News Latest Information on Travelling to Andaman Islands?
  • 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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Carlo Restaurant Bar Mayabunder Island

Mayabunder Island- A Brief Overview

Mayabunder Island in Andaman & Nicobar Island doesn’t cease to amaze with its spellbinding beauty. It is a small little town surrounded with cascading clear waters, lavish sanded beaches and the beauty of a cyanic sky above. Known for abundant coconut plantations and mangroves bordering the forests, Mayabunder Island is the best offbeat travel destination one can visit.

Location

Right up in the Northern part of Middle Andaman Islands, Mayabunder is located at an approximate distance of 240 kilometres from the capital city – Port Blair. The entire island is covered within a land area of around 38 hectares. It is relatively uninhabited with a population of only 3000 odd people. Mayabunder Island is well-connected from the mainland and getting there from Port Blair is quite easy.

Culture

Made up from a cluster of small eco-friendly villages, Mayabunder Island is uncommercial and quaint, to say the least. It is not tech-friendly and operates on environmentally friendly practices. Settled early on during the British era, it houses former Burmese tribes that still live there. Also a gram panchayat, Mayabunder Island is a hidden beauty that needs to be witnessed before the rest of the world discovers it.

Major Tourist Highlights

A stopover for tourists, Mayabunder Island, has the best tourist spots to visit. Karmatang beach is a popular beach as it is also India’s only turtle nesting ground. Marvel at the underworld life at Avis island in Mayabunder while you get the heavenly aroma of all the coconut plantations around. Interview island, Austin X beach and Ray hills are other preferred places to visit. With a little bit of everything, ranging from spotting wildlife, forest treks, water sports, beaches and the sheer authenticity of the tribal villages, sightseeing tours of Mayabunder Island are just spectacular.

Famous Cuisine of Andaman/Mayabunder Island

For food lovers all over the world, the Andaman and Nicobar islands have a fusion of various Indian cuisines, amounting to its own eclectic character. Heavily influenced by cultures that are connected to the region, you will notice these delicacies being made both, in local homes as well as touristy restaurants. The cuisine in Mayabunder Island is sure to leave you in a gastronomic coma of sorts. Take a look at some of the following mentioned must-try food items in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

  1. Fish curry
  2. Chicken tikka masala
  3. Chilly curry
  4. Macher jhol
  5. Squid fry
  6. Khadi crabs
  7. Tandoori fish
  8. Amritsari kulcha
  9. Fresh lobster in butter garlic sauce
  10. Coconut prawn curry

There are plenty of vegetarian options for people who don’t eat meat but for those who do; all the above-mentioned items are definitely worth a try. Andaman cuisine is flavourful, aroma rich and spicy so get ready to embark upon a foodie’s paradise.

Tips to Find the Perfect Restaurant

There is always that extra awareness when travelling to unknown places, especially when it comes to choosing the perfect restaurant. You have to weigh many considerations to ensure that you are making the right choice when choosing where your next meal will come from. Some of the following tips will help you make the right choice.

* Location – It is essential to pick a location close to your hotel or then in one of the popular tourists’ spots.

* Ambience – Sometimes a good ambience, even overrides the food if necessary at a restaurant. Pick a restaurant that has a positive vibe, good atmosphere and friendly-looking servers.

* Cleanliness – Hygiene is the most important when choosing a restaurant. If the tables, dishes, glasses and the overall aura of the place is dirty, ditch it and opt for another option instead.

* Reviews – User reviews are the best way to make an informed decision. Sometimes, websites can be misleading but if there is a majority of people who are recommending the place, then definitely go for it.

Carlo Restaurant & Bar Mayabunder Island

The best dishes

Carlo Restaurant and Bar in Mayabunder Island is a popular eatery, picked by thousands of wayward wanderers. It is a small shack-like restaurant and has some of the most finger-licking items on the menu. Serving both traditional as well as international cuisine, you will find this to be a great local dining experience.

Decor

The décor of this restaurant is a no-frill simple building. It is facing the sea, and patrons can enjoy beautiful sea-views while they dig into their delicious meal. It has a glass front facade and a coral tiling, giving it an almost contemporary look – a combination of rustic and modern finishing. Carlo Restaurant and Bar is a family restaurant, and you have the choice of sitting in an air-conditioned area or a non-air-conditioned spot. Also a bar, it is a perfect place to unwind with a beer and enjoy the tranquil vibe of Mayabunder Island.

Service

Catering to many tourists in addition to some locals, Carlo Restaurant and Bar prides itself on very amicable hospitality. The servers are well-trained and always adhere to all your needs. The chefs keep all cleanliness standards and whip up mouth-watering dishes in a jiffy. One of the main attraction of this restaurant is that it serves freshly made food to ensure the customers have a great comprehensive experience. For those who will be driving there on their own, there is plenty of parking space available right in front of the restaurant.

Experience

Carlo Restaurant and Bar in Mayabunder is run by people who are dedicated to giving their customers an overall sterling experience. From a beautiful sea-facing view, friendly and efficient service, finger-licking food items and a humble vibe, this restaurant has it all covered. Mayabunder Island is an eco-friendly and uninhabited town, and this restaurant works in synchronisation with the island to continue that harmony. Needless to add, among the few restaurants within the area, Carlos restaurant and bar definitely stands out as opposed to the rest. So what are you waiting for? Take your family and head on over to Carlo Restaurant and Bar in Mayabunder Island to enjoy a meal in style.

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