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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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Kalapathar Beach at Havelock Island

Kalapathar Beach at Havelock Island
Date : 27 Dec 2021

Located in Havelock Island, Kalapathar Beach is a long stretch of silky white sand with big black rocks beside the turquoise sea. It is a continuation of beach number 5 and is situated on one corner of the island. This serene beach gets crowded during the peak season but if you walk further to the south, then you will have the whole place to yourself. Through the green jungle, there is a small lodging path where once was an elephant camp in the past. Now, it is a secluded beach there.

Overview

If you love swimming, then don’t forget to take a dip at Kalapathar Beach. Its depth is fine and it is not affected by tides as well. However, be careful while going into the water as there are some rocks and corals. For those who just want to laze around, there are a couple of wooden chairs and umbrellas. If you are with family and kids, then there is also a small picnic area with enough place under the shade of the trees. There are not so many facilities at the beach but you will find locals selling fresh mango juice and coconut water in peak season.

Highlight

Kalapathar Beach is one of the most frequented beaches in Havelock Island. It makes for a perfect beach vacation as it is an extremely gorgeous tourist attraction with lush patches of greenery and white sands. Along with its captivating landscapes and lovely flora, the beach is a paradise for adventure lovers as well. 

Kalapathar Beach, Havelock Island

Water sports

This beach in Swaraj Dweep is very famous for offering a number of enthralling water sports. Kalapathar Beach is your one-stop destination, if you are an adrenaline junkie. There are different water activities for all kinds of tourists. You can go for a ferry ride to the high seas, or try your hand at jet skiing and kayaking. Apart from scuba diving and snorkeling, one can go for water skiing, windsurfing, and sea walking. All activities are completely safe here as the expert crew takes care of everything so that you feel absolutely comfortable.

Nearby hotels

This island has some of the beaches in Andamans, and we will highly recommend you to book a beachfront property when in Havelock. It has a lot of options to choose from. The resorts here offer ocean views and they are quite affordable as well. Whether you are travelling with your partner, family or solo, you can find good comfortable rooms where you are sure to enjoy your stay. 

The Indian union territory of Andaman Islands is the perfect destination for those who love nature and adventure. There are a number of places to see here that are sure to take your breath away. However, it is also very important that you enjoy your stay here as well. Some people prefer a beachfront resort property while others want to stay in a hotel located in the main market. Keeping all these factors in mind, Havelock Island Beach Resort is undoubtedly the best choice. 

Some of the best hotels and resorts nearby Kalapathar Beach are as follows:

Kalapathar Beach

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

For guests seeking to enjoy the tropical vibes of the Andamans while staying at a budget accommodation, El Dorado Beach Resort is your best bet. All the tourist attractions are located at a 20-30 minute drive from the resort. Guests staying here can also book slots for different water activities such as sea walking, scuba diving, snorkeling, etc. If you want to roam around the place, then the resort’s travel desk is there to help you out. One can also avail leisure activities like water rides, Ayurveda massage, game fishing, and more.

El Dorado Beach Resort offers four kinds of rooms- AC Suites, AC Deluxe Suite (sea view), AC Super Deluxe Cottage, and AC Semi Deluxe Cottage. These are equipped with all the modern facilities like a flat-screen TV, air conditioning, coffee/tea maker, and many more. The rooms are hygienic and neat and clean that ensure the total comfort of guests.

At this beachfront property, guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and an outdoor dining area. During their stay, everyone is sure to have a great time here while trying authentic Indian dishes or the specialty of the islands- seafood.

Some of the offered facilities by this property are as follows:

Kalapathar Beach in Havelock Island

  • Free parking
  • Free breakfast
  • Beach
  • Bicycle rental
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Car hire
  • 24-hour security
  • First aid kit
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Wine / champagne

Nearby nightlife attractions

If you want to enjoy the nightlife in Havelock Island, then you have the below mentioned options:

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

How to reach

For internal transfers to other islands, there are various companies that offer high speed and spacious cruises in the Andamans. Tourists mostly prefer private cruises as these are convenient and also, their booking process is easy. Compared to government ferries, these cruises are more comfortable and faster. Their tickets can easily be booked online. But private cruises are costlier compared to the government ferries. 

One can take a private cruise from Port Blair (the capital city of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands) to reach Havelock Island. The journey is an adventure and an unforgettable memory in itself. Once you have reached the island, then you can hire a cab or take a scooty on rent to get to Kalapathar Beach. Autos are also available for short rides as well as long rides. But you cannot depend on them if there is some holiday.

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