Foreigners: 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 also be obtained from: Indian
Missions Overseas, Foreigner's Registration Offices at
the immigration authorities at the airports at
The places covered by this permit for night halt are: South Andaman Island, Middle Andaman Island and Little Andaman Island (except Tribal Reserve), Neil Island, Havelock Island , Long Island, Diglipur, Baratang, North Passage and Islands in the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park (excluding islands - Boat Hobbay, Twin, Tarmugli, Malay and Pluto). Night halt in the Park is with permission only.
For Day Halt: South Cinque Island , Ross Island, Narcondum Island, Interview Island , Brother Island, Sister Island and Barren Island (Barren Island can be visited on board vessels only).
Indians: Indian nationals need no permit to visit Nicobar Islands and other tribal areas, which are given in exceptional cases. Application on a prescribed form may be addressed to the Deputy Commissioner, Andaman District, Port Blair.