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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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Harbour Transfer in Andaman

Travelling from one point to another in the Andaman Islands has never been this easy! With Andaman Island Travels, a well-known tour operator functioning across the islands, you have so many options to choose from. Something is sure to suit your requirement and budget. Our large fleet will make sure that you reach the desired destination comfortably and safely. Any group size and special requirements can be met by us. Whatever you desire, we can make it happen!

If you have just reached a port after a tiring ferry journey, then avail our harbour transfer service to reach your hotel or accommodation comfortably. Moreover, if you need a transfer from your accommodation to any harbour, let’s say Port Blair, then also you can avail this hassle-free service. While vacationing, you should focus on saving your time and efforts if you want to have an unforgettable holiday. Our harbor transfer service in the Andaman Islands is the best and it will help you in having a relaxed day.

  • Harbour Transfer in Andaman

    Your harbour transfer will include the following:

    • Designated pick-up and drop-off times
    • Friendly and professional driver 
    • Total comfort and safety 
  • Harbour Transfer in Andaman Islands

    If you are travelling to this amazing union territory of India that is popular for its pristine beauty, then you should know that ferries are the lifeline of this little paradise on earth. Therefore, it is quite obvious that you will be catching ferries when you will be hopping from one island to another. Whether you are going from Port Blair to Havelock Island (now known as Swaraj Dweep) or vice versa, you will be required to sail on the mighty ocean via a ferry. After reaching the harbour, you may feel very tired and absolutely in no mood to look for public transport. Here comes our harbour transfer service to your rescue. A sanitised, hygienic and air-conditioned cab will be waiting for you, ready to pick and drop you wherever you want. 

    Have you made bookings for hotels and now looking for a reliable vehicle for harbour transfers? Be absolutely relaxed! Andaman Island Travels is the one-stop destination to book a car for your harbour transfers or sightseeing on the island. The pre-arranged transportation will be provided to you between the port and your desired destination, whether it is a hotel, cruise port, or another local point of interest. You can also book the transfer at the end of your trip when you have to head back to Port Blair to catch the flight to return home.

  • Harbour Transfer Services in Andaman

    Let us simplify it for you. As soon as you land at Veer Savarkar International Airport (also known as Port Blair Airport), our AC car will be waiting to drop you at any harbour that you want so that you can begin with your vacation. You can also avail this service if you want to commute from a harbour to your resort or your resort to a harbour. Similarly, at the end of your trip, you can be transferred from Port Blair harbour to the airport in Port Blair. As you can see that you will be required to commute a lot while holidaying in the Andaman Islands, it is highly recommended that you take care of all these arrangements well in advance in order to avoid any last-minute hassle. Whether you are travelling with your spouse, family, friends or solo, booking harbor transfers in advance is definitely going to help you. Both your money and effort will be saved that can be utilised in exploring and enjoying the place. 

  • Harbour Transfer Services in Andaman Island

    The travel and hospitality industries are the worst affected after the pandemic hit the whole world. That’s why to bring things back to a certain level of normalcy, the companies coming under these two domains are being extra cautious. We at Andaman Island Travels are following the highest level of sanitisation and social distancing parameters. Our dedicated staff is committed to ensure your total safety as well as comfort. 

    All you need to do is share your contact and destination details with our expert team if you want to book harbour transfer service in the Andamans. They will book the desired vehicle for you that will pick you up from the harbour and drop you at your accommodation. The cherry on the cake, our drivers, who are the locals of the island, will also suggest the best itinerary for your holiday because there are some places that are not mentioned in any travel guide!

The driver will meet you at the port, holding a placard with your name written on it so that you can find him easily. Whether you are travelling for business or leisure, you can book private cars, vans or any other vehicle on the basis of the total number of people. Our offered service will ensure bringing our esteemed clients directly from the harbour to the desired destination.

Convenience is the top reason why you should choose our service. By booking the transfer in advance, you are saved from the stress of finding public transport and pulling your heavy luggage while you do that. If you suffer from seasickness, then a ferry rise could be exhausting for you. In such a situation, you should have the satisfaction of all the transportation of being taken care of before you arrive at the harbour. And our drivers are extremely professional and helpful. They will wait for you in case the ferry is arriving a bit late due to unfavorable weather conditions. The best thing is that a transfer service can be affordable when compared to taking a normal taxi when you actually reach there.

Your pre-booked transfers will let you travel easily and hassle-free, giving you more time to enjoy your holidays. To arrange a harbor transfer service, contact Andaman Island Travels today!

 

 

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