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.
Confused about your stay in Andaman Islands? Let us find you the perfect accommodation!
“Where will we stay?” is one of the topmost concerns of everyone whenever we plan a vacation anywhere. Even seasoned travelers want to book such a property where they can feel comfort and safety. Every year, so many hotels and resorts come up, making it further confusing for us to decide where to book our stay that is within our budget as well.
We ask our friends or others who have stayed there, asking for recommendations. Even after that, we go to the internet to have a look at their guest reviews on different websites. Having done that, we still feel doubtful until we have seen the accommodation.
To help you in making an informed decision, we have listed here the best hotels and resorts across the top destinations of Andaman Islands that include Port Blair, Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep), Neil Island (Shaheed Dweep), Baratang Island, Rangat, Mayabunder, and Diglipur. We have compiled this list after considering a number of parameters such as location, amenities, and distance from the beach (if any), to mention a few.
The Indian union territory of Andaman Islands is the perfect destination for those who love nature and adventure. There are a number of places to see here that are sure to take your breath away. However, it is also very important that you enjoy your stay here as well. Some people prefer a beachfront resort property while others want to stay in a hotel located in the main market. Keeping all these factors in mind, this full-fledged list has been prepared so that you know which hotel or resort you want to book in any part of the islands.
There are tons of hotels in the capital city of Andaman Islands but only a few offer sea-views. Staying at a prime location in Port Blair would be a good decision. You can book a hotel at Foreshore Road, Aberdeen Bazaar, Junglighat, Goal Ghar, Middle Point, Dollygunj, or Phoenix Bay. The hotel tariff is on a higher-end at these locations but you have the option to go out and explore the place locally.
This island has some of the beaches in Andamans, and we will highly recommend you to book a beachfront property when in Havelock. It has a lot of options to choose from. The resorts here offer ocean views and they are quite affordable as well. Whether you are travelling with your partner, family or solo, you can find good comfortable rooms where you are sure to enjoy your stay.
Havelock Island Beach Resort is one such beachfront property that we highly recommend. It is sure to give complete worth to your money. Here, you will get the best sea-views and you can also walk on the shoreline. It has rooms and cottages for all budgets. If you are an adrenaline junkie and are willing to try various water sports, then the resort will also book slots of scuba diving, sea-walking, snorkeling, etc. for you. Its huge swimming pool is a perfect place to wind up your day after all the sightseeing and sun-basking. Just sit by the poolside and enjoy your favorite drink or choose to dive into the pool to havea relaxed swimming experience.
The scenic beaches of this island boast of white sands and uninterrupted views of the clear blue skies.
The island is slightly less developed, but those deciding to stay here are rewarded with untouched beaches, exciting bird-watching opportunities, a rural way of life, adventurous mangrove boat rides, and a lot more.
The guests have given decent service feedbacks. The hotels are good if you don’t expect excessive luxury or star category facilities while you stay in them.
The hotel properties in Mayabunder are very basic, hygienic, and a few provide sea view as well. Some of the best places to stay here are mentioned below:
There are four-five guesthouses in Diglipur nearby the main market and stadium. They have all the basic necessities only. Thus, you should not expect luxurious amenities while stayinghere.
If you are planning to have a vacation in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, then contact Andaman Island Travels to make all your bookings including accommodation, ferries, water activities, etc. A well-known and trusted tour agency located in Port Blair, its dedicated staff is there to help you in designing the holiday of your dreams as per your budget and special requirements.