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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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PATHI LEVEL BEACH

Overview

A year round destination, Pathi Level Beach is a paradise with white sand beaches and an abundance of untouched panoramic vistas in the region of Northern Andamans, just 21 kilometers away from Diglipur. Pathi Level Beach is somewhat isolated, making it ideal for those who crave a wee bit of privacy from prying eyes and the hubbub of beaches. As per the reviews, it is one of the most captured beaches in Andamans owing to its stunning shoreline, the unblemished sand glistening in the warm sun, and the crystal clear waters. Pathi Level Beach, a lesser-known and offbeat spot in Andamans, is said to be similar in resemblance to the alluring Agonda Beach of Goa.

Visitors can indulge in sunbathing under the blue sky, swimming in the cerulean waters, snorkeling in the clear waters and strolling all along the coast adorned with a luscious green backdrop. Adding to the incomparable and unique setting of this beach, are the unmissable spectacular views of the sunrise and sunset. The shorelines are unblemished, and the beach is waste-free, making its shoreline noteworthy and one of the best in India. Pathi Level Beach is still underdeveloped with no hotels or eateries in and around the beach. Hence the visitors are suggested to carry refreshments, food and water keeping the isolation in mind. Despite this, tourists are in for a visual treat with unspoilt scenic grandeur that is tricky to find in neighbouring beaches.

How to reach

Pathi Level Beach is roughly 300 kilometers from Port Blair and 21 kilometers from Diglipur. The beach lies away from the main city, and cabs /motor vehicles do not have direct access. To reach Pathi Level Beach, you need to walk from Ram Nagar beach. Visitors can take a dunghi (boat) from Kishore Nagar or a bus from Diglipur to reach Ram Nagar beach.

Offers

Pathi Level Beach is adorned with white sands, crystal clear turquoise waters and greenery splashed as a backdrop. The open sea provides for a beautiful experience in snorkeling as well as swimming. The prominent and remarkable shoreline makes the place ideal for sunbathing or taking a stroll along the coast. The sunrise and sunset are spectacular and attract a lot of visitors too.

Wondering what to do on Pathi Level Beach?

  1. When in Pathi Level Beach, visitors can indulge in sunbathing under the blue sky, swimming in the cerulean waters, snorkeling in the clear waters and strolling all along the Coast adorned with a luscious green backdrop. Adding to the incomparable and unique setting of this beach, are the unmissable spectacular views of the sunrise and sunset. The shorelines are unblemished, and the beach is waste-free, making its shoreline noteworthy and one of the best in India.
  2. The Chalis Ek Caves and the Alfred caves are home to an incredible creature – the edible nest Swift let. The nest was discovered to be an aphrodisiac and is deemed a rare delicacy. Around 12 centimeters tall and weighing about 18 grams, this tiny brownish bird chooses its nesting spot primarily to escape its natural predators. That’s why these caves are devoid of owls, raptors, snakes, geckoes, bats (barring the fruit-eating ones), cats, rats, cockroaches, lice, flies, giant crickets, and centipedes. When in Alfred caves, keep a lookout for these nests.
  3. Ramnagar Beach is a beautiful stretch of palm-fringed sand hidden in the southeastern region of Northern Andamans, just 35 kilometers away from Diglipur. Slowly being developed into an eco-friendly destination by the forest department, the beach boasts of open tree houses to bask in the glory of Ramnagar. Surrounded by palm and coconut trees, the coast remains deserted most of the time and is best for those who seek some solitude.

A year-round destination, Pathi Level Beach welcomes you to spend a detachable time in the many tranquil, and unspoiled places around. Known for its topographical isolation in the Andaman archipelago, Pathi Level Beach has an ambience that offers solace to travellers looking for an escape. Long fabled among travellers for its magnificent beaches, underwater spectacles and placed in the middle of nowhere, Pathi Level Beach is the place to get away from it all.

      • Getting There: Pathi Level Beach is roughly 300 kilometers from Port Blair, 21 kilometers from Diglipur and lies at a walking distance from Ramnagar beach.
      • What to do: Sunbathing, Swimming, and taking a stroll on the beach.
      • What not to miss: The shorelines are unblemished, and the beach is waste-free, making its shoreline noteworthy and one of the best in India.
      • Best time to visit: The beach is open for tourists throughout the year, but the months between October to April are suitable for traverse the beach at its best. The tourists are recommended to generally avoid the monsoon season as the heavy rainfall might cause relentless waves, ruining the view, and the ambience of the beach.
      • What to carry: Carry bottled water, sunglasses, cap/hat, flip flops, and swimwear to enjoy beach time. A camera to capture mesmerizing moments spent at the Beach.

Essential Info:

Medical Facilities in Pathi Level Beach- There is no medical facility near the beach, the closest medical facility is the G.B.P Hospital at Port Blair offering a team of super-specialized Doctors in the various departments.

Timings- Pathi Level Beach remains open all around the clock, hence can be visited at any time of the day. Adding to the incomparable and unique setting of this beach, are the unmissable spectacular views of the sunrise and sunset.

Mobile Connectivity- Mobile connectivity in Pathi Level Beach might not be up to one’s expectation, thus visitors face overbearing network issues.

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