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  • RT PCR report on arrival

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021
  • Andaman Tourism Opens

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021

    Andaman Tourism Opens: The Andaman & Nicobar administration has announced that all tourist spots in the South Andaman district will be opened for tourism activities with immediate effect 8 Feb 2022.

  • 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 on production of double dose covid certificate/ All other passengers viz. unvaccinated and partially vaccinated passengers (those who have taken only 1S1 dose of COVID vaccine) shall have to produce RT-PCR negative test report

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  • All asymptomatic fully vaccinated persons coming to these islands from mainland are exempted from the requirement of carrying RT-PCR negative test report,irrespective of the type of vaccine received and country of origin. Such fullyvaccinated individuals shall produce the final vaccination certificate at the origin airport, sea port in the mainland and at Port Blair Airport / sea port.
  • Alt asymptomatic children below 5 years of age are exempted from carrying RT-PCR negative test report and further RT-PCR testing at Port Blair Airport.
  • All other passengers viz. unvaccinated and partially vaccinated passengers (those who have taken only 1S1 dose of COVID vaccine) shall have to produce RT-PCR negative test report to travel to Port Blair from the mainland, as is the practice now. Such an RT-PCR test should have been taken within 48 hours prior to commencement of journey from the origin airport connecting Port Blair. Such passengers will also have to undergo additional RT-PCR test on arrival at Port Blair. Such passengers shall remain in self-quarantine till the arrival of the test report.
  • If a passenger on arrival is tested positive then, the prescribed quarantine protocol is to be followed.
  • All Airlines shall ensure strict compliance of this order and observance of COVID Appropriate Behaviour. Any non-compliance shall invite action under Disaster Management Act and other applicable laws. 
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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 Transfer in Andaman

As evident from the name, a hotel transfer means you are transported from the airport or arrival point to your hotel. These transfers don’t include driving your own rental car, but rather being transferred by a professional driver. In this, your luggage and belongings are also transported to your booked hotel or resort. Thus, it is clear that if you are travelling to the Andaman Islands for a relaxing holiday with your family, friends or partner, booking the service of hotel transfer in advance is a must. This way, a lot of your effort and money will be saved when you actually arrive here. The booked cab leaves the airport as soon as you meet the driver. 

You don’t want to begin your vacation by losing your nerves as well as your precious time. Therefore, booking a hotel transfer before leaving your home is highly recommended. Andaman Island Travels is a reliable and experienced tour operator when it comes to bringing vacationers to their hotels. It ensures that the guests arrive relaxed and safely at their accommodation. As soon as you arrive, all the passengers will be given a sanitisation and safety kit comprising hand sanitizer, mask, etc.

The polite driver of the company will be waiting for you upon your arrival at the Veer Savarkar International Airport (also known as Port Blair Airport). The vehicle will be as per your choice only. Before you leave on your trip, the booked service of the hotel transfer will make ensure that you are picked up at the airport on time. It is completely fine if you have booked the rest of your trip from someone else, the hotel transfers can be booked separately. Thus, complete flexibility and independence is allowed to you. 

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    Choose your transfer type

    You can choose from a variety of transfers on the basis of how essential comfort is to you and how many people are travelling with you. The company’s driver will meet you outside the airport with the car and will drive you directly to your accommodation. If you are travelling with a big group, then the vehicle will be sent accordingly. 

    Andaman Island Travels offers hotel transfers across the whole island. All you need to do is tell its expert team about your arrival date and time, flight number and name of your airport. You will be given detailed information about different possible transfers and their tariff. Simple, cost-effective, and uncomplicated, isn’t it! With its offered hotel transfer service, expensive taxi rides and rental cars are a thing of the past now.

  •  Hotel Transfer in Andaman Island

    If your hotel isn’t located right next to the airport, then getting to your hotel is going to be a herculean task. While alleviating some of the stress of travel, a lot of your time will be saved in the airport if you choose to make arrangements for your hotel transfer before you arrive. Moreover, not all hotel transfers are the same. Thus, you have to ensure that you know in advance what to expect before booking anything.

    The health and safety of all guests is always the top priority for Andaman Island Travels. The highest level of hygiene measures is implemented by it to ensure health and hygiene measures for enhanced safety and peace of mind. Its wide transport fleet lets you choose from any kind of car as per your requirement. You will get the best service at the best price. There will not be any hidden costs. Moreover, you will get assistance whenever and wherever you are. In case your flight gets delayed, the service providers will closely monitor your flight status. Your driver will be there to pick you up as long as the flight number you provided has not changed. You will be dropped off to your hotel safely.

  •  Hotel Transfer in Andaman

    After a tiring flight, you deserve to reach your hotel or resort comfortably and safely. You are on your vacation after taking out time from your hectic schedule and thus, it is necessary for you to just chill and have a good time. You don’t need to stress out the moment you land. Andaman Island Travels understand you and offers some of the best value offers to get you on your way. If you have booked a holiday where hotel transfers are not included, then you don’t need to worry about what to do after arriving. The company is committed to getting you safely to your destination. It has taken various precautions for the protection of the health and safety of guests. You will feel confident while travelling as strict measures are now in place.

    You don’t have to deal with unfamiliar public transport, complicated time-tables and Google Maps meltdowns when all you looking for is dumping your luggage and begin exploring the new, exciting destination. These little obstacles, which are usually easy to deal with in daily life, may feel like mountains when you are on a vacation with family. Booking the hotel transfer in advance will help you in getting rid of such hold-ups and hassles. You can dodge this drama with great ease. 

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    Uncover some awesome local knowledge

    From finding the best seafood restaurant in Port Blair to that secret beach in Havelock Island only a handful of Andaman locals know about, a little insider knowledge from the cab driver can be the difference between a good vacation and an unforgettable one. No matter how much online research you do or how many guidebooks you leaf through, nothing compares to a good old-fashioned word-of-mouth tip off from someone who lives in the Andaman Islands. No one knows a place better than a taxi driver. You can get to know about the restaurants of which only locals are aware, the best place for witnessing a sunset, crowd-free times to visit the big attractions, and a lot more.

Nothing beats the first time you see a new place

First impressions are very important, especially when you are travelling. The initial buzz and vibes of a place when you arrive sets the tone for your holiday. So, what would you prefer: gluing your eyes to the road, hands on the steering or gazing out the window at Havelock Island’s lush greenery?

 

 

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