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  • A four week long curfew on the islands

    Updated: 26 May 2021

    There is an ongoing four-week long curfew on the island owing to rising COVID-19 cases.

  • Tourist attractions closed till further notice

    Updated: 29 May 2021

     Tourist attractions attracting large gatherings closed till further notice.

  • RT PCR report on arrival

    Updated: 29 May 2021

    A negative RT PCR report has to be presented by all passengers on arrival.

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  • All passengers will be required to go through thermal screening.
  • All incoming passengers have to carry the RT-PCR negative test report issued from an ICMR approved lab. The test should have been taken within 48 hours. RT-PCR timeline begins from the swab collection time. Any passenger without it will be sent back to the origin. Also, handwritten reports are not acceptable.
  • Along with having the negative RT-PCR report, all incoming passengers will undergo Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) upon arrival at designated testing centers that are located within two kilometers of Veer Savarkar International Airport, Port Blair.
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  • Activities attracting huge crowds such as the Light and Sound Show at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island and National Memorial Cellular Jail, water sports, beaches, and other such activities have been suspended across all three districts for another four weeks starting from May 20, 2021.
  • A new standard operating procedure for adventure water sports has been issued.
  • Travelling to North and Middle Andaman Islands, Nicobar group of islands, and Little Andaman Island is not allowed for tourism purposes as of now.
  • The ongoing night curfew has been extended by one hour from 9 pm to 5 am.
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  • Even if the test of the result conducted on arrival is negative, all passengers still have to home quarantine for a week.
  • Any passenger with a positive test result will be sent for institutional quarantine for further treatment.
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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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Ferry Ticket Booking in Andaman

Andaman Island is a group of islands separated by water. Thus, there is no connectivity via road for most islands (except North and Middle Andaman). Ferry service is the backbone of tourism here since it is the lifeline of the island when it comes to conveyance. There are two types of ferries that operate- government ferry and private ferry. You can choose any one as per your convenience and itinerary. Whether you want to travel from Port Blair to Havelock Island, Havelock Island to Neil Island , Neil Island to Port Blair, or anywhere else, these ferries will offer you a great experience along with dropping you at your destination safely.

But the catch is that ferry tickets can get very expensive at the last minute. And sometimes, the tickets are not available at all. Thus, you should make advance bookings so as to avoid any inconvenience. Otherwise, you may get stuck in one place until and unless the tickets are available again. 

Ferry tickets in Andaman

Havelock and Neil Islands are the topmost attractions in Andamans and both of them are connected with Port Blair, the capital city. There are daily ferry services that transfer travellers between these three places- Port Blair, Havelock Island and Neil Islands. Once you land in Port Blair, then travelling via ferries is the best means to commute between these islands. 

Private ferry in Andamans 

There are several private ferries/cruises connecting Port Blair, Havelock Island and Neil Island such as Green Ocean and Makruzz. These private ferries have something different to offer when it comes to royalty and comfort. Green Ocean ferries have an open deck that is liked by anyone who loves the blue ocean view. Makruzz is known for luxurious seating that is preferred by those who like to sit comfortably. Both of them own two vessels each- Makruzz & Makruzz Gold; and Green Ocean and Green Ocean 2. They operate only between the popular circuit islands. Unlike government ferries, the sailing schedule for these vessels is published in advance. Depending upon the class of travel, the ticket prices vary. These vessels start operating from October and you should make sure that you get your tickets booked in advance. Otherwise, it may be a daunting task to get tickets later.

Government ferry in Andaman Islands

Directorate of Shipping Services (DSS) operates the government ferries that run between Port Blair, Havelock Island, and Neil Island. These also run for many other islands that are not that much popular such as Hut Bay (Little Andaman), Long Island, Mayabunder, Rangat, Strait Island, Campbell Bay, etc. They majorly serve the local islanders and thus, the tickets are sold to them at highly subsidized rates. For the locals, this is the only way to commute. You cannot book its tickets online as they can only be booked by queuing up at the counters. To get these tickets, either you have to contact a local travel agent or stand in line at the counters.

Getting tickets for government ferry for the popular islands in Andaman such as Havelock and Neil Island can be incredibly difficult during the peak season (from October to January). The demand is more than supply during this time. But if you are travelling from Port Blair to Little Andaman, then these ferries sail daily. However, their schedules can change from time to time. So you should check for the updated sailing schedule on the official website. Since the demand isn’t that high, you can easily get tickets to Hut Bay at affordable prices. 

An important tip that we want to give all the tourists is that you should always book ferry tickets before confirming accommodations. There have been cases where people have booked hotels but no ferry tickets. 

A tropical paradise in the Bay of Bengal, the Andaman Island is popular for its incredible beaches, rich marine life and lush green cover. It is blessed with nature’s best-kept secrets and thus, it is a perfect destination for an exotic island holiday. The main transit city, Port Blair connects the island with the rest of the world. The airport is located here only in the Andaman group of islands. Its beaches are the best for day tours and different water sports like kayaking, boat rides, jet-skiing, and a lot more. 

Easiest way to book ferry tickets

Andaman Island Travels is there to take care of all your ferry ticket bookings in the Andaman Islands. The local tour operator is the one-stop destination for all your transfer requirements when you are vacationing here. It will book all your ferry tickets instantly so that you don’t have to go through any hassle. Its ferry booking services for inter-island connectivity in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands would make your trip absolutely smooth. It will provide you confirmed tickets of ferries for destinations like Port Blair to Havelock Island, Neil Island, Ross Island, North Bay, Red Skin, Jolly Buoy, Elephant beach, etc. It is a single platform for all ferry and boat tickets, and confirmed tickets are booked instantly from various ferry operators. Just let its team know your decided dates and destinations. And if you are confused about which ferry would be the best for you, then you can always ask them. The staff would be more than happy to help you in making your Andaman Islands trip an unforgettable one.

You can also rent a private cruise or yacht here. In addition to ferry tickets, you can also book slots for various water activities such as scuba diving, snorkeling, sea walking, etc. Moreover, the company will also make bookings for your accommodation anywhere on the islands. It is an authorised ferry ticketing company for various tourist destinations in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The company will provide unparalleled local expertise and support for all your Andaman tour package requirements. With Andaman Island Travels, be confident that your trip is set. Get ready for the experience!

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