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.
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
General Guidelines defined for traveling to Andaman Islands during COVID :
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.
If you have recently been swept off your feet and are looking for a wedding away from the humdrum of urban life, amidst stunning natural beauty and serenity, then Andaman is the place to be. Crowned as one of the best islands in the world, and the glory of Bay of Bengal, Andaman and Nicobar islands have plenty to offer. Who amongst us hasn’t daydreamed of our ideal destination wedding? Every couple wants their wedding to be classic and perfect. That is precisely why they spend hours looking at decor options, guest list, photography ideas on Pinterest, and experimenting with invitation cards.
Amidst the sheer happiness of getting engaged to your beloved and planning your own dream wedding, are you also contemplating a destination wedding for your special day? If the answer is yes, you have stumbled upon the right blog. Imagine a wedding procession against a backdrop of clear skies, palm trees, cerulean water, and beautiful sandy beaches! Well, it does sound like a fairytale. For thalassophiles or sea-loving couples, there’s nothing more amorous than the sounds of the waves, sand between their toes and the hues of blue painting the landscape as they tie the knot for life. Here is an overview of what to keep in mind while planning a beautiful beach wedding in Andamans.
The Right Time Monsoons arrive in the Andamans archipelago in May and last for a few months up to early September. Remember to dodge the monsoon season while planning your wedding date. The most suitable time to be in the Andaman Islands is between October and May as the weather is delightful. As the weather can not be prophesied six months in advance, it is advisable to have a back-up plan in case of unforeseen climate change. We can not stress this enough. Remember to have a back-up plan for any kind of outdoor wedding. The last thing you want to do is scrap your ceremonies at the last minute, but sometimes nature acts moody and unpredictable. Monsoons in Andamans are marked by the onset of high tidal waves, incessant rains and strong winds. For backup in such cases, make arrangements in advance with a nearby resort as an alternate.
The Right Venue A destination wedding in Andaman can be an incredible experience. Andaman boasts of excellent accommodation options for every budget and spoils you for choices with a great display of luxurious hotel chains as well. One can opt for a beach location or luxurious resorts, or even getting hitched on a cruise. Port Blair and Havelock are the most preferable islands for a wedding, mostly owing to its prime location and the ease of transport. Anyone who is looking for a picturesque place for their D-Day can explore the luxurious resorts on these islands. A resort located right on the beach can offer you a beautiful venue for an outdoor wedding with the help of in-house staff. A beach wedding requires early planning, with a need to look at the required permits, details regarding the decor, clean-up practices after the ceremony. You can also opt for a wedding on a private beach by renting a villa, or a cruise wedding for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Several services can be availed locally. If you require fresh flowers, it’ll be mostly among the limited ones found on the islands. Other than that, the decor, hair and make-up experts, mehndi (henna) artists, photographers and priests are available locally. You are likely to get a great variety in the food catered in the islands itself. Seafood is a highlight if your guests are comfortable with non-vegetarian cuisine. ?
Plan well in advance. The availability becomes a pressing matter in Andamans while making plans during the peak season. The resort, the airfare, the food arrangements, the photographer and other essential services, need to be booked well in advance. ? Always have a back-up plan for an outdoor wedding. You can not predict how/what turn mother nature takes that day, in which case it’s best to have an indoor setup ready just in case
The Right Planning Once you have taken care of the preceding steps, here is a brief checklist that requires your attention while planning a beach wedding. ? Don’t forget to read up your destination well. You’ll need to take the necessary permissions before planning a beach wedding. It’s always a good idea to spend some time to understand the requirements and have some reliable source who ensures that the groundwork is fulfilled. ? The most important factor in any wedding is the estimated budget. While planning a destination wedding, several factors influence the total cost such as airfare, accommodation, transport, presents, etc. However, for a small wedding, the cost barring airfare would be roughly 5-6 lakhs and the cost of airfare depends on how early you book your tickets, your point of departure, and the number of guests.
Cerulean waters, white-sandy beaches, and lush green landscape – plan a getaway to this beautiful gem in the Bay of Bengal. Ever wondered what’s better than a wedding? A wedding and a vacation altogether! While your friends and family bask in the sun and unwind by the ocean, you get to celebrate the best days of your life. If you are the kind of couple who likes to do life unconventionally, then you must accept Andamans as your wedding destination because it possibly doesn’t get more unique than this! To plan your dream wedding in Andaman, get in touch with Andaman Island Travels and drop an inquiry here. We have been organising events and weddings in Andaman and will connect with you at the earliest to understand your requirements and help you plan your exotic wedding. We are a one-stop destination for people who wish to explore Andamans for family vacations, business trips, honeymoon, and destination weddings. Congratulations and cheers! We are looking forward to hearing from you.
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