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  • RT PCR report on arrival

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021
  • 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

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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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Beach side Engagement in Andaman Islands

Engagement, the ceremony held before the wedding wherein the couple exchanges rings, has to be celebrated in the most special way as possible. That’s why the majority of the lovebirds are heading for having beachside destination engagement. Still a kind of evolving idea, it is gaining a lot of acceptance and popularity owing to the benefits it offers to the hosts. Starting from decorations and catering to logistics and transportation, every single thing is taken care of by the experienced and professional planners, who are committed to carry on each task as smoothly as possible, letting the couple and their families have a fun time. Also, the exotic ambiance created in a beachside destination engagement ensures lifetime memories. The photographs look as if they are straight out of a travel magazine. You and your lover are going to enjoy this forever.

Such kind of engagement ceremony offers everyone a rejuvenating time amid all the celebrations. And most importantly, because this kind of celebration is an intimate ceremony, you are allowed to curtail the number of guests. This will save you from a lot of irritating tantrums of distant guests.

Engagement in Andaman Islands

When we are talking about beachside engagement, Andaman Islands need a special mention. This Indian union territory is known for having the most gorgeous beaches in the country. Its serene beaches and tropical islands are capable of elevating the charm of destination engagement to newer levels. Imagine exchanging rings amidst long stretches of white sands lined with lush greens and caressed by the turquoise-emerald waters of the sea!

Needless to say, Andaman Islands promise the most romantic aura to get into a nuptial knot with your going to be better half. If you want to have a dream-like engagement experience of your life, then head to its offbeat and unexplored locations.

Beach side Engagement in Andaman Islands

Your dream of exchanging rings at a peaceful and beautiful beach with a surreal setup, decorated with fresh jasmines, marigolds and seashells, right on the white silky sand can come true here. Imagine the happiness on the face of your to-be wife, who would look like a celestial fairy decked up in pastel-colored attire! The tropical paradise of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands will turn your dreams into reality. Its Instagram-perfect beaches are cuddles between the lush rainforests, gigantic hills and shimmering turquoise waters. All this makes the jewel of Bay of Bengal a perfect beachside venue where the air is filled with vibes of love and romance all around.

Exchanging rings under the canopy of coconut trees and getting blessed by the soft rays of the golden sun and gentle waves of the blue sea would be a magical experience of your life.

And if you think that is the end to your beachside engagement in Andaman Islands, then you are mistaken. You can plan your wedding and honeymoon also on these stunning beaches further soaking your souls in the pristine aura of the place. Appreciate the dreamy beauty of the setting sun while going hand-in-hand for romantic beach strolls. Have a tranquil time with your significant other at a private beach cottage. And if you both also share the love for adventure activities, then head out for scuba diving, snorkeling, jet skiing, swimming, or trekking. This will add additional bling to your engagement cum wedding cum honeymoon memories in the Andamans.

Exchanging rings under the canopy of coconut trees and getting blessed by the soft rays of the golden sun and gentle waves of the blue sea would be a magical experience of your life.

And if you think that is the end to your beachside engagement in Andaman Islands, then you are mistaken. You can plan your wedding and honeymoon also on these stunning beaches further soaking your souls in the pristine aura of the place. Appreciate the dreamy beauty of the setting sun while going hand-in-hand for romantic beach strolls. Have a tranquil time with your significant other at a private beach cottage. And if you both also share the love for adventure activities, then head out for scuba diving, snorkeling, jet skiing, swimming, or trekking. This will add additional bling to your engagement cum wedding cum honeymoon memories in the Andamans.

Beach side Engagement in Andaman Islands

You can rejoice and enjoy all the before and after engagement ceremonies along with the most amazing manner.

You can make the whole process of getting engaged enjoyable and stress-free if you celebrate your ceremony at a luxurious property like Havelock Island Beach Resort located in the Andaman Islands. Its experienced staff will help you with all the elegant details you wish to have. You should be able to enjoy your day the most. Forget your worries. Just handover your dreams to the onsite planners and you focus on having fun with your life partner. Along with all that, its proficient planners will also arrange a romantic candlelight dinner for you.

Some of the most romantic beachside destinations in Andaman Islands where you can plan to get engaged are as follows:

Engagement on the Beach in Andaman
Engagement on the Beach in Andaman Islands

Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep)- Radhanagar Beach, Elephant Beach, Kalapathar Beach, Vijaynagar Beach, Neil’s Cove

Neil Island (Shaheed Dweep)- Laxmanpur Beach, Sitapur Beach, Bharatpur Beach, Ramnagar Beach

You along with your guests would enjoy a vacation of excitement and adventure together if you opt for a beachside engagement in Andaman Islands. Your family members and friends will thank you always for giving them this unforgettable time. The place is a little heaven on earth and that’s why, it is the first choice of every couple who wants to celebrate their D-Day in the most memorable way. 

Are you excited about having a beachside engagement? All you have to do is contact Andaman Island Travels to design your special day in the best way.

Its experienced crew will take care of all your requirements including decorations, catering, music, accommodation, and everything else that you desire. And a little bit of adventure is also needed in any relationship. That’s why, you can also go for onsite scuba diving, sea walking, or other water activities to feel that adrenaline rush. It is sure to give you something that is more than just an experience. It will give you a lifetime of magic!

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