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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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Top Things to Do in Havelock Island

Top Things to Do in Havelock Island
Date : 29 May 2023
Categories: Travel Guide

Havelock Island is a treasure trove of experiences that seamlessly blend relaxation, adventure, and stunning natural beauty. Whether you're a fervent adventurer, an underwater explorer, or someone seeking tranquillity, Havelock has something for everyone. So, pack your bags and set your compass for Havelock Island, a tropical paradise that guarantees an unforgettable journey. Discover the magic of Havelock Island and let the allure of this enchanting destination keep you coming back for more.

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Enjoy Water Sports

Craving a little adrenaline rush? Havelock Island is your playground. Venture beneath the water's surface and uncover a myriad of marine wonders through snorkelling or scuba diving. Havelock Island is an adventurer's paradise, especially for those who find thrill and peace in the world beneath the waves. Engaging in any water activity is one of the top things to do in Havelock Island. 

With clear turquoise waters and a vibrant marine ecosystem, it’s an ideal location for engaging in water sports. The island offers a multitude of experiences, with snorkelling and scuba diving taking centre stage. Here, you can explore the diverse underwater life, including colourful fish, playful turtles, and striking coral reefs, making every dive a unique adventure. For those looking for a different kind of thrill, jet-skiing and sea kayaking offer the chance to ride the waves and navigate the serene mangrove channels. 

Alternatively, try the glass-bottom boat ride for a relaxed, yet immersive, view of the underwater world. Each of these activities brings a new perspective on Havelock Island, combining adrenaline, exploration, and unfiltered natural beauty into memorable experiences.

Cost of water sports in Havelock Island:


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Sea Walking


Visit Radhanagar Beach: 

Kicking off our tour, we begin at the world-renowned Radhanagar Beach. One of the top things to do in Havelock Island, this expanse of powdery white sand, lapped by sparkling azure waters and framed by a panoramic vista, is a sight to behold. Immerse yourself in the relaxing rhythm of beach life, lounging under the sun, swimming in the gentle waves, or taking leisurely walks along the coastline. Remember to stay until sunset, when the sky lights up with a vibrant blend of colours, providing a backdrop worthy of any photographer's dream.

Experience the majesty of Havelock 

For the nature enthusiast, a trek to Elephant Beach is a must. Traverse through the island's lush green jungle and revel in the stunning biodiversity, from soaring mahua trees to the colourful avian population. The climax of this trek is the serene Elephant Beach, a secluded haven where you can enjoy a refreshing swim or snorkel amidst the vibrant coral reef. This is definitely one of the top things to do in Havelock Island.

Next, glide through the island's tranquil mangroves on a kayaking expedition. As you paddle your way through the calm waters, you'll be surrounded by a labyrinthine network of mangroves, their tangled roots painting a beautiful picture against the clear water. Keep an eye out for the diverse birdlife and marine species that have made this unique habitat their home. This peaceful journey amidst nature is sure to invigorate your senses.

As the day draws to a close, embark on a sunset cruise across the Andaman Sea. Climb aboard a luxurious yacht or catamaran, and set sail into the setting sun. Sip on a glass of champagne as you marvel at the kaleidoscope of colours that fills the sky, their golden glow reflecting off the gently rolling waves. This stunning spectacle, coupled with the soothing sound of the waves, is the perfect ending to your day and one of the top things to do in Havelock Island.

Havelock Island also boasts of hidden gems like Kalapathar Beach. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle, it offers a tranquil retreat amidst black rocks and verdant greenery. You can also visit Neil's Cove, a serene bay on the island's west coast, perfect for a swim or a picnic. Or explore Vijaynagar Beach, also known as Beach No. 5, where you can stroll along the expansive sandy shores or partake in various water sports.

When to Visit and How to Get There:

Havelock Island's favourable climate from November to April makes it an ideal destination for beachgoers and water sports enthusiasts. This period offers clear skies and calm seas, ideal for snorkelling, diving, and beach activities. However, note that the island can get quite packed during this peak season, so consider visiting during the shoulder months of October and February for a balance of beautiful weather and manageable crowds.

When it comes to reaching this tropical sanctuary, your journey will start from Port Blair. After a flight to Port Blair's international airport, you'll need to catch a ferry to Havelock Island. Both government and private ferries operate on regular schedules, with the voyage typically taking around 2.5 hours. To ensure a hassle-free journey, especially during the high season, it's recommended to reserve your ferry tickets ahead of time. For those willing to spend a little extra, a private charter is an alternative option offering both a scenic and speedy journey.

FAQs on top things to do in Havelock Island

  1. What is Havelock Island known for? 

Havelock Island is renowned for its crystal-clear turquoise waters, pristine beaches, diverse marine life, and vibrant coral reefs. It offers a variety of water sports, such as snorkelling and diving, and is home to Radhanagar Beach, one of the world's most beautiful beaches.

  1. What's the best time to visit Havelock Island? 

The best time to visit is from November to April, with clear skies and calm seas ideal for water activities. This is when you can indulge in some of the top things to do in Havelock Island. 

  1. How can I reach Havelock Island? 

The island can only be reached from Port Blair, either via government or private ferries. The journey usually takes around 2.5 hours. Booking in advance is recommended, particularly in peak seasons.

  1. Are there water sports activities on Havelock Island?

Absolutely, Havelock Island offers numerous water sports, including snorkelling, scuba diving, sea kayaking, and jet skiing.

  1. What marine life can I see while diving or snorkelling? 

The marine life is incredibly diverse, including colourful coral reefs, various fish species, turtles, and occasionally, manta rays.

  1. What are the top attractions on Havelock Island? 

Top attractions include Radhanagar Beach, Elephant Beach, Kalapathar Beach, Neil's Cove, and Vijaynagar Beach. The island also offers sunset cruises and mangrove kayaking.

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