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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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Radhanagar Beach at Havelock Island

Radhanagar Beach at Havelock Island
Date : 27 Dec 2021

One of the most popular tourist attractions across the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Radhanagar Beach is a serene beach in Havelock Island (officially known as Swaraj Dweep). This beach has been rewarded as one of best beaches in Asia and the seventh best beach in the world by Time Magazine in the year 2004. It is the most gorgeous beach that you can explore during your Andaman vacations. The beach is surrounded by coconut trees on all sides and is covered with tropical jungle from both the sides. That is why, it is the most preferred place of relaxation for tourists coming from different parts of the world.

Overview

Radhanagar Beach in Havelock Island offers the most spectacular landscape on the island as soon as you enter from the gate. It is home to a panoramic view of the ocean and silky white sand stretching along as far as your eyes can see. Giving you a feeling of rejuvenation, its peaceful ambiance lifts your mood. The water here is emerald blue that has the perfect amount of splash. The blue sky meshes into the horizon and allure you to take a dip in its warm waters.

When you are in Havelock Beach, you should go for a dip at Radhanagar Beach as it is counted among the most gorgeous beaches in the Andamans. For complete safety, there are lifeguards at the beach during opening hours and they constantly do surveillance of the area. So instant help will be provided in case there is any mishappening by chance. For your own safety, you should not go too deep into the sea. After a distance of ten meters, the waves and water currents start getting a little rough. 

Highlight

Radhanagar Beach has many huts, chairs, and benches so that the visitors can take rest and relax comfortably. Here, you can absorb the beauty and unwind while having some snacks and refreshing drinks. Just sit with your friends and family and enjoy the magnificence of the place while kids make sandcastles by the seashore. If you want to capture lovely photographs, then there is a double storey hut at the middle of the beach. It offers the complete view of the sea.

Radhanagar Beach, Havelock Island

There are no restrictions on swimming at Radhanagar Beach. That is one of the reasons why water babies especially prefer this beach in Swaraj Dweep. The waves are medium and the current is also not so much. The depth is also adequate and transcends gradually. Therefore, one can enjoy the best of this beach with their loved ones. 

Water sports

No water sports are allowed there in order to preserve the natural beauty of this beach. Thus, you can choose to either swim or sunbathe at this tranquil beach.

Nearby hotels

Havelock Island Beach Resort is a wonderful beachfront property that we highly recommend. It is sure to give complete worth to your money. Here, you will get the best sea-views and you can also walk on the shoreline. It has rooms and cottages for all budgets. If you are an adrenaline junkie and are willing to try various water sports, then the resort will also book slots of scuba diving, sea-walking, snorkeling, etc. for you. Its huge swimming pool is a perfect place to wind up your day after all the sightseeing and sun-basking. Just sit by the poolside and enjoy your favorite drink or choose to dive into the pool to have a relaxed swimming experience.

Other hotels and resorts nearby Radhanagar Beach for different budgets are as follows:

  • Green Valley Resort
  • Gold Star Beach Resort
  • Orient Legend Resort
  • Emerald Gecko
  • Royal Palace
  • Wild Orchid Beach Resort
  • Symphony Palm Beach Resort
  • Holiday Inn Beach Resort
  • Coral Reef Resort
  • Havelock Holiday Beach Resort
  • Aparupa Sands Marina
  • Cross Bill Beach Resort
  • Taj Exotica
  • Silver Sand Beach Resort
  • Munjoh Ocean Resort
  • Sea Shell Resort

You can also consider staying at The Kingdom, which is located in Govind Nagar. It is only a twenty-minute drive from the famous Radhanagar Beach. All the other points of interest are also nearby. A budget property, it is known for its majestic architecture, warm hospitality, and best-in-class amenities. The hotel is a preferred choice of tourists as it is situated away from the noise of the city. It is suitable for both kinds of guests- leisure and business. Its multi-purpose halls, The Senate and The Banquet, are fitted with all the essential audio-visual aids. The hotel will also organise outdoor activities like scuba diving and snorkeling on request.

Radhanagar Beach

The Kingdom offers two types of rooms that include AC Deluxe (168 square feet) and Duplex Cottages (300 square feet). Spacious and well-ventilated, all the rooms are equipped with facilities such as 21-inch color TV, refrigerator, telephone, etc. 24-hour hot/cold water is supplied in the en-suite bathrooms.

The hotel has an on-site restaurant- The Delicacies. It specialises in Chinese, Continental, and Indian dishes that are appreciated for being extremely delicious. There are skilled and trained chefs and waiters to serve the esteemed guests. Three Cheers, the well-stocked bar of the hotel, offers a myriad of wines and spirits. 

Some of the offered facilities by this property are as follows:

  • Doctor on call
  • Luggage Storage
  • Wheelchair
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Luggage Assistance
  • Ticket Tour Assistance
  • Wake-up call
  • Electrical Sockets (Free)
  • Outdoor Sports (Swings)

Where to eat

One can enjoy a nice meal at any of the below-mentioned restaurants:

  • The Nemo Café
  • Sea Dragon Restaurant
  • Something Different
  • Anju Coco Resto
  • Fat Martin Café
  • Full Moon Café
  • Bonova Café
  • Dakshin Restaurant
  • Golden Spoon

How to reach

Located about 57 kilometers from Port Blair, the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, you can reach Havelock Island via sea only. It takes nearly two to three hours to reach Havelock Island from Port Blair. There are frequently available ferries and cruises operating between the two places. You can choose as per your convenience and budget as both government ferries and private cruises are functional to the island. The ferries leave from Phoenix Bay Wharf.

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