Andaman & Nicobar Islands: All Set to Open for Tourism Post-Covid19 Lockdown

Andaman and Nicobar Islands are now open for tourism post-Covid-19 lock down that affected the entire country. Travel & Tourism industry was hit the most due to the national lock down which came into effect from 22nd of March.

Radhanagar Beach in Andaman & Nicobar has been voted as one of the World’s Top 10 Beaches

However, little Andaman will not open for tourism till further notice. Also, a few activities will not be allowed under the new guidelines for opening of tourism in Andaman post-Covid-19 lock down.

With tourism resuming, Andaman & Nicobar joins the growing list of states and desinations that are opening up for tourism. Other places where you can plan your post-Covid-19 safe travel includes Uttarakhand, Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Rajasthan, Kerala, Arunachal Pradesh and Karnataka. All wildlife destinations in India are also open for tourism.

Covid-19 Related Travel News & Guidelines Updates:

However we recommend that you read the Covid-19 guidelines and SoPs for the destination you are traveling to, before planning your trip in India.

SoPs for Tourism in Andaman & Nicobar Islands for Post-Covid-19 Travel Safety

  • It is mandatory to have Arogya Setu installed in your mobile phone
  • It is mandatory to wear at tourist places as well as public places all the time
  • Beaches in Andaman will open for tourists only between 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
  • Visitors to any tourist places shall have to undergo mandatory hand hygiene and thermal screening process at the entry point.
  • Only asymptomatic staff and guests shall be allowed
  • People above 65 years of age won’t be allowed to travel to Andaman
  • Group photography is not allowed in public or tourist places in Andaman
  • It is suggested to maintain 2 meters/6 feet distance from other tourists/locals
  • Some destinations in Andaman like Diglipur, Rangat, Little Andaman and Mayabunder are closed for tourism
  • Some tourist activities in Andaman like scuba diving, para-sailing, sea-walking and kayaking are not allowed due to Covid-19 related guidelines for traveling in Andaman
  • Beaches, museums, Cellular Jail, snorkelling, light and sound show at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island (Ross Island), and boat rides are now open for tourists visiting Andaman & Nicobar Islands
  • Light & Sound show will operate only with 50% capacity
  • It is advisable to book tourist activities in advance and pay digitally if possible
  • Flight service for Port Blair to reach Andaman & Nicobar will resume from 29th of October from Delhi, Mumbai, Kochi, Chennai and Hyderabad and from 31st October from Kolkata

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Nikhil Chandra

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