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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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Celebrate New Year’s Event in Andaman Island

Celebrate New Year’s Event in Andaman Island
Date : 24 Jun 2020
Categories: Andaman Travels

Looking to enjoy an unforgettable new year’s eve in an Island of Andaman? Ringing the New Year in Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep) is an experience you won’t want to miss. They will be celebrating the start of a new decade the right way. Whether you’re interested in free fireworks on the beach, live music performances, or a banquet at a five-star restaurant, or just in case you need more reasons, we have a perfect line-up of events for you.

Out with the past and in with the future

Every year there is a wide variety of New Year’s Eve parties in the Havelock Island beach resort at Havelock Island. 31st December is celebrated as a festival around the world. People lookup for New Year celebration destinations to spend quality time with their family and friends apart from budget constrains rather than staying at home. You can book in advance for New Year’s Eve events that allow kids, family- friendly New Year’s Eve party, New Year’s Eve party including hotel stay, and more are included in a vacation package during New Year’s Eve in Havelock Island beach resort. You can gather around the world showcase lagoon, for an exciting midnight celebration. So come join us in Havelock Island the best Islands of Andaman, as New Year’s Festival light’s up the city in three countdowns!

The best is yet to come

Andaman Island is the best destination for a great New Year’s party. Pre-booking is suggested during this time of the year to make the greatest memory of your lifetime. If you want to get a jump on the New Year’s Eve, Havelock Island is the place to do it. Maybe waiting hours for fireworks is not your idea then, you can enjoy parties in Havelock island beach resort with great music and premium booze. Just grab a hat, your partner and your best kicks to hit the dance floor where the DJ’s spin the hits at the Nemo café and beach bar at Havelock Island. The specific tour packages made exclusively to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Havelock Island makes sure the essence is captured perfectly. Havelock Island beach resort at Havelock Island is the best destination in Andaman to have a splendid beginning of the year.

Celebrate the beginning with your loved ones

The warmth of exploring the turquoise blue waters, white-sand beaches, the underwater marine life, the sun, adventurous water activities will fill you with life- long remembrance. New Year’s Eve package with cruise travel with your loved ones

can be booked with the click of a single button. Nothing can be more euphoric than celebrating the beginning of the year with your loved ones on a cruise. The Havelock Island beach resort ensures that your whole night on the cruise is filled with love, laughter, fun, and entertainment. Book it to experience one of the best parties unlike other crowded beaches and clubs on New Year’s Eve.

Champaign dinners in Havelock

For the best gourmet, consider a reservation in Havelock Island, a neighborhood that blends upscale dining and a party atmosphere offering you the best of both to celebrate the end of the decade. Book a reservation at Havelock Island Beach resort to savor the elegant cuisine of Sea dragon bar and restaurant, for a trendy ambiance and a memorable candlelight dinner reserve a seat at Nemo Beach café and bar.

The attractions

In between all these festivities, leave some time to dig into the Islands of Andaman. Visit museums in Port Blair to explore Andaman’s cultural curiosity, Havelock Island has got the best beaches to feel the white sand beneath your feet, admire the main attraction- Howrah Bridge the natural bridge formation in Neill island, Explore the limestone caverns- Baratang Island, and venture into the life of the marine creatures underwater by water activities like scuba diving, snorkeling, jet-skiing, parasailing, sea walking and may more.

Capture the moment!

Click! Click! Click! A great way to capture the essence of the New Year’s night. Havelock Island has got the best picturesque view to create memories that last a lifetime. A perfect New Year’s Eve photo captures your spirit of togetherness, but capturing the moment is not always easy. However, this is quite a good opportunity to commemorate the beginning of the year.

Endless possibilities for kids to have fun

Looking for all the best things you can do with your kids? Havelock Island has got tons of activities, attractions, and more here. You can go from marveling at the dazzling coastline to exploring the outback to hanging with some of the world’s most fascinating marine organisms. Whether they’re younger kids needing something more laid-back and toddler-friendly, teens wanting a thrill, or even kids- at-heart wanting to treat the family, all of our kid’s experiences in Havelock Island

will turn their frowns upside down. The pristine waters of Radha Nagar Beach, glass-bottom boat ride at the kalapathar beach excellent water activities and unlimited fun in Elephant beach, trekking to Elephant Island snorkeling for kids above age 4, Scuba diving or sea walking for kids above 7, last but not the least, building a sandcastle on the beach, will keep your children engaged all through the new year vacation.

Airline booking usually opens a year in advance. As the proverb goes “the early bird catches the worm”, early booking-cheaper everything. Not only it’s cheaper, but you also have many more options on where, when, and how you travel. However, in a last-minute booking, you have to compromise in everything. After all, vacations are meant to make the experience more memorable. If you make an early booking, your package will be included anything from a complimentary flight upgrade to a reduced advance deposit. Also, you don’t have to make the full payment in the early booking.

We all want the best things in life, so why not indulge and spend New Year’s Eve in the best Islands of India –Havelock Island of Andaman. Don’t start the year with regret! Get your tickets now to be the part of The Havelock Island’s New Year’s Eve Celebration.

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