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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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Ramnagar Beach at Neil Island

Ramnagar Beach at Neil Island
Date : 29 Dec 2021

When you are in Neil Island (Shaheed Dweep), don’t forget to include Ramnagar Beach in your travel itinerary. It stretches all over Ramnagar Village and has sharp corals that make it a bit tough to swim in at several points. The most sought-after sea access points are at the Blue Sea Restaurant and the pathway just across Deep Sea Resort on the main road. This beach has crystal clear water, calm sea, and clean sand. There is a lot of shade from the trees and thus, it is a good spot for relaxing and reading your favorite book.

Every year, people from all over the world get attracted to the pristine beauty and untouched sandy beaches of Andaman Island. It has some of the most scenic spots for travel and nature lovers. This archipelago is visited by travellers to uncover and explore its jewels. The entire island is amazingly striking but there is one place that nature lovers and beach bums never miss- Neil Island. It is located at a distance of 30 kilometers from the main islands of Andaman, and is known for some of the most unique sights. If Andaman Island is a crown, then Neil Island is its most precious gem! Nothing can beat this island in Andamans when it comes to surreal beauty. It would be the best place for your island vacation.

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Ramnagar Beach is a good location for snorkeling as it has great visibility and rich marine life along the S shaped coral reef. If you want to reach the best points with live corals, then you have to swim further into the ocean. It is an ideal spot for experienced swimmers as the waves on the reef often get big and the currents get strong. If you are someone who is seeking some privacy, then Ramnagar Beach is a great spot as it is completely deserted most of the time. The views of sunset and sunrise from here are amazingly beautiful. Moreover, you will not find any crowd here.

Ramnagar Beach, Neil Island


Ramnagar Beach is a spectacular beach that is located at a distance of 35 kilometers away from Diglipur. It is a good beach for swimming. A tropical forest surrounds this beach and you can hike through the trails to get that much-needed adrenaline rush. It would be an ideal combination of greens and blues along with the gorgeous beach nearby. 

For making it comfortable for the tourists visiting this beach, there are eco-friendly facilities there such as log sofas, eco huts, and seating. You can spend quality time here for how long as you want. The beach is a turtle nesting ground in the winter season (December to March). 

Nearby places to stay

There are a number of hotels and resorts in Neil Island that will suit your budget. Some of them are as follows:

  • Elephant & four wise men resort
  • KP Lodge
  • Jayanthi Lodge
  • Vacation Village
  • Sunset Garden Resort
  • Moon shine garden resort
  • Hotel Sarthak Residency
  • Nirala Resort
  • Pearl Park Beach Resort
  • Tango Beach Resort
  • TSG Aura 
  • Hotel Amullya
  • Kingfisher Hotel
  • Coco N Hut Resort
  • Holiday Inn Neil Island
  • Sea Shell Resort
  • Summer Sand Beach Resort
  • Silver Sand Beach Resort

Vacation Village Resort is a rejuvenating retreat in the gorgeous Neil Island offering an exhilarating experience. Famous tourist places like Bharatpur Beach (2.8 km), Laxmanpur Beach (4.2 km), and Sitapur Beach (6.1 km) are very close to the resort. Guests can reach the property easily from Port Blair and Havelock Island via private and government ferries (as per scheduled timings). Adding relaxation to every stay, the property provides upscale services and facilities to its esteemed guests. Front desk and room service are also offered. Beat the heat with the cool refreshing waters of the outdoor pool.

The cottages at Vacation Village Resort offer panoramic and breathtaking views to guests. There is a personal patio at some of them where you can appreciate an enchanting view of the surrounding nature. The rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated ensuring a comfortable stay. These are equipped with an air conditioner, television, comfortable beds, fresh linen, attached bathrooms, etc.

The eclectic on-site restaurant is known for its gourmet cuisine and splendid dining area. After a long day of exploration, spend quality time with family and friends at the lounge. Here, you can enjoy light snacks with refreshing beverages.

The property offers the following facilities:

  • Doctor on call
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Power Backup
  • Swimming Pool (Common Pool)
  • Paid Parking
  • Vehicle hire
  • 24-hour security
  • First aid kit
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Snorkeling
  • Walking tours

Ramnagar Beach

Where to eat

There are some nice eateries and restaurants nearby Ramnagar Beach where you can enjoy mouth-watering food. These are as follows:

  • Hira Hotel
  • The Hangout Restro
  • Annu Bar & Restaurant
  • New Hira Family Restaurant

How to reach

Ramnagar Beach lies between the Sitapur Beach and the market. It is at a distance of two kilometers from the jetty. The shoreline is dotted with a number of restaurants and resorts. Connected by road, one can reach there by hiring a two-wheeler, bicycle, taxi, or an auto rickshaw. You can get any one of them from the jetty or by requesting at your accommodation.

Getting around

The following are the ways by which you can get around Neil Island:

  • Bus- A local bus plies every hour. It starts from the main bazaar and goes till Sitapur Beach. 
  • Bike and bicycles- Popular and preferred among tourists, bikes and bicycles are affordable here. You can find them at the jetty. You can also ask for the same at the property where you are staying. There are several resorts that have their own vehicles for renting purposes.
  • Autos- Autos are a great option if you are visiting the island for a short time. 
  • Car rentals- The best and the most comfortable way to get around Neil Island is renting a car. It is suited for everyone including families and group travellers. Private chauffeured AC cars are also available for rent.

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