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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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Hotel Landfall at Mayabunder island

The Mayabunder Island – An overview

Mayabunder Island is a lovely island with its scenic beauty, and one of the lesser-known destinations in Andaman. This homely island in Middle Andaman is yet to gain the attention of travellers everywhere. Large attractive mangrove forests, elephant viewing activities, turtle nesting grounds, and the ever famous German Jetty, amongst all other tourist spots, make this little town experience of its own. With its vast, scenic beaches and tourist destinations, Mayabunder Island is a must-visit destination for anyone looking to get away to nature.

Location 

An island with several coexisting Asian cultures, Mayabunder is an island town in the Northern part of Middle Andaman. A seaport settled by the Burmese hill tribe Karen, around 100 years ago, Mayabunder is located on a large farmland of rice paddies and forests, surrounded by the glistening ocean. The Mayabunder Island consists of 42 villages across its land.

Culture 

Mayabunder Island is home to several ethnic communities, scattered along the way with tall, majestic mangroves. Located in between the villages of Rangat and Diglipur, it often plays the role of a pit stop between the two. With Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, and Bengali being some of the most spoken languages at Mayabunder, there is a vast multicultural community to give you the best experience in your travels. Its Burmese heritage and historical past make it stand out from the rest in terms of the sightseeing experiences in Mayabunder.

The rich history and community harmony of Mayabunder in addition to the extremely welcoming hospitality of the people of the town make this a one-of-a-kind experience. The simplicity of life here in Mayabunder beats all the materialistic services and destinations you can find in your travels anywhere. There are many hotels & resorts at Mayabunder Island, Andaman Islands, yet a lot of native households take in guests, so you can have the best authentic experience of life at Mayabunder! 

Key attractions

There are many places to visit in Mayabunder Island. With a vast network of attractions, these places on the island will be an experience you do not want to miss. A few of these places may require you to travel by more than one mode of transport, but the end result and the beauty of the destinations are, by no doubt, worth all the effort.

Interview Island

Interview Island at Mayabunder Island, located in a deep forest area, is a place with an abundance of nature. Treks and Safari rides are the best ways to experience this island in its glory.

Karmatang Beach at Mayabunder Island, Andaman Islands, isone of the most peaceful beaches at Mayabunder Island, and is guaranteed to give one excellent relaxing experience. Swimming, picnics, boat rides, turtle watching, and other activities are very famous here.

Ray Hills 

An eco-village maintained by the Forest and Plantation Development Corporation, Ray hills in Mayabander Island is an ideal place for trekking, adventure sports, picnics, elephant rides, and so forth. This is the perfect place for some exciting adventures!

Austin X

Austin X Beach at Mayabunder Island, Andaman Islands is a place for all the wildlife and nature lovers who want to get away from urban life and reconnect with nature. 

Avis Island

Avis Island in Mayabunder Island, Andaman Islands, also known as the coconut island of the group of islands, is a picture-perfect destination. The golden sand beaches and beautiful oceanic waters of this island are home to hundreds of tall and majestic coconut trees.

Best time to visit Mayabunder Island

The best time to visit Mayabunder Island, like any other island, is during summer, so you can get the best experience at the beach without worrying about unpredictable weathers. With the waves in the oceans being uncontrollable and unfavourable for one to swim in, it is advised that you not visit the island in the monsoon season as your experience will be very limited. The winter season is also a pleasant time to travel here with the chilly winds and cool weather all across the towns.

How to get to Mayabunder Islands

To go to Mayabunder Island, the Andaman Islands, which is around 300 km from Port Blair, transport facilities to travel by road, sea, and air are available for you to reach Mayabunder. These facilities can be accessed in terms of both government and privately run services. Online bookings and on-spot booking for travel are available as well.

Importance of staying at a good hotel for your stay

There are many Hotels & Resorts at Mayabunder Island, Andaman Islands, but it is extremely crucial that you choose a good place to stay, for your vacation. Mayabunder also has a lot of Guest Houses you can stay at to have a homely experience. In an exotic holiday destination like Mayabunder with numerous places to visit, an excellent Hotel and Resort will help you and guide you to ensure that you go to all the must-visit places and to your convenience as well. In accordance to your stay and expectations, the right hotel will give you the best sightseeing package in Mayabunder Island.

Hotel Landfall, Mayabunder Island

Features

Hotel Landfall in Mayabunder Island will give you the best experience of the island. A peaceful stay in guaranteed in Hotel Landfall as all rooms here are simple, minimalist, and comfortable.

Each room has very subtle colours and is equipped with wooden storage spaces, dressing tables, and attached and clean bathroom. All rooms have a window to ensure proper ventilation without too much outside noise at the same time. Amenities include a king-sized bed, TV, AC, CCTV camera security, power backup and free WiFi as well. The restaurant in the hotel also has provisions for breakfast included in the package. Now, wouldn’t you want your stay in Mayabunder in such an appealing place as well?

Location

Hotel Landfall is locatedin Aerial Bay – Kalipur Road in Diglipur, North Andaman Island, 744202, India. Some places nearby Hotel Landfall are Durgapur Beach, Sree Mahadeva Temple, Velankanni Mother Mary Church, St. Mary’s Orthodox and Ross and Smith Islands.

Tariff Rates

The rates start from Rs. 1,508 a night, but may vary according to seasons and footfall as well.

How to book rooms

You can book rooms online, through various travel websites, and can even call up at the front desk at the hotel to make bookings.

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