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    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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Cinque Island at Port Blair

Cinque Island at Port Blair
Date : 07 Dec 2021

A less-frequented tourist destination in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Cinque Island is home to rare corals and rich marine life. It has silky sandy beach and sandbar connecting North and South Cinque Islands as well as tropical rainforest. Scheduled ferry service to reach this secluded island is not available. However, there are chartered boats of permitted category permitted from Port Blair (the capital city) and Wandoor. To visit this serene island, one has to take permission from the forest department and then contact private boat operators in Port Blair for hiring a boat. 

One of the most wonderful thing about the Cinque Island is that it is uninhabited by man and thus, you can witness nature here in its purest form. It is sure to make you fall in love with it instantly. The policy of eco-tourism is followed here strictly, and this makes sure this island is unpolluted by any kind of waste, litter, or any other kind of man-made waste. Thus, natural beauty id preserved here. 

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Cinque Island


The vibrant Cinque Island comprises South Cinque Island and North Cinque Island that are known for their captivating beauty in the Andaman Islands. It is a popular diving spot that is located on the north side of the popular Duncan Passage and in the middle of Rutland and Passage Islands. It is an inhabited island that is home to flawless beauty and peaceful ambiance. But a sandbar divides the two divisions of the island beautifully. 

Owing to the crystal clear waters and the abundance of exotic marine life, the Cinque Island is counted among the best spots for snorkeling and scuba diving. This isolated island is home to sea anemones, starfishes, crocodiles, corals, water snakes, turtles, and many fish as well. The beaches are also very clean and gorgeous, having soft sandy shores and lovely vistas of crimson red sunsets that are sure to take your breath away. If you love talking pictures, then you are going to get innumerable amazing opportunities during your day trip to this island in the Andamans.


The Cinque Islands (North Cinque Island and South Cinque Island) are counted among many tiny islands that are found near the Andamans. Unlike the main islands, one is allowed to visit them only for day visits until and unless they have taken a special permission or grant. The island is uninhabited. There are a number of tour agencies and companies that will organize your Cinque Island trip smoothly.

As these two islands are connected by a sandbar, they are often considered to be a single island. Therefore, it is quite easy to access them both at the same time. Cinque Island is also a part of the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, which is also known as Wandoor Marine National Park.

Water sports

Good news for all adrenaline junkies! Cinque Island is a great spot for snorkeling and scuba diving across the Andaman Islands. One can also try their hands at sea walking and explore the rich marine life of the island. The water is crystal-clear here that ensures great visibility. The best thing is that you don’t need to know swimming to go for these exciting water sports. There will be a PADI instructor with you at all times under the water so that you can feel absolutely safe and comfortable. Also, before going under the water, you will be given a training session. 

Highlights of Cinque Island

Nearby hotels

The administration in Cinque Island has prohibited civilian settlements of any kind. Thus, no one is allowed to stay there at night and you have to come back before dawn. This uninhabited place is located inside the premises of the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park. There are resorts or hotels on the island and tourists can only take day trips to see the island. Some of the nearest hotels to the island are in Port Blair. The following properties can be considered by you:

  • Sinclairs Bay View
  • Welcomhotel By ITC Hotels, Bay Island
  • Seashell Hotel
  • Hotel Megapode Nest
  • J Hotel
  • Ami Grace
  • Haywizz
  • Ashiaanaa Residency Inn
  • Hotel Sentinel
  • Sunray Homes 

There are a number of good resorts and hotels available in Port Blair, the capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Veer Savarkar International Airport is also not so far from them. If you are a vegetarian, then the vegetarian breakfast will be available every day at these properties. Those at the bed and breakfast can enjoy a la carte breakfast. The staff speaks Hindi and English and is always at your service. The hotels also have shared lounges and kitchens for the convenience of their guests. Internet is available free of cost. One can also rent a car from these accommodations. 

The rooms have patios and are air-conditioned as well. There is a dining area and a seating area with a cable flat-screen TV. The fully equipped private bathroom has a shower and free toiletries. Guests can enjoy on-site restaurants during their stay. Not every dish will be available at all these hotels but you will get the basic hygienic food for sure. 

Some of the commonly available facilities at these properties are mentioned below:

  • Doctor on Call
  • Luggage Assistance
  • Ticket Tour Assistance
  • Caretaker
  • Masks
  • Gloves
  • Sanitizers
  • Hair nets
  • Thermal Screening
  • Disinfection
  • CCTV
  • Safety and Security
  • TV
  • Reception
  • Seating Area
  • Photocopying
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Power Backup
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dry Cleaning Service
  • Bathroom
  • Wi-Fi
  • Laundry Service
  • Ironing Service
  • Refrigerator

Nearby Hotels in Cinque Island

How to reach

The one and only airport of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is located in the capital town of Port Blair. Veer Savarkar Airport, an international airport, is the gateway to the Andamans. It is connected via direct flights to all major cities such as Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, etc. The flights are regular. No train facility is available. Cinque Island is as much as 26 kilometers from Port Blair by sea and you can reach there only by boats. There is a short boat ride available from the capital city to reach this island.

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