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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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Jogger’s Park at Port Blair

Jogger’s Park at Port Blair
Date : 08 Dec 2021

Located in the capital city of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Jogger’s Park is a place where you can experience peace, serenity, and tranquility. This park in Port Blair is a lovely spot for nature lovers who are seeking peace in the lap of natural beauty. One can include this place in their Andaman itinerary if having enough time in hand. The entry is free. You will not be disappointed.

Jogger’s Park is one of the cleanest parks in Port Blairand it offers a nice space for relaxation to residents as well as travellers. It is situated on pinnacle of a hill. Here, you can get close with nature and cherish gorgeous vistas of the blue ocean along with the nearby Ross Island and North Bay Island. For a refreshing morning jog, the trails of the park are ideal. You can listen to the chirping sounds of birds while you run. But the most sought-after feature of this park is that it offers a clear view of the runway of Veer Savarkar International Airport in Port Blair. Looking at huge planes landing and taking off is a memory to rejoice.

Our Package

Address: AHW Colony, Shadipur, Port Blair, Andaman, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, 744101, India

Timing: 6:00 am – 8:00 pm on all days

Entry fee: Free

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Overview

If you are travelling to the Andaman Islands, then make sure that your vacation is not only about visiting the most famous landmarks, but also about the lesser known places where you can simply relax and get closer to what you really want on your holiday- peace of mind. Whether you are a solo backpacker or a honeymoon couple, spending some quality time at Jogger’s Park will definitely be a great idea. 

Highlight

Jogger’s Park is nestled near VIP road, at one of the highest points in Port Blair. This peaceful little park has gorgeous manicured gardens that serve as a great place especially when you are travelling with kids. The park is peaceful in the morning and turns to absolutely breathtaking in the evening. The view from the benches is splendid. Just sit there and you can have a look at the illuminated city and the lit runway of the adjacent airport. Such a view is magical for sure! If you want to unwind after a long day of sightseeing, then coming here and spending an hour would be a good idea.

Nearby hotels

Port Blair has all kinds of properties ranging from budget to luxurious. Some of the best properties nearby Jogger’s Park are as follows:

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  • Hotel Shreesh
  • Hotel Rhishabh
  • Sun Sea Resort
  • Hotel TSG Emerald View
  • Hotel NK International
  • Hotel Holiday Inn
  • Hotel Blue Sea
  • J Hotel 
  • Hotel Blue Mmarlin
  • Hotel Aparupa
  • Hotel Sentinel
  • Peerless Sarovar Portico
  • The North Reef
  • Hotel Silver Spring
  • Hotel TSG Grand
  • Hotel SR Castle
  • Hotel Luxor Grand
  • Sea Shell Resorts
  • ITC Fortune Resort Bay Island
  • Keys Select Hotel Aqua Green
  • Sea Princess Beach Resort

In the heart of lovely Port Blair, J Hotel is the one stop destination for comfort and convenience. This boutique hotel is located in the city center offering elegant rooms. It is located in the business district and in close proximity to the major tourist hotspots such as national memorial Cellular Jail, Water Sports Complex, Corbyn’s Cove Beach, and many more. The international airport is just ten minutes’ drive away from the hotel. Delicious and healthy breakfast and dinner are served here along with fresh fruit juices. The staff is appreciated for being gentle and cooperative. The hotel promises to provide the best services.

J Hotel is the ideal choice for leisure and business travelers. It has as many as 32 spacious and non-smoking rooms. These are equipped with advanced amenities like air conditioning, desk, room service, seating area, refrigerator, flat screen TV, bath/shower as well as complimentary toiletries. All the rooms are neat, clean, and hygienic ensuring your pleasant stay.

The hotel has a multi-cuisine restaurant that is known for offering mouth-watering dishes to its guests. Whether you want to order seafood or vegetarian food, you will get everything here at affordable prices.

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

  • Doctor on call
  • Luggage Storage and assistance 
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Mail Services
  • Medical Centre
  • Wake-up Call
  • Restaurant
  • Conference Room
  • Business Centre
  • Currency Exchange
  • CCTV

How to reach

Jogger’s Park is a small detour from other places to see in Port Blair. It is perched on top of one of the highest points in the capital town. It is located at a distance of nearly two kilometers from the city center and three kilometers from the Veer Savarkar International Airport. One can easily reach there by renting a cab, auto (tuk-tuk), or two-wheeler (daily rental). The park has proper parking space as well.

Being an island, ferry services are the lifeline in the Andaman Islands but there are so many places that can be reached via road. You can book a cab for a day or your whole vacation to go and explore the unexplored. That is why, cab services are in high demand here. During the peak season, it becomes very difficult to get a vehicle as there is a huge shortage. Thus, it is always preferable to get your cab booking done in advance in order to avoid the last-minute hassle. Moreover, you should be extra cautious when selecting vehicle services in the islands as there is poor or no connectivity of the mobile network and it may become tough for you to connect with a cab driver during your holidays. No app-based taxi services are available in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and thus, you have to rely on private cabs.

Andaman Island Travels is the most trusted name in the islands. The drivers are polite and take care of you in an absolutely professional manner.

What to expect from cab services in the Andaman Islands?

  • On-time pickup and drop off
  • Local drivers assisting you with your itinerary 
  • Professional drivers
  • Clean and well-maintained vehicles

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