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  • Runway Status for Port Blair Airport From October,22 to February, 23

    Updated: 19 Sep 2022
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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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Private Boat Charter for Snorkeling on Neil Island

Private Boat Charter for Snorkeling on Neil Island
Date : 23 May 2023
Categories: Travel Guide

Three adventurous friends, Rohit, Priya, and Aman, were longing for a break from their busy lives. They decided to go on a trip to Neil Island, which is known for its crystal-clear waters and vibrant marine life. To make the most of their trip, they booked a private boat charter for snorkeling. As they set off on their adventure, the warm sun, the salty sea breeze, and the sound of the waves filled them with excitement. Little did they know that their journey would be filled with colorful fish, coral reefs, and breathtaking views that they would remember for a lifetime. Like them, you can gather around your group of friends to go snorkeling on Neil Island and enjoy your break.

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Unleash the Magic of Neil Island's Marine World with a Private Snorkeling Boat Charter!

Neil Island, with its crystal clear waters and vibrant marine life, is a must-visit destination for water lovers. Private boat charters offer a personalized and comfortable way to explore the island's surrounding waters. Hiring an experienced guide, bringing the right gear, and respecting marine life are essential tips for enjoying a safe and memorable snorkeling experience. Here are some tips on how to enjoy your private boat charter for snorkeling on Neil Island:

    • Choose the right boat

Choosing the right boat is essential for a safe and comfortable snorkeling experience. A comfortable and spacious boat will allow you to relax and enjoy the ride to the snorkeling spot. It is important to ensure that the boat is safe and well-maintained, with all the necessary safety equipment on board, such as life jackets, first aid kits, and emergency communication devices. These safety measures are crucial in case of any emergencies or accidents. The boat should also be equipped with snorkeling gear, such as fins, masks, and snorkels. A knowledgeable and experienced crew can ensure a safe and enjoyable snorkeling experience by providing guidance and assistance. Therefore, it is essential to choose a reputable boat charter company that prioritizes safety and comfort for its customers.

    • Hire an experienced guide:

When snorkeling on Neil Island, hiring an experienced guide is crucial to ensure your safety and make the most of your experience. A local guide will have an in-depth knowledge of the area and can take you to the best snorkeling spots. They can also provide you with information about marine life and the island's history, making the experience not only fun but also educational. An experienced guide will have the necessary training and skills to ensure your safety while in the water, such as first aid knowledge, and how to handle emergency situations.

They can also teach you how to use snorkeling gear properly and help you spot marine life that you might miss on your own. Moreover, hiring a local guide supports the local economy and provides employment opportunities for people in the area. So, not only will you have a great experience, but you'll also be contributing to the community.

    • Bring the right gear:

When going on a private boat charter for snorkeling in Neil Island, it is important to bring the right gear to ensure a comfortable and safe experience. You can either bring your own snorkeling gear or rent it from a local shop. If you are bringing your own gear, make sure it fits well and is in good condition. This includes the snorkel, mask, fins, and wetsuit if needed. It's important to have a mask that fits snugly and does not leak water, as well as fins that fit comfortably and allow for easy movement in the water. Don't forget to bring sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays, a hat to shield your head from the sun, and a towel to dry off after snorkeling. With the right gear, you can have an enjoyable and safe snorkeling experience on Neil Island.

    • Be respectful of marine life:

It is important to be respectful of marine life while snorkeling on Neil Island. The marine environment is home to a variety of species, and we should strive to minimize our impact on their habitat. It is crucial to avoid touching or disturbing marine life, as this can cause harm to them and their habitat. Additionally, it is important to follow all rules and regulations for snorkeling in the area. These rules are in place to protect the marine environment and ensure the safety of both snorkelers and marine life. By being mindful of marine life and following rules and regulations, we can enjoy the beauty of the underwater world while preserving it for future generations.

    • Take photos:

Taking photos is a great way to capture the stunning beauty of the underwater world on Neil Island. However, it's important to do so with care and respect for the marine environment. Using an underwater camera or a waterproof phone case is a great way to get those memorable shots, but it's important to avoid using flash photography. Flash can startle marine life and cause them harm. Also, make sure to maintain a safe distance from the marine animals and avoid touching or disturbing them. It's important to be mindful of the marine environment and leave it undisturbed for future generations to enjoy. So, take photos to capture the memories but do so responsibly and respectfully.

    • Enjoy the scenery:

Neil Island is a picturesque destination that boasts breathtaking natural beauty both above and below the water's surface. As you cruise around the island on your private boat charter, take in the stunning views of the lush green forests, white sand beaches, and turquoise blue waters. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins and sea turtles that are frequently seen in the area, as well as colorful coral reefs and schools of tropical fish. The island's serene atmosphere and tranquil surroundings are perfect for relaxing and unwinding. So, take the time to enjoy the scenery and immerse yourself in the beauty of this tropical paradise.

In conclusion, a private boat charter for snorkeling on Neil Island is a wonderful way to experience the natural beauty of this stunning island. By following these tips and being mindful of marine life, you can have a safe and enjoyable experience that will create memories to last a lifetime. Don't forget to take in the scenery and appreciate the beauty that surrounds you.

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