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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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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.   Where should I go for sea walking in the Andamans?

    North Bay Island and Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep) are the topmost islands for trying your hand at sea walking in the Andaman Islands. Sea walking is an incredible water sport that anyone can enjoy. The whole experience is extremely engrossing!

  • Q3.   Are people of all ages allowed to sea walk in the Andamans?

    There is not any age restriction as such for sea walking in the Andaman Islands. In India, this adventure water activity can be done only on this union territory. The cherry on the cake, anyone can do this and with anyone—be it your family, partner, or friends.

  • Q4.   I will be travelling alone to the Andaman Islands. Can I go for sea walking in the Andamans solo?

    This water activity is done in groups. So even if you are travelling solo, you will end up doing this activity with other travellers. You don’t have to do it alone. There is absolutely no need to worry.

  • Q5.   What exactly is sea walking in the Andaman Islands?

    While sea walking, you have to wear a special helmet and go to the seabed on which you can walk easily. This helmet lets you breathe smoothly and with you, you can witness the rich marine life of the island by becoming a part of it. Just walk on the floor of the ocean and appreciate colorful corals and wonderful sea creatures.

  • Q6.   Do I need to know swimming to be able to sea walk in the Andamans?

    Absolutely not! You are not supposed to swim under the water. Rather, you have to simply walk on the seafloor. With the specialised equipment, you will be able to do so without any problem.

    Whether you are a swimmer or a non-swimmer, this activity is an excellent option for you. To enjoy it to the fullest, always listen to your instructor and follow his instructions. It is the perfect water sport for you. Swimmer or otherwise, you just cannot miss this water activity when in the Andamans.

  • Q7.   Why go for sea walking in the Andaman Islands?

    If you want to observe the magical marine life at its best, then sea walking in the Andamans is your best bet in India. In this, you have to go down and walk on the seabed of a tranquil beach. With the help of a visor and a special helmet, you can walk past the exotic aqua life and the stunning coral reefs.

    A professional photographer will click your memorable pictures while you explore the jewels of the ocean and treasure these miraculous moments. If you want to try something different while holidaying
    on this island, then sea walking is the best choice. It is like scuba diving except that you don’t have to swim while exploring the marine beauty.

  • Q8.   Do I need to undergo any special training before underwater sea walking in the Andamans?

    Yes, the expert divers will give you training regarding the basics and sign language before you actually go for sea walking. This will help you in communicating smoothly under the water. Also, these instructors will accompany you throughout your sea walking session. Thus, you will be in safe hands at all times.

  • Q9.   Is it difficult to do sea walking in the Andaman Islands?

    Sea walking in the Andamans is such an easy adventure activity that anyone can do it. Its difficulty level ranges from low to medium. A superb fun adventure sport, absolutely no experience is required to do it. You don’t have to handle any complicated equipment. All you need to do is wear the helmet and walk smoothly on the sand of the ocean bed. Get a close-up view of the underwater world.
    Even your contact lenses, glasses, or fancy hairdo will not get messed up under the water. One of the most preferred water sports in the Andaman Islands, it lets you walk on the ocean bottom as you walk
    on the land. You don’t have to put any effort to balance or swim.

  • Q10.   Is booking an advance slot for sea walking necessary?

    Making the booking in advance would be great as by doing this, you will save yourself from any kind of last-minute chaos due to rush. You can book your session by contacting Andaman Island Travels—a reliable travel company located in Port Blair.

  • Q11.   I will be spending most of my time in Havelock Island. Is sea walking available there?

    If you want to explore marine life at its best, then sea walking in Havelock Island is the best place while you are vacationing in the Andaman Islands. This activity is the newest and the coolest way to explore underwater life. Sea walking has secured a place in every adrenaline junkie’s bucket list. Just walk on the seafloor comfortably. Of course, you have to wear special breathing equipment.

  • Q12.   I have never done sea walking in the Andamans before. Will that be okay?

    A superb fun adventure sport, absolutely no experience is required to do this. It is extremely easy to perform. You come across the exotic beauty of flora and fauna residing in the ocean while you walk on the seafloor.

  • Q13.   How is the overall experience of sea walking in the Andaman Islands?

    Sea walking is known to have the perfect blend of fun and adventure. This splendid and exciting activity is a must-try in the Andamans. Don’t hold yourself back and go for this activity when holidaying there. It is counted among the best adventure sports here. You will notice the colorful reefs of the ocean shining through your helmet. You can have a look at the marine life and the rarest corals while performing this activity on this gorgeous island. The miraculous natural marine life under the enchanting waters of the island is waiting for you. Sea walking is counted among the best water activities in the world, and doing it for the first time on this island would be an experience of a lifetime for you.

  • Q14.   Is it safe to do sea walking in the Andamans?

    Before going down, the instructors will train you a bit in the shallow water and teach you the underwater signals for communication. Once you get accustomed, take the plunge. You will be amazed by the undiscovered underwater life that will unfold before your eyes. You will be completely comfortable and safe as expert divemasters will accompany you at all times. And if you want to cherish these awe-inspiring memories for life long, then don’t forget to take a picture or two while you are surrounded by fishes.

  • Q15.   Is sea walking in the Andaman Islands worth my money?

    One of the finest sea sports, sea walking is a magical experience for sure. If you want to have an awesome experience of being a part of the marine life for a while, then the Andamans is your one-stop destination to fulfill this dream of yours. The island is home to the richest marine life and the clearest underwater in India. While you are here, you have to go for one of the most incredible water sports in the waters of the island. The best part is that anyone can go for this enthralling activity as you don’t need to know swimming to witness its diverse underwater life. It offers the richest and diverse underwater life that presents a great world for the divers. Some of the very rare species of fishes can be spotted there.

  • Q16.   Is there any age restriction for sea walking in the Andaman Islands?

    Anyone between the age of nine and 60 years is allowed to go for sea walking in the Andamans.
    However, pregnant women and senior citizens above the age of 60 years are restricted from doing this.

  • Q17.   Is it safe to do underwater sea walking in the Andaman Islands?

    Yes, it is completely safe to do underwater sea walking in the Andamans. Along with all the safety gear, you are accompanied by a licensed expert as well for complete security.

  • Q18.   Is there any age restriction for trying underwater sea walking in the Andamans?

    There is not any age restriction as such to do this water activity. In India, the Andaman Islands is the only place where one can try their hand at underwater sea walking. The best part is that anyone can do it with their family, partner, or even alone irrespective of their age.

  • Q19.   Is there any training session held before underwater sea walking in the Andaman Islands?

    Yes, everyone is taught the basics and sign language before going for the actual activity. This will help you in smooth communication under the water. Moreover, licensed instructors are there with you at all times underwater. Therefore, you are absolutely safe and secure.