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  • Andaman Tourism Opens

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021

    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.

  • 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 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

  • RT PCR report on arrival

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021
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  • The tourists need to carry COVID-19 negative test report from mainland based ICMR 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. 
  • 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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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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AROMA RESTAURANT

Overview of Rangat Island

Location

Situated in the outskirts of the capital city of Port Blair, Rangat Island is a recent find for people who have been frequenting middle Andaman. The city is another addition to middle Andaman after Baratang and is 210 kms away from Port Blair. There are a lot of revenue districts and Tehsil. If you are wondering how to reach Rangat Island, you can take a ferry from Port Blair or hire a speedboat. If you want to travel by bus, there are public buses running to and fro.

Culture

Talk about a mixture of culture, the island is representative of India in every way. More than one community have been living there for over a decade now and in harmony. People from Tamil Nadu and Kerala and West Bengal have their culture imprinted on every place in that island. They are hardworking people and mostly work either as fishermen or farmers. With the awareness of sustainability growing everywhere, the islanders have taken to creating a sustainable environment and have promoted eco-tourism.

Major Tourist Highlights

Rangat looks like an unending horizon of blue. If you do have a couple of days at your disposal and you want to find out Sightseeing Spots at Rangat Island Andaman Islands, these are the places that you can visit.

Guitar Island

  • Reinforces the idea that the less trodden is more beautiful.
  • If you want to take a Trip to Guitar Island from Long Island Andaman Islands on a small boat you are likely to see a lot of crabs and hear the melody of birds.
  • It is not far away from Long Island and the island opposite to it is called Little Guitar Island

Yerrata Mangrove Park & Yerrata Creek

  • The mangrove park augments the idea of sustainability and awareness
  • There is a watch tower that has been erected from which people can gauge the beauty of mangroves around them
  • There has also been the introduction of a mangrove interpretation panel which disseminates information about mangroves and the flora and fauna in it.

Amkunj Beach

  • If you are looking for a place to sunbathe with your family and friends then this is the beach to be in

  • In the early months of the year and the closing months, the beach becomes a nesting spot for all kinds of turtles.

  • If you want to return home with pictures that you remember for the rest of your life, then this is the spot you want to explore.

Panchavati Hills

  • Most people from this place are natives of Tamil Nadu and Kerala and they have made this place their own.

  • They have their own farmlands are they are very happy to show people around

  • There is a waterfall there which has become quite popular with time and the scene after sunset is pretty happening.

Dhaninallah Mangrove Nature Walkway

  • A walkway stretching more than 700 metres and is considered to be the longest in India

  • The walkway directs you straight to the beach where turtles hatch in numbers.

Reasons to visit Rangat Island

This is the place to be if you are stuck in a soul-sucking job and you just want to get away for a change of scene. The food and fruits are so fresh that they are going to act as palate cleansers.

Interacting with people from different cultures is surely going to open new windows for you. The island is relatively affordable than a typical Andaman trip. Spots like Merk Bay Beach in North Passage Island near Long Island Andaman Islands and adventures like Scuba diving and Snorkeling at Long Island Andaman Island, is sure to pique your interest.

Major Cuisines of Rangat Island

Rangat doesn’t only have reserves of deep sea fishes and other top-notch seafood, it also boasts the cultivation of fresh fruits from orchards and organically grown vegetables which add to the cuisine. Rangat is fully covered in terms of regional and international food.

Tips to find the perfect restaurant in Rangat Island

You can peruse a lot of travel websites before traveling just to have a fair idea about the eateries present there but in order to have an authentic experience you really need an opinion of the locals or analyze the reviews of fellow tourists. One restaurant that you can safely try out the is Aroma restaurant in Rangat Island

Aroma restaurant in Rangat Island

The restaurant is located by the side of Andaman Trunk Road and functions as a fast food corner primarily. They start early at seven in the morning.

The best dishes

  • You can try their authentic north Indian dishes such as Nan and butter chicken
  • They also specialize in Chinese and other non-vegetarian items

Décor

  • Their interiors are pretty well lit and enhance the appearance of the place
  • They use traditional Indian cutlery in their service which adds to the simplicity of the place,

Service

  • They provide both dine-in service and takeaway facilities as well
  • Make sure that you carry modest amount of cash because they don’t accept online payment
  • The way they serve their food and the garnishing and the decoration on the food is sure to stir up your appetite
  • Their follow-up service is pretty solid; they make sure if the food was according to your liking.

Experience

There are a lot of online reviews available for this place which talks in great deal about how this place is great for family dine-ins and gatherings in large numbers. They have enough staff to cater to large groups of people and with ease. People had only positive reviews of their tea and their beverages in general. Given it has got two floors, there is less chances of overcrowding.

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