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  • Andaman Tourism Opens

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021

    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.

  • 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 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

  • RT PCR report on arrival

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021
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  • The tourists need to carry COVID-19 negative test report from mainland based ICMR 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. 
  • 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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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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Parasailing in Havelock Island

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  • Water Sports in Andaman Islands
  • Parasailing in Andaman Islands
Overview

Parasailing
One incredible thing that you will experience while you are in Andaman will be the experience of parasailing. This activity is a blend of both air and water borne activities which makes it more entertaining. To parasail, you need to wear a parachute pulled by a motorboat to sail through the air. During parasailing, you can experience your body being weightless up in the air. To satiate your adrenaline rush, take a dip in the sea by parasailing. Your heart will skip a few beats with this perfect blend of water and airborne adventure.

How to fly?
You will be attached to a large colourful parachute called Parasail wing. Then, the chute is pulled over by a speed boat racing over the turquoise waters of Andaman Sea. Fly like a kite tied behind to a parachute. As the boat speeds up, you will experience a sudden drift which is the most thrilling experience in Andaman. The activity of parasailing is a perfect blend of heavenly sky and calm waters.

Tips
Timings are subject to change based on different weather conditions.
The activity is available most of the days in a year.
You are required to wear light and comfortable clothes for the ride to go smooth. Safety instructions are a must while you go for parasailing.
The price for parasailing ranges from 3500 to 4000 per person.

Overview
As an adventurous activity enjoyed by most of the travellers, it is the safest and thrilling water sport activity for the non- swimmers. Experience this water activity in Andaman to have the best of your times on this island. Once in your lifetime, you should go for parasailing in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. You can add spice to your life by including parasailing in your bucket list.

Where in Andamans


Havelock Island
Havelock Island is the most beautiful island in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Parasailing is a thrilling activity to do here as it takes you for a ride in the sky while you watch your reflection in the ocean below. The beautiful coast is the testimony of your memorable experiences from the sky. Within a few seconds of the ride, you start to fly like a kite. The thrill involved in parasailing is doubled by the captivating views of that you get to behold.

Corbyn’s Cove Beach
Corbyn’s Cove is a sandy, palm-fringed beach in the capital city, Port Blair. The breathtaking view from the sky in the Corbyn’s Cove Beach is to die for, figuratively. The aerial view gives a scintillating experience to your adventurous spirit. It is the best place for dihydrogen monoxide activities in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Parasailing at Corbyn’s Cove Beach is entirely safe as life jackets are provided to do the activity. One jump from the sea and you will fly above the sky. You are requested to report at the selected time slot for parasailing. Parasailing is an outdoor adventure where it is necessary keeping in mind the mandatory guidelines. Corbyn’s Cove Beach is also ideal for swimming and bathing. The scenic drive around the beach can give you lots of beautiful memories for a lifetime.

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