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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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Under Water Wedding in Andaman Islands

Underwater wedding in Andaman Island:

Imagine taking your vows underwater with your love in a serene and colorful marine environment! It is undeniably romantic if you and your partner love scuba diving and some thrill, as much as you do one another then, why not say “I do” with more bubbles than Champagne. The most important advantages of an underwater wedding are, the beautiful turquoise scenery and marine life will create a strikingly beautiful backdrop for your ceremony. So you don’t have to hire a decorate Mother Nature has it all! 

If you opt for a wedding with a difference then, Andaman Island is the gorgeous place for you. This archipelago in the Bay of Bengal between India and Myanmar has some most spectacular Islands in the country. Hence the unique way of getting hitched has become popular in Andaman Island and has continued to increase for many years. 

What does an Under Water scuba wedding entails?

Underwater wedding is one of the wildest concept known to mankind. This unique concept of getting hitched is perfect for couples who seek something unique and memorable. If your other half also loves diving or is an adventure junkie just like you then, getting married underwater is a great option to celebrate your special connection. 

The idea of an underwater wedding ensures uniqueness of your big day. Rather than having an identikit ceremony that will obscure with uncountable similarities in the memories of your family and friends, yours makes certain to stand apart from that group. It will be something that your friends and families will talk about for the years to come. Also, this is going to be the best story to tell your kids during bedtime. 

Underwater wedding ceremony

Getting married is an everlasting promise of love but exchanging vows is the most romantic thing you will do. You can experience the magical feeling of saying “I do” to each other even in an underwater wedding. But it’s really impossible to hear your loved one’s vows underwater. Therefore customized underwater dive slates are made decorated with flowers, and it’s all yours as a token of your day. One of these slates will say “I do” printed in a calligraphy font, making it suitable for framing. In case if you love to hear your loved one say “I do” then there are many methods to do so. Either you can use underwater helmets with an audio system or full face mask with com units.

Next comes exchanging of wedding rings a tender moment to evoke all the felling inside you. The first kiss, reading of the vows, exchanging of the wedding rings, everything is possible in an underwater scuba wedding. What could be more priceless! When those emotions are captured unfiltered in a camera. Yes, photography! It is possible to have a photo session underwater who can capture the magical moments of promising your loved ones to spend the rest of your life with him/her. 

Make sure the weather is all perfect or else your underwater ceremony will be postponed or even cancelled on the day. After the underwater ceremony, you can enjoy the reception with your guests. Of course, in dry clothes! 

The best location for an underwater wedding 

Havelock Island is the best location to say “I do” which can take you one step closer to live your fantasy. This Island is known for its beautiful sandy beaches and vibrant corals. The underwater wedding at Havelock Island makes your “till death do us apart” moment extra special.

If snorkeling, diving and other water activities are a way of life in Andaman Island. So if you and your fiancé love water then, you can’t pass up the chance of tying the knot underneath the ocean. There are diving companies specialized in underwater weddings moreover there’s no better backdrop than the coral reefs, florescent colored marine life, and other underwater beauty Andaman. Havelock Island Beach Resort at Havelock Island has the most luxurious and beautiful private beach which anchors the destination beach weddings & underwater weddings below the sea in the Andaman Islands at Havelock Island ( Swaraj Dweep ). Your underwater ceremony will be helmed by the best professional divers, and a priest to accompany you and your guests underwater. Once you grasp your breath above water, you can host a reception in the stunning gardens or pools and bars of Havelock Island Beach Resort. 

Most effective methods to have an underwater wedding

Once you have chosen your location at Havelock Island, look for the inhouse dive center at Havelock Island Beach Resort, who are experienced and both willing and able to help you with the wedding ceremony. One of the daunting aspects of an underwater wedding is about the complexities of making all the required arrangements. Hence they can guide you as any other wedding planner would do. Havelock Island Beach Resort has cottoned on to the underwater wedding trend, offering packages to take away the stress of planning the details of the ceremony. So, why travel overseas for this wildest wedding ceremony? When you have the best location and resort in your backyard. In case, if you are a foreigner make sure to take care of the legalities required to make your wedding official. You will need to look for an officiator who knows to dive, marriage license, and an underwater photographer who can capture the moment of prosperity. 

Can I take my whole family underwater?

Don’t stress yourself thinking, how you are going to get your grandparents to attend your wedding ceremony? You don’t have to worry here, as it is not needed for your guests to get into the water unless they are interested. It is done in such a way that all your guests are at the reception venue, which is aboard the dive boat. From that point, they can watch your underwater scuba wedding on a live video feed. The best part is that your guests can hear the ceremony and the exchange of vows depending on the technology you choose. Make sure to hire a boat that is big enough to accommodate all your guests. Therefore it’s better to have a limited number of guests invited.

 When you have a stunning location and a lot of activities centered around the beautiful beach then, what are you waiting for? Have a fuss-free underwater marriage ceremony at Andaman with your family and friends. 

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