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  • Runway Status for Port Blair Airport From October,22 to February, 23

    Updated: 19 Sep 2022
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  • RT PCR report on arrival

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021
  • 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

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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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Baludera Beach at Baratang Island

Baludera Beach at Baratang Island
Date : 29 Dec 2021

Baludera Beach in Baratang Island is only nine kilometers from the Nilambur Jetty. The beach is a hidden treasure located away from the crowd. It is a curved sand bay entwined with mangrove trees on one side and fallen old trees on the other. The water is warm here that is perfect for a swim after a long day of sightseeing. Only a few tourists end up here and thus, you will have the whole beach to yourself. Even locals come here only on weekends to enjoy picnics. The facilities are limited here and there is only a small shop at the bus stand. If you want to stay there for a while, then carry your own snacks and water with you.

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Located on the eastern side of Baratang Island, Baludera Beach lies at a distance of nearly nine kilometers from Nilambur Jetty. It is a secluded and calm beach in the Andaman Islands that is uninhabited and is yet to be explored. It is popular for its serene and calm ambiance that is ideal for peaceful evening walks. There are eco-friendly huts and treetop huts that are perfect for you if you are at the beach to spend some quality time reading a book or just chilling with your travel companion.

Baludera Beach, Baratang Island


Baludera Beach is known for its crystal-clear waters and white sands. After a busy day of sightseeing in Baratang Island, you can come here in the evening to relax. Witness the most gorgeous sunset while taking a leisurely walk on the seashore. Whether you are travelling on your own or with your partner or family, this beach is an ideal place to make some unforgettable memories.

Things to do

When you are at Baludera Beach, then you should indulge yourself in the following:

  • Swimming- Baludera Beach in Baratang Island is one of the best spots for enjoying swimming. During low tide, you can swim up to even one kilometer in the shallow waters, the locals suggest.
  • Elephant ride- Tourists and their kids can also enjoy the elephant ride at the beach. 
  • Stay in treetop huts- All the tourist should definitely have an experience of the eco-friendly huts on the Baludera Beach. If you are seeking some quiet time at the beach, then these huts are the most suitable for such an experience.

Nearby hotels

Some of the best properties in Baratang Island are as follows:

  • Dew Dale Resort
  • Coral Creek Resort
  • Hotel Avis 

You can consider staying at Hotel Avis, which is not a very huge hotel but offers complete worth to your money. The property has been a reliable name when it comes to accommodations in Baratang Island. An economical hotel, it is suitable for leisure travellers, especially tourists who are on a strict budget. If you are looking for tropical charm, peace, quiet, along with a convenient location from which to explore Middle Andaman, then Hotel Avis is the best option. It is a small and comfortable hotel. Always available to offer any help to guests, the staff offers attentive and personalized services. The property is en route and near to many stunning beaches.

Hotel Avis offers air-conditioned guest rooms. The rooms are spacious along with being neat and clean. They have all the basic amenities and comfortable furniture as well. The interior decorations are appealing and soothing to the guests. The walls and lovely curtains offer a relaxed effect to rooms.

The hotel has an on-site restaurant that serves multi-cuisine food like Indian, Chinese, etc. The food is rated good by the guests staying here. You should try seafood while you are here. Enjoy the tropical vibes of the Andaman Islands when staying here. 

Some of the offered facilities are as follows:

  • TV (cable, flat screen, LED, remote controlled)
  • Luggage Storage
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Mail Services
  • Luggage Assistance
  • Bellboy Service
  • Caretaker
  • Wake-up call
  • Doctor on call
  • Power backup
  • Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant

Nearby Restaurants in Baludera Beach

Nearby restaurants 

Some of the best places to eat serving mouth-watering meals are as follows:

  • AMS Restaurant
  • Deeya Baroi Hotel
  • Dew Dale restaurant
  • Jetty Hotel
  • Port Canteen
  • Sujath Bar & Restaurant

How to Reach Baludera Beach

How to reach

You can reach Baludera Beach via road as it lies nearly nine kilometers from the Baratang Jetty. You can hire a taxi at the jetty for a round trip as public transport is not available easily once you are at the beach. If you have time in hand, then you can also visit the Mud Volcano, which is a quick detour from the route to Baludera Beach.

The nearest airport from Baludera Beach is in Port Blair (the capital town) that is connected with all other major airports. The distance between Port Blair and Baludera Beach is nearly 100 kilometers and it can be covered via bus or a hired taxi on National Highway 223 that heads towards toward Diglipur. You can also take a boat to reach the Nilambur Jetty (Middle Strait) directly. It is closest to the beach.

To reach Nilambur Jetty from Baratang Island via a ferry, it takes nearly fifteen minutes. The Andaman and Nicobar Tourist Department has scheduled regular ferry rides to and fro from the Nilambur Jetty for those who want to visit Baludera Beach. However, tourists prefer travelling via road to reach the beach owing to the close proximity.

Mobile connectivity is a major concern for tourists visiting Baratang Island. Almost all networks fail to function properly there and the ones that work, offer very basic services, Call drop, bad network, not being able to download applications, etc. are some of the issues that you may face at the island. However, it is found that BSNL provides better service than other networks around this area. So, make sure that you carry a BSNL sim card on your trip to Baratang Island. It is recommended to take the help of a tour operator in order to avoid any kind of risk. In case of an emergency, you can also carry some extra sim cards that you can use.

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