News Latest Information on Travelling to Andaman Islands?
  • Runway Status for Port Blair Airport From October,22 to February, 23

    Updated: 19 Sep 2022
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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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Destination Beach Wedding At Havelock Island Beach Resort

Underwater Engagement Shoot Is The Trend We Are Crushing On!

Every couple that decides to spend their life together is on a constant lookout for something different and unique while planning the wedding. Each wedding has a different story to tell. Destination weddings add to the flamboyance and charm of the story, and if you are someone who wants to make the wedding a once-in-a-lifetime experience in itself, you have the green flag. While planning the D-day, you must have thought of a pre-wedding shoot, maybe a post-wedding too, but what if we implore you to explore this contemporary engagement shoot as well? Hear us out! For adventurous and innovative couples, an underwater engagement shoot is as unconventional as it gets. Needless to say, you get a memory that is an art in itself. Sounds tempting right? Think azure sky reflecting on the crystal clear water as a backdrop surrounded by elegant plumages of vivid coral reefs, sounds of birds chirping, and the waves taking you on a ride with them. Wouldn’t this be an ideal account for an engagement photoshoot?

Taking the Plunge

Taking the Plunge!

Found on almost every Indian’s list of places to visit, Andamans and Nicobar Islands is a picturesque paradise. If you decide to have a destination wedding, have it on a quaint beach and magnificent resort in Havelock Islands. Soak in some ambience and serve some coastal delicacies at your wedding ceremonies. Tying the knot at a beach will make sure that everyone remembers your wedding for years to come! How about we take it up a notch? The couple will receive an orientation on the entire shoot at the resort. While we take care of the arrangements, the couple gets into their diving gear and head to the diving spot along with our team. After giving out the necessary information and instructions, the couple then takes a leap of faith and dive deep into the vastness of the ocean.

What Next?

What Next?

Once the couple finds their way to each other underwater, riding the waves together, someone from our team will hand over rings to both of them. With colourful fishes as their primary witness and the sound of the ocean playing in the backdrop, they exchange their rings and whisper promises of a life united by love. This moment is seized by our photographer who will then direct the couple to pose for the camera. P.S. We would say smile for the camera, but with scuba in your mouth to breath air, that is a far fetched idea. The beautiful engagement underwater is truly a magical experience. Once the photographer gives a green flag to the shoot, the couple is escorted back to the surface where they can click selfies for Instagram.

Best time to visit

Vacationists usually flock to Havelock from the month of October to April which is the peak tourist season in the Andaman archipelago. From a wedding perspective, September to May would be the best time to plan for your D-day and the ceremonies that follow.

What can we do for you?

We offer and provide all-inclusive discounted wedding packages which can prove to be cheaper than local weddings. Planning a destination wedding with us is less stressful, although, at the outset, planning a wedding seems just the contrary. We specialize in personalizing the experience for the couple.

Our resort, Havelock Island Beach Resort in Andamans, is one of the most sought after venues in the city. Owing to its close proximity to the beach, lavish hospitality, experienced faculty, 24×7 dining, pool and a poolside bar, and activities served at a platter, this proves its worth. From wedding decor to catering requirements, to arranging this underwater engagement shoot without any hassles, we have got your back.

How to prepare for the shoot?

Get accustomed to water

It is helpful if the couple is comfortable in the waters. It comes handy if they are familiar with swimming or have dived/snorkelled prior.

Underwater Wedding in Havelock Island

Listen to your instructor

The couple will be informed about air sharing, the buddy diving system and the usage of compressed air to stay underwater longer.

Practice your Poses

Your face will be under scrutiny, and pulling off facial expressions is no cakewalk while underwater. Remember to relax, open your eyes and have fun while you are at it.

Clear skies = Fabulous Frames

While planning a beach wedding you are prone to avoid the monsoon season, so that’s a no-brainer. The clear the skies are, the better the lighting is, and better the pictures turn out to be. Secretly hope that it’s a sunny day, as the water will be warm, making it more comfortable for you.

Plan sufficient breaks
Plan sufficient breaks

Plan sufficient breaks

When you surface for breaks, be prepared to gulp down some hot coffee and bathe in the sun as it’s bound to get chilly during the shoot! If you are planning your wedding sometime soon, or later, this is for you. Get in touch with Havelock Island Beach Resort and drop an inquiry here. We would be thrilled to host you and your family. Fringed by coastal trees, and pristine shorelines, Havelock beach is also called Paradise of Andamans. A single google search gives you a result of breathtaking wedding pictures on the island, and tempts you to think, what if? What if my wedding could look like that. And just like that, you find your mind wandering into places that challenge all the cliches of an Indian wedding. That’s where we come in, to bring your vivid imagination to life. All the thrillseekers out there, planning to get hitched, brace yourselves to explore and unravel the mystical ocean and sip in the view Andaman offers. With corals illuminating the ocean bed, fishes playing peek-a-boo, clear waters, it does not get any better. Some moments are worth capturing, and saying I do (sign language) to your beloved underwater while exchanging rings, is one of those moments. We have been crushing over the trend of capturing the engagement underwater in photos and seizing the moment in memories. What do you think, yay or nay?

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