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.
From the last few years, the idea of having a destination wedding has gained a lot of popularity among couples. Such a wedding is held away from the hometown of the bride and groom, and only their near and dear ones are invited to attend it. As a result, so many new venues and destinations have emerged as hot spots for conducting extraordinary wedding ceremonies. Couples dream of having an exotic destination wedding, and nothing can be better than a beach wedding that offers a perfect backdrop for all the ceremonies. The energising beachy vibes in the atmosphere and the soothing sound of crashing waves are just perfect!
Now you must be thinking about which place is the best for having a memorable beach wedding. Hands down, the answer is Neil Island (renamed to Shaheed Dweep in 2018)!
Every year, people from all over the world get attracted to the pristine beauty and untouched sandy beaches of Andaman Island. It has some of the most scenic spots for travel and nature lovers. This archipelago is visited by travellers to uncover and explore its jewels. The entire island is amazingly striking but there is one place that nature lovers and beach bums never miss- Neil Island. It is located at a distance of 30 kilometers from the main islands of Andaman, and is known for some of the most unique sights. If Andaman Island is a crown, then Neil Island is its most precious gem! Nothing can beat this island in Andamans when it comes to surreal beauty. It would be the best place for your destination wedding.
A destination wedding in Neil Island promises couples the natural marvel of the place and the virgin beaches with turquoise blue waters. Its beaches are clean and are dotted with secluded and peaceful resorts, thus allowing the couple and their guests to enjoy total peace of mind in such tranquility. Neil Island has not been commercialised yet as a trending exotic wedding destination, and that is why, not everyone knows about this hidden pearl being a hot spot for destination weddings. So, you can easily plan a wedding of your dreams in an affordable budget.
If you are looking for dreamlike natural surprises, then your search ends at Neil Island. Its thriving biodiversity, unexploited coral reefs, white sandy beaches, adventurous experiences, a notable population of birds and animal life, etc. are a few reasons why you should pick this island to celebrate the most beautiful day of your life. Before you start planning your wedding in this little piece of heaven, let us get you familiarised with its fabulous beauty.Neil Island is a picture-perfect wedding destination with incredible flora and fauna all around. The facilities provided here suit every budget. You can rest assured that all your guests will have an unforgettable stay here. Speaking of choosing the perfect wedding location, Neil Island offers a wide variety of options to choose from, including beaches and resort banquets.
Some of the loveliest beaches in Andaman Island are located in Neil Island, and thus it becomes very easy to choose any one among them for your D-Day. Its scenic beaches promise silky white sands and uninterrupted views of the clear blue skies. The landscape changes entirely as the sky becomes way too dramatic during monsoons. Having a beach wedding in open would be risky during the rainy season but ceremonies can be held smoothly inside the resort’s banquet for sure.
The most popular beaches of Neil Island are Sitapur Beach, Bharatpur Beach, Lakshmanpur Beach, and Sir Hugh Rose Island. A fancy resort can be booked nearby Lakshmanpur or Sitapur beach. Neil Island offers the most romantic experience to the couples (and their guests as well!). The beaches are popular for the most beautiful sunsets and sunrises in Andaman. Imagine having a wedding ceremony with a glorious pink and red sunset in the background! Such a fantastic marvel of nature can be witnessed at Lakashmanpur Beach. The evenings offer the best natural views.
If you want to have your wedding ceremony early morning, then Sitapur Beach is perfect for you. You can catch the most beautiful sunrise of your life there with the sky painted in various lovely hues.
Having a destination wedding in Neil Island requires early planning as it has limited availability for everything- be it hotels, ferries, restaurants, etc. This is not a place where anything can be arranged in a single click. So, if you want to have your wedding at this majestic place with breathtaking beauty, then start deciding on things from now. The peak seasons are extremely busy here and availability becomes a major concern. Thus, associate yourself with a reliable tour operator who would make arrangements for everything including stays, transfers, wedding preparations, and a lot more.
Andaman Island Travels offers a diverse variety of wedding packages in Neil Island that are carefully designed to keep in mind the requirements of its esteemed clients. These packages can be customised also to suit individual preferences. The tour operating company has a reputation of planning flawless weddings across Andaman Island. Its experienced team of professionals makes sure that the couple and all the guests have a gala time. It understands that a wedding is among the most awaited days in one’s life and that’s why, the company ensures that all your wishes are fulfilled when it comes to a destination wedding in Neil Island. It makes sure that even the tiniest thing is taken care of.
There are government ferries plying from Port Blair (the capital of Andaman Island) to Neil Island. Every day, two ferries leave in the morning. Daily ferry service is available from Rangat as well. Moreover, there are two private boat service providers, Makruzz and Ocean Green, that have scheduled and private departures for Neil Island
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