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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.   Are the Andaman Islands worth visiting in a group?

    The Andaman and Nicobar Islands is a gorgeous union territory of India. Whether you are travelling with your partner, family, friends, or even solo, the islands are an excellent destination. There are a number of group packages for the Andaman Islands available that will let you explore the splendid archipelago like never before. Contact Andaman Island Travels to get the best deals on holiday packages.

  • Q2.   Which are some of the most popular group tour packages for the Andaman Islands?

    Choosing the best group tour package for the Andaman Islands is up to you. There are a number of exclusive packages available and you can choose any one as per your budget, time in hand, and interest areas. Moreover, with Andaman Island Travels, you can customise a package as well in compliance with your requirements.

  • Q3.   Which group tour package for the Andamans should I choose if we want to witness the history as well as the natural beauty of the island?

    The best place to experience the perfect blend of history and beauty is Port Blair. You will need that Andamans holiday package that covers more days in Port Blair, the capital town. You can attend the engaging Sound and Light Show at Cellular Jail in the evening. You can also experience an enthralling excursion to Corbyn’s Cove Beach. Stand in front of a vast ocean, listen to the sound of waves calming your soul, and feel the soft sands under your feet, and the breeze on your face.

  • Q4.   Is there any group tour package for the Andaman Islands that let me visit the best beaches?

    The experienced representatives of Andaman Island Travels always make sure that you have the most miraculous time while you are on a group tour on the islands. There are holiday packages that include the most gorgeous beaches of Havelock Island and Neil Island, for instance. Imagine the gentle waves hitting the shore, the scent of salt in the air, the hues of a sunset brightening your cheeks!

  • Q5.   Are adventure activities also involved in the group tour packages for the Andamans?

    The Andaman Islands is the hub of the most incredible water adventure activities in India. There are so many Andamans packages that include adventure activities and you can choose anyone from them. From sea walking to deep-sea diving, witness the underwater life including the colourful coral reefs. Have the best time of your life in the Andaman Islands while you dive into the blue depths and play with the ocean as you indulge in enthralling water activities on the island. 

    The Andamans is the one-stop destination for adrenaline junkies around the world. You can try your hand at the following water sports while you are here:

    • Parasailing
    • Sea Walking
    • Snorkeling
    • Kayaking
    • Jet Skiing
    • Glass Bottom Boat Ride
    • Banana Boat Ride
    • Scuba Diving
    • Game Fishing 
    • Sea Kart
    • Semi Submarine Ride
  • Q6.   Are transfer services also include in the group tour packages for the Andaman Islands?

    While having the most wonderful time of your life with your travel group, you don’t have to worry about the airport, ferry, and hotel transfers as Andaman Island Travels will take care of all your bookings. You can just let us know your requirements and we will take care of everything.

  • Q7.   What are some of the inclusions in the offered group tour packages for the Andaman Islands?

    The inclusions in the offered packages are as follows:

    • Accommodation 
    • Daily breakfast
    • All transfers by private AC car at Port Blair/Havelock Island
    • Entry and ferry tickets included to all the mentioned sightseeing places
    • Inter-island transfers via AC Luxury tourist ferry
    • Airport pickup/drop and jetty pickup/drop (wherever applicable)
  • Q8.   Which all things are excluded from the offered group tour packages for the Andamans?

    Following will be excluded from the Andaman Islands group packages:

    • Lunch and dinner
    • Vehicle at disposal
    • Any extra excursions apart from the suggested itinerary
    • Water sports activities apart from the ones stated in inclusions
    • Airfare/ship fare
    • Personal expenses
    • Room services, laundry, telephone charges
    • Upgradation of hotel/room 
    • Expenses occurred due to bad weather, natural calamity, flight or ferry cancellation, strike, or political unrest 
    • Five per cent GST 
  • Q9.   What is the child policy on the group tour packages for the Andaman Islands?

    The details of child policy are as follows: Children 5 years and above are chargeable. Children between one year and five years are chargeable only for ferry tickets. Children below one year are charged Rs.200 for to and fro ferry tickets.

  • Q10.   Are there any group tour packages for the Andaman Islands that cover Port Blair, Havelock Island, and Neil Island?

    Yes, Andaman Island Travels offers tour packages that include these three popular destinations on the island. By availing any of these packages, you will have all the benefits of spending quality time at luxurious stays and going for adventure activities as well. Stay at beachfront properties that are designed to pamper you while you are having the most amazing time of your life. Capture the loveliest photographs at Radhanagar Beach, and witness the most splendid sunset at Lakshmanpur Beach in the Andaman Islands.

  • Q11.   Is a less-frequented place like Baratang Island also included in group tour packages for the Andaman

    Yes. Andaman Island Travels has packages for all kinds of travellers. You can definitely visit Baratang Island, which is an unexplored attraction in the Andamans. Known for its natural wonders, the island has impressive and dense mangrove creeks that endow it with unique splendor. Witness the fascinating tidal swamp forests that are hard to see anywhere else. If you are someone who wants to do something different and rare that not many people do, then this package is tailor-made for you.

  • Q12.   Are beachside dinners also included in the Andamans group tour packages?

    Beachside candlelight dinners are quite famous in the Andaman Islands. Experiencing it even once will give you memories for a lifetime. You can let the staff of Andaman Island Travels know about it and they will make all the arrangements for you.

  • Q13.   What about alcohol? Are the Andaman Islands group tour packages inclusive of drinks?

    Your accommodation will have domestic and imported alcohols but these will not be included in the package. You can consume them and pay on your own.

  • Q14.   Do I need to make an advance booking for availing a group tour package of Andamans?

    Yes, the booking will be confirmed by us only after 50% advance payment within the cut-off time period. However, complete payment has to be made before fifteen days of checking in.

  • Q15.   What is the cancellation policy on the Andaman group tour packages?

    The details of the cancellation policy are as follows:

    • Cancellation received on or before 30 days: 10% processing fee of the total package cost will be charged
    • Cancellation received between 20 days and 29 days: 50% of refund of the total package cost
    • Cancellation received less than 20 days of arrival or no show: No refund
    • No refund for bookings made between December 15 and January 15