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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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Elephant Beach at Havelock Island

Elephant Beach at Havelock Island
Date : 27 Dec 2021

Located in Swaraj Dweep, Elephant Beach is one of the most serene as well as popular tourist attractions across the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is famous for its peaceful ambiance, seclusion, crystal-clear water, and enthralling water adventures. The beach is located around nine kilometers from the jetty and is considered one of the most gorgeous places in Havelock Island.


Elephant Beach is located in a secluded part of northern Havelock Island. Therefore, one has to reach there either by a boat or trek through the forest. The whole route is lovely. The beach is surrounded by dense tropical jungles and you can see tall trees and greenery all around it. This wide beach has white soft sands and cobalt blue waters.

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Elephant Beach is perfect for visitors. It has wooden seating and benches where you can sit, relax, and enjoy the splendid landscape with a bag full of snacks. Enjoy watching the most beautiful sunset of your life. The water currents are not harsh at the shoreline and the sand is soft. Thus, it is an ideal for all kinds of travellers, especially kids. 

The beach has shallow water that starts at just one-meter depth. There are no rocks and hard corals in the water. So you can easily swim in the water and enjoy a lot, but make sure that that you don’t swim only at a ten-meter radius. 

Elephant Beach

Water sports

Adrenaline junkies love Elephant Beach so much as it offers some of the best water sports in the Andamans. Here, the waves are medium and lively. Therefore, enthralling activities such as jet skiing, kayaking, speed boats, banana and sofa boat rides, sea walking, etc. can be enjoyed so much. The underwater view is quite clear here as the sea is clean. Its deeper waters have an unmatched corals and underwater diversity. Its water is home to hard and soft corals as well as colorful fishes of different species. That’s why, when in the Andaman Islands, don’t forget to go for undersea walking, glass-bottom boating, and snorkeling.

There are many water booths available at Elephant Beach selling tickets for different water activities. You don’t need to make any online booking. Just go there and book your slot. Lifeguards are stationed at the beach that will take care of you when you are inside the water. There are proper changing rooms, bathroom facilities, and lockers for your privacy and safety.

Things to do

Along with exciting water sports, you can go for the popular Elephant Beach Trek that starts near the Radhanagar Beach and ends near the Elephant Beach. You can choose to go for this hike one your own or with a guide. You will be crossing a dense forest near the beach on this two0kilometer trek that is sure to be loved by adventure enthusiasts. They can explore the picturesque jungle amidst the melodious voice of different birds and crickets. If you choose to hire a guide, then you will find them near the starting point of the trail. 

Nearby hotels

Located in Havelock Island, Havelock Island Beach Resort offers an array of amenities to its prestigious guests by providing an ideal mix of value, comfort, and convenience. It offers the best of the Andaman tropical vibes and a refreshing ambiance. The guests are offered an experience like no other with all the advanced amenities and services that are required for a relaxing stay in the Andamans. Well-furnished and beautifully decorated, the rooms offer total comfort to all guests. A LED television with satellite channels is also there for entertainment. The interior decorations are appealing and soothing to travellers. 

Some of the other properties located nearby Elephant Beach are as follows:

  • Taj Exotica
  • Barefoot
  • Sea Shell Resort
  • Flying Elephant 
  • El Dorado
  • Green Valley Resort
  • Gold Star Beach Resort
  • Orient Legend Resort
  • Emerald Gecko
  • Royal Palace
  • Wild Orchid Beach Resort
  • Symphony Palm Beach Resort
  • Holiday Inn Beach Resort
  • Coral Reef Resort
  • Havelock Holiday Beach Resort
  • Aparupa Sands Marina
  • Cross Bill Beach Resort
  • Silver Sand Beach Resort
  • Munjoh Ocean Resort

Elephant Beach, Havelock Island

Located in Govind Nagar, Radhakrishna Resort is also a good choice and is one of the eco-friendly resorts in Havelock Island. It is fully made up of bamboo and cane. It is nearby the second most beautiful beach in Swaraj Dweep, beach number 5. Esteemed guests are amidst the eco-friendly atmosphere during their stay. Special attention is paid to each and every guest. The property is sure to ensure a comfortable and pleasant stay for everyone. If you are looking for some adventure, then the resort will also book your water activities along with treks and tours. The mellow ambiance of this property allows you to experience the serenity of the Andaman Islands.

Radhakrishna Resort has as many as 38 cottages for accommodation with facilities like attached bathroom and toilet along with 24 X 7 water services. The two types of cottages are Standard and Deluxe. Well-furnished and comfortable, these are well-maintained, neat, and equipped with modern facilities like air conditioner, TV, tea/coffee maker, Wi-Fi, and intercom. 

Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay. The restaurant serves special diet meals and kids’ meals as well. The dining area is beautiful and a lovely place to enjoy mouth-watering food. 

Some of the offered facilities by this accommodation are as follows: 

  • Taxi service
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry service
  • Free parking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Free breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Business centre with internet access
  • Air conditioning
  • Intercom
  • Housekeeping
  • Public Restrooms
  • Telephone (Paid)
  • Attached Bathroom
  • Newspaper (English and local language)

How to reach

From Port Blair, the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, one has to take a cruise ride to reach Havelock Island. Once you are here, then there are two ways to reach Elephant Beach. You can either take a ferry or trek amidst a green and dense jungle for the beach. Both the ways are adventures in themselves but adrenaline junkies especially love taking the trail as it offers them the much-needed adrenaline rush.

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