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.
There are plenty of exciting things to do in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands for adventure lovers. Trekking in Havelock Island is one such activity that is loved by fitness freaks and nature lovers. There are a number of lovely trails where you can go for trekking in trekking in Havelock Island. If you want the best trekking experience, then it would be great if you book trekking tour packages in Havelock Island in advance. Andaman Island Travels is a well-known travel agency located in Port Blair, the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Its experienced staff will tell you about the best spots for trekking in Havelock Island where you can get the best of nature. Book trekking tour packages in Havelock Island to spend quality time in the lap of nature.
Havelock Island is home to the best beaches in all of Asia. It is also one of the most beautiful tropical destinations in India. Its Elephant Beach is popular for snorkeling and other exciting water sports. One can easily reach this gorgeous beach by taking a ferry from the jetty. But if you love adventure, then tie your laces, pack your backpack, and trek through lush greenery and mangroves to reach the beach. At the starting point, there are guides in case you want their service. Otherwise, you can trek to Elephant Beach alone as well.
Nearly 70 kilometers from Havelock Island, Mount Harriet National Park is a great destination for trekking. A well-known national park in the Andaman Islands, it is counted among the most exotic and most visited national parks on the island. Mount Harriet National Park is spread across an area of 46 square kilometers, set at a height of 383 meters. It is home to a few species like that of Andaman wild pigs, turtles, and robber crabs. You should choose to avail the facilities of the Forest Guest House also if you are willing to spend quality time amidst the wilderness.
Mount Harriet is the third highest peak in the archipelago. The sixteen-kilometer trail from the mountain to Madhuban will take you through a lush green forest that is home to stunning varieties of flora and fauna. From here, you can enjoy panoramic views of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. An elephant safari is also an exciting way to explore the stunning views of Mount Harriet in case you are not up for the trekking.
Location: Hope Town, Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands 744107
Timings: Monday to Sunday – 7 AM to 5 PM
Entry Fee: INR 10 per child (Indian), INR 25 per adult, and INR 250 per person for foreigners
You can also trek from Diglipur to Saddle Peak National Park, which is the highest point of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. But yes, it is quite far from Havelock Island. This national park spans across an area of 85 square kilometers.
Contact Andaman Island Travels today to book trekking tour packages in Havelock Island.
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