Entry Permits for Andaman & Nicobar

Entry Permit for Indian Nationals

For Indian National, there are no restrictions on entry in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. However, the entry to the tribal reserve area is prohibited.

Entry Permit for Foreigners

As per the Foreigners (Restricted Areas) Order 1968, Restricted Area Permit (RAP) is required for non-Indians to visit Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The permits can be obtained from the immigration office at airport, or waterways port/stations for 30 days, subject to availability of valid visa. The permission can also extend for another 15 days with permission from Superintendent of Police, Andaman District, Port Blair. Tourists can also obtain RAP from foreigners Registration offices, and immigration office from New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, and Kolkata, where it can be duly submitted as well.

Places Covered Under Restricted Area Permit are

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 for Boat, Hobday, Twin Islands, Tarmugli, Malay and Pluto (Night halt in these Islands subject to special permission from the UT Administration).Mayabunder, Diglipur Rangat, Baratang Island,North Passage Island,Little Andaman Island excluding tribal reserve.

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.

Andaman & Nicobar at a Glance