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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 Trekking Trip at Havelock Island

Elephant Beach Trekking Trip at Havelock Island
Date : 27 Dec 2021

There are plenty of exciting things to do in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands for adventure lovers. Trekking in Havelock Island (now known as Swaraj Dweep) is one such activity that is loved by fitness freaks and nature lovers. There are a number of lovely trails where you can go for trekking in Havelock Island. If you want the best trekking experience, then it would be great if you book trekking tour packages in Havelock Island in advance. Andaman Island Travels is a well-known travel agency located in Port Blair, the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Its experienced staff will tell you about the best spots for trekking in Havelock Island where you can get the best of nature. Book trekking tour packages in Havelock Island to spend quality time in the lap of nature. 

Our Package

Overview

Havelock Island is home to the best beaches in all of Asia. It is also one of the most beautiful tropical destinations in India. Its Elephant Beach is popular for snorkeling and other exciting water sports. One can easily reach this gorgeous beach by taking a ferry from the jetty. But if you love adventure, then tie your laces, pack your backpack, and trek through lush greenery and mangroves to reach the beach. At the starting point, there are guides in case you want their service. Otherwise, you can trek to Elephant Beach alone as well.

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are a hub of adventure activities. It is counted among the top destinations for quenching your thirst for thrill as it has numerous beaches, islands, and tourist hotspots. To get that adrenaline rush, you can go for scuba diving, snorkeling, parasailing, and a lot more. And if that is not enough, then you can go on Elephant Beach trekking trip that will give you the much-needed high. It is a great trail that is perfect for finding your inner peace and experience solitude that you have been seeking.

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The topography of Elephant Beach trek is perfect for everyone. The months from November to April are considered as the best time to go for trekking and you can easily book trekking tour packages in advance with Andaman Island Travels. So plan your vacation accordingly. In this blog, we present all the important things that you should know about Elephant Beach Trekking Trip. 

If you are also willing to go for Elephant Beach Trekking Trip, then contact Andaman Island Travels today to get the best deals. To book trekking tour packages in Havelock Island, this tour agency is the most sought-after place across the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is a reliable name among everyone and its dedicated staff is committed to offer you the best. 

One can reach the Elephant Beach via a boat as well, but if you are an adventurer and loves to have that adrenaline rush, then you can trek to this beach that is the natural charm of the island. It is a great adventure and a must-do activity here. Depending on how fast you are, it takes nearly one hour to reach the splendid Elephant Beach. On your way, you will find mangrove forest that you will have to cover.

Elephant Beach Trekking Trip in Havelock Island

You can choose to do the guided trekking or trek on your own. The trail is not that tough. Begin your trip at 8 in the morning as the temperature is moderate at this time. Spend time at the beach and return by 1 in the afternoon. You can also try your hand at various water sports here.

Nearby hotels

For guests seeking to enjoy the tropical vibes of the Andamans while staying at a top-class accommodation, Havelock Island Beach Resort is your best bet. All the tourist attractions are located not far from the resort. If you want to roam around the place, then the resort’s travel desk is there to help you out. This accommodation is like a home away from home. Such is the level of comfort its guests get here! For the convenience of its guests, the resort offers round the clock room service. Promising to make your Andaman experience unforgettable, it is a recommend beachfront property in Swaraj Dweep. Every room has a television and a private bathroom along with other amenities. Thus, maximum satisfaction and convenience are guaranteed. 

Other hotels and resorts nearby Elephant Beach are as follows:

  • Taj Exotica
  • Aparupa Sands Marina
  • Cross Bill Beach Resort
  • Silver Sand Beach Resort
  • Munjoh Ocean Resort
  • 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

You can also consider staying at Cross Bill Beach Resort as all the tourist hotspots are located in the close vicinity. Guests staying here can also book private cruises and enthralling water activities to enjoy quality time. If you want to roam around the island, then the resort’s travel desk is also there to help you out. One can also avail leisure activities like sea walking, water rides, Ayurveda massage, game fishing, scuba diving, and tours. The staff speaks Hindi and English, and is always there for you. A car rental service is available at the accommodation in case you want to hire it for sightseeing. Travellers make this resort their accommodation of choice when in Havelock Island. 

Elephant Beach Trekking Trip, Havelock Island

The hotel has AC Cottage and Non-AC Cottage rooms that are well-furnished and comfortable. These are well-maintained, neat, and equipped with modern facilities like air conditioner, TV, tea/coffee maker, Wi-Fi, refrigerator, and intercom. 

Cross Bill Beach Resort has an in-house restaurant that serves an array of lip-smacking food including seafood, North Indian, and different assorted delicacies. It also offers delicious coffee and other refreshing beverages. 

Some of the offered facilities include the following:

  • LCD television
  • Shared balcony
  • Separate washroom
  • Couple bedroom (king size)
  • Free Wi-fi
  • 24/7 reception
  • Laundry service
  • Air conditioning
  • Safety & security
  • Free car parking

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