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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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Vijay Nagar Beach at Havelock Island

Vijay Nagar Beach at Havelock Island
Date : 27 Dec 2021

Also known as Beach Number 5, Vijay Nagar Beach lies in the northeast part of Havelock Island (officially known as Swaraj Dweep). It is a remote beach on the island that doesn’t receive much footfall. If you are someone who wants to spend quality time in utmost calmness, then it is the best place for you. It is an ideal spot for romantic couples and families as it is home to the sapphire blue water and pearl like sand. The sound of the crashing waves on the seashore while you dip your feet in the water.

Tourists visiting Vijay Nagar Beach praise it a lot. They love just roaming around, floating on the shallow water, reading their favorite book under the huge canopy of verdant trees on the shore, and sunbathing. There are Mahua trees and palm trees that further enhance the splendor of the beach. Just sit back and relax in the shade. This beach is one of the major attractions in the Andaman Islands.

Overview

Vijay Nagar Beach is a photographer’s paradise. The sunrise and sunset views here are especially incomparably magnificent. The entire landscape begins to shine in different hues when the first rays of the sun spread all over the wide sea. Such a sight is among the most mesmerizing memories for everyone, especially for a photographic mind. In the early morning, native birds appear and sing in their melodious voice. Be sure to get the best sunrise pictures on this beach.

Vijay Nagar Beach, Havelock Island

Highlight

Vijay Nagar Beach in Havelock Island is not less than a paradise on this planet. It is one of the less frequented beaches of the Andamans. It is home to palm-fringed coastline that outstretches your visual range. On the canvas of nature, it creates a lovely contrast of green and blue hues. It is not a rocky beac and thus, it is an amazing haven for nomadic hearts. 

It is a quiet beach having white sand, turquoise water and coconut trees. It is so calm and you can actually feel the sea breeze flowing around you. You won’t find many people there. It is perfect for nature lovers and photographers. Moreover, you should definitely go there during night time. It will be an altogether different experience. 

Things to do

Vijay Nagar Beach is an ideal spot for relaxed swimming and sunbathing. Water adventure sports are not available on this beach yet. 

Nearby hotels

Whenever planning a vacation in the Andaman Islands, book your stay at Havelock Island Beach Resort. It is a great place for underwater fun and adventure. Whether you are travelling solo, with your partner or with your family, this is the perfect accommodation for everyone. Havelock Island Beach Resort is a highly recommended beachfront property. It is sure to give complete worth to your money. Here, you will get the best sea-views and you can also walk on the shoreline. It has rooms and cottages for all budgets. If you are an adrenaline junkie and are willing to try various water sports, then the resort will also book slots of scuba diving, sea walking, snorkeling, etc. for you. Its huge swimming pool is a perfect place to unwind and relax after all the sightseeing and sun-basking. Just sit by the poolside and enjoy your favorite drink or choose to dive into the pool to have a great swimming experience.

Some of the other highly recommended places to stay near Vijay Nagar Beach in Havelock Island are mentioned below:

Vijay Nagar Beach

  • Taj Exotica- This beachfront property located on the pristine Radhanagar Beach needs no introduction. The rooms are lavish and the views are serene. Staying here for a few days is all the relaxation you need.
  • Barefoot- It offers a luxurious jungle stay. Located right next to Radhanagar Beach, the resort’s staff can also make arrangements for all the activities for families and friends. 
  • Sea Shell resort- This beach facing property is perfect for a high-end luxury traveller. Its spa, infinity pool and candlelight dinners under the stars are some of its major highlights. 
  • Jalakara- This lovely boutique hotel is located amidst rainforest of the Havelock Island. It offers extremely beautiful rooms and a huge pool.
  • Flying Elephant- Inspired by Indian culture, yoga and décor, this property features well-ventilated bamboo cottages, an open-air shower area, and positive vibes. 

Mentioned below are the other stays that we recommend in Havelock Island:

1-star

  • The Kingdom Resort
  • El Dorado
  • Radhakrishna Resort

2-Star

  • Green Valley Resort
  • Gold Star Beach Resort
  • Orient Legend Resort
  • Emerald Gecko
  • Royal Palace
  • Wild Orchid Beach Resort

3-Star

  • Symphony Palm Beach Resort
  • Holiday Inn Beach Resort
  • Coral Reef Resort
  • Havelock Holiday Beach Resort
  • Aparupa Sands Marina
  • Cross Bill Beach Resort

4-Star

  • Silver Sand Beach Resort
  • Munjoh Ocean Resort

Where to eat

Vijay Nagar Beach in Havelock Island

  • The Nemo Café
  • Sea Dragon Restaurant 
  • Something Different
  • Anju Coco Resto
  • Fat Martin Café
  • Full Moon Café
  • Bonova Café 
  • Dakshin Restaurant 
  • Golden Spoon 

How to reach

Vijay Nagar Beach is located at a distance of nearly 38 kilometers from Port Blair, the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. However, from Havelock Jetty, it is at a distance of only nine kilometers. You can reach Havelock Island by sea as well as by air. However, the best and the easiest way to travel would be by the sea. Private and government ferries operate from Port Blair and Neil Island, which are the neighboring islands. Booking from private ferries is stress-free and you don’t need to wait in long queues. 

If you are planning a vacation in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, then contact Andaman Island Travels to make all your bookings. A well-known and trusted tour agency, it is located in Port Blair and is committed to helping you in planning the holiday of your dreams as per your budget and requirements. Whether it is your accommodation, airport or ferry transfer, any adventure activity that you want to do, book a cruise, or hire a car, it will take care of all your needs in the best way possible.

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