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How To Reach Andaman
Port Blair is connected with Chennai and Kolkata by air. Presently flights are operated by Alliance Air on Chennai-Port Blair-Chennai sector. Jet Airways flights are operating daily.
Foreign tourist charter flights can land at Port Blair, subject to the conditions laid out by Director General, Civil Aviation,Govt of India.
Regular passenger ship services are available to Port Blair from Chennai,Kolkatta and Vishakhapatnam and back. There are three to four sailings every month from Kolkata and Chennai to Port Blair and vice-versa. There is one sailing from Vishakhapatnam in a month. The voyage takes about 50 to 60 hours.
All foreign nationals can stay in the islands for 30 days. This can be extended by another 15 days with permission. They require a permit to stay which can easily be obtained on arrival at Port Blair from the immigration authorities. In addition, permits can be obtained from Indian Missions Overseas, Foreigner's registration Offices at Delhi,Mumbai,Chennai,Kolkata.
Indian nationals need no permit to visit Andamans.However,permits are required to visit Nicobar Islands and other tribal areas which are given in exceptional