experience. A blend of both air and water-borne activities, it is an extremely entertaining activity for everyone, especially adventure lovers.

  • Q18.   What exactly happens during parasailing in the Andaman Islands?

    In this activity, you need to wear a parachute that is pulled by a motorboat for ailing through the wind. While you are in the air, you will experience being weightlessness, which is a different type of feeling. You can also take a dip in the sea while parasailing. This perfect blend of water and airborne adventure will leave you awestruck.

  • Q19.   Which are the best places for parasailing in the Andamans?

    Havelock Island and Port Blair the best places if you want to try parasailing on the island. The view that you will get from the above is truly mesmerising.

  • Q20.   What are some important things that I should know before going for parasailing in the Andaman Islands?

    First of all, you should know that the timings are subject to change depending on the weather conditions. Parasailing is available most of the days in a year. Wear comfortable and light clothes while going for it. Follow all the safety instructions carefully before actually doing it. The cost for this adventure activity varies between INR 3,500 and INR 4,000 per person.

  • Q21.   Where can one go for underwater sea walking in the Andaman Islands?

    Havelock Island is the best location for underwater sea walking in the Andamans. Here, Elephant Beach is the most sought-after spot for this adventure water activity. The water is clear and currents are also low here. North Bay Island is also a good choice.