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.
Syrupy apples floating in Blue Curacao, that is what the Andaman and Nicobar Islands look from a distance. The archipelago that defines the 3 S’s in India- Snorkeling, Surfing, Scuba diving, Andamans is home to hundreds of beaches, each one of which is more picturesque than the others in its unique way. Consequently, it is no surprise that some of these beaches even rank among the most beautiful beaches in Asia. If you are seeking breathtaking vistas, surreal surroundings, and a laid back atmosphere, you are spoilt for choice on Andamans
The exotic landscape of Radhanagar Beach and Vijayanagar Beach is enough to sweep you off your feet the moment you set your eyes on these beauties. But, Andaman is more than what meets the eye. Multiple beaches feature shallow coral reefs brimming with exotic species of aquatic flora and fauna which makes them perfect for underwater activities like sea walking, snorkeling and scuba diving.
Andaman features thrilling water sports like snorkeling, sea walks and scuba diving amongst several others in many of the islands’ beaches, hence calling adventure fanatics from far and wide. Visitors would also enjoy their time basking in the sun on the white sandy beaches overlooking the azure blue waters while sipping on a refreshing drink.
Located in the Bay of Bengal, the area encompassed by these islands is 8249 square kilometers of which 8211 square kilometers are rural. The archipelago is blessed with lush flora including evergreen tropical rainforest canopy making it a clear choice of holiday for nature lovers. These forests encompass an assorted jumble of Indian, Malaysian and indigenous floral stretches that attract a lot of wildlife lovers.
With more than 2000 varieties of plants, these islands have an abundance of fauna, and around 50 species of forest mammals are found here among which 26 rat species and 14 bat species are primarily notable. Other prominent mammal species that can be spotted here are the wild pig, deer, feral elephants. Coral reefs and marine life of this archipelago is a notable factor attracting the tourists from all around the blue planet.
An ideal destination for family vacations, honeymoon couples as well as solo travelers, Andamans is one of those destinations that has in store something for everyone. There are a plethora of things to do here, thus making the trip delightful and utterly gratifying. History buffs also have ample to explore. Some of the places that make it to almost every Andaman itinerary are Neil Island, Havelock Island, Long Island, Cellular Jail, Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Anthropological Museum, Indira Point, Car Nicobar, Katchal, etc.
There is indeed no scarcity of adventure in Andamans as it offers a multitude of adventure sports. The top attractions for thrill seekers here are Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Camping, Surfing, and Trekking. A perfect destination for sightseeing and shopping, the landscapes and equipped with beautiful markets. In addition to this, Port Blair celebrates the Island Tourism Festival for 15 days between December and February drawing tourists from all across the world.
If you are stuck with a monotonous routine and a dull life, a visit to Andaman is enough to cheer you up by throwing some vibrant shades to your palette. Being in Andaman feels like being in a different world altogether, that is far away from the world that lacks peace and simplicity. Spending some days here is a great way to let your heart heal, to let your body relax, to let your mind heal, and to let your soul revive the lost strength.
Thanks to a comprehensive list of paradisiacal beaches, pleasant climate, friendly folks and a wonderful ambience, Andamans is one of the most sought after honeymoon destinations in Asia. It is also an ideal choice for newlyweds due to the presence of various luxury hotels and resorts that offer honeymoon suites and remarkable experiences.
To create an unforgettable experience with the love of your life, you must go for one of our tailor-made Andaman honeymoon tours that take you to pristine beaches so that you can soak in the allure of nature and love in solitude. Cherishing numerous shades of the sky from dusk to dawn, savouring a romantic candlelight dinner on the beach under a blanket of stars, and a tender cruise ride in the seemingly endless Bay of Bengal – there is plenty for you to do in Andaman.
From children to grown-ups, from vacationers to explorers, from nature enthusiasts to thrillseekers – all of them return from Andaman elated and rejuvenated. In a nutshell, with diverse activities, breathtaking views, and of course, delectable seafood, Andaman truly is a treasure trove of experiences. Now that we have convinced you that there is no other holiday destination quite like Andamans, it is time for you to convince your companion(s) and begin planning a trip to this tropical gem!
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