Andaman & NicobarEast India

South Andaman to reopen the tourist spots effective immediately

Domestic tourist numbers have been increasing since past few months.

In the South Andaman district, all the tourist spots will be opened again for tourism activities according to an announcement made by The Andaman & Nicobar Administration. This will be effective immediately.  Although it has been mentioned by the authorities that it will be mandatory to abide by the strict covid protocols and the Tourists must follow covid guidelines and behave appropriately. The reopening of sound and light show at the Cellular jail, museums, and NSCB island was announced by the authorities.

On the other hand, several other relaxations in covid guidelines were announced recently by Suneel Anchipaka, District Magistrate of the South Andaman District in an official order released by the island UT. Allowance was given for festival-related gatherings, congregations, and other important political, social, entertainment, sports, religious, cultural gatherings. The report also suggested the allowance given to reopen all playgrounds, parks, gyms, stadiums, and yoga institutes. Also, the night curfew was lifted without imposing any further restrictions. Reportedly, this order has been put into effect immediately and will be in action until any further notice by the authorities.

In the second week of January when the omicron cases were on the rise it was announced by the Andaman and Nicobar administration that all tourist spots will be closed until further notice.

However, last week, Specific operational timing for tourism activities was announced as authorities announced that the tourist spots will be reopened at a 50% capacity.

As far as entry requirements are concerned, a negative COVID-19 test report that has been taken within 48 hours before departure must be shown by all arrivals ( Above two years of age and those who are partially and fully vaccinated) landing at the Veer Savarkar International Airport in Port Blair.

Passengers with a history of foreign travel within the past 30 days will be required to undergo RT-PCR on arrival and these passengers will also include people who are partially or vaccinated.  The passengers will also be required to stay in isolation until the test results are out.

Also, if any passenger is tested positive he or she will have to follow the Quarantine protocol prescribed.,and%20follow%20COVID%20appropriate%20behaviour.

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