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.
Planning to travel to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands to chill and explore its diversity? Take your swimsuit along with you as the island is a storehouse of enthralling water sports. Adrenaline junkies from all over the world visit the Andamans to try their hand at various water sports here. The marine life of the Andaman Islands is extremely rich and spotting beautiful underwater creatures is definitely an unforgettable experience. The azure and calm waters make it an ideal destination for trying several water sports in Andaman Islands.
The untouched Indian union territory is known for offering exciting adventurous activities that can be enjoyed by swimmers as well as non-swimmers. Adventure seekers fall in love with the diversity of water sports that one can enjoy here. People of all age groups are sure to have a great vacation here as the island offers something for everyone.
For trying water sports in the Andaman Islands, the best time to visit there is post-monsoon, that is, the months between November and May. During this time, the water is peaceful and safe. The sky is cloudless as well.
The whole island is a treasure house of thrilling water sports but there are a few places that are perfect for these. These include Port Blair, Havelock Island, Neil Island, North Bay, and Jolly Buoy. The water of these places has the ideal current, which lets you make the most of your adventurous vacation in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Their crystal clear waters let you have a look at the marine life more closely.
There are some of the famed water sports in the Andaman Islands that you should definitely try during your vacation. These are as follows:
If you are a water baby and want to make the most of your vacation in the Andamans, then contact Andaman Island Travels to make all the bookings on your behalf that will include accommodation, airport transfer, ferry transfer, etc, along with booking slots for water sports in Andaman Islands. Its experienced staff will take care of all your requirements so that you can enjoy a hassle-free holiday in the lap of nature.