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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.

  • 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

  • RT PCR report on arrival

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021
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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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Amkunj Beach at Rangat Island

Amkunj Beach at Rangat Island
Date : 29 Dec 2021

Also known as an eco-friendly beach in Rangat, Amkunj Beach has a rocky shoreline. It is not the most perfect beach for swimming but you can enjoy taking a leisurely stroll here for sure. Relax on the wooden benches near the shoreline and cherish the waves coming and going. The beauty of this beach is further enhanced during sunsets and sunrises. And if you are lucky, then you can also spot turtles here.

Located in Nimbutala village at a distance of eight kilometers from Rangat, this beach is not less than a tiny piece of heaven. You can swim here and get a perfect tan along with complete peace of mind. It is a lovely place to sit and unwind on a bright sunny day. By the beachside, there are numerous eco-friendly sofa-like sit-outs, small round tables, and eco-huts that provide shade. For complete peace of mind, you can swim here and get the perfect tan along with a lot of Vitamin D under the sun. Amkunj Beach is around 100 meters from the main road. Therefore, tourists can reach it from Rangat Island via any private transport. The open wide beach is nearly five minutes away from there. The beach will never fail to amaze you with its magical and adventurous experiences. There are incredibly a fair amount of things to do when you are there.

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Overview

Rangat Island in the Andamans has got a lot more to offer than you can imagine. You are sure to get a myriad of experiences there. Rangat is a very good example of an eco-tourism initiative in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. All the attraction spots are more or less equidistant from Rangat Island. Speaking of the town, you will see some shops, a well-stocked market, food stalls, and tea sellers. 

Located at the Nimbutala Village, Amkunj Beach lies at a distance of eight kilometers from Rangat. It is a secluded and gorgeous beach where you will find many eco-friendly sofa-like sitting spots and eco huts for offering shade. There are also round tables by the beachside that makes it a nice place to chill and unwind on a bright sunny day. Soak in the warm sun and get your dosage of Vitamin D along with the peace of mind. 

Amkunj Beach, Rangat Island

Highlight

Rangat Island lies towards the middle of the cluster of the Andaman Islands. Amkunj Beach here is one of the most sought-after tourist attractions that is a rocky, black sand beach and is unlikely to be seen in popular tourist brochures. If you are seeking peace and solitude from the crowd of tourists and the hustle-bustle of the busy city life, then this beach is perfect for you. It has been revamped as a nature park and it provides facilities to tourists as well as locals.

Nearby hotels

Rangat is 210 kilometers away from Port Blair and is easily accessible by everyone. If you are visiting the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, then this town is definitely a place you should not miss. 

Hotel Avis and Hotel Ross and Smith are two private properties in Rangat Island. The latter is a newly introduced hotel that started operating in 2018. Its guests have given decent service feedbacks. Both these hotels are good if you don’t expect excessive luxury or star category facilities while you stay in them.

The Hawks Bill Nest is a resort of the Andaman & Nicobar Department of Tourism. You have to make your booking here in advance during the peak season to ensure your reservation. But we would highly recommend you to secure your bookings here through a local tour operator because online bookings mostly don’t work due to the poor internet connectivity in this offbeat destination. Some of the other hotels where you can stay are as follows:

  • Hotel UK Nest
  • Hotel Priya International
  • Hotel Laxmi Villa

Some of the offered facilities by these properties include the following:

  • Doctor on Call
  • Luggage Assistance
  • Ticket Tour Assistance
  • Caretaker
  • Masks
  • Gloves
  • Sanitizers
  • Hairnets
  • Thermal Screening
  • Disinfection
  • CCTV
  • Safety and Security

Amkunj Beach

Nearby restaurants and eateries

Below-mentioned are the best places for you where you can enjoy a nice meal when you are in Rangat Island: 

  • Sai Kripa- For vegetarian food 
  • Aroma Restaurant- For fast food
  • Royal Restaurant- Modern ambiance 
  • Bodhi Bengali Restaurant- For authentic Bengali food

To relish the local and authentic food, try out these places across the island. These restaurants and eateries offer everything ranging from authentic seafood to homelike Indian cuisines. Having delectable meals here can make your island vacation more memorable. Before even stepping on the land of good food, you now know where to eat and what to eat. These places have received good reviews from guests. They have rated the food as quite delicious and the restaurants hygienic and comfortable. So now you know where to eat when in Rangat Island. 

Nearby attractions

When in Rangat Island, don’t forget to include the following in your itinerary:

  • Dhanni Nalah Mangrove walkway
  • Morrice Dera Beach
  • Yerrata Jetty
  • Raman Bagicha
  • Curtbert Bay 

How to reach 

Amkunj Beach is just 100 meters away from the main road. Thus, you can reach here from Rangat via private transport and walk for just two-three minutes. You will soon see the wide, open beach.

You have to take the entry from Port Blair to visit Rangat. To begin via any mode of transportation, the origin point will be Port Blair only. You can reach there via buses run by the private sector. Take the bus around 4:30 am or earlier and reach Rangat in nearly eight hours. The buses are available in air-conditioned and non air-conditioned segments. Non-AC ones are costlier than the government buses due to obvious reasons like comfort and seating arrangements. There is no facility for online booking. Since it has several pick-up points on the ATR, you need to enquire at the ticket counter for your nearest pick-up point. 

Include Amkunj Beach in your Rangat travel itinerary and you will get to see beyond your expectations. 

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