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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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Guitar Island Near Rangat Island

Guitar Island Near Rangat Island
Date : 31 Jan 2022

One of the rarest visited islands in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Guitar Island is a unique island owing to its shape of a guitar that can be seen clearly from aerial view by taking a seaplane ride from the Andamans. Earlier, it was a protected rainforest and coral bearing region in Long Island. But now, it has become a major tourist attraction as the Andaman Tourist Department has allowed for a day trip visit. People from all age groups love this island. It has something for everyone. It has a white sandy beach with crystal-clear water. 

Take a pit stop in Rangat if you are crossing it to visit any of its surrounding islands. Indulge yourself in a day trip of the attractions that are located in its close proximity. You can explore a few incredible places along with going for water activities like snorkeling and scuba diving also if you spend two days here. There are numerous beaches and points of interest here that you can plan to visit. All these sites have individual significance.

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A neat and clean island, Guitar Island is uninhabited by Andaman tribes, villagers, or by the forest department. It is a perfect location for newlyweds, monsoon chasers, nature lovers, and adventure seekers. When you are in Rangat Island, make sure to include Guitar Island in your travel itinerary if you want to see something extraordinary. A visit to this place is surely going to be mesmerizing. 

Guitar Island, Rangat Island

Nearby hotels

When it comes to accommodation, Rangat has a couple of basic stay options. It is a rural part of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Below-mentioned are the best accommodations in Rangat Island. You can pick any one based on your requirements and budget.

  1. Hotel Ross & Smith
  2. Hotel UK Nest
  3. Hotel Avis
  4. Hotel Priya International
  5. Hotel Laxmi Villa

Consider staying at Hotel UK Nest that offers the best of the Andaman tropical vibes and a refreshing ambiance. Offering its guests an experience like no other, the property gives advanced amenities and services that are required for a relaxing stay in Rangat Island. From the neat and clean rooms to the hygienic, the hotel offers only the finest in all aspects of the stay. The tourists staying here are left happy and satisfied with their stay. For an economical, comfortable, and hassle-free stay in the island, Hotel UK Nest is a great option.

Hotel UK Nest offers basic rooms that have basic facilities. Being a budget hotel, you can find basic rooms at pocket-friendly prices. The rooms are highly comfortable and hygienic. Unwinding after a long day would be a very soothing experience. Guests are sure to have a memorable stay here, especially if you are travelling on a tight budget. Room service is also available as per your requirement. 

The hotel is known for serving mouth-watering food. You can find here multiple cuisines here. Guests staying here appreciate the dishes available.

The property offers the following facilities and more:

  • Doctor on Call
  • Luggage Storage
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Wake-up Call
  • Reception
  • Seating Area
  • Dining Area
  • Kids’ meals
  • Paid Airport Transfers
  • Paid Pickup Drop
  • Paid Shuttle Service
  • CCTV
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Safety and Security

Guitar Island

Best time to visit

You can visit Guitar Island all-round the year. Every season offers a different experience to the tourists. However, a tropical climate prevails here throughout the year. It is cool in the winters and dry in summer. The average mean temperature is around 22-degree Celsius. The cool sea breeze here can be cherished throughout the year. The Indian Ocean is towards the south and it lies between the Bay of Bengal Sea on the west and the Andaman Sea on the east.

The best time to visit Guitar Island is from October to February. These months are dry, and the sky and seawater are clear as well. Thus, it is a perfect time to enjoy enthralling water activities. These months are perfect for recreational activities such as hopping, swimming, fishing, kayaking, boating, and snorkeling. It is also the peak season, and you will see a number of domestic as well as international tourists travelling here. That is why, you should book your flight, hotels, and dining in advance to avoid the last-minute hassle during the peak season rush.

March to May is the summer season. If you can’t tolerate the temperature above 30-degree Celsius, then avoid going in these months. The weather from 11 am to 3 pm will not be pleasant. However, if you belong to the cold climatic zone and looking forward to a sunbath, then you can visit the sun-kissed Guitar Island.

The rainy season is from June to September. If you love monsoons and don’t mind getting drenched in the rain, then you can visit Guitar Island during this time. Before moving towards the Indian Subcontinent, the first spell of monsoon rain falls here. Honeymooners and romantic couples especially love this season. With less visibility of daylight due to dark rain clouds, this palm-fringed island gets extremely gorgeous and a little chilly. Stay at a beachfront property to enjoy the rain, the sky, and the beach. During these months, the properties are also vacant as the rainy season is considered the off season here.

This island in the Andamans has got a lot more to offer than you can imagine. You are sure to get a myriad of experiences there. Rangat is a very good example of an eco-tourism initiative in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

The highly experienced and reliable management team of Andaman Island Travels (AIT) is committed to offer 100 per cent customer satisfaction along with making itself better than before. It holds vast expertise in providing varied services in the Andamans comprising customised tour packages, hotel reservations, guide services, transportation services, exclusive students group packages (educational tours), corporate group packages (MICE, leisure, business meets, seminars, conferences, conventions, seminars, training), destination weddings, underwater weddings, cruise weddings, beach wedding ceremonies, anniversary celebrations, car/coaches rentals, boat parties, etc.

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