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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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Pre Wedding Shoot in Andaman Islands

Capturing memories with their soulmate when they are starting a new journey of their life is what every couple desires to do. But if you want to make this an incredible and once in a lifetime experience for both of you, then go for a pre-wedding shoot in Andaman Islands. Can anything ever beat the natural splendor of these islands that comprises white land and blue water backdrop? Plan your pre-wedding shoot in the exotic beaches of Andamans to have the most fun-filled time of your life.

A perfect blend of crystal clear water, scenic beach beauty, and awesome breathtaking views, Andaman Islands offer the best location for an amazing photoshoot. No one can resist its dreamy backdrop displaying the beauty of silky white sand and azure waters. This union territory of India is a couple-friendly and honeymoon destination that is visited by newlyweds before and after getting married to share their love with each other and strengthen the bond even more. 

Best Locations for Pre-Wedding Shoot in Andaman Islands

Radhanagar Beach, Havelock Island

Radhanagar Beach is counted among Asia’s most beautiful and the world’s top ten beaches. The white sand, emerald blue sea and white foam waves make it a perfect spot for getting pre-wedding photographs. There are lush and verdant trees on its side. This marvelous slice of heaven is everyone’s favorite beach in Havelock Island as its gorgeousness is preserved. You can pose with your lover in the lap of nature!

We would suggest going there in the late afternoon so that after the shoot, you can see the lovely sunset in the evening as well.

Elephant Beach, Havelock Island

Oh God, this beach is a paradise! It is beautiful beyond any words. It is like a huge, endless blanket of different shades of blue. The grandeur of bright green trees grown on white sand below the white clouds that look like cotton candy tucked in a clear blue sky is indescribable. There are a variety of beautiful shells spread all over the place like jewels. The splendor of this beach cannot be described in any words or photographs. You get to feel it yourself by seeing it with your own eyes.

Daytime is perfect for visiting this beach.

Kalapathar Beach, Havelock Island

Kalapathar Beach is a pristine beach having a dense forest in the backdrop. It is a long stretch of golden sand beds, aqua water and big black rocks. A small but delightful beach, you can stroll here amidst the stunning scenic beauty while feeling the cool breeze on your face. The black rocks along the seashore present a vivid contrast with the bright sand. There are green forests engulfing the beach from all sides. All this contributes to a great pre-wedding shoot in Andaman Islands. 

Laxmanpur Beach, Neil Island

Stretching along a long area of Laxmanpur Village, this beach is the perfect location for having a pre-wedding shoot on Andaman Islands. It offers you evergreen beauty, white sand, turquoise ocean, marvelous sunrise and romantic sunset. Corals and seashells are found here in abundance and you can make perfect use of it as props. You can experience immense pleasure amidst the soothing view of the white sand in contrast to the blue sea. There is calmness and peace all around. 

ChidiyaTapu

Located at a distance of 30 kilometers from Port Blair, this is a heaven for nature enthusiasts. The place is home to diverse varieties of birds. The best frame can be grabbed for your pre-wedding shoot with the birds and the mesmerizing sunset view. You can explore the silvery sand all over the turquoise water, which gives an exquisite look to the whole place. The natural ambiance of ChidiyaTapu, especially during sunset, is nothing less than a miracle. 

Corbyn Cove Beach, Port Blair

The most popular beach in Port Blair, this beach is surrounded with long palm trees. The most accessible beach in Andamans, it is an exotic spot for a pre-wedding shoot owing to the palm grove trees further enhancing its beauty. After the shoot, you can even enjoy jet skiing and swimming here to give yourself a little break. You totally deserve it! 

Ross & Smith Islands, Diglipur

You and your sweetheart are sure to love this place. Its beachy vibes and natural gorgeousness will let you have the best time with each other during your pre-wedding shoot. This would be the perfect place for both of you to know each other better. The majestic twin islands of Ross and Smith are the most stunning attraction in North Island. The islands are connected by a thin fifty-meter long sand bar. Its warm water is crystal clear offering good visibility. These untamed virgin beaches are the most photogenic ones in Andaman Island.

Along with these, there are numerous other spots also where you can have an unforgettable pre-wedding shoot. We would highly recommend you Andaman Island Travels if you are looking for nothing but the best. Its experienced crew is committed to deliver the best when it comes to pre-wedding shoots. Your package can be designed completely as per your requirements.

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