Latest Information on Travelling to Andaman Islands?
  • Andaman Tourism Opens

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021

    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.

  • 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 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

  • RT PCR report on arrival

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021

    A negative RT PCR report has to be presented by all passengers on arrival.

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  • The tourists need to carry COVID-19 negative test report from mainland based ICMR 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. 
  • 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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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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Sea Kart in Andaman Islands

Jump on a Jet Boat and enjoy the most exciting ride on the water with Seakart . Seakart offers you an unforgettable watersports experience, perfect for couples, families and friends.

With a steering wheel, a paddle accelerator and push button engine on/off, the Seakart is extremely easy to drive. A Seakart can seat 3 people. One seat will be occupied by licensed instructor while the other two can be tourists. The licensed instructor will serve as a guide and supervisor whilst you drive your own Seakart. At Seakart Adventure Andamans, you get 30 minutes of excursion time starting from Corbyn’s Cove Beach till near Ross Island & back. A long route gives you and your companion ample time to drive, enjoy and explore the magnificent coasts of Port Blair. Dos and Don’ts: 1. Participate only after a thorough reading about the activity. Refrain from participation if you are apprehensive. 2. In no case shall pregnant women, physically/mentally challenged persons, children below 6 years and adults above the age of 60 be allowed to participate. 3. The minimum age for driving Seakart is 18 years and maximum age is 60 years. However, children aged 6-17 years can sit on Seakart and participate as a joy ride along with a parent/guardian.

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Andaman Islands FAQs

  • Q1.   Where should I go for the sea kart ride in the Andamans?

    For trying your hand at sea kart, Port Blair is the place where you need to go. The ride begins from the beautiful Corbyn’s Cove Beach, takes you near Ross Island, and brings you back. On the way, you can ride the kart and enjoy exploring the gorgeous coasts of Port Blair, the capital town of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

  • Q2.   How much does sea kart in the Andaman Islands cost?

    Starting from Rs.3,500 per person, a sea kart ride on the island is light on your pocket. The overall experience is absolutely fun-filled.

  • Q3.   Can I ride a sea kart in the Andamans on my own?

    Riding a sea kart in the Andamans is not so much difficult. You can easily ride it using the steering wheel, a paddle accelerator, and a push-button engine on/off. One seat can be occupied by a licensed instructor if you are not that confident. He will supervise and guide you when you are riding the kart. The seating capacity is three people.

  • Q4.   Is everybody allowed to go for a sea kart ride in the Andaman Islands?

    Except for a few categories of people, everyone is allowed to go for the sea kart ride on the island. Pregnant women physically or mentally challenged persons, children below six years, and adults above 60 years of age cannot participate in this. This rule is followed strictly there.

  • Q5.   Is the sea kart in the Andamans safe?

    Of course, going for the sea kart in the Andaman Islands is absolutely safe. You are accompanied by a licensed expert throughout the activity as well. Also, you are wearing a life jacket for complete safety.

  • Q6.   What exactly is a sea kart ride in the Andaman Islands?

    Sea kart is the latest and popular water adventure sport in the Andamans. You get to drive in the sea along the coast of Port Blair, the capital town of the union territory. It offers you a combination of speed, excitement, safety, and comfort. The sea kart is a unique hybrid watercraft that resembles a go-kart. You can ride on your own in the azure waters of the Andamans and enjoy the thrilling ride with your travel companions.

  • Q7.   What is so special about a sea kart ride in the Andamans?

    In India, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is the only place where sea karting is offered. The adventure activity was introduced in India after Mauritius and Dubai. The fun-filled adventure delivers the best of everything. You get to witness natural beauty while riding on the coast of Port Blair.

  • Q8.   Is sea karting in the Andamans different from jet skiing or speed boating?

    Made to fit three people, a sea kart is a step ahead of jet skis and speed boats, which can be driven only near the shorelines. A sea kart allows you to explore the wavy deep ocean away from the shoreline as well. You can drive it on your own, thereby having the most amazing experience on the island.

  • Q9.   Do we need driving skills for riding a sea kart in the Andaman Islands?

    Anybody can drive a sea kart as it is extremely easy to operate. You don’t need any special driving skills to ride it.

  • Q10.   Is it required to know swimming while going for a sea kart ride in the Andamans?

    No, you don’t need any prior knowledge of swimming for sea karting on the island.

  • Q11.   How is the overall experience of the sea kart ride in the Andaman Islands?

    After leaving the shoreline, you will be facing rough tides of the sea that will splash across the kart. These sprinkles on your face will give you a vibe of refreshment. As soon as you enter the deeper seas, you will experience the difference in waves and the stillness of the ocean. Don’t forget to appreciate the stunning view of the open horizon along with nice views of the shoreline and roads dotted away from the beach to Marina Park and ultimately the Ross Island (now known as Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Island).

  • Q12.   How long is the route of sea kart in the Andamans?

    The sea kart ride on the island begins from Corbyn’s Cove Beach in Port Blair and follows through to the Flag Point near Ross Island. You have to return from here. The total distance covered is nearly five to six kilometers.

  • Q13.   How long is the sea kart ride in the Andaman Islands?

    The sea kart ride on the island lasts for around twenty minutes. It is counted among the longest sea adventure activities that you can have in the Andamans?

  • Q14.   Are there any important things to keep in mind while going for sea karting in the Andamans?

    Yes, there are a few things that you should know. These are as follows:

    • The sea kart ride is only available in Port Blair on the island.
    • People above six years of age are allowed to go for this activity.
    • The minimum age for self-driving the kart is eighteen years and the maximum age is 60 years. People between the ages of six and seventeen are allowed to sit on the sea kart.
    • Ensure that you wear comfortable clothes while going for this activity.
  • Q15.   Do I need to make an advance booking for a sea kart ride in the Andaman Islands?

    We highly recommend that you book your slot for the ride well in advance. There are limited seats and getting a slot in the peak season becomes quite tough. So in order to have a smooth experience, it is advisable to book your slot in advance.

  • Q16.   Is there any kind of training given before going for sea karting in the Andamans?

    The kart is extremely easy to ride. But still, basic training is given before you for the actual ride.

  • Q17.   Where can I try sea kart in the Andaman Islands?

    Starting from Corbyn’s Cove Beach in Port Blair, you get half an hour-long excursion time to reach near Ross Island and back. En route, you and your companion can ride the kart and have fun while exploring the splendid coasts of the capital town of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

  • Q18.   Is riding a sea kart in the Andamans difficult?

    Not at all. A sea kart is quite easy to drive with a steering wheel, a paddle accelerator, and a push-button engine on/off. And if you are not that confident, then one seat can be occupied by a licensed instructor and he can guide and supervise while you are riding the sea kart. Its seating capacity is three persons.

  • Q19.   Who all are not allowed to go for sea kart ride in the Andaman Islands?

    Pregnant women physically or mentally challenged persons, children below six years, and adults above 60 years of age are not allowed to participate in this. This rule has to be followed strictly.

  • Q20.   Is participating in sea kart in the Andamans safe?

    Yes, it is absolutely safe to go for sea kart in the Andamans. Moreover, you have to wear life jackets as well and you are accompanied by a licensed expert throughout the activity.