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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Anybody can drive a sea kart as it is extremely easy to operate. You don’t need any special driving skills to ride it.
No, you don’t need any prior knowledge of swimming for sea karting on the island.
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).
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.
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?
Yes, there are a few things that you should know. These are as follows:
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.
The kart is extremely easy to ride. But still, basic training is given before you for the actual ride.
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.
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.
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.
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.