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TRAVEL TIPS


DO's

Treat the National Parks with reverence as they are the sanctorum of our precious natural heritage.
Obtain permits from the Chief Wildlife Warden in case you are interested in taking photographs/video/investigation inside a sanctuary or a Marine National Park.
Make use of service 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 the sea.
Swim in safe areas only.
Dispose off the garbage and plastics at proper places/dustbins.
Take care of the coral reef, not only to host for yourself, but also for all others who follow.
Take back only photos and sweet memories; leave only footprints and ripples.
Obtain a transit pass from the Deputy Conservator of Forest, Wildlife Division, Port Blair, if at all you want to transport any wild animal/trophy/article etc. outside the islands.
Avail the service of Scuba Dive Instructors having certification of international professional organization like PADI, CMAS, NAUI, BSAC or SSI for safe diving experience.
Your concern for nature conservation is highly appreciated. Please inform local authorities/staff positioned in protected areas if you notice any undesirable activity.
Foreigners, especially to ensure to and fro 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 in the island at Airport/Harbour.
Visit only the permitted areas in the Islands.
Keep the beaches and the environment clean.
Observe decency and decorum in dress.
Drive the vehicles in accordance to convoy system. Same-day return by Andaman Trunk Road is not permissible according to Jarawa Policy.
On beaches, parents are requested to keep an eye on their 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.

DONT's

Foreign Nationals should not enter the islands without required 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, defense establishments, naval wharf, Dhanikari Dam and Chatham Saw Mill.
Do not collect, destroy or remove any living or dead animal/plant. Do not collect, destroy or touch/break live coral. Please do not stand on the coral reef while snorkeling/Scuba Diving.
Do not take video or film without permit, wherever such permits are required.
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.
Person who commits breach of any of the conditions of the wildlife protections shall be punishable by law.
Do not stay on the beaches or forest during nights by putting up tents/hammocks.
Nudity on beaches and public places is forbidden.
Do not enter the National Parks without permission.