Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Warnings and Dangers

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Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Warnings and Dangers

  • Permits

    Non-Indians require a Restricted Area Permit in order to visit the Andaman Islands; this is now issued at Port Blair Airport or Ferry Terminal when you arrive. The permit is issued for 30 days, if you have your return ticket, or 15 days without (it can be extended on presentation of outward-bound ticket). The permit must be shown on arrival at most...

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  • NIGHTS IN ANDAMAN

    Please don't go to the beaches during the night. There may be dangerous animals or reptiles there. Do not swim in the beaches during night. Nudity is strictly prohibited on beaches. Never visit tribal areas during night. Just enjoy the nights at your resort or hotels.

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  • Watch out for Big Waves

    When we arrived at Havelock the sea was beautifully calm with no waves. This can lull you into a false sense of security as halfway through our stay it changed and became rougher with some very big waves, making it difficult to get in and out of the sea. I don't know how unusual this is or whether it is normal for the time of year which was...

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  • Be prepared for Rain

    Being rainforest it is expected that there will be rain. We got caught out at the furthest point of beach number 7 in the rain and it took us 30 minutes to get back to our hotel. Even if it goes cloudy, as it often does, it is difficult to tell whether it is going to rain or not. When it does rain, it is torrential and lasts from half an hour to 3...

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  • Watch Out for Biting Ants

    Watch out for biting ants if you are sitting under the trees on beach number 7 or Niels Cove. They are quite large and very vicious! Best check the area first before you settle down. They are also on the tree branches be careful where you hang your beach gear.

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  • Lack of shade on Beaches

    There was little shade on the beaches we visited, and you have to rely on being able to find a space under the trees which are not in full shade and vary when the sun moves. The temperature in December was 30 degrees CI and when the sun was out it was very bright. If you need shade it is a good idea to take your own large umberella or sunshade.

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  • Jellyfish at Elephant Beach

    Be careful of jellyfish at Elephant beach if you go swimming or snorkelling. They are quite small and they do sting, although if you get one sting it is painful but not so bad as to require treatment. The sting leaves a red mark for about 6 hours.

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  • ENTRY FORMALITIES & RESTRICTIONS

    All foreign nationals have to obtain permit to stay in Andaman. The permit can be obtained from Indian missions abroad or on arrival at Port Blair from immigration authorities. Permission are also given by Foreigners' Registration office or immigration authorities at air ports at metro cities(Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkotta or Chennai).The pemission is...

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  • donts Continued

    Do not take video or film without permit, wherever such permits are required. Do not take video, film or photographs inside Tribal Reserve areas or of the indigenous tribes. Do not carry sea fans and seashells unless specific permits are obtained from the Fisheries Department. Do not swim in unsafe waters during monsoon. Nudity on beaches and...

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  • Dos & Don'ts for the Visitors

    DosContact Tourist Information Centres/Tourist Police personnel for any assistance required.Treat the National Parks as they are sanctum sanctorum of India's natural heritage.Obtain permits from the Chief Wildlife Warden for photography/ videography inside a sanctuary or a Marine National Park . Make use of the service of authorized tourist...

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  • Goverment of India regulations

    Entry FormalitiesForeignersForeigners require a permit to stay in the Islands, which can now easily be obtained on arrival at Port Blair (either by air or sea) from the immigration authorities for 30 days. In addition, permits can also be obtained from:- (i) Indian Mission Overseas, (ii) Foreigners Registration Offices at Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai,...

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  • Goverment of India regulations

    Entry FormalitiesForeignersForeigners require a permit to stay in the Islands, which can now easily be obtained on arrival at Port Blair (either by air or sea) from the immigration authorities for 30 days. In addition, permits can also be obtained from:- (i) Indian Mission Overseas, (ii) Foreigners Registration Offices at Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai,...

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  • Apr 8, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    A NJ woman, Lauren Failla was tragically killed by a wayward Nile croc in Andaman waters while snorkeling in 2010 with her boyfriend, who was unharmed but dropped the video camera they were using in a frantic attempt to rescue her. Both the croc and Lauren's body were recovered in 48 hours, after rescuers had to fight the croc to release her remains. There is a common false belief that the croc's habitat is in fresh water, however Lauren was taken in salt water and scientists recently witnessed a trove of crocs that were released in Australia over 250 miles from their origination return to their origination point via swimming in the Ocean for prolonged periods of time. Beware and take care, we share these bounties of beauty with some creatures who are impervious to human life outside of its capacity to assuage hunger!

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