Friday, November 7, 2008

Do's & Don'ts for the Visitors to the Islands-Andamans

Do’s & Don'ts for the Visitors to the Islands


Foreigners, especially to ensure to and from confirmed air tickets and accommodation in advance before proceeding to the Andaman Island to avoid immigration problems.

Foreign nationals should obtain the required permit from the immigration authorities soon after landing on the island at Airport/Harbour.

Visit the permitted areas in the Islands only.

Make use of the services of authorized tourist guides.

While driving, follow the traffic rules, keep left. Carry legal documents like driving license, permit passport etc.

Consult life guards before entering sea.

Swim in safe area only.

Keep the beaches and the environment clean.

Dispose of the garbage at proper places/dustbins and avoid plastic.

Observe decency and decorum in dress.

Avail the service of Scuba Dive instructors having certification of international/professional organizations like PADI, CMAS, NAUI, BSAC and SSI for safe diving experience.

Drive the vehicles in accordance to convoy system. Same day return by ATR is not permissible accordingly to Jarawa Policy.

On beach, parents are requested to keep an eye on your kids at all times.

Please drink sufficient water to avoid dehydration.

Please inform your location to the life guard.

Please pick up your bags and bottle while leaving the visiting spot.


Foreign nationals should not enter the islands without required permit.

Do not enter into restricted/tribal areas.

Do not take video, film or photographs inside Tribal Reserve areas of the indigenous tribes.

Do not carry sea fans and seashells unless specific permits are obtained from Fisheries Department.

Do not light fire in forest areas.

Do not stay on the beaches or forest during nights by putting up down tents/hammocks.

Nudity on beaches and public places is forbidden.

Do not enter the National Parks without permission.

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