(This article is updated on 6th January 2021)
On the eve of World Tourism Day, the most loved tourist destination, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, officially opened for tourists. In the present, COVID scenario, this tourism reopening comes with a number of rules and restrictions which is set to change your Andaman traveling experience.
Andaman and Nicobar administration have made it compulsory for all travellers to carry a negative RTPCR report. The valid RTPCR test has to be done by an ICMR recognised laboratory to avoid inconvenience on arrival at Port Blair. The airline and airport holds the authority to send you back if negative RTPCR test report is not carried.
#1. Line up outside and fill form with personal details
#2. The officials verify details of report on ICMR website. For RTPCR patients who are clear, A validated stamp shall be put at tourism counter in airport and then you can leave.
Before you take on the post COVID-19 Andaman journey take note of the following points -:
Since post COVID traveling is still new and uncertain we recommend that you make fully refundable/cancellable hotel bookings. Here’s a curated list of hotels that are offering free cancellation till 2-4 days before booking day.
Here’s what you can do in Andaman during this time -:
Workation: With internet in the islands, Andaman is soon going to be the next hot destination for workation. Andaman has several budget resorts and hotels where once can go with the team or just by themselves to work during the day and chill by the beaches during the evening.
Beaches & Chill: With less number of people visiting the islands, this is the perfect time to just relax on the beaches! The weather now is perfect for the outdoors. You can spend hours just laying all day in the sun while enjoying quick dips in the Andaman Sea.
Visit Port Blair, Havelock and Neil: These are the three most popular islands and remain open along with all water sports including diving. An adventure filled trip here would be great at this time, because crowds are lesser and weather is great! )As of January, 2021)
Do your diving course: The best instructors and dive centres are now starting to operate and this is a perfect time to learn how to dive or do the next level of your course.
We will update the article as and when we receive new updates from Andaman and Nicobar Administration.
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