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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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Long Island Near Rangat Island

Long Island Near Rangat Island
Date : 31 Jan 2022

Located in Rangat, Long Island is a pristine spot that lies amidst the multitude of islands making the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is an incredible place on the island that attracts everyone towards it. It has a tiny geographical area of nearly twenty square kilometers and is ideal for someone who is looking for a picture-perfect spot and peaceful ambiance. The island is home to peaceful beaches, lush green forests, and rocky terrain. Therefore, it is an amazing place where you can spend some soul-stirring time as well as indulge in adrenaline-pumping water adventure activities. Long Island is nearly 80 kilometers away from Port Blair, the capital city of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is a lesser-known destination in Rangat Island and thus, an ideal spot to spend more quality time with your loved ones. It is a perfect combo of serenity and gorgeousness.

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If you are a nature lover or an adventure enthusiast, then you will be tempted by Long Island and its mesmerizing appeal. Get away from the clutches of your hectic schedule at this fascinating beach. Get close to nature here! 

Long Island, Rangat Island

Traveler tips

  • For managing humidity around the coastal areas, make sure that you wear comfortable clothing.
  • Protect yourself from the scorching heat of the sun by carrying sunscreen, hats, and water bottles. 
  • For a better stay experience, it would be great to arrange your accommodation in advance. 

Things to do

  • Relax and unwind in the tranquil ambiance that is offered on this island.
  • Enjoy a great swim in the warm waters on the white, sandy beaches such as Lalaji Bay Beach.
  • Indulge yourself in the enthralling adventurous sports such as scuba diving and snorkeling while exploring the gorgeous corals present under the water. 
  • Photographers can capture natural beauty at its best here in their cameras. The backdrop is amazing with the vivid colors of the location. 
  • Adrenaline junkies can hike around the mountainous and rocky terrain of Moorys Dare.
  • Stay at a nice property to enjoy your beach vacation even more. 
  • Enjoy the authentic taste of the island by eating at various local eateries.

Long Island in Rangat Island

Nearby hotels

There is a government accommodation known as Surmai Resort and a private property named Blue Planet in Long Island. Both are nice and you can book them in advance. However, if you want to stay in the main area of Rangat Island, then you can consider staying at Hotel Priya International. A budget property, it is located in the largest town of Andaman and Nicobar Command. It is located in the vicinity of the railway station and bus stand. The nearest airport to the hotel is Veer Savarkar International Airport located in Port Blair, the capital town. Well-equipped with warm hospitality and dedicated room services, the property is embedded with standard amenities and comforts of the highest living. Stay here for an unparalleled and unforgettable experience. 

All the rooms at Hotel Priya International are airy, well-furnished, and equipped with modern facilities needed to feel comfortable at a place. There are two variants available- Standard and Deluxe. Amenities such as an air conditioner, intercom, cable television, and bathroom with geyser and shower are offered to the esteemed guests for absolute comfort.

At the in-house restaurant of Hotel Priya International, you can relish authentic, tasty, and flavourful dishes in its serene ambiance. Delicious and healthy breakfast and dinner are served here along with fresh fruit juices. Along with that, the on-site bar stocks a classic collection of the choicest beverages. Thus, it is an ideal place to relax and unwind after a hectic day of activities. Thus, it is a perfect place to relax and unwind after a long day of exploration. 

Some of its offered facilities are mentioned below: 

  • Photocopying
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dry Cleaning Service
  • Bathroom
  • Wi-Fi
  • Laundry Service
  • Ironing Service
  • Refrigerator
  • Housekeeping
  • Newspaper
  • Public Restrooms

Nearby tourist attractions

Some of the tourist attractions nearby Long Island are as follows:

  • Guitar Island
  • Cutbert Bay
  • Amkunj Bay
  • Panchvati Hills
  • Merk Bay Beach
  • Moorys Dare

Best time to visit

One can visit Long Island throughout the year. As it is a coastal area, there are not so many climatic variations, and the region experiences tropical climate. You can visit here in summer as we as winter, and carry out sightseeing and various thrilling water activities for which the island is known for. If you travel here in the monsoon season, then there will be heavy rainfalls and you will not be able to try your hand at water sports.

December to March is the best time to visit the town. During this time, the temperature remains between 23 and 30 degrees Celsius. 

Long Island

How to reach

You can reach Rangat Island by government ferry. It will be a five to six hours long journey. The timings vary depending on the total number of passengers boarding and getting down at each stop. The ticket bookings open only one or two days before the departure. The harbor for Rangat is the Yerrata Jetty. Before finalizing this potion, you should know that if you are in the Andaman Islands for only a few days, then this option may not work for you. 

Rangat 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. All the attraction spots are more or less equidistant from Rangat. Speaking of the town, you will see some shops, a well-stocked market, food stalls, and tea sellers. 

If you want to enjoy Long Island at its best, then it is highly recommended that you book your vacation with a reliable tour and travel agency. Located in Port Blair (the capital town), Andaman Island Travels is a well-known name across the islands and it will make sure that you get to enjoy all the water activities and sightseeing spots within the prescribed time duration.

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