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  • A four week long curfew on the islands

    Updated: 26 May 2021

    There is an ongoing four-week long curfew on the island owing to rising COVID-19 cases.

  • Tourist attractions closed till further notice

    Updated: 29 May 2021

     Tourist attractions attracting large gatherings closed till further notice.

  • RT PCR report on arrival

    Updated: 29 May 2021

    A negative RT PCR report has to be presented by all passengers on arrival.

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  • All passengers will be required to go through thermal screening.
  • All incoming passengers have to carry the RT-PCR negative test report issued from an ICMR approved lab. The test should have been taken within 48 hours. RT-PCR timeline begins from the swab collection time. Any passenger without it will be sent back to the origin. Also, handwritten reports are not acceptable.
  • Along with having the negative RT-PCR report, all incoming passengers will undergo Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) upon arrival at designated testing centers that are located within two kilometers of Veer Savarkar International Airport, Port Blair.
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  • Activities attracting huge crowds such as the Light and Sound Show at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island and National Memorial Cellular Jail, water sports, beaches, and other such activities have been suspended across all three districts for another four weeks starting from May 20, 2021.
  • A new standard operating procedure for adventure water sports has been issued.
  • Travelling to North and Middle Andaman Islands, Nicobar group of islands, and Little Andaman Island is not allowed for tourism purposes as of now.
  • The ongoing night curfew has been extended by one hour from 9 pm to 5 am.
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  • Even if the test of the result conducted on arrival is negative, all passengers still have to home quarantine for a week.
  • Any passenger with a positive test result will be sent for institutional quarantine for further treatment.
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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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Plan this summer holidays in the Andaman Islands

Date : 30 May 2020
Categories: Andaman Travels

Craving gorgeous beaches, stunning landscapes, picturesque view? Then look no further than the Andaman Islands. Did you know there are 572 islands out of which 37 are inhibited? They all have something to offer whether its adventure water activities, scenic lookout point, or gorgeous beaches you are looking for. Imagine yourself plunge into the spectacularly exquisite coral reef to snorkel or scuba dive, you get greeted by a shoal of bannerfish, lobsters, turtles hammerhead and kohl ray. Islands of Andaman offers a range of vacation experiences, from all-inclusive resorts to activities like hiking, scuba diving, jet-skiing, and snorkeling. It all comes down to what you wish for, so make a list of the things you are looking for, to do during this summer holiday. 

From exotic flora and fauna to blue Ocean and charming sunset views to moon-lit walks on the beach Andaman Island will reward you with magnificent memories. Here’s a compilation of reasons why you should plan your next holiday to Andaman Island.

Feel as free as the wind

Close your eyes and take a deep breath- to feel the beauty, magic, and miracles in the Islands of Andaman. It’s an amazing feeling when on a hot summer day, you stay where the wind is so strong. Your need to salty-sweet smell, cool breeze, and sunlight can be fulfilled by a beach holiday. When you hear the sound of the ocean waves, soft sand beneath your feet while cool breeze gushes through your hair, this makes you feel light and spark the sense of freedom in you. 

Emotional well-being

The view of the Ocean water, actually calms our mind says, psychologists. Have you ever felt your problems melt away by just staring at the view of the Ocean? A sense of peace overcomes our mental stress here. This is the best time of the year to spend an entire day in a dreamy hammock on a pristine idyllic Island. Can there be anything more blissful than lying down on the beach, spending quality time along with your loved ones, or just some precious me-time? Also, treat yourself to a rejuvenating spa treatment, read a book while sunbathing, listen to the waves, collect precious shells, build sandcastles. Just whisk away all your worries and stress here. 

Embrace your love with kids in the Beach 

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Kids love to build sand-castle and create memories with their parents during summer vacation. A great time to leave the technology in your hotel rooms and spend some quality time, after all, summer vacation is for your kids. It’s pure fun for your child! While you get fit and healthy without even knowing. Spending uninterrupted time with them boosts a child’s self-confidence and self-worth. Your child’s brain goes to seeking and exploring when exposed to different scenery. It’s the right time to improve the cognitive, motor, and social skills of a child. They enhance creativity and feed the imagination.

Explore the life underwater

The pristine blue waters will tempt you to take a dip in the sea. However, an Island vacation is incomplete without experiencing scuba diving or snorkeling. There are more dive shops because of the shallow coral reef located just offshore. Get mesmerized with schools of beautifully patterned fishes, and aquatic species that cross your path while scuba diving, snorkel to admire the beautiful coral in the area. Whether you are on a romantic trip with your significant other or a family holiday you can enjoy water adventure together. Also, there are many other water activities like kayaking, Jet skiing, Parasailing, Boat riding for less adventure.

Go for some shopping

The Island is bound with markets, there are loads of things to buy in Andaman Island- good for shopaholics. There are particular shopping areas to explore, everyone from vintage sweethearts to bargain hunters and outlet darlings to luxury shoppers can satisfy their tingle to shop. Looking for pearls to gift someone special, aromatic spices for your own home, shells, timber craft, jute items, coconut handicrafts, sarongs, and hats then you shouldn’t miss shopping during your summer holidays in the Andaman Islands.

Lip smacking local cuisine

Indigenous Andaman Island cuisine incorporates diverse and delicious influences with an abundant array of fish and seafood harvested from local waters. The cuisine is determined mainly by its diverse population from Bengal, South India, North India, and Burma. Fresh fish and seafood graces every restaurant table headline and is a part of Andaman tourism packages. Some of the most common dishes you can taste are Lobsters, Khadi crabs, Prawns, Tandoori fish, and Squid fry. The Andaman barbeque is very important in Andaman cuisine. No matter, the pace of your trip or the size of your appetite, the World’s Most Delicious Island-Andaman guarantee to impress even the most particular taste buds.

Click some great pictures

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Vacations are the best time of the year, meant to be lived to the fullest and remembered for years to come. The memories that live in our minds and hearts fade with time, hence documenting the trip digitally helps you to remember the trip further down the road. Your family and friends may want to know your experiences during the vacation so, when they see your photos, they experience the joy and sights of the travel with you.

Staying in Andaman is a blissful experience, you can wake up every day seeing the beautiful blue ocean waiting outside just for you. The best memory of a holiday is to return home with something new. Escaping from work and from all the pressure can help parents focus on ensuring their kids have the best time. Are you planning a beach vacation this summer holiday? You should definitely go to the Andaman Island with your family, reap all these benefits, and collect happy and fond memories together.

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