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Indian nationals needs no permit to visit the Andamans. However, visiting to tribal reserved areas in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is prohibited.


Entry Formalities for foreigners

All Foreign nationals required a permit (RAP - Restricted Area Permit) to visit the Andaman Nicobar Islands, which is easily available on arrival at Port Blair by flight or ship from the Immigration Authorities for 30 days subject to availability of valid visa. This is extendable for another 15 days with permission and the delegated authority to extend permission is the Superintendent of Police, Andaman District, Port Blair.

The Restricted Area Permit can also be obtained from the Indian Missions overseas and also from the foreigners Registration offices at New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata and from the Immigration Authorities at the Airports of New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata.


Places Covered Under Restricted Area Permit


For Day and Night Visits

     

Entire island of Middle Andaman excluding Tribal Reserve

Entire island of South Andaman, excluding Tribal Reserve

Municipal area, Port Blair

Havelock Island

Long Island

Neil Island

Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park except Boat, Hobday, Twin Islands, Tarmugli, Malay and Pluto (Night halt in these Islands subject to special permission of the UT Administration)

Mayabunder

Diglipur

Rangat

Baratang Island

North Passage Island

Little Andaman Island excluding tribal reserve.


For Day Visit Only

     

Jolly Buoy

South Cinque

Red Skin

Mount Harriet

Ross Island

Barren Island – restricted to visit on board vessels only, with no landing ashore.

Narcondam Island

Interview Island

Brother Island

Sister Island

Madhuban

More Information

Contact

1.

Tourist Information Centre : Directorate of Tourism, Andaman & Nicobar Administration Port Blair, 744101 Phone: 03192 - 232694/232747(F)

2.

Tourist Information Centre : Veer Savarkar International Airport, Port Blair, 744101 Phone: 03192 - 232414