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.
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
General Guidelines defined for traveling to Andaman Islands during COVID :
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.
Located in the capital town of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Param Vir Chakra Memorial is one of the must-see places in Port Blair. It is built at the scenic Marina Park. Lieutenant Governor Lt Gen A K Singh (retired) has dedicated this memorial to the country for the utmost sacrifice and love. It carries pictures and details of all the 21 Param Veer Chakra awardees.
India’s biggest heroism award and given, Param Vir Chakra is awarded to the officers and commissioned personnel of all military branches for the highest degree of self-sacrifice and bravery. People visiting here are reminded of the sacrifices made by our nation’s brave soldiers in the post-independence era.
Cellular Jail in is a testimony to the sacrifices made by our freedom fighters. On the other hand, Param Vir Chakra Memorial reminds people about the sacrifices made by our brave soldiers in the post-independence era.
Things to do
Located in Port Blair’s Marina Park, while you are at Param Vir Chakra Memorial, you can walk through the pictures of all the 21 awardees of Param Veer Chakra. At Marina Park, you can spot various marine creatures and visit other nearby attractions such as Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex, Cellular Jail (national memorial), etc.
How to reach
From central Port Blair, Param Vir Chakra Memorial is located at a distance of about nine kilometers. You will take twenty minutes to reach there.
If you are planning to travel to the Andaman Islands and are looking for the best way to reach there, then the below-mentioned is all the information you need:
By Air- Every day, there are several flights to the Andaman Islands that fly on time. The only airport in the islands is in Port Blair, which is the capital town.
By Water- If you have enough time and are willing to try something new, then you can travel to the Andamans by sea as well. There are three ports in India from where you can sail to the islands- Kolkata, Chennai, and Visakhapatnam/Vizag. These ports have different timing and durations. The five ships operating between the mainland of India and the island are as follows:
Getting around in Port Blair
Commuting by local transport in Port Blair is very convenient. Roads are well-built and you will not get lost as every spot is just by the road. Moreover, the locals are also very helpful. You can carry a map or an offline map here as the internet doesn’t work properly here.
Best time to visit
You can visit Param Vir Chakra Memorial throughout the year. However, the best time to travel to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is between November and February. The weather is pleasant during these months.
Vital information for tourists
Other top places to see in Port Blair
Port Blair- the capital city of the most beautiful union territory on India, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, boasts of a number of tourist-friendly places that are spellbinding. It is a gorgeous and awe-inspiring city, and taking a pit stop here never disappoints anyone. It promises you clear blue waters, lush greens, rich cultural history, and a lot more. Along with visiting various places in the city, if you have plenty of time for sightseeing, then you can travel to the unexplored attractions and tiny islands nearby Port Blair as well.
Historical places to see in Port Blair
Recreational places to see in Port Blair
If you have got more time in hand, then you can also explore the following beaches and islands:
If you are in the planning stage of your vacation in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, then contact Andaman Island Travels to make all your bookings. A well-known and trusted tour agency, it is located in Port Blair and is committed to help you in planning the holiday of your dreams as per your budget and requirements. Whether it is your accommodation, any adventure activity that you want to do or hire a car, it will take care of all your needs in the best way possible.