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.
Officially known as Swaraj Deep, Havelock Island is a part of Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Due to its pristine blue waters, white sand beaches, and scenic beauty; it will not be wrong to call Havelock as a paradise for travellers. Here one can indulge in water-based activities like kayaking, scuba, and snorkelling. One can simply lie lazy on any of its white sandy beaches and enjoy sun and breezy air.
It is one of the most famous beaches amongst tourists visiting Andamans. The beach is known for its clean and clear water and shiny white sand. Here one can capture mesmerising views of sunrise and sunset. One can even take a leisure walk along its long stretch. The water here is good enough to indulge in different water-sports like scuba and snorkelling.
Famous for its bright coral reefs, Elephant Beach is on every traveller’s itinerary. The water here allows visitors to enjoy sea creature like turtles, sea anemones, and different colourful fishes. Not to mention water activities like sea walk, kayaking, snorkelling, fishing, diving, and swimming can be enjoyed here. Clean shores and the surrounding natural beauty leave every traveller spellbound.
This less crowded and deserted beach is an ideal place to enjoy picnic with friends and family. Cook your own food, dance to the music while enjoying surroundings. Capture some beautiful views in your camera. Or simply enjoy your me-time and see the day pass-by.
It is an ideal place to spend some quality time with your partner. The beach is quite popular amongst newly-weds seeking some space. The sunrise in particular cannot be missed at Vijayanagar Beach. Apart from this one can enjoy sunbath, swimming, & photography.
Reaching Havelock Island – The best way to reach the Havelock Island via sea route – using a ferry.
Best Time to Visit – Every season has its own charm in Havelock. However, the months starting from November to May are best to visit here. During these months the weather remains pleasant to enjoy and explore the region.