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  • Andaman Tourism Opens

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021

    From 3rd August 2021 Tourism activities re-open in Andaman & Nicobar Islands. In view of the steady decline in cases of COVID-19 in Andaman Nicobar Islands an order has been issued by the Director of Tourism Department today regarding reopening of all Tourism activities in South Andaman and North Middle Andaman District from today.

  • 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 subject to compulsory RAT testing for Andaman Trunk Road commuters which will be carried out at Forest check post on the spot / same day on payment of applicable charges

  • RT PCR report on arrival

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021
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  • The tourists need to carry COVID-19 negative test report from mainland based ICMR 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. 
  • 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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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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Things You Must Know Before Getting Married Underwater

Things You Must Know Before Getting Married Underwater
Date : 18 Jul 2020
Categories: Andaman Travels

Since childhood, every girl starts picturizing her dream wedding, but we don’t think any of them ever thought about an Underwater Wedding! Won’t it be a fairytale wedding idea when the couple dons a diving gear to go deep and exchange the vows with the love of their life? Just imagine! 

The best thing is that there are options for every budget, ranging from 5-star properties to affordable beach resorts. In fact, you might actually spend less doing it this way as you get to save your money on flowers and other things. You and your guests will always remember your magical ‘Little Mermaid’ wedding whole life!

What does an underwater wedding involve?

What does an underwater wedding involve?

  • There are certain places that require you to be a PADI certified diver first. But don’t worry in case you are not one because there are a number of other scuba diving sites that don’t need any kind of certification. Undoubtedly, you will have a lot more freedom underwater if you are certified. And if you are not, then the instructors will go down with you to assist you under the water.
  • There are some hotels and resorts that offer different underwater wedding package deals to get you and your partner certified before the D-Day. They also provide a few rehearsals. 
  • If you choose to get married in a shallow area, then you can have all your guests around you to witness the ceremony. This could be just four-feet water.
  • To make the wedding legal, the presence of a certified officiator is mandatory. He can be arranged by the resort or the company doing your wedding planning. And since you can’t sign anything under the water, he will give you documents as soon as you both get out of the water.
  • As you can’t say your vows under the water, you can say them ahead of time. You can also choose to write them on a dry erase board or a laminated sheet, and carry it down with you. And if you don’t want to necessarily ‘say’ yes, then you can make use of sign language options. Sounds exciting, right?
  • You can still wear your lovely white wedding dress and classy tuxedo under the waves. It would be so much fun. You don’t have to compromise on anything at all!
  • A very popular and preferred beach resort located in the Havelock Island of Andamans, Havelock Island Beach Resort, is capable of making arrangements of an expert photographer and videographer so that you can capture great shots of your underwater ceremony. The most precious moments of your life deserve to get recorded, and the resort will fulfill this wish of yours. 
  • Are you thinking about how your friends and family will attend your underwater wedding? Don’t worry. The resort’s experienced underwater videographer will stream the live video from down for everyone present back on land. They can watch the entire ceremony on big screens. 
  • You can also choose to bring the best man and maid of honor underwater along with you. 
  • After coming out of the water, the couple can get dressed again and have a high-spirited reception party with all the champagne popping to celebrate with its near and dear ones later. 
  • Havelock Island, which is a great ocean destination, is known for its highly delicious seafood. Luckily, the best on the whole island is served at the Havelock Island Beach Resort. So, your guests are definitely going to remember the food until so many years to come. Hands down, the catering services of the resort are excellent. 

Best places to get married underwater

Best places to get married underwater

Best places to get married underwater

  • India- Andaman Island, a union territory, is a little piece of marine paradise on earth. The underwater visibility and weather conditions are very good here. Havelock Island is your one-stop destination for having an underwater wedding.
  • Hawaii- Counted among the dreamiest places on the planet, you can choose to have an underwater wedding surrounded by sharks here, in case you are extremely adventurous. 
  • Baja California- The rings are given in a clamshell here. Just right out of a fairytale! 
  • Thailand- A cost-effective option in comparison to many others on this list, this country has been conducting underwater weddings since the early 90s. 
  • Bora Bora- It has a wedding chapel that is thirteen feet under the water. Just wear an underwater helmet and scuba gear, and dive in. You don’t have to be trained to get married here. 
  • Mauritius- Being an amazing destination for an underwater wedding, you can also choose to get married in a submarine here.
  • Cayman Islands- This option is perfect for those couples who are truly daring.
  • The Bahamas- Couples please note that you need to say “I do” before sunset here. There are spots where you can get married in the presence of sharks swimming around you both. 
  • Fort Lauderdale- Here, your guests can attend your wedding ceremony by snorkeling above you. They can watch everything from a spot in shallow waters. 
  • Trinidad and Tobago- According to a rumor, couples getting married in the Nylon Pool get the miraculous gift of a happy life ever after! Who doesn’t want that?
  • Australia- We haven’t found anyone yet who doesn’t want to get married next to the Great Barrier Reef!

Best places to get married underwater

These kinds of weddings are considered highly rare and unique, but Havelock Island is India is becoming a great destination for having an underwater ceremony owing to its colorful corals, rich marine life, and incredible natural beauty. If you are an ocean-lover (or not), such kind of a celebration is the wedding of the century for sure. And to help you further with all your planning and arrangements, Havelock Island Beach Resort is always present at your service. The magic of such a wedding will be etched in everyone’s heart for always.

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