Given the country’s current COVID-19 situation, Port Blair has implemented some strict measures to limit the spread of the Omicron variant in the region. All incoming air passengers will be required to submit negative RT-PCR test reports, according to the Andaman and Nicobar Administration. Travelers arriving in the Union Territory will now be required to present a negative COVID-19 test report in order to enter the territory.
According to an official order issued by the administration’s Health and Civil Aviation Secretary, all passengers (two years and older), whether partially or fully vaxxed, must present a negative PCR test report no more than 48 hours prior to departure.
“In view of the recent increase in the number of Covid-19 cases in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, including the detection of Omicron variant cases, and in order to effectively manage the challenge arising from the same, the authorities have taken this decision in the interest of public health,” the order stated. The
Furthermore, the administration has requested that all airlines ensure that the COVID-19 protocols are followed by all. Passengers who have travelled to any foreign country in the previous 30 days (both unvaccinated and partially vaccinated passengers) will be required to take the RT-PCR test upon arrival at Port Blair’s Veer Savarkar International Airport.
Travelers will have to isolate themselves at the airport facility until the reports arrive. If someone tests positive for the virus, they will be placed in quarantine.