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  • A four week long curfew on the islands

    Updated: 26 May 2021

    There is an ongoing four-week long curfew on the island owing to rising COVID-19 cases.

  • Tourist attractions closed till further notice

    Updated: 29 May 2021

     Tourist attractions attracting large gatherings closed till further notice.

  • RT PCR report on arrival

    Updated: 29 May 2021

    A negative RT PCR report has to be presented by all passengers on arrival.

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  • All passengers will be required to go through thermal screening.
  • All incoming passengers have to carry the RT-PCR negative test report issued from an ICMR approved lab. The test should have been taken within 48 hours. RT-PCR timeline begins from the swab collection time. Any passenger without it will be sent back to the origin. Also, handwritten reports are not acceptable.
  • Along with having the negative RT-PCR report, all incoming passengers will undergo Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) upon arrival at designated testing centers that are located within two kilometers of Veer Savarkar International Airport, Port Blair.
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  • Activities attracting huge crowds such as the Light and Sound Show at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island and National Memorial Cellular Jail, water sports, beaches, and other such activities have been suspended across all three districts for another four weeks starting from May 20, 2021.
  • A new standard operating procedure for adventure water sports has been issued.
  • Travelling to North and Middle Andaman Islands, Nicobar group of islands, and Little Andaman Island is not allowed for tourism purposes as of now.
  • The ongoing night curfew has been extended by one hour from 9 pm to 5 am.
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  • Even if the test of the result conducted on arrival is negative, all passengers still have to home quarantine for a week.
  • Any passenger with a positive test result will be sent for institutional quarantine for further treatment.
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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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Best Restaurants at Port Blair

Port Blair, the capital of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, is home to people from different parts of India. The town is frequently visited by travellers from all over the world. The place has seen people from all walks of life and this is best echoed in the kind of food served in the Andamans. There are a number of places where you can enjoy a good meal. If you are planning a vacation on this exotic island, then knowing the best restaurants in Port Blair will come in handy. It comprises luxurious as well as budget restaurants in Port Blair to suit all requirements.

Best Restaurants and Food Outlets in Port Blair

Golden Dragon

Run by a family, this Chinese restaurant is popular among locals and divers. If you want to savor the authentic cuisine of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, then this is the right place. The staff is very friendly here and it will engage you in innumerable stories from the past. An average meal for two costs less than one thousand rupees at Golden Dragon.

Annapurna Restaurant

Counted among the budget restaurants in Port Blair, Annapurna Restaurant is a pure vegetarian south Indian restaurant. It is a popular and most preferred place to eat in the capital city. Reminiscent of a high-school cafeteria, it serves pure vegetarian meals rustling up delicious South Indian favorites and rich North Indian–style curries. Try its wholesome dosas, vadas, uttapams, and so much more.


If you want to enjoy a mouth-watering meal at a nice ambiance in Port Blair, then this place should be your one-stop destination. It is a lovely rooftop lounge overlooking the ocean. This luxurious restaurant is perfect for you if you are looking for a romantic candlelight dinner with your better half or want to spend some quality time with your family or friends. It is one of the best restaurants in Port Blair owing to its delectable seafood and exotic beverages. An average meal for two costs nearly Rs. 1500.

Located amid palmtops, this sophisticated and breezy rooftop lounge has a sleek bar, high-season live music, an open-plan kitchen, and gorgeous views of Ross Island (renamed to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Dweep). The elegantly prepared dishes range from fish tikka to spicy paneer satay.

New Lighthouse Restaurant

This restaurant in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands is popular for serving delicious fish, crab, and lobster. It is an open-air restaurant and guests can enjoy cool breeze with a stunning view of the sea. Located a little ahead of Marina Park, an average meal for two people costs nearly one thousand rupees here. At this unadorned favorite in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, grilled, steamed, or barbecued fresh seafood is the specialty. Its impressive globetrotting menu also includes punchy vegetarian and prawn biryani. There is a terrace that gets busy from evening onwards.

Icy Spicy

This budget restaurant in Port Blair is not less than a paradise for vegetarians. It serves the best sweets, chaats, and north Indian cuisine. Both locals and travellers, love this place hidden in a basement. One of the best places to eat in Port Blair, an average meal for two people costs nearly Rs.500 here.

Icy Spicy doesn’t look so fancy from the outside but it is a busy, pure vegetarian restaurant. Its tasty thalis, North Indian gravies, biryanis, and sugar-free goodies from the upstairs bakery attract visiting tourists.

Happy Belly

The Andamans’ first food truck, Happy Belly is the place where you should be going if you are a serious foodie. Here, you can eat scrumptious and hygienic continental food without burning a hole in your pocket. Enjoy lip-smacking food while grooving to the Punjabi music played at the food truck. Counted among the best budget restaurants in Port Blair, an average meal for two costs around Rs.500 here.

Gagan Restaurant

This low-key Bengali hole-in-the-wall serves the best food at affordable prices. This locally loved budget restaurant in Port Blair serves excellent crab curries, paneer, and Nicobari fish in different exciting versions. The place also serves samosas. Its owners also run the nearby restaurant Ananda.


The family team behind the well-known Gagan Restaurant runs this restaurant as well. The restaurant offers a wide variety of South Indian breakfasts, North Indian vegetarian, chicken, mutton, seafood curries, and rice and noodle stir-fries.


This relaxing place in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands is right on the water at Sinclairs Bayview Hotel. It is the perfect restaurant for an unhurried meal, alluring Indian-international selection, and amazing sea views. Try spiced prawns, paneer masala, and white-wine lobster to satisfy your taste palate.

Excel Restaurant

Counted among the best restaurants in Port Blair, Excel Restaurant is an atmospheric bamboo restaurant atop Lalaji Bay View Guesthouse. Bringing a Havelock-style menu to the capital city, it serves delectable grilled fish, burgers, momos (Tibetan dumplings), and much more. If you are looking for a peaceful social place to hang out with friends over a couple of drinks, then this is your best bet.


This contemporary, wi-fi-equipped hangout café is two kilometers south of the city centre. The perfect tone for brownies, espresso, and French-press coffee is set by its chocolate-brown décor. Its well-executed wraps, pastas, and other snacks are ideal for your hunger pangs.

Below mentioned is a list of places we also recommend as the best restaurants in Port Blair:

  • Hotel Kattabomman- For the complete worth of your money
  • The Love Garden- Extra points for natural ambiance
  • Nico Bar- For a relaxed evening
  • Pronto Bistro- Perfect for family lunch
  • Rola Costa Restaurant & Juice Center- For healthy juices
  • Sea Food Delight- The best seafood
  • Tandoor- North Indian dishes also available
  • Cafe Down Under- Perfect spot for friends
  • TRIO - The family restaurant- Feel the Majestic Ambience
  • Bella Bay Dinner Cruise- Food on the cruise
  • Anju Coco Family Restaurant- Perfect for big families
  • Rajasthani Dhaba- For authentic Rajasthani cuisine
  • Gem Continental- For delightful food

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