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  • Andaman Tourism Opens

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021

    From 3rd August 2021 Tourism activities re-open in Andaman & Nicobar Islands. In view of the steady decline in cases of COVID-19 in Andaman Nicobar Islands an order has been issued by the Director of Tourism Department today regarding reopening of all Tourism activities in South Andaman and North Middle Andaman District from today.

  • 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 subject to compulsory RAT testing for Andaman Trunk Road commuters which will be carried out at Forest check post on the spot / same day on payment of applicable charges

  • RT PCR report on arrival

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021
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  • The tourists need to carry COVID-19 negative test report from mainland based ICMR 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. 
  • 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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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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Parrot Island at Baratang Island

Parrot Island at Baratang Island
Date : 29 Dec 2021

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are a surprise package to the tourists. There are a number of lesser known places here that are often missed by many people even when they are looking for something extraordinary and unique. There is one such island that lies 30 kilometers from Baratang Island, which is a well-known mangrove area popular for mud volcanoes and limestone caves. Parrot Island is located about a few minutes of ride from Baratang Jetty. It is a remote island that is inhabited by innumerable species of parrots. The island is a unique spot in the middle of the sea.

Forming a part of the Baratang Island in the Indian union territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Parrot Island is considered as one of the most beautiful islands. This uninhabited island is a bird paradise and is naturally inhabited by thousands of parrots. Nature lovers and enthusiasts never miss to include this in their travel itinerary. Along with that, the island also presents a splendid view of the vast sea while taking a boat ride.

Our Package

Overview

Parrot Island is a table-shaped island that lies in the serene waters of the ocean. If you are a nature lover or a bird watcher, then you are definitely going to love this place. The island is a nestled ground of thick mangrove forest that looks like a well-trimmed landmass from a distance. The sky during the sunset here looks out of the world! The island is home to over 30 recorded species of parrots and some more that are unidentified as of now. The birds on this island break the branches of the mangrove and offer it the trimmed garden appearance when you look at it from your boat.

The island is counted among the most fantastic islands located in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is a part of Baratang Island. It is well-connected via road that gives you an option to travel by car or bus and take NH233 towards Diglipur, positioned 30 kilometers from Baratang Jetty. It is a great destination where you can witness different species of birds that includes many rare species as well. Parrot Island in Andaman has proved to be a wonderful holiday destination for everyone- families, friends, couples, and solo travellers.

Parrot Island, Baratang Island

Highlight

Welcome to the abode of parrots! A must-see for nature lovers, bird watchers, and enthusiasts, Parrot Island is a little piece of heaven where beautiful parakeets make a cacophony and come and leave the island during sunsets. This is the highlight of this unique island. It is considered as one of the most gorgeous islands in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Offering a magnificent view of the vast sea while taking a boat ride, Parrot Island is naturally inhabited by thousands of parrots. 

The only place in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands where tourists can park their boats and witness a number of parrot species at one place. This island is in the middle of the calm ocean and parrots come here in the evening and leave in the morning leaving behind a trimmed landmass of mangrove trees. All this takes place in the dusk and mostly people travel to this island during the daytime, you should keep certain things in mind before you visit here. 

Things to do

Boating- The boat ride to and fro from the island offers a magical view of the mangroves to tourists. They can also see the delightful view of hundreds of parakeets hovering over the forest. 

Mangrove Forest- An interesting fact about the mangrove forest in Parrot Island is that the parrots visiting the place every day at regular intervals trim it. They use their beaks to do so. 

Scuba Diving- It is one of the most incredible activities that you can enjoy on Parrot Island. You will be on another level of enthralling adventure. You will come across several types of sea creatures that may swim around you once you get into the water. You can touch them and feed them as well. PADI certified trainers will be there to assist you while you are doing this activity. 

Snorkeling- The serene blue sea of Parrot Island is also perfect for snorkeling. Along with scuba diving, you can go for scuba diving as well. You will have to use specialised equipment to do this exciting water activity. 

Jet Skiing- It is another water sports activity that is mostly preferred by the tourists visiting this island. Local trainers and instructors can teach you the right way to do this activity. One can easily perform this activity in any type of water. You will get an amazing experience after performing this. The best thing is that even non-swimmers can also do it. 

Explore nature- Parrot Island is a natural paradise and exploring natural beauty here should be in everyone’s bucket list, especially if you are a nature lover. If you are tired after all the sightseeing and water activities, then you can just relax on the beach and appreciate the natural beauty of the place. Its charm is hard to describe in words. 

How to Reach Baratang Island

How to reach

Baratang Island is mainly popular for Mud Volcanoes and Limestone Caves but a few travellers know about Parrot Island as well. Not many people visit there as it is like a hidden treasure in the island. We would highly recommend you to visit this place.

From Baratang Island, Parrot Island is only a few kilometers away and you will be required to take a fiber boat to reach there. The last boat leaves at 4 pm for the island and this is the perfect time to witness the flocking of parrots during sunset. The boat returns to Baratang Island at 7 pm. The whole trip is of two-three hours. 

Best time to visit

The winter season (the months from November to February) is the best time to visit Parrot Island. However, parrots can be seen throughout the year. You can take a sunset tour to watch the exclusive bird island.

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