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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Cycling at Havelock Island

Havelock Island (renamed as Swaraj Dweep) is among the most gorgeous islands in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Located around 70 kilometers from Port Blair (the capital town), it is the most visited destination in the Andamans as well. It is home to white sandy beaches, azure waters, and the best cycling destination on the island. It is a wonderland for tourists of all age groups. Cycling in Havelock Island is an adventure in itself and a fun-filled activity for sure.

Along with lazing around on the island’s stunning beaches, exploring its serene and dense mangroves, swimming around colorful corals while scuba diving, and trekking across the wild jungle trails, include cycling in Havelock Island in your daily itinerary as well if you want to see the best of the island. The experience will offer you beyond your imagination.

The whole island is perfect for cycling but if you want to know about the best cycling destinations in Havelock Island, then the best spots are by the sea. The lush greenery of the island is the perfect place for enjoying cycling. Cycling in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is a relaxing activity along with being a physical activity as well. So if you are a fitness freak and do not want to miss your daily dose of exercise, then cycling in Havelock Island is your best bet. 

Stay at the most luxurious and budget-friendly beachfront resort in Havelock Island— Havelock Island Beach Resort. The property is committed to offer you total comfort and luxury. Here, you can take bicycles on rent and ride them at the topmost cycling destinations in Havelock Island. The cost is pocket-friendly for sure. So don’t forget to go for cycling here, especially early in the morning when you can also appreciate the best sunrise!

Must-visit beaches In Havelock Island

The Andaman & Nicobar Islands are a paradise on earth. Such is the natural charm of this Indian union territory! When in Swaraj Dweep, seeing the most splendid beaches is a must. Mentioned below are the most beautiful spots on the island:

  • Radhanagar Beach 
  • Elephant Beach 
  • Kalapathar Beach
  • Vijay Nagar Beach
  • Govind Nagar Beach

 What else you should not miss doing in Havelock Island?

Apart from cycling, you can try your hand at the below-mentioned activities in Havelock Island:

  • Kayaking
  • Candlelight Dinner
  • Snorkeling
  • Game Fishing
  • Shopping

Contact Andaman Island Travels for all your bookings if you are planning a vacation in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Situated in Port Blair, the capital city, it is a reliable and well-known tour agency that will plan the vacation of your dreams as per your budget and preferences. It is committed to take care of all your requirements and choices in the best way possible. Whether it is airport transfers, ferry transfers, water sports, hiring a taxi, sightseeing, or anything else, the travel agency will make sure that you have complete comfort and luxury while you are travelling.

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