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.
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
General Guidelines defined for traveling to Andaman Islands during COVID :
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.
Azure skies, cerulean waters and scattered sea-shells give way to a panorama illuminated by the glimmering sun. Palm trees are everywhere, and white sand dots the landscape – that’s when you know you have arrived in one of the most spectacular places on Earth. Andaman and Nicobar islands is a vacationer’s dream come true- There are 572 islands in the archipelago of which only 38 are permanently inhabited. Blessed with tropical jungles and picturesque white-sand beaches, each of these has a glorious coastline that allows you to enjoy picture-perfect sunsets, away from the crowd.
The beaches in Andaman and Nicobar Islands have garnered worldwide fame for their picturesque surroundings, turquoise waters, soft sands and lush greenery. A perfect setting to satisfy your beach craving, boasting of some of the most magnificent beaches like Radhanagar Beach and Elephant Beach that put this little island territory global map with their Shimmering blue waters and smooth sands.
While on your beach holiday, these locations can also help you ease your stress. And for the times when adventure kicks in- do take up water sports ranging from banana boat rides, snorkelling, scuba diving, parasailing, undersea walking to partaking in adrenaline water activities like jet skiing, speed boating and even riding on a seaplane. Collect sea-shells, and you might even get lucky and encounter the prettiest ones there are. You can go cruising, island hopping or even camping at the beach under a blanket of stars.
Often topping the charts of best places to visit in the world, this is a perfect place for honeymooners, families, Bachelors and ( Solo travellers- No, we are not kidding! ) If you are on a hunt for beaches that are pristine, serene and are also maintained well- A beach tour in Andaman will truly build memories filled with lifelong images of fun times and unsurpassed experiences.
The shimmering blue waters, velvety white sand, lovely cottages, huts and shacks, and exciting water sports activities together make these beaches in Andaman an experience worth cherishing in itself. There are several beaches on the various islands that are worth visiting. Some of them are popular amongst tourists and are always jam-packed while some are serene and secluded beaches, ideal for a private holiday with family and couples. We have also compiled a hand-picked list of the best beaches, to help you get the maximum out of your much-deserved vacation:
The city lights long endured can become monotonous and needless to say boring. In those times, a silent and peaceful day all to yourself can be a blessing in disguise. Once you pave your way to this magical destination, beautiful stories are waiting to sweep you off your feet. Share this with someone who is dreaming of vacation and give them new grounds to explore.