Do’s and Dont’s for Tourists
Andaman Vacations, 29 Jan 2020
●DO visit the islands with a pre-planned package preferably through a reliable tour operator for a hassle-free tour experience. [The Logistics will not be an easy job]
●DO contact the tourist information centers in the islands if any travel assistance is required.
●DO follow traffic rules during self-drive. Keep left. Do carry legal documents like driving license, permit, passport, etc.
●Do ensure that both rider and pillion rider wear a helmet while riding a two-wheeler to avoid fines/penalties.
●DO consult lifeguards before entering the sea. There are sudden depth in some places as such follow the instructions of lifeguard strictly.
●DO Swim in safe areas only.
●DO use the dustbins and garbage receptacles for disposing of all garbage and rubbish. Please help keep the Andaman Islands litter-free.
●DO get the necessary permits for visiting National Parks.
●DO be sensitive and respect the privacy of the tribes, any attempt for interaction is punishable by law.
●DO take notice of notice boards at all attraction spots regarding permission for photography and video filming and wherever required please obtain these permits for taking video films and photographs.
●DO avail the services of only qualified Scuba Dive Instructors having certification of international professional organizations like PADI, CMAS, NAUI, BSAC or SSI for a safe driving experience.
●DO inform local authorities/staff positioned in protected areas in case you notice any undesirable activity.
●DO take care to stay within the permitted areas while snorkeling or scuba diving.Dont’s
●DO NOT spit paan/ gutka. Keep our Bharat swatch.
●DO NOT smoke in public areas.
●DO NOT litter parks, beaches, sea or public places.
●DO NOT use plastic bags as these are banned in Andaman Islands. Avoid fines/imprisonment/both.
●DO NOT hunt any kind of birds and animals. Please help us preserve the flora and fauna of the Islands.
●DO NOT visit the Nicobar Islands or any other tribal reserve without a special pass. You can be severely punished for an attempt to mingle with tribal people without legal permission.
●DO NOT stay on beaches and forest areas overnight where night stay is strictly prohibited.
●DO NOT break, or touch a live coral as this is prohibited. Collecting dead coral is also not allowed.
●Taking/touching/collecting shells is strictly prohibited. You can buy them but do keep proper receipt of purchase.
●DO NOT stand on coral reef.
●DO NOT photograph or videograph the aboriginal tribes of Andaman. This is a punishable under A & N PAT Regulation, 1956.
●DO NOT swim when drunk.
●DO NOT swim during the monsoon in treacherous zones.