Below guidelines are for anyone looking to travel to Andaman in Jan-Feb, however do note that below information can change anytime. Andaman is really isolated; hence make sure you take all the precautions. If you wish to have a hassle free trip with flexible booking policies then do have a look at our Andaman Package.
Starting from 26th December, mandatory COVID negative report is required on arrival. (RT-PCR test report). Do check with your lab if the report has been uploaded to this website else your report won’t be accepted. https://cvstatus.icmr.gov.in/
Make sure your flight is not cancelled or re-scheduled since in December many Go Air and Indigo flights were rescheduled or cancelled.
WHAT IS OPEN?
Port Blair, Havelock and Neil Island are open currently, while North & Middle Andaman remains closed for tourists. Watersports activities like Scuba, Sea Walk, Jet Ski etc are all available for tourists. With limited tourists, the beaches are almost empty which makes Andaman more special.
** UPDATE: Starting January 2021, Makruzz Ferry is operational and can be booked online. **
This will be the major challenge for the entire trip. Currently, private ferries like Makruzz/Green Ocean are not operational. So the only choice of travelling between islands is Government ferry and they cannot be booked online. Currently 3-4 ferries operate daily from Port Blair to Havelock. To find the latest timing you can contact on this number: +91 3192-245555
HOW TO BOOK GOVERNMENT FERRY?
To book a Government ferry ticket, tourists need to collect a form from Deputy Commissioner Office in Port Blair and fill in their personal details and also the preferred ferry timing. One day before travel, a list is put up near DC office and if your name is on the list, you can travel on the next day, however they can choose any time for you. It is best to connect to a local agent who will do this for you 3-4 days before you land. However keep your plans flexible in case you get a ferry which is not as per your suitable time.
We will take care of all your ferry bookings if you book our Andaman Package.
It is advisable to book hotels/resorts which have a more flexible policy in case your flight gets rescheduled or you miss ferry. We can take care of all your requirement with flexible policies.