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.
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
General Guidelines defined for traveling to Andaman Islands during COVID :
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.
One of the most distinguished beaches in Andaman- This beach has rolling hills and dense rainforest cover near the seashore compared to most of the palm-fringed beaches in the Andaman Sea. The landscape differs with the sighting of pebbles, sandy beaches, and sea rocks. A name associated with the quiet, clean, and exotic- Truly blessed by the enormous natural spectacle, this beach lies in Diglipur- a few kilometres ahead of ‘Kalipur beach’. It is the foothill for the highest point of the Andaman- known as “Saddle peak”. The highest peak in the Island, Saddle peak is adorned with the gorgeous Lamiya Bay Beach at the foothills. The dazzling beach has polished pebbles laid down on the shoreline which further accentuates the beauty of the beach.
The pebbled beach and the rock structures lying on the shore are itself the key factors that make Lamiya Bay an astounding beauty. The sunrise and sunset views from the beach have a lot of admirers. It is a wide and sandy beach that stretches along the sea and the rocks on the shore gives you a mesmerizing view. The quintessential sea enhanced by the polished stones on the shore attracts a huge number of tourists. A favourite amongst the honeymooners, it has turned into a most preferred photographic beach with shrubs and trees for contrast. Aesthetic eco-friendly huts and watchtowers have been set on the shoreline for the tourists to relish the beauty of sun, sand, and shade on a sunny and bright day.
It takes close to 12 hours to reach Diglipur from Port Blair by road. There is a regular bus service to and from Port Blair and Diglipur ferrying locals and tourists. A further 25km from Diglipur Bazaar, Lamiya Beach is just 3km ahead of Kalipur Beach.
The pebbled beach and the rock structures lying on the shore are itself the key factors that make Lamiya Bay a bewildering sight. The sunrise and sunset views from the beach have a lot of admirers.
The beach is surrounded by greenery and the natural beauty is untouched by modernization which makes it a perfect place to explore if you are looking for a quaint destination. Moreover, the beach is equipped with proper stay options and restaurants. Anyone looking to resort to a beautiful place, away from the hustle-bustle of the city must plan a vacation to the Lamiya Bay Beach in Andaman.
Witness a magnificent sunset with the sky turning crimson and reflecting the last rays on the polished pebbles. The grandeur of the rocks on the shores adds to the astounding beauty of the beach making it an exotic pebbled beach lined with greens. Be one with nature as the trees sway to the rhythm of a gentle breeze singing a song that is unknown.
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