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  • 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 In Andaman Islands

Beach Destination for your D-Day: Tying The Knot In Andamans

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.

Destination Wedding In Andaman Islands

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.

Destination Wedding in Andaman

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

Destination Wedding in Andaman Islands

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.

Destination Beach Wedding in Andaman

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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