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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 the Andaman Islands

Cost of a Destination Wedding in the Andaman Islands
Date : 06 Dec 2021
Categories: Andaman Travels

If you want an intimate ceremony and look forward to enjoy the most special day of your life with your near and dear ones only, then having a destination wedding in the Andaman Islands miles away from your home is your best bet. However, planning such an event is not so easy. Before you fly off to this magnificent island with the love of your life, you should consider certain details. You need to take care of everything ranging from picking the perfect venue to coordinating last minute details on the D-day.

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Important things you should know before planning a destination wedding in the Andaman Islands

One of the most crucial thing to consider while planning a destination wedding in the Andamans is that the number of guests should not exceed much so that smoother operations can be ensured. In case your group size is huge, then getting the availability of rooms in the same property might get a bit tough. So there may be a possibility that your friends and family members will have to stay in different hotels around the venue.

Another important thing to consider while planning a destination wedding in the Andaman Islands is that not all varieties of flowers are found there. The choices of flowers and the kind of floral arrangements available in metropolitan cities is not possible here. The décor may also not ne as fancy as you see in a city wedding. Having said that, we can assure you that all the operations will be absolutely smooth during the wedding and other ceremonies so that you get to enjoy a lot.

Expert photographers and bridal makeup artists can be hired easily on the island. A wide variety of liquors and multiple cuisines are easily available here. Moreover, all kinds of religious rituals can also be done smoothly on the island. 

Destination Wedding in the Andaman Islands

Management of operations and execution of wedding ceremonies 

The experts of Andaman Island Travels will make sure that all the arrangements and operations are conducted smoothly. They will help you in finalizing your wedding venue, booking hotels and rooms, attending your guests at various islands, ferry transfers within the island and from one place to another, making arrangements for your religious rituals, flower decorations, deciding food and drink menu, booking the best makeup artists and photographers, etc. AIT has a committed team that is highly proficient in managing weddings in the Andamans. It makes sure that you get the best of everything.

Planning your destination wedding in advance

We would recommend that if you have decided to get married in the Andaman Islands, then start planning everything at least three to four months in advance.

Couples choose a beach wedding above any other destination wedding because it is the most romantic setting. You and your partner will begin your life of happiness together with the ocean in the background, delightful sea breeze, and the sunlight beaming off the ocean waves. Imagine how miraculous would that be. You can spend your evenings strolling along the shore, holding hands, watching the moon and stars in the sky. That would be romantic beyond your imagination for sure!

And if you are that power couple who are adventure lovers as well, then sealing the deal under the azure waters is a great choice. Absolutely rare and very much unique, this way of getting married cannot be forgotten by anyone ever. 

Contact the experts of the domain

You can drop an email with your specific requirements to Andaman Island Travels ( email contact: contact@andamanisland.in ). It will contact you with the best packages and quotes for your dreamy wedding in the Andamans. 

In the Andamans, you have two choices when it comes to destination weddings. First, you can choose a beach wedding and second, you can pick an underwater wedding. Both of them have their own charm and excitement. Let us explore these options below along with the cost involved. 

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Cost of a beach wedding in the Andaman Islands

There is a myth that couples choosing a beach wedding have to sacrifice an elegant wedding. That’s absolutely untrue. It’s up to you only to make your wedding as classy and sophisticated as you want. A beach wedding remains chic and graceful even when your attire changes as per the temperature and environment. Obviously, one prefers softer fabrics over stuffy materials thereby giving way to comfort. Also, you can leave your uncomfortable stiletto heels at home and dance a little longer freely. Even men can wear light-colored suits which they usually can’t do at ceremonies. A beach wedding is an excuse for everybody to do what their heart says. 

The approximate cost of a beach wedding in the Andaman Islands is as follows:

Particulars 

Cost

DJ (Indian)- 3 nights

DJ (International)- 3 nights

Rs.35,000-Rs.50,000 per night

Rs.1 lakh-2 lakhs per night

Decorations

Rs.3 lakhs-Rs.7 lakhs (depending on your choice of accessories, flowers, drapes, etc.)

Rain dance

Rs.50,000

Pool party

Rs.1 lakh-Rs.1.50 lakhs

Round trip transfers (ferry, car)

Rs.4,500-6,500 per person

Food

Rs.1500-Rs.2500 per plate – one time

Bridal makeup 

Starts from Rs.40,000 (one session)

Accommodation cost

Rs.6500 onwards to 15,000 for 2 persons in one room

Underwater ring exchange for the couple

Rs.1 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 a beach wedding in the Andaman Islands

Cost of an underwater wedding in the Andaman Islands 

If you have decided to have the wedding of the decade, then the first thing to plan is where you want to have your underwater wedding. Location is essential because you have to consider certain factors, weather conditions being the most important one. You already know that you can have an underwater wedding in the Andaman Islands, but exactly where? You will need a huge number of divers, PADI certified instructors to assist both of you, equipment for yourself and everyone, someone to hold your rings, underwater decoration, underwater photographers and videographers, and a lot more. All these arrangements have to be made well in advance which cannot be done on an individual level. Therefore, you need experienced planners who would help you with everything. We would highly recommend Havelock Island Beach Resort as it is a trusted and reliable name across the Andaman Islands. It will provide you with everything that is required in an underwater wedding and will ensure a lifetime of magic for both of you!

You can check the detailed expenditure of an underwater wedding in the Andamans 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 15,000 per person

2.

Charges for each additional diver

INR 12,000 per person

3. 

Pool party 

INR 1-1.5 lakhs

4. 

Rain dance

INR 50,000

5.

DJ setup

INR 40,000

6.

Light decorations and sound

INR 50,000

7.

Overall expenses 

INR 7 to 9 lakhs

The Andamans Islands have the best underwater sites for marine life in India. This union territory is a little piece of marine paradise on earth. The underwater visibility and weather conditions are very good here. Havelock Island is your one-stop destination for having an underwater wedding.

Loving and adventurous couples can plunge into the sea and get married amidst the turquoise waters and tropical fishes. Imagine getting surrounded by fascinating sea creatures. And the best thing is that you don’t have to be an expert swimmer to get married under the water. Anyone can do it! You don’t have to be a PADI certified scuba diver. You and your significant other can seal the deal in a unique aquatic style without any hassle at all. You will be harnessed with all the required equipment. The cherry on the cake, you will already be in one of the most romantic honeymoon destinations in the country.

When should you have your destination wedding?

This completely depends on you but seasonal changes make a huge impact. In case you are willing to take advantage of outdoor festivities and local environment, then you should check the average rainfall. Do not position your wedding ceremonies in the middle of hurricane or monsoon season. Be aware of fluctuations in tourism. There will be expensive booking rates and crowded sights during peak season. And in low season, you can enjoy seclusion.

Having a destination wedding in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands lets you save a lot of money on grand decorations. The natural splendor of the beach will be your decorations. Simple becomes exceptionally beautiful at such a wedding. The white sands, the green palm trees, and the azure ocean provide the perfect background setting to your beach wedding. And the best part is that it will not burn a hole in your pocket.

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