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.
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
General Guidelines defined for traveling to Andaman Islands during COVID :
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.
Wandoor Beach and Mahatma Gandhi National Park is popular among tourists visiting the Andaman and Nicobar Islands owing to a number of reasons. People interested in sightseeing, adventure sports, boating, educational tourism, photography, historic significance, trekking, experience seeking and wandering, and wildlife spotting are fascinated by its splendor. If you want to gather more knowledge, then there are guides available in the national park who will make you aware about Wandoor.
Visiting there is very economical as well. For taking the forest entry permit, you have to spend Rs. 50 per person and for your camera, another Rs. 50. You can visit Mahatma Gandhi National Park between 6 AM and 6 PM to get a breath of fresh air amidst gorgeous views. It is closed on Mondays. To see the whole place, you will need at least two to three hours. However, it complete depends on your interest and taste.
Mahatma Gandhi National Park consists of various islands namely:
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Entry tickets and charges
Nearly 30 kilometers away from all noise and chaos of Port Blair (the capital city), a small village known as Wandoor is located at the southern apex of South Andaman. It doesn’t have many shops or accommodations for tourists but it is home to blue and pristine beaches along its stretch. For the preservation of oceanic existence, coral reefs, flora, and fauna, a cluster of nearly seventeen islands and open sea creeks around Wandoor are delegated as a little national park.
Things to do
There is a forest rest house in Wandoor that has four suits. But it is suggested that you book your stay in Port Blair as the capital town has a number of accommodations that will suit every budget as well. Some of the best properties in Port Blair are as follows:
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The tariff is mentioned below:
If you are confused about your stay in the Andaman Islands and are looking for the best hotels, then let Andaman Island Travels help you in finding the perfect accommodation as it shares the list of the best hotels on the islands. Selecting an accommodation is one of the major concerns of every tourist when they plan a vacation anywhere. Even expert travellers look for such a property where they can feel safety and comfort. In the Andaman and Nicobar Islands also, there are a huge number of resorts and hotels and thus, you may get confused while deciding where to book your stay that is within your budget as well. If you are looking to book budget resorts in Andaman, then we must tell you that AIT often takes recommendations from its known people who have been to that specific property.
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If you are travelling to this gorgeous union territory of India, then Andaman Island Travels will help you with the best beach resorts in Andaman & Nicobar Islands as staying at a beachfront property is a must-do here. It has covered the best hotels in Andaman across its top destinations that include Port Blair, Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep), Neil Island (Shaheed Dweep), Baratang Island, Rangat, Mayabunder, and Diglipur. The list has been compiled after taking into consideration a number of parameters like location, amenities, and distance from the beach (if any), to mention a few.
Best time to visit
The most pleasant months for the travellers coming down to Wandoor are from November and May. So book your itinerary accordingly. However, you should avoid this period if you are willing to visit Jolly Buoy Island.
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How to reach
A well-paved and scenic road connects Wandoor Beach and Port Blair. One can take a government bus or a private bus from Aberdeen Market Bus Stand to reach there. These buses are available at frequent intervals (usually at every half an hour). The fare is about Rs. 20 per person and you will reach your destination in nearly one and a half hours.