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  • Runway Status for Port Blair Airport From October,22 to February, 23

    Updated: 19 Sep 2022
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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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Ferar Beach at Port Blair – Ross Island

Ferar Beach at Port Blair – Ross Island
Date : 07 Dec 2021

Ferar Beach is located against a hilly backdrop and is known for offering serenity to travellers who are seeking an escape from the tourist crowds. It was partially washed away during the Tsunami of 2004, but now it is a picturesque beach that has soft sands, cobbles, rocks, and a lot of shade under the lush canopy of coconut trees. Walk down a stone stairway to reach this gorgeous beach. When you are there, you can soak in the lovely vistas of the ocean, comb the sand for seashells, dive into the turquoise waters and look at lovely corals, or read your favorite book to enjoy the solitude. While taking a swim, be aware of the underwater currents. In short, including Ferar Beach in your Andaman Islands travel itinerary is definitely a great idea. 

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Ferar Beach is a beautiful beach in the Andaman Islands and you can spend some quality time with your close ones there. Wear your flip-flops and turn on your beach spirit; this beach is sure to win your heart. You will get to see the most splendid views the Andamans have to offer. The natural charm of this place is extraordinary. Enjoy various enthralling water sports and activities on Ferar Beach. 

  • Ferar Beach address: Ross Island, Port Blair, South Andaman, India
  • Ferar Beach timing: 24 hours
  • Best time to visit Ferar Beach (preferred time): From 10:00 am to 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Ferar Beach: Three to Four hours 



Ferar Beach is tucked in a corner of the Ross Island in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is a rocky beach that is set against the cliff. The beach has coconut trees on one side and the emerald waters of the Bay of Bengal on the other. If you are seeking seclusion and peace, then this spot can be your best bet when you are in Port Blair, the capital city. Popular for its untouched coral reefs and turquoise waters, Ferar Beach is counted among the most gorgeous beaches on the island. It is not less than a hidden natural treasure that is adorned by the shimmering crystal clear waters and is surrounded by the verdant jungles. There are a number of diving options and if you want to do that, then you can simply laze down on white, soft sands. Water babies will have a lot to enjoy and explore around. Ferar Beach is a lesser-known destination and is still to come into limelight for most of the tourists. Every nature lover should include this little patch of natural marvel in their travel plan when in the Andamans.

Nearby hotels

The hotels near Ferar Beach are located in Port Blair. The options are many and you can choose anyone as per your budget and other requirements. Some of the best properties nearby the beach are as follows:

  • TSG Emerald View
  • Peerless Resort Port Blair
  • Lemon Tree Hotel
  • Hotel GKM Grand
  • Sinclairs Bay View
  • Sea Shell Coral Cove
  • Hotel Sentinel
  • Ripple Resort
  • Hotel Shompen
  • Hotel King Safire
  • J Hotel
  • Ami Grace
  • Hotel Horizon Hues
  • Sea Hills Hotels & Resorts
  • Sun Sea Resort

 Nearby hotels in Ferar Beach

Located in the heart of Port Blair, Hotel Shreesh has been a reliable name when it comes to accommodations in the capital town. It is only 4.4 kilometers from the Port Blair airport, 7.5 kilometers from the famous Marina Park, and 7.8 kilometers from the Cellular Jail, which is a must-visit in the Andamans. Surrounded by lush greenery, the hotel is situated on the east coast of the Andaman Islands. A beachside property, it is suitable for leisure travellers, especially tourists who are on a strict budget. Guests can indulge in a range of exciting water sports that are offered at a nearby water sports complex.

Hotel Shreesh offers a total of 38 air-conditioned guest rooms. Spacious along with being neat and clean, the rooms are available in four categories- Standard, Super Deluxe, Deluxe, and a King Size Family AC Deluxe Room. These rooms have all the basic amenities and comfortable furniture as well.

The hotel boasts of an on-site restaurant along with a well-stocked bar where you can have a great time with your travel companions. Cuisines like Indian, Tandoor, Chinese, and Continental are offered here.

Some of the offered facilities at this property are mentioned below: 

  • Doctor on call
  • Luggage assistance and storage
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Bellboy Service
  • Caretaker
  • Wake-up Call
  • Masks
  • Gloves
  • Sanitizers
  • Staff Hygiene (for hotel staff)
  • Sanitizers Installed
  • Disinfection
  • Hospital in the vicinity (Less than 5 km)
  • Electrical Chargers
  • Reception

Nearby restaurants 

Popular for extremely lovely beaches, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands promise an ideal island vacation. In addition to that, the food of the islands further enhances your travel experience, especially for foodies. The heaven of natural wonders is also a paradise of delicious food. The restaurants and food outlets in Port Blair serve a wide range of cuisines. One can satisfy their taste buds by trying and tasting lip-smacking authentic dishes when in Port Blair. The options are many! Try out the below-mentioned food joints if you are willing to relish the local, authentic food:


  • New Lighthouse Residency
  • Annapurna Restaurant 
  • Ananda Multi-Cuisine Restaurant
  • Rola Costa Restaurant & Juice Center 
  • Gagan Restaurant
  • Icy Spicy family Restaurant
  • Sea Food Delight 
  • Tandoor
  • Cafe Down Under 
  • TRIO - The family restaurant
  • Bella Bay Dinner Cruise 
  • Anju Coco Family Restaurant 
  • Rajasthani Dhaba 
  • Happy Belly
  • Gem Continental 

These restaurants and eateries offer everything ranging from authentic seafood to homelike Indian cuisines. You can order South Indian vegetarian thali, non-vegetarian thali, chicken biryani, crab fry, prawns, crispy squids, caramel custard, etc. The food is great here and comes in big portions with a nice presentation.

If you are travelling to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, then contact Andaman Island Travels for all your bookings- hotels, airport transfers, ferry transfers, sightseeing, adventure activities, entry tickets, and anything else. Its team of expert holiday planners is known for giving complete worth to your money. So just sit back and relax!

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