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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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Cost of a Destination Wedding in Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep)

Cost of a Destination Wedding in Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep)
Date : 06 Dec 2021

A daydream for many, destination weddings on exotic locations like the beaches of Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep) is among the most beautiful ways to get married. Such kind of a ceremony has crashing waves in the backdrop, beach vibes, cobalt waters, different shades of colors in the sky, ad so much more. Far from the hustle-bustle of the city life, a small gathering of your near and dear ones in your wedding celebration is a peaceful moment for the couple.

If you want to tie the knot in Havelock Island, then think of natural marvels such as pristine beaches with turquoise water. The beach areas attached to the beachfront properties are secluded. The best thing about a destination wedding in this island is its relaxed atmosphere. Picturise this: You are standing with your special one on the silky white sand while the sea breeze is playing with your hair. Well, who doesn’t want this! 

An exotic destination for your wedding ceremonies 

Typically, Indian weddings are mainly about rituals, heavy dresses, and dance, but nowadays so many couples prefer exotic destinations as their wedding venues. The idea of destination weddings is gaining popularity and new lovely places are emerging as top choices. A serene beach on the beautiful land of Havelock Island is an ultimate wedding destination for several couples who are looking for something creative and extraordinary. Havelock Island as a destination for a wedding is a classy idea that has become quite popular now.

A concealed place, Havelock Island in the union territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is a picture-perfect place with inescapable flora and fauna. If you want to host your special day away from the noisy city life and surround yourself with the splendid natural marvels and serenity, then its beaches are the perfect getaway. It has good accommodation facilities and a wide variety of lavish hotel chains as well. When it comes to wedding locations, this island will spoil you for choices. You can pick a location based on your requirements and budget.

Spend some quality time with the love of your life as well as close family members and friends in Swaraj Dweep. Its pristine ambiance and peaceful atmosphere will make you forget all your worries. You just focus on your would-be at a flawless wedding spot. The lush greenery and hues of blue waters are the perfect landscape to your celebration. Be sure of getting the most gorgeous photographs of your ceremonies.

There are a number of options when it comes to destination weddings, but Havelock Island happens to be one of the most sought-after wedding, pre-wedding, and post-wedding venue in India. The beaches here are serene, calm, and offer complete peace of mind. During the wedding rituals, the breeze flowing from the ocean soothes your mind as well as body.

If you want the most exquisite destination wedding in Havelock Island, then contact Havelock Island Beach Resort. Its experts will give you a wedding quote after understanding your requirements. Along with that, its wedding planners will take care of all other factors that will ensure your smooth journey. You should know this in advance that there is limited availability of almost everything including accommodations, vehicles, ferries, restaurants, etc. Therefore, you should make all the bookings well in advance. 

Havelock Island is not such a place where everything is available in a click of a button. Getting availability is a matter of concern and a very big concern in case you are planning very late for your destination wedding. Especially during peak season, arranging everything might get difficult for you. You will definitely need a reliable wedding planner and travel company to execute everything flawlessly.

Destination Wedding in Havelock Island ( Swaraj Dweep)

Best locations in Havelock Island for a destination wedding

An exotic wedding on the beach of Havelock Island is the most wonderful way to get married. The island is easily accessible from Port Blair, the capital city of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Here, you can exchange vows and celebrate other wedding ceremonies as well such as sangeet, mehendi, pool party, reception, etc. Get the most stunning views of the silky white sand beaches and crystal-clear shades of the blue ocean. Moreover, be sure of getting luxurious accommodation and authentic seafood.

Swaraj Dweep is nestled with many wonderful beachfront resorts and couples can get the wedding arrangements and ultra-modern facilities. Imagine taking your wedding vows with a lovely beach in the backdrop while the sea breeze brushes your hair. So romantic, right? The breathtaking views of the turquoise sea are sure to leave you spellbound. A beach wedding in Havelock Island is a fairytale celebration of your love for each other. All your desires will be fulfilled on this heavenly land amidst all the natural beauty and lavishness. 

The best venues in Havelock Island where you can have your dream wedding are as follows:

    • Havelock Island Beach Resort: Hands down, it is the most amazing beachfront property where you can have the destination wedding of your dreams. You can also have an underwater wedding here. 
  • Taj Exotica Resort and Spa: The property occupies 46 acres on the famed Radhanagar Beach in Havelock Island. It is a lavish gateway to an internationally crucial biodiversity hotspot in the Bay of Bengal. 
  • Silver Sand Beach Resort: It is located in close proximity to major tourist hotspots in Havelock Island. The staff speaks multiple languages and is always ready to help esteemed guests. 
  • Munjoh Beach Resort: From the elegant and spacious rooms to the exquisite restaurants and banquet halls, this beach resort offers only the finest in all aspects of the stay. The tourists staying here are left happy and satisfied with their stay. 
  • Seashell Havelock: At Sea Shell Resort, an idyllic beach vacation awaits you! Stay at an exotic villa nestled amidst sky-high coconut trees and verdant surroundings. 
  • Coral Reef Resort: Coral Reef Resort provides a beautiful panoramic view of the sea along with a spa with steam and sauna experiences to rejuvenate the mind and body. The property has modern rooms with the required facilities and 24-hour housekeeping services that ensure the complete comfort of its guests. 
  • Symphony Palms Beach Resort and Spa: In the heart of lovely Swaraj Dweep, Symphony Palms Beach Resort is the one-stop destination for comfort and convenience. It is located in very close proximity to all the tourist hotspots on the island. 

Cost of a destination wedding in Havelock Island

Cost of a destination wedding in Havelock Island

Particulars 

Cost

DJ (Indian)- 3 nights

DJ (International)- 3 nights

Rs.40,000-Rs.50,000 per night

Rs.1.5 lakh-2 lakhs per night

Decorations

Rs.7 lakhs-Rs.20 lakhs (depending on your choice of accessories, flowers, drapes, etc.)

Rain dance

Rs.1,00,000

Pool party

Rs.2 lakh-Rs.3.50 lakhs

Round trip transfers (ferry, car)

Rs.4,000-6,000 per person

Food

Rs.2000-Rs.3500 per plate – one time

Bridal makeup 

Starts from Rs.50,000 (one session)

Accommodation cost

Rs.7000 onwards to 14,000 for 2 persons in one room

Underwater ring exchange for the couple

Rs.2 lakhs onwards with proper video coverage

Taxes

GST & all government taxes extra

You can have all your wedding ceremonies and parties at Havelock Island Beach Resort including the following:

  • Pool party
  • Cocktail night
  • Haldi ceremony
  • Sangeet ceremony
  • Mehendi ceremony
  • Wedding ceremony
  • Reception ceremony

Areas available for a wedding at Havelock Island Beach Resort

  • Indoor (Hall): 120 seating and 200 floating
  • Outdoor (Lawn): 600 seating and 1000 floating

Cost of an underwater wedding in Havelock Island Beach Resort

If you are an adventure loving couple, then go for an underwater wedding in Havelock Island. It is rare, exclusive, and unique. You can check the detailed expenditure in the table given below:

S.no.

Particulars 

Cost (Government taxes will be extra)

1.

Cost of diving per person for the first 15 divers 

INR 16,000

2.

Charges for each additional diver

INR 14,000

3. 

Pool party 

INR 2-2.5 lakhs

4. 

Rain dance

INR 1,00,000

5.

DJ setup

INR 50,000

6.

Light decorations and sound

INR 50,000

7.

Overall expenses 

INR 7 to 9 lakhs

The climate of Havelock Island is warm tropical. There is irregular rainfall during the southwest monsoon. Sea breezes are also common in its tropical climate. The minimum temperature here is 23 degrees Celsius while the maximum temperature is 31 degrees Celsius.

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Swaraj Dweep witnesses a hot and sunny climate throughout the year. For a beach wedding, you should completely avoid the rainy season (from June to August). The wedding season usually starts from October and goes on till April. However, the best months for a wedding in Havelock Island are between November and February. The weather gets pleasant in the evening and you can enjoy so much with your close ones. Just take a stroll at the beach or fill your eyes with the splendor of the gorgeous sunset. The world is fast-paced and amidst all the craziness, the bride and the groom surely deserve a breath of freshness at a naturally wonderful place. A destination wedding in Havelock Island is not that pricey and is going to be straight out of a fairytale. 

Happy celebrations!

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