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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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Veer Savarkar Park at Port Blair

Veer Savarkar Park at Port Blair
Date : 09 Dec 2021

Located right in front of the major tourist attraction in Port Blair, Cellular Jail, Veer Savarkar Park is a serene place where you can spend a couple of hours relaxing and chilling. It is a beautiful park in the capital town of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and tourists come here to take some rest after their visit to the jail. You can also spend some time here in case you are waiting for your chance to attend the light and sound show at Cellular Jail. The park displays a good collection of statues of our freedom fighters and thus, you can surely witness the pride of the past here. For refreshments, you can have coconut water and tea that are sold by vendors here. Kids will also find joy in the rides at this park.

Everything, especially travelling, was at a standstill owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. But now the situation is gradually improving and travelling is slowly gaining pace and now you can include Veer Savarkar Park in your travel itinerary when you are in the Andaman Islands. After or before visiting the well-known Cellular Jail, you can take a leisurely walk in this park. 

Best time to visit

One can visit Veer Savarkar Park at any time of the year, but the best time to see this park is between October and April. The weather is pleasant during this time. People travelling to the Andamans plan their visit to this park during these months. The summer season should be avoided though as it may become quite uncomfortable for visitors. The winter season is the best time of the year to visit this island. Favorable weather conditions play an important role when you are travelling.

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Water Sports 

There is no water sport available at Veer Savarkar Park. However, there is Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex nearby and you can try your hand at the following exciting water sports there:

  • Jet Ski Ride
  • Banana Ride
  • Sofa Ride
  • Parasailing
  • Kayaking
  • Glass Bottom Boat

Mobile connectivity 

Including Veer Savarkar Park in your Andaman itinerary and spending some time there is definitely a good idea. However, you should know well in advance that mobile connectivity is a major concern for tourists visiting the islands. Most of the networks don’t function properly here and those that work offer very basic services. Some of the issues that you may face on the islands regarding network connectivity include call drop, bad network, not being able to download applications, etc. But it is seen that BSNL provides better service than other networks in the Andaman Islands. So it would be great if you carry a BSNL sim card with you while travelling here. Carry extra sim cards if you need to.

Nearby hotels

The properties in Port Blair offer the best of the Andaman tropical vibes and a refreshing ambience. Offering their guests an experience like no other, the lavish resorts provide advanced amenities and services that are required for a relaxing stay in the Andamans. From the elegant and spacious rooms to the exquisite restaurants and banquet halls, the properties here offer only the finest in all aspects of the stay. The tourists staying here are left happy and satisfied with their stay. For a comfortable and hassle-free stay in Port Blair, there are a number of hotels that can be your best bet. In the heart of lovely Port Blair, there are a number of hotels and resorts that will provide you for comfort and convenience. 

The resorts offer different kinds of rooms as per varied budgets such as standard, deluxe (ocean view), cottage (beachfront), suite, etc. All the rooms are fitted with modern amenities such as a refrigerator, work area, air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and mini bar. The rooms are neat and clean, and ensure a pleasant stay. These are hygienic and comfortable. Their ambiance is aesthetically pleasant. It is like a home away from home! 

Ranging from budget to luxurious, you will find all kinds of properties near Veer Savarkar Park. The best ones are mentioned below:

  • Lemon Tree Hotel
  • Sea Shell Coral Cove
  • The North Reef
  • Driftwood Hotel & Resort
  • Hotel Mansha Regency
  • Sinclairs Bay View
  • TSG Emerald View
  • Haywizz
  • Hotel Blue Mmarlin
  • Hotel Megapode Nest
  • TSG Grand
  • Hotel Harriet View Bed & Breakfast
  • Hotel Horizon Hues
  • Hotel AT Villa 

Nearby Restaurants 

There are various good restaurants near the park. Some of the best ones are as follows:

  • Icy Spicy - a vegetarian restaurant specializing in Indian and Chinese cuisines
  • New Lighthouse Restaurant 
  • Fortune Resort Bay Island - a high-end restaurant known for its great hospitality 
  • Ananda Multi-cuisine Restaurant

How to reach

Located in Port Blair, Veer Savarkar Park is easily accessible. Just about eight kilometers from the center of Port Blair via RGT Road, it is located in a very good area. To reach there, you can either hire a cab or take any local transport like taxi, auto, bus, tuk-tuk rickshaw, and minibus. You can also easily hire two-wheelers and cycles in Port Blair. However, travelling via a cab is the most recommended option. The park is well-connected and once you are here, you can visit other tourist hotspots as well. 

Contact Andaman Island Travels to make all your bookings in case you are in the planning stage of your vacation in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Located in Port Blair, the capital city, it is a well-known and reliable travel company. Its expert staff is committed to help you offering you the best Andaman holiday packages that are as per your budget and other requirements. 

The USP of AIT lies in offering you tailor-made holiday packages that are prepared by its experienced staff as per your interests, requirements, and most importantly, budget. Absolutely flexible options comprising hotel booking, transfer services, tour packages, etc. are made available to you so that you can have a mesmerising and hassle-free time while vacationing in this stunning union territory of India. Offering you the best available deal is its responsibility.

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