Do's & Don'ts


Do’s
  • Before starting your journey, all the visitors are advised to confirm their Air/ Ship tickets and accommodation reservation well in advance with your travel agent before proceeding to Andaman Islands to avoid any reservation problem.
  • Foreign national should obtain the required permit form the immigration authorities soon after landing on the Island at Airport/ Harbour.
  • Obtain permits from the Chief Wildlife Warden in case you are interested in taking photographs/videos/investigation inside a sanctuary or a Marine National Park.
  • Visit the permitted area only.
  • While driving, follow the traffic rules, keep left. Carry legal documents like driving license, permit, passports etc.
  • Always carry legal documents like permit, passport for foreign national and valid Photo Identity Card for Indians.
  • Consult Life Guards before entering sea and Swim in safe area only.
  • Keep the beaches and the environment clean. Polybags have been banned in Island, kindly use Jute/Cotton and Paper Bags.
  • Dispose off the garbage and plastics at proper places/dustbins.
  • Observe decency and decorum in dress.
  • Take back only photos and sweet memories; leave only footprints and ripples.
  • Avail the service of Scuba Dive instructors having certification of international/professional organizations like PADI, CMAS, NUSI, BSAC and SSI for safe diving experience.
  • Please follow the rules & policy while passing through Tribal areas.
  • On the beach, parents are requested to keep an eye on your kids at all times.
  • Please drink sufficient water to avoid dehydration.
  • Please pick up your bags and bottle while leaving the visiting spot.

Dont’s
  • Foreign Nationals should not enter the Islands without required valid permit.
  • Do not enter in restricted/tribal areas.
  • Do not take video, film or photographs inside Tribal Reserve Areas and of the indigenous tribes.
  • Do not take pictures of the Airport, Government Dockyard, Defence establishments, Navel Wharf, Dhanikhari Dam and Chatham Saw Mill.
  • Do not collect, destroy or touch/break live coral. Please do not stand on the coral reef while snorkeling/ Scuba Diving.
  • Do not carry sea fans and seashells unless specific permits are obtained from the Forest Department.
  • Do not throw garbage and plastic in public places, beaches and into the sea.
  • Do not swim after consuming liquor.
  • Do not swim in unsafe waters during monsoon.
  • Do not light fire in Protected Areas as it not only destroys forests but also damages wildlife habitat.
  • Do not stay on the beaches or forest during nights by putting up tents / hammocks.
  • Nudity on beaches and public places is strictly forbidden.
  • Do not enter in the National Parks without prior permission.