ENTRY FORMALITIES FOR FOREIGNERS IN ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLANDS
Indian nationals needs no permit to visit the Andamans. However, visiting to tribal reserved areas in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is prohibited. Indian nationals need no passport or visa compulsorily to visit Andamans.
ENTRY FORMALITIES FOR FOREIGNERS
All Foreign nationals required a permit (RAP – Restricted Area Permit) to visit the Andaman Nicobar Islands, which is easily available on arrival at Port Blair by flight or ship from the Immigration Authorities for 30 days subject to availability of valid visa. This is extendable for another 15 days with permission and the delegated authority to extend permission is the Superintendent of Police, Andaman District, Port Blair. The Restricted Area Permit can also be obtained from the Indian Missions overseas and also from the foreigners Registration offices at New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata and from the Immigration Authorities at the Airports of New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata.
PLACES COVERED UNDER RESTRICTED AREA PERMIT (RAP)
For Day and Night Visits
Entire island of Middle Andaman excluding Tribal Reserve, Entire island of South Andaman, excluding Tribal Reserve, Municipal area, Port Blair, Havelock Island, Long Island, Neil Island, Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park except Boat, Hobday, Twin Islands, Tarmugli, Malay and Pluto (Night halt in these Islands subject to special grant of permission of the UT Administration only), Mayabunder, Diglipur, Rangat, Baratang Island, North Passage Island, Little Andaman Island excluding tribal reserves.
For Day Visit Only
Jolly Buoy, South Cinque, Red Skin, Mount Harriet, Ross Island, Barren Island – restricted to visit on board vessels only, with no landing ashore, Narcondam Island, Interview Island, Brother Island, Sister Island, Madhuban.