Port Blair, Sept. 1: The A&N Administration has issued the following directives for passengers travelling by ship.

All passengers are mandatorily to undergo COVID-19 test prior to travel and only passengers who test negative for the above test would be allowed to board on the vessel.

The COVID test for passengers travelling on board ship will be conducted on payment of Rs. 500/- per person, which will be borne by individual passengers except Govt. servants on duty and Medical patient along with an attendant.

All passengers travelling onboard vessel should invariably wear face mask and carry sanitizers at all times.

All vessels will be operated with 50% of the capacity so that passengers can be allptted staggered seating for maintaining social distancing.

Passengers to avoid congregation onboard vessels.

While travelling, in case any passenger feels fever, cough or difficulty in breathing, he/ she may immediately report to the ship’s staff for taking further necessary action.

Passengers travelling onboard shall strictly adhere to the instructions of the ship’s staff.  

In order to enable early identification of potential risk infection and to shield individuals travelling onboard, all passengers are advised to download Arugya Setu App.

The above shall come into force w.e.f. 1st Sept. 2020.