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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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Sitapur Beach at Neil Island

Sitapur Beach at Neil Island
Date : 29 Dec 2021

Located just five kilometers on the southern tip of Neil Island, Sitapur Beach is counted among the most serene and quietest beaches in Shaheed Dweep (Neil Island). The beach is surrounded by lush greenery from three sides that opens into a mesmerizing view of the open ocean on the other. It is not so a famous beach and is more like a hidden treasure. Therefore, not every tourist knows about it. It is well-maintained and is home to incredible flora and fauna.

Sitapur Beach is a little bit extreme for swimmers owing to its open sea exposure. Swimming is a dangerous activity here as the water here is prone to high tides and currents. It would be quite troublesome with uncontrolled water currents and high waves. Therefore, going for a swim in these waters is not recommended. 

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Sitapur Beach is a secluded beach that is free from pollution as well. It is the quietest beach in Neil Island as not many people visit here. Here, you can take a soothing walk along the shoreline, and relax and rejuvenate without a care in the world. The shoreline of this beach is dotted with palm trees and tropical jungles. The sunrise is so beautiful here and that is why, it is also called Sunrise Beach. Include this beach in your itinerary when you are travelling to Neil Island.

When visiting here, carry your own water and snacks if you are going to be there for a couple of hours. There are no shops near the beach as not many tourists come here. 

Sitapur Beach, Neil Island


The best beach in Neil Island to enjoy a lovely sunrise, Sitapur Beach is situated at the tip of the island nearly five kilometers from the market. It is a postcard-perfect beach having two curved bays and crystal clear waters that is extremely appealing to everyone for a good swim. One of the must-see things when you are at Sitapur Beach is its sunrise. The administration has officially named it the Sunrise Beach as it offers the loveliest views of the sunrise across the island. Its location is perfect as it is exposed to open sea on one side. It gives an unobstructed view of the sunrise. One can stand near the Sunset Point for the best view of the sunset. It is a vantage point at the entrance of the beach.

Water sports

Sitapur Beach is a good destination for trying adventurous water activities. One can indulge in jet skiing as well as glass-bottom boat ride. Pristine clear water is in abundance on Neil Island. Its water proves to be an ideal setting for adventurous water activities. When you are here, you can see a wide diversity of colorful fishes with your naked eyes. The corals are present in abundance here. There are certain beach resorts also that make arrangements of these water activities for their guests. 

Important things to know

  • Sitapur Beach opens at 9 AM and closes at 5 PM.
  • You can spend two to three hours there.
  • The beach doesn’t have any bathroom and changing room facilities.
  • No entry fee is charged for the beach.
  • Mobile network is not smooth here.
  • There are no guides or lifeguards at the beach.
  • No water sports are available at the beach.
  • Swimming is not recommended at Sitapur Beach.

Sitapur Beach

Nearby hotels

If you are looking for a pocket-friendly place to stay in Neil Island that is nearby Sitapur Beach, then look no further than Break Water Resort. It is a charming guest house bringing the best of the island to your doorstep. A major tourist hotspot, Howrah Bridge, is located only 1.8 mi from the property. Tourists, especially backpackers, are surely going to enjoy their stay at the resort while experiencing everything Neil Island has to offer. While you are staying here, you may want to check out Garden View Restaurant or Dugong if you are a foodie. For guests seeking to enjoy the tropical vibes of the Andamans while staying at a budget accommodation, Break Water Resort is your best bet. Guests staying here can also book slots for different water activities such as glass-bottom boat ride, scuba diving, snorkeling, etc. 

Rooms at Break Water Resort are standard and provide basic amenities. However, all the rooms are equipped with air conditioning. The rooms are hygienic and neat and clean that ensure the total comfort of guests. The resort boasts of an on-site restaurant that will make your island vacation additionally gratifying. Mouth-watering seafood is served here. 

Some of the offered facilities are mentioned below: 

  • Doctor on Call
  • Luggage Storage
  • Luggage Assistance
  • Ticket Tour Assistance
  • Caretaker
  • Restaurant
  • Lawn
  • Reception
  • Seating Area
  • Masks
  • Gloves
  • Sanitizers
  • Hairnets
  • Thermal Screening
  • Sanitizers Installed
  • Disinfection
  • CCTV
  • Fire Extinguishers

You can also consider staying at any of these hotels when in Neil Island:

  • 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

Contact Andaman Island Travels for the best holiday packages across the island. The travel and tour company will take care of all your requirements like accommodation, transfers, and more.

Sitapur Beach

How to reach

Neil Island is located at a distance of 70 kilometers from Port Blair, the capital city of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. You can reach there via waterways. Sitapur Beach is at a distance of five kilometers from the main market. Take an auto rickshaw to reach there. You can also trek to reach there if you like to feel the adrenaline rush.

Best time to? visit

Owing to its popular sunrise views, the best time to head to Sitapur Beach is in the early morning. The best months to visit the Andaman Islands are from September to May. During these months, the weather is clear and the sun is bright. 

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