Andaman Closes Tourist Spots & Beaches Amid COVID Second Wave; Extends Night Curfew Hours

by Tania Tarafdar
by Tania Tarafdar 499

Amid the deadly second wave of coronavirus in India, the CDC has been advising against both domestic and international travel. But if you are still skeptical about cancelling your tickets to the Andamans, we have some news for you. All tourist spots in Andamans will be shut from April 22 to contain the spread of the virus. The government has also extended the night curfew hours from 9 pm to 5 am.

All Tourist Activities In Andaman Shut

With the inflow of a large number of tourists in Andaman, the restrictions were necessary. Tourist activities like light and sound show at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island and Cellular Jail will remain suspended. The beaches in Andamans will also remain out of bounds for visitors till April 22.

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Andaman & Nicobar

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Night Curfew In Andaman Extended

The existing night curfew from 10 pm to 5 am is now revised from 9 pm to 5 am with immediate effect. Besides, the authorities at supermarkets and shopping malls have been directed to regulate the entry of people and ensure that they are adhering to all the COVID-19 measures. Strict action will be taken against people who do not wear masks or adhere to social distancing norms. These 8 States In India Have Imposed Night Curfew; Plan Your Travel Accordingly. 

The Coral Reef at Havelock Island

The Coral Reef at Havelock Island

If you are still planning to visit Andaman, you need to produce a COVID19 negative certificate from your respective state or union territory. Also, people within Andaman will have to show negative certificates if they travel to an island other than where they live. FIRs had been lodged against tourists who tried to tamper with the COVID-19 reports.

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