Latest Information on Travelling to Andaman Islands?

  • A four week long curfew on the islands

    Updated: 26 May 2021

    There is an ongoing four-week long curfew on the island owing to rising COVID-19 cases.

  • Tourist attractions closed till further notice

    Updated: 29 May 2021

     Tourist attractions attracting large gatherings closed till further notice.

  • RT PCR report on arrival

    Updated: 29 May 2021

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

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  • All passengers will be required to go through thermal screening.
  • All incoming passengers have to carry the RT-PCR negative test report issued from an ICMR approved lab. The test should have been taken within 48 hours. RT-PCR timeline begins from the swab collection time. Any passenger without it will be sent back to the origin. Also, handwritten reports are not acceptable.
  • Along with having the negative RT-PCR report, all incoming passengers will undergo Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) upon arrival at designated testing centers that are located within two kilometers of Veer Savarkar International Airport, Port Blair.
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  • Activities attracting huge crowds such as the Light and Sound Show at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island and National Memorial Cellular Jail, water sports, beaches, and other such activities have been suspended across all three districts for another four weeks starting from May 20, 2021.
  • A new standard operating procedure for adventure water sports has been issued.
  • Travelling to North and Middle Andaman Islands, Nicobar group of islands, and Little Andaman Island is not allowed for tourism purposes as of now.
  • The ongoing night curfew has been extended by one hour from 9 pm to 5 am.
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  • Even if the test of the result conducted on arrival is negative, all passengers still have to home quarantine for a week.
  • Any passenger with a positive test result will be sent for institutional quarantine for further treatment.
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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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Water Sports in Andaman Islands

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.

Best Time to Visit the Andaman and Nicobar Islands

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.

Best Places for Water Sports in Andaman Islands

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:

  • Sea kart
  • Parasailing
  • Sea walking
  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking
  • Jet skiing
  • Glass bottom boat riding
  • Banana boat riding
  • Semi submarine riding
  • Scuba diving
  • Game fishing

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.

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