Permission & Restriction
Indian nationals do not need permission to visit the Andamans. However, visiting to tribal reserved areas in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is prohibited.
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.
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
Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park except Boat,
Malay and Pluto (Night halt in these Islands subject to special permission of the UT Administration)
North Passage Island
Little Andaman Island excluding tribal reserve.
For Day Visit Only Strictly No Night Visit
Barren Island - restricted to visit on board vessels only, with no landing ashore.