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.
Play with the current while you ride in Speed Boat and Jet Ski at Neil Island Famous for its sunrise, sunset, rich marine life, landscape, flora and beaches, Neil Island (ShaheedDweep) at Andaman and Nicobar group of islands isn’t behind in water sports too. You name a water sport, and you will find it here. Be it scuba diving, snorkelling or boat rides, the island has got you covered with the water sports of your choice. There are a couple of boat rides that can be enjoyed solo or with a group of people. If you choose to go to for something thrilling that can make your heart beat faster than ever, Jet Ski and speed boat rides are the most adventurous boat rides to lock slots for.
At Andaman Island, tickets booked well in advance always save you from disappointment. The tourist influx between October to May never leave the slots open for you if you don’t plan days before your ride. Make way to Andaman Island, to enjoy the most adventurous boat rides of your life.
If you go by the name, you won’t be deceived. The speed boat ride is one of the fastest boat rides that you can enjoy with a bunch of people. If you are with a group who isn’t reluctant to experience a water sport activity and loves speed then, Speed boat is your kind of sport. You will love how the ride continuously excites you while the boat traverses the waves, splashes through the water, the wind blows through your hair and yet you feel safe.
The speed boat ride is a sport where you will travel against and with the current, at high speed. Since the boat ride has a lot to do with speed and current, the weather has a crucial part to play. Before you book your tickets, make sure to check the weather forecast and avoid if the clouds aren’t in favour and when downpour.
Speed is synonymous to Jet Ski and if you are someone who yearns for it then get on a Jet Ski to have fun while it leaps over waves. Getting on a jet-powered water scooter is much more fun than seeing it from far. Riding a jet ski along the coast with the wind hitting straight on your face and water splashing all around is an ultimate experience every adventurer seeks for. A certified instructor always by your side, it is a safe high-speed boat ride to enjoy alone. Unlike Speed boat, Jet Ski only is a two-seater which only allows an adventure enthusiast and an instructor. If you are a confident and certified Jet Ski rider, then only you will be allowed to take this trip all alone.
If you are enthusiastic about the thrill, then a ticket to Jet Ski is not that difficult to reserve as the ride comes with no age-barrier. If you are lucky, you will also get to spot dolphins and some other marine creatures, including some reefs along the way.
Like any other water sports activity, you will be provided with life jackets and will be accompanied by an experienced operator in the speed boat and Jet Ski too. For you to have a joy ride, your safety is given utmost importance at Andaman Island. The water sports activities start around 8:00 am, so head over to your location to soak up in the beach vibe and feel pumped up before your slot.
If you plan your visit to Neil Island and wish to indulge in water sports activity, we at the Andaman Islands Travels Pvt.Ltd. are at your service to help you with bookings.