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  • 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

  • RT PCR report on arrival

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021
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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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Cutbert Bay Beach at Rangat Island

Cutbert Bay Beach at Rangat Island
Date : 01 Feb 2022

Rangat is a wonderful blend of nature’s most precious delights and offers once in a lifetime holiday experience. Owing to its clean environment, greenery, as well as unpolluted fresh air, nature lovers include Rangat in their travel itinerary. Cutbert Bay Beach here is a lengthy sandy beach located at a distance of twelve kilometers from Rangat. It is a well-known turtle nesting ground. The season is normally between December and February. If you want to witness this wonderful marvel of nature, then you should undoubtedly include this in your itinerary.

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Overview

A town in the Middle Andaman Island, Andaman Archipelago, Rangat is one of the three counties administrative divisions of the North and Middle Andaman district. Its natural beauty can surprise whosoever visits Andaman and Nicobar Islands- the loveliest union territory of India. The second largest town in Andamans, it is not very popular among travellers yet. Not many people know about its splendid beauty, but those who end up here are left awestruck by the attractions it offers. 

Cutbert Bay Beach, Rangat Island

Nearby hotels

So many tourists make Hotel Ross And Smith their accommodation of choice when visiting Rangat Island. The hotel offers an array of amenities to its prestigious guests by providing an ideal mix of value, comfort, and convenience. Along with air-conditioning and free internet, it makes your stay more enjoyable with mouth-watering healthy breakfast and free parking as well. Popular points of interest are in close vicinity of the property. These should be included in your Andaman itinerary for sure. The hotel offers the best of the Andaman tropical vibes and a refreshing ambiance.

Hotel Ross And Smith in Rangat Island offers three types of rooms- Deluxe Double Bed AC Room, Standard Room, Super Deluxe Triple Bed AC Room. All of these are fully furnished and are absolutely comfortable. These are neat and clean and offer all kinds of advanced facilities. The rooms offer a nice view as well. Guests are promised a very nice stay here. They feel right at home while spending quality time here. Great accommodation and great services are offered at affordable tariffs. 

Hotel Ross And Smith boasts of a multi-cuisine in-house restaurant. Indian, Continental, and Chinese cuisines are served here. 

The property offers the below-mentioned facilities: 

  • Restaurant
  • Cooking Class
  • Dining Area
  • Coffee Shop
  • Kids’ Meals
  • Special Diet Meals
  • Conference Room
  • Printer
  • Photocopying
  • Business Services
  • Business Centre
  • Emergency Exit Map
  • CCTV
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Safety and Security
  • Security

Some of the other hotels where you can stay are as follows:

  • Hotel Avis 
  • Hawksbill Nest
  • Hotel UK Nest
  • Hotel Priya International
  • Hotel Laxmi Villa

Nearby restaurant & food outlets

If you are a foodie and looking for authentic Indian food during your stay in Rangat, then below-mentioned are the best places for you: 

  • Bodhi Bengali Restaurant
  • Royal Restaurant
  • Sai Kripa
  • Aroma Restaurant

Cutbert Bay Beach

How to reach

Rangat is a 1070 square kilometers large island that falls right in the middle of the Andamans. Its Cutbert Bay Beach attracts people from across the world. The island is at a distance of 170 kilometers by road and 90 kilometers by sea from the capital city, Port Blair. You can easily enter Rangat from Port Blair and by ferries from Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep), Long Island, and Neil Island (Shaheed Dweep). 

You have to take the entry from Port Blair to visit Rangat. To begin via any mode of transportation, the origin point will be Port Blair only. 

By government buses- It is the most economical option to reach Rangat from the capital city. You can prefer taking the one around 4:30 am and reach Rangat in nearly eight hours. From there, you will have to hire public transport to reach your accommodation. These are not air-conditioned buses. You can purchase the tickets from the government bus depot in Port Blair. There is a huge demand for government bus tickets because of the cheap fare. To stay connected between Rangat and Port Blair, the majority of the locals use this mode of transport as their lifeline. The boarding point of these buses is at the Aberdeen Bus Depot. Since it has several pick-up points on the ATR, you need to enquire at the ticket counter for your nearest pick-up point. The return ticket from Rangat has to be booked from Rangat bus terminus only if you have reached Rangat by the government buses.

Via buses run by the private sector- These buses also depart from Port Blair at different timings. You can prefer taking the one around 4:30 am or earlier and reach Rangat in nearly eight hours. The buses are available in air-conditioned and non air-conditioned segments. The AC ones are preferred as the journey is quite long. Non-AC ones are costlier than the government buses due to obvious reasons like comfort and seating arrangements. You can buy the tickets from their respective reservation offices across Port Blair. There is no facility for online booking. These buses can be boarded nearby the Aberdeen Bus Depot. Since it has several pick-up points on the ATR, you need to enquire at the ticket counter for your nearest pick-up point. The return ticket from Rangat can be booked from Port Blair when you start or you can also book the same from Rangat Bus terminus. 

By private cabs- You can hire a private cab from Port Blair to reach Rangat. Neither you have to look for a return option nor would you have to hire any other public transport as the driver will be accompanying you from Port Blair. You can reach your hotel and go for sightseeing by the cab itself. As your driver is a local of the Andaman Islands, he will be able to tell you about the place and takes you to various points of attraction. He can also suggest you the best places where you can eat, and he will also ensure that you visit all the places that you would want to see and return on time to Port Blair for your other travel plans.

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