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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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Laxmanpur Beach at Neil Island

Laxmanpur Beach at Neil Island
Date : 29 Dec 2021

Located in Laxmanpur Village, Laxmanpur Beach is counted among the best beaches in Neil Island (officially known as Shaheed Dweep). It is an ideal destination for sightseeing and daytrips. The beach is located around three kilometers on the western side of the island and you can reach there in ten to fifteen minutes. Absolutely mesmerizing, Laxmanpur Beach is a white-sand beach that is lined by tall tropical trees forming a dense forest. A sense of joy and calmness is offered in the ambiance with the uprooted trees along with the green surroundings. 

Laxmanpur Beach is dotted with many small shops, food stalls, and eateries that serve a wide variety of drinks and snacks. Moreover, you will also find coconut water here and you should definitely try it even if you are not thirsty. It is so refreshing! One can also buy pearls, shell-based products, as well as other shopping items from the gift shops near the beach. There are beautiful souvenirs for you and your family. The beach opens up at 8 AM? and closes at 5 PM. Also, it is completely free as no fee is charged for entry.

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Overview

The water of Laxmanpur Beach is crystal-clear and cobalt blue that further enhance the splendor of the beach. The waves and water currents are moderately high and thus, it is a bit unsafe for swimming and water activities if you are a beginner. Not many people go inside the sea for swimming. The shape of this beach is one of its most spectacular features. It is triangular in shape and you can get its aerial view. You can get a wide view of the complete horizon and it is absolutely gorgeous!

Laxmanpur Beach is an ideal spot for kids as well as they can play with the sand here and explore the beach. They indulge themselves in shell hunting and making sand castles. However, make sure that they don’t get into the sea on their own. Keep an eye on them at all times.

Laxmanpur Beach, Neil Island

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Walking on the sands of Laxmanpur Beach is a heavenly feeling for your legs. The sand here is deep as well as free from dead corals and shells. So keep your slippers aside and enjoy the blissful experience on this lovely beach. It is the perfect spot for relaxation and chilling as there are no water sports allowed there. There are eco-friendly huts and seating made of straw and wood. You can enjoy your snacks and rejuvenate yourself at this beach. 

One can simply explore Laxmanpur Beach and the nearby attractions. Inside the immediate jungles, there are a few hidden sitting areas that offer a mesmerizing view. Another extraordinary feature of this beach is its gorgeous sunset. Its location is perfect as it offers an unobstructed view of the horizon. This beach is popular for one of the best sunset views in Neil Island. Make sure you get to experience this!

Nearby hotels

Located in Ramnagar, Elephant and Four Wise Men Resort is a peaceful property that is budget-friendly as well. Its name is derived from a Russian painting. Just off the main road in Ramnagar, the accommodation is set behind a herbal field. There are ten fairytale bamboo huts dotted among the palm shade. These huts are made of eco-friendly natural materials and colorful ambient lights giving this place a unique touch. 

There are two options when it comes to choosing a hut- 1. a hut with a sandy floor and lifted bed 2. a hut with the bed on the natural floor lifted from the ground. All the huts are equipped with electricity, a mosquito net, and a small porch in front. These are small but are pocket-friendly. Bathrooms are shared without hot water. The place is so airy that you don’t need any fan. Have the experience of sleeping underneath a natural roof.

At this economical property, guests can enjoy delicious meals at an on-site restaurant. 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 facilities offered here are as follows: 

  • Doctor on Call
  • Caretaker
  • Medical Centre
  • Wake-up Call
  • Housekeeping
  • Room Service
  • Bathroom
  • Laundry Service
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Security
  • Indoor Games

Some of the other hotels and resorts near Laxmanpur Beach are as follows:

  • Silver Sand Beach Resort
  • Pearl Park Beach Resort Private Limited
  • Tango Beach Resort
  • SeaShell, Neil
  • Coconhuts Beach Resort
  • Silver Sand Beach Resort
  • Aquays Hotels & Resorts 
  • Symphony Summer Sands Beach Resort And Spa
  • Hotel Exotica Squares
  • Megha Resort and Restaurant

Laxmanpur Beach

Nearby places to eat

There are a number of eating places ranging from cute cafes to lavish restaurants in this Indian union territory. Therefore, you will get to choose from many options. To relish the local and authentic food, try out these places near Laxmanpur Beach:

    • Hungry Stone Restaurant
    • Seashell Restaurant
    • Ripon Sea foods
    • Yatri Dhaba
    • Full Moon Café
    • Dugong Restaurant
  • Sea Zaika

How to reach

Comfortable as well as fast, pre-booked taxis are the best way to reach Laxmanpur Beach. However, if you are on a budget trip, then travelling from Port Blair to Neil Island via government or private ferries is the most economical way. The beach is nearly hours from Port Blair. Private companies like Mackruzz and Ocean Green operate ferries from Port Blair to Neil Island. You can take a taxi or hire a bike for the beach once you have reached the island. 

Every year, travellers get attracted to this pristine beauty and untouched sandy beach of Neil Island. It has some of the most scenic spots for travel and nature lovers. It is visited by people from all over the world to uncover and explore its jewels. The entire island is amazingly gorgeous but there is one place that nature lovers and beach bums never miss-Laxmanpur Beach. It is known for some of the most unique sights. If Neil Island is a crown, then this beach is its most precious gem. 

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