“Andaman and Nicobar Islands are now open to tourists (since 27th September, 2020)!”
Well, well, the eve of World Tourism Day witnessed the opening of the finest tourism destinations in India post-lock down scenario. However, this opening does come with a lot of rules and restrictions that are a must-follow.
Things To Keep In Mind-
- It’s mandatory to wear a face-mask at all times and places.
- People above 65 years of age aren’t allowed to travel.
- There will be thermal screening and scanning at all exit and entry points.
- The timings of all places have been changed; the opening times have been reduced. You gotta have more time in hand to travel now.
- No group photography is allowed.
- Several activities are still prohibited and places closed. You gotta read about the same before hand, probably on their tourism guidelines.
Important Things To Note Before Traveling To The Andaman and Nicobar Islands–
- Beaches are only open from 10 am to 5 pm.
- Tourists are to maintain a minimum of 2 meters-distance from each other in public places.
- There will be a cap on number of tourists allowed in the Cellular Jail and tickets will be issued e-mode only.
- Light and Sound show in Cellular Jail and Ross Island will operate with 50% of their capacity, for the sole purpose of maintaining social distancing.
- It’s advisable to not book everything in advance for there can be last minute changes.
Operational Flights For Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Post Covid-19
- Many airlines like Vistara, Air India, Indigo and GoAir were scheduled to start non-stop flights to Port Blair from major metropolitan cities from 1st October 2020, however, these flights stand canceled now.
- This non-stop flight scheduling starts from 25th October now, via various metropolitan cities in India.
How To Enjoy Vacations In The Andaman and Nicobar Islands While Also Staying Safe Post Covid-19 Lock down?
Well, here’s a question that looms our beloved audience now that traveling seems possible but seemingly risky. To be honest, you gotta step out there someday; why not now?! Staying safe isn’t that hard a deal, we have been doing this since months, aren’t we?! The islands might be opening in a restricted manner and that’s bothersome. However, it’s not the end of fun for you! While you can’t go scuba diving into the sea, you can still enjoy a quiet time by the sea.
Here’s what you can do in Andaman and Nicobar islands during this time -:
- Andaman is now well equipped with internet and that does give all the workaholics an opportunity to work in peace.
- Stay-cation is always an exuberant choice for travelers traveling to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The luxurious hotels and resorts have a plenty of options for tourists staying in, not to mention the new found internet stability and the many benefits of the same.
- Well, visiting the beaches is always an exhilarating thing to do. With lesser islands to visit and activities to be a part of, basking in the sun at the beach is quite a wholesome option here.
What We Suggest-
- Carry your own sanitizers and face masks.
- Strictly adhere to the rules and regulations of the places you visit and the hotels you stay at.
- Don’t try to visit a lot of places. Just relax at one or two places.
- Try to minimize the number of ferries you take and the hotels you stay at.
- We recommend bookings that offer cancellations and refunds for last minute mishaps.
- Stay safe and take all the necessary precautions.
Well, well, it might sound scary and it is to some extent, we won’t lie. But it is true that Andaman and Nicobar Islands could be your true getaway for a week or so, helping you relax completely. Go for the detox that you’ve been whining over since months. Just be safe!!