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.
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
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.
Andaman Islands are known for highly impeccable beaches that promise a perfect beach vacation. The cherry on the cake, its food further adds to an amazing travel experience, especially for foodies. Along with being a paradise of natural beauty, it is a paradise of mouth-watering food as well. The islands have some of the best restaurants and food outlets that are known for serving a wide variety of cuisines. While tripping around the island, you have to try and taste lip-smacking authentic dishes to satisfy your taste buds!
“But where to eat?” is an all-time concern of even the seasoned travellers. So, we thought of helping you out by bringing you this quick foodie guide that includes the best places to eat anywhere in Andaman Islands. Have a look!
There are a number of eating places ranging from cute cafes to lavish restaurants in this Indian union territory. Therefore, you will get to choose from many options. To relish the local and authentic food, try out these places across the island.
We have covered the best food outlets across all the major attractions such as Port Blair, Havelock Island, Neil Island, Baratang Island, Rangat, Mayabunder, and Diglipur. These are the most visited places. We have also mentioned their USP so that choosing any one of them becomes easier for you depending on your mood. Check out the best restaurants in Andaman Islands below:
These restaurants and eateries offer everything ranging from authentic seafood to homelike Indian cuisines. Having meals here can make your island vacation more memorable. Before even stepping on the land of good food, you now know where to eat and what to eat. Make sure to keep this quick food guide handy and tick-off as many of these as possible!If you are planning to spend quality time with your family, friends orthe special one, then choose from these best restaurants in any of the top places to see in Andaman Islands.
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 help 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.