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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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Geography of Havelock Island

Officially known as Swaraj Dweep, Havelock Island is one of the largest islands in Ritchie's Archipelago. It lies to the east of Great Andaman within the Andaman Islands. Belonging to the South Andaman administrative district, it is 41 kilometers northeast of Port Blair, the capital city of the Indian union territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. In the year 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared that Havelock Island would be known as Swaraj Island. 

The most notable features of the Geography of Havelock Island are its gorgeous beaches and lush greenery. 

Top three beaches in Havelock Island

Radhanagar Beach

Counted among the most gorgeous beaches in Asia, Radhanagar Beach is just is a marvelous slice of heaven in Havelock Island. It is everyone’s favorite on Havelock Island. You can’t get enough of it in just one visit. Whether you are a nature lover or adventure lover, visiting this beach is a must. It is perfect for swimming as well. Your tropical vacation is incomplete without visiting Radhanagar Beach in your travel itinerary.

Elephant Beach

You can reach this stunning beach of Havelock Island via ferry or trekking. Its beauty is beyond any words. Its turquoise water is something that you wouldn’t have seen before. Here, you will see green trees growing on the silky soft white sand. It is hard to capture its splendor in any camera and you have to see it yourself by going there. Adventure lovers can also try undersea walking at this beach as it is a sought-after activity here.

Kalapathar Beach

This amazing beach is only half an hour away from Radhanagar Beach. At this pristine beach, you will see a dense forest in the backdrop and azure water in front of you. It is a long stretch of golden sand beds, huge black rocks, and crystal-clear water. It is a small yet serene beach in Havelock Island. Feel the cool breeze on your face while you take a stroll amidst the stunning scenic beauty. The bright green forests engulf Kalapathar Beach from all sides.

The geography of Havelock Island makes it an ideal destination for scuba diving as well. Adrenaline junkies from all over the world travel to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands to explore its rich marine life. Havelock Island is on top of their list. 

Top diving sites in Havelock Island

  • Barracuda City
  • Turtle Bay
  • Seduction Point
  • Mac Point
  • Aquarium
  • The Wall
  • Minerva Ledge
  • Pilot Reef
  • Lighthouse

Other popular scuba diving sites in Havelock Island

  • M4
  • MV Mars
  • Red Pillar
  • The Slope
  • Purple Haze
  • S.S. Inchkett
  • Jackson’s Bar
  • Broken Ledge
  • Jonny George
  • Whitehouse Rock
  • Dicksons Pinnacle

Things to do in Havelock Island 

  • Kayaking
  • Candlelight Dinner
  • Snorkeling
  • Game Fishing
  • Shopping
  • Cycling
  • Trekking 
  • Undersea walking
  • Scuba diving 

Just take a ferry from Port Blair to reach this pristine island in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. 

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