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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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Govind Nagar Beach at Havelock Island

Govind Nagar Beach at Havelock Island
Date : 27 Dec 2021

Govind Nagar Beach, the main hub for scuba diving in Havelock Island (officially known as Swaraj Dweep), is situated near the Havelock Jetty. The well-known Nemo Reef is located just beside the beach. The coastline of Govind Nagar Beach is dotted with a number of beach resorts. It is a serene and secluded beach that is ideal for long leisurely strolls. You can wade through the azure waters among the lovely corals and cherish the rich marine life. This tourist attraction is a must-visit for everyone, especially honeymooners. 

Overview

The unique topography of the Andaman Island makes the diving experience hard to get anywhere else. Most of its beaches are enclosed by long stretches of reefs that are hundreds of meters wide and are separated by the shore with shallow waters. Some of them are complemented by volcanic lava hills as well! 

Govind Nagar Beach is a tranquil beach situated in Havelock Island and is popular for its white sands, cobalt waters, and diverse marine life. There is a lot to do here. For instance, scuba diving, snorkeling, reading on a hammock, taking a stroll, catching a lovely sunrise or sunset, relaxing with the spellbinding landscape in front, and a lot more.

Timings

Govind Nagar Beach is open for tourists at all times of the day. However, going there in the early morning and evening would be great. Avoid venturing there in the afternoon as it will be very hot that may cause sunburn as well. In the middle of the day, the tropical climate can be quite harsh. Also, the exciting water activities close by mid-day.

Govind Nagar Beach, Havelock Island

What to see?

Govind Nagar Beach is an incredibly scenic and gorgeous place. Whether you are with friends or on your own, it is a nice place to spend some quality time. The views of sunrise and sunset are splendid from here which makes it ideal for photography.

Water activities

On Govind Nagar Beach, scuba diving in Nemo Reef is the most popular water sport. One can also engage in snorkeling and swimming on their own. Make sure that you venture into the ocean under the guidance of an authorized guide or a scuba diver. Don’t miss the marine life at any cost. It is one of the best places to spot the rich underwater life.

Nearby places to stay

For spending a few days on Govind Nagar Beach, beachfront property like Havelock Island Beach Resort is the best. It is one of the best resorts across the island that will make sure that you get to experience the vacation of your dreams. This lavish property has different kinds of rooms suitable for all types of budgets. You can appreciate the beauty of the beach from the comfort of your room.

Govind Nagar Beach

Its suite sea facing cottages are located in the natural paradise of the Andaman Islands- Swaraj Dweep. Known for white-sand beaches, coral reefs, a colorful array of aquatic life, palm trees, and dense forests in the interiors, the island is the most frequented island in the Andamans. And while you are here, it becomes necessary that you enjoy your stay at a comfy hotel. For sufficing the varying requirements of guests, its cottages offer ample conveniences. 

Some of the offered amenities include the following:

  • Intercom
  • 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
  • 24/7 room service

Some of the other accommodations nearby Govind Nagar Beach are mentioned below:

  • Taj Exotica
  • Silver Sand Beach Resort
  • Munjoh Ocean Resort
  • Sea Shell Resort
  • The Kingdom Resort
  • El Dorado
  • Radhakrishna Resort
  • 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

The Wild Orchid Beach Resort is also a nice property in Havelock Island. It offers the best of the Andaman tropical vibes and a refreshing ambience. Providing its guests an experience like no other, the lavish resort provides advanced amenities and services that are required for a relaxing stay on the island. From the elegant and spacious rooms to the exquisite restaurant, bar, and dining area, the property offers only the finest in all aspects of the stay. The tourists staying here are left happy and satisfied with their stay. For a comfortable and hassle-free stay in the island, this resort is your best bet. 

The resort offers Style AC rooms that are fitted with modern amenities such air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and many more. The rooms are neat and clean, and ensure a pleasant stay. These are hygienic and comfortable. Their ambiance is aesthetically pleasant. It is like a home away from home! 

The Wild Orchid Beach Resort has an in-house restaurant- The Red Snapper. It serves an array of lip-smacking food including seafood, Indian, and Continental, and different assorted delicacies. The food will make your beach holidays even more special. Its bar, Gecko, serves a wide range of spirits to soothe your senses.

What to eat?

You can buy tender coconuts near the resting hut. Drink them to keep yourself hydrated. In the morning hours, you will also find a small tea stall and a fruit chaat vendor. The shacks on the beach sell delicious seafood and you should taste it if you want to have the most authentic seafood in the Andamans. 

Govind Nagar Beach in Havelock Island

Nearby restaurants and food outlets 

  • The Nemo Café
  • Sea Dragon Restaurant 
  • Something Different
  • Anju Coco Resto
  • Fat Martin Café
  • Full Moon Café
  • Bonova Café 
  • Dakshin Restaurant 
  • Golden Spoon 

Nearby nightlife spots 

  • Nemo Cafe
  • Bonova cafe and pub
  • Full moon cafe
  • Something different – A Beachside Cafe
  • Venom Bar
  • Cicada Lounge Bar

How to reach?

From Havelock Jetty or Helipad, Govind Nagar Beach is at a walking distance. One can rent a two-wheeler or a taxi to reach there within ten to fifteen minutes from most of the hotels and resorts on the island.

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