Port Blair, March 4: The vessel MV Campbell Bay is scheduled to sail from Chennai to Port Blair on 08.03.2022 at 1600 Hrs and advance reservation of tickets for the above voyage has already been commenced from 01.03.2022.

In pursuance of the guidelines issued by MoH&FW / MHA on risk assessment based approach and subsequent directives from the A &N Administration the following SOP shall be followed for the passengers travelling onboard vessel MV Campbell Bay from Chennai.

All asymptomatic fully vaccinated persons coming to these islands from mainland are exempted from the requirement of carrying RT-PCR negative test report irrespective of the type of vaccine received and country of origin. Such fully vaccinated individuals shall produce the final vaccination certificate at the origin sea port in the Mainland and at Port Blair sea port/Harbour.

All asymptomatic children below 5 years of age are exempted from carrying RT-PCR negative test report and further RT-PCR testing at Port Blair sea port/Harbour.

All the passengers viz. Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated passengers (those who have taken only 1st  dose of COVID vaccine) shall have to produce RT-PCR negative test report to trvel to Port Blair from mainland, as is the practice now. Such RT-PCR test should have been taken within 48 hours prior to commencement of journey from the origin sea port connecting Port Blair. Such passengers will also have to undergo additioal RT-PCR test on arrival at Port Blair. Such passengers shall remain in self –quarantine till the arrival of test report.

If a passenger on arrival is tested positive then, the prescribed quarantine protocol is to be followed.

All passengers shall ensure strict compliance of this order and observance of COVID Appropriate Behaviour during the voyage.