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  • 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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Destination Wedding at Port Blair

An intimate and the most special occasion, your wedding is the day of eternal affixture to your sweetheart. While the ambiance is jubilant, the excitement of starting a new life with your better half is equally high. You both deserve the best of everything for creating unforgettable moments that you can treasure forever. To have the wedding of your dreams, the venue and setting have to be perfect.

Port Blair, the capital city of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, has emerged as a sought-after destination when it comes to destination weddings. Having a destination wedding in Port Blair is the dream of lovers from all across the world. There are luxurious beachside resorts that can be ideal for your wedding in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands. They offer the most spectacular views of the ocean in Port Blair from the popular sunset point- Chidiya Tapu. Imagine exchanging your vows amidst the magical evening yellow hues turning into a solemn red, and finally disappearing into the horizon. There are so many options for a destination beach wedding in Port Blair. Pocketed in the reserve forest of the Andamans, there are lavish beachfront properties that are counted among the most exotic places you could ever see.

Adorned with beauty, the accommodation is sure to provide complete comfort to your near and dear ones, who have come all the way to Port Blair to attend your wedding. Tying the knot at such a wonderful place would be the best way to enjoy the magic of a lifetime. Such would be the memories of your special day in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands!

The wedding resorts in Port Blair are easily accessible from Veer Savarkar International Airport. Airport transfers can also be arranged on request so that you and your guests can reach the wedding venue without any hassle.

Have a great destination beach wedding in Port Blair!

Incredible Venues for your Destination Wedding in Port Blair

Underwater Wedding

If you want to try something rare and make the most of your destination wedding in the Andamans, then exchanging rings under the water would be your best bet. You can commence your married life in an awesome way by getting surrounded by corals, fishes, and turtles in the azure waters of the ocean. The clear waters and rich marine life will be a metaphor for the surprises that are waiting for both of you in this new chapter of your lives.

Beach Wedding

If you want a calm, romantic, and mellifluous setting for your wedding ceremony, then go for a beach wedding in Port Blair. The cool sea wind breezing past and the shore lighting up with candlelight will make your special day look like straight out of a fairytale. You can get married at a stunning beach under a lush canopy of coconut trees. Before resting for the day in the Bay of Bengal, the sun will offer a chromatic display of color to your beach wedding in Port Blair. Make the most of the D-Day by letting the celebrations continue into the night at a plush wedding resort.

Have a Happening Poolside or Yacht Wedding Party!

A lively party is a must after your wedding ceremony. The delightful mood of your wedding turns into an energetic mood at a party. Your close ones can socialize with each other or dance to trendy tunes while the groovy music plays in the background. A fitting pre or post-wedding party completely complements an incredible destination beach wedding in Port Blair. You can choose to have your party by the poolside, on a yacht, or at a nightclub.

There are resorts in Port Blair that have neatly spread-out lawns. Capable of hosting a big number of guests, these resorts also have a great poolside area where your family members and friends can spend some quality time while enjoying refreshing drinks and mouth-watering food. Dance to the music with your friends, enjoy a drink, or just splash around by the pool in such a lively wedding party in Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

If you are willing to have a more luxurious and exclusive experience, then a yacht party is your best bet. The newlywed couple and the guests can relish the true luxury of a cruise in the Bay of Bengal. Feast on the delicious appetizers that will be served on the yacht. All you need to do is inform the resort so that everything can be set up smoothly in advance for you all.

Many beach resorts in Port Blair have their in-house nightclubs where you can dance the night away with your guests. These are big enough to accommodate a big number of people. Enjoy your couple dance here or probably have a fun-filled time while dancing with your close friends.

Top Hotels and Resorts in Port Blair

There are a number of nice properties in Port Blair, the capital city of the Indian union territory of Andaman & Nicobar Islands. If you want to make the best of your island vacation, then staying at a prime location would be the best thing to do. Booking a hotel at Foreshore Road, Aberdeen Bazaar, Junglighat, Goal Ghar, Middle Point, Dollygunj, or Phoenix Bay will give you complete worth for your money. The tariff is high here but you can explore the place locally by going out after attending the destination wedding in Port Blair.

Here is the list of the best hotels in Port Blair:

1-Star

  • Hotel Kavitha Regent
  • Hotel Shreesh
  • Hotel Rhishabh

2-Star

  • Sun Sea Resort
  • Hotel TSG Emerald View
  • Hotel NK International
  • Hotel Holiday Inn
  • Hotel Blue Sea
  • J Hotel
  • Hotel Blue Mmarlin

3-Star

  • Hotel Aparupa
  • Hotel Sentinel
  • Peerless Sarovar Portico
  • The North Reef
  • Hotel Silver Spring
  • Hotel TSG Grand
  • Hotel SR Castle
  • Hotel Luxor Grand

4-Star

  • Sea Shell Resorts
  • ITC Fortune Resort Bay Island
  • Keys Select Hotel Aqua Green
  • Sea Princess Beach Resort

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