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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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How to reach Port Blair

Port Blair is the Capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, which comes under the Republic of India and is known for its pristine beaches, high-spirited nightlife, different cultures, several sightseeing points and a laid back lifestyle. All this attracts millions of tourists from all across the world to this amazingly gorgeous group of islands (572 in total) in the Indian Ocean. It is also known as paradise on earth with a colonial past and a plethora of adventure activities on offer from snorkeling to glass bottom boat ride to sea walking, you name it and you will get it. The list of some other adventure activities that are widely popular around these islands are scuba diving, snorkeling, jet ski ride, Parasailing, kayaking, sofa ride, banana boat ride and many more. Moreover, there are no travel restrictions for citizens of India with a valid unique identification number card (Aadhar Card) or any other Indian identity proof.

For foreigners holding an active passport with a valid Indian visa there are no such restrictions, but for residents of Pakistan, Myanmar, Afghanistan and China there are few restrictions and they have to show the restricted area permit (RAP). And for getting RAP, the prospective vacationer needs to get the approval beforehand from the Ministry of Home Affairs that too in advance. When we talk about things to do in Port Blair, there are an extensive variety of choices on offer from handicrafts shopping to lip smacking local cuisine, the options are endless. Moreover, the city of Port Blair is very well connected with almost all the different countries and parts of the world through water and air travel. To get a much better idea on the numerous modes of transportations available to reach Port Blair, go through this piece of writing.

How to Reach Port Blair from India/Different Cities?

There are loads of options on offer when it comes to travelling to Port Blair from mainland India or any other part of the globe, but the best ways to do so are air travel and sea. Well, at this point of time, you might be thinking how can I reach Port Blair from India/Different cities, for example, Chennai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata, Pune, Mumbai, etc. There are more than enough options when it comes to direct flights to and from Veer Savarkar International Airport, Port Blair. If you are coming from mainland India then a direct flight will not take more than 4 hours from any part of the nation. Furthermore, there are a variety of one stop flights as well with a small layover, if you are unable to find a direct flight from your city.

One more way is to take a ship from cities like Visakhapatnam, Chennai and Kolkata that usually take three to four days to reach Port Blair and are mainly operated by the Government of India. However, there are not many sailings from all the above mentioned cities and one needs to plan in advance, as it is one of the cheapest options to reach Andaman and Nicobar Islands from the mainland of India. In addition to that, all the bookings have to be made from the respective city ports because there is no option like online booking or phone booking.

Best Way to Reach Port Blair

Without a doubt taking a flight to Veer Savarkar International Airport, Port Blair is the fastest and most comfortable mode of transportation to reach Port Blair. Considering the fact that, one can get a direct flight to this south Andaman Island city and land there without wasting any time. There is no international ship or cruise service presently active from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Is it Possible to Travel to Andaman and Nicobar Islands by Train or By Road?

One of the most commonly asked questions on the internet with regards to travelling to Andaman and Nicobar Islands is that, is there any way to reach this paradise on earth via road or by taking a train. Well, I am afraid none of these modes of transportation are possible, if you are coming from mainland India or any other part of the world because you can only cross the Bay of Bengal Sea by air travel or water route.

Last but not the least, once you have reached Port Blair there are a plethora of options when it comes to Port Blair hotels & beach resorts, you just need to go with the one that fits into your budget and doesn’t burn a hole into your pocket. 

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