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Detailed Restriction/Reopening Information For Seychelles
Data Last Updated: January 04, 2021

General Information

Open (Level 2)

Seychelles has reopened for tourism and will accept visitors from select countries. A negative COVID-19 PCR certificate is required prior to boarding the flight. The test must be taken a maximum of 48 hours before departure.

After arrival into Seychelles, the visitor must stay in a designated establishment and may not leave the premises for 7 days. A repeat PCR test will be performed on the 6th day.

As of Aug. 5, here's the list of countries permitted entry to Seychelles - https://advisory.seychelles.travel/ 

Official Seychelles Tourism Page


Mask Requirement

Mask is required to be worn in all public indoor, public transport and certain outdoor areas where social distancing is not possible.

Internal Restrictions/Closures

The majority of non-essential services and businesses are permitted to reopen, subject to provisions outlined by the Department of Health. It is recommended that people wear face masks in situations where it is difficult to maintain social distance.

Sporting events have resumed, and bars and restaurants are permitted to reopen. All resorts can be reopened, provided persons adhere to social distancing and sanitation methods. New travel and safety guidelines have been issued to assess establishment readiness before being permitted to reopen.

Much of the business and retail sector, including postal service, tourism, schools, and indoor religious services, can begin to reopen; however,shops, retail, and wholesale outlets will be required to close 2000-0600. Persons contravening movement or travel restrictions are subject to a fine or arrest. Amendments to this are likely to be implemented on short notice if the number of COVID-19 cases increases.

Airlines & Transport

All passengers, including infants and children, traveling from permitted countries must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate from an accredited laboratory. The test must be taken not more than 72 hours before departure. Travelers from countries not included in the list of permitted countries are currently not allowed entry to Seychelles.

Status of Opening to Tourists

Information based on tourists place of residence being in that country for the last 14 days

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Test Required For Tourists From:

31 Countries

Austria

Belgium

Canada

China

Cuba

Cyprus

Denmark

Estonia

Finland

France

Germany

Hungary

Iceland

Ireland

Italy

Latvia

Lithuania

Malaysia

Malta

Mauritius

Monaco

New Zealand

Norway

Slovakia

Slovenia

South Korea

Sri Lanka

Switzerland

Thailand

Tunisia

United Arab Emirates

Not Allowing Tourists From:

211 Countries

Afghanistan

Albania

Algeria

American Samoa

Andorra

Angola

Anguilla

Antarctica

Antigua and Barbuda

Argentina

Armenia

Aruba

Australia

Azerbaijan

Bahamas

Bahrain

Bangladesh

Barbados

Belarus

Belize

Benin

Bermuda

Bhutan

Bolivia

Bonaire

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Botswana

Brazil

British Virgin Islands

Brunei

Bulgaria

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cambodia

Cameroon

Cape Verde

Cayman Islands

Central African Republic

Chad

Chile

Christmas Island

Cocos Islands

Colombia

Comoros

Cook Islands

Costa Rica

Croatia

Curaçao

Czech Republic

Democratic Republic of Congo

Djibouti

Dominica

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

Egypt

El Salvador

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

Eswatini

Ethiopia

Falkland Islands

Faroe Islands

Fiji

French Guiana

French Polynesia

Gabon

Gambia

Georgia

Ghana

Gibraltar

Greece

Greenland

Grenada

Guadeloupe

Guam

Guatemala

Guernsey

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Guyana

Haiti

Honduras

Hong Kong

India

Indonesia

Iran

Iraq

Isle of Man

Israel

Ivory Coast

Jamaica

Japan

Jersey

Jordan

Kazakhstan

Kenya

Kiribati

Kuwait

Kyrgyzstan

Laos

Lebanon

Lesotho

Liberia

Libya

Liechtenstein

Luxembourg

Macao

Macedonia

Madagascar

Malawi

Maldives

Mali

Marshall Islands

Martinique

Mauritania

Mayotte

Mexico

Micronesia

Moldova

Mongolia

Montenegro

Montserrat

Morocco

Mozambique

Myanmar

Namibia

Nauru

Nepal

Netherlands

New Caledonia

Nicaragua

Niger

Nigeria

Niue

Norfolk Island

North Korea

Northern Mariana Islands

Oman

Pakistan

Palau

Palestine

Panama

Papua New Guinea

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

Pitcairn

Poland

Portugal

Puerto Rico

Qatar

Republic of Congo

Réunion

Romania

Russia

Rwanda

Saint Barthélemy

Saint Helena

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Lucia

Saint Martin

Saint Pierre and Miquelon

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Samoa

San Marino

Sao Tome and Principe

Saudi Arabia

Senegal

Serbia

Sierra Leone

Singapore

Sint Maarten

Solomon Islands

Somalia

South Africa

South Georgia

South Sudan

Spain

Sudan

Suriname

Svalbard and Jan Mayen

Sweden

Syria

Taiwan

Tajikistan

Tanzania

Timor-Leste

Togo

Tokelau

Tonga

Trinidad and Tobago

Turkey

Turkmenistan

Turks and Caicos

Tuvalu

U.S. Virgin Islands

Uganda

Ukraine

United Kingdom

United States

Uruguay

Uzbekistan

Vanuatu

Vatican City

Venezuela

Vietnam

Wallis and Futuna

Western Sahara

Yemen

Zambia

Zimbabwe

More Details

Last Updated on January 21, 2021

Latest Update:

Travelers who have been vaccinated can now enter Seychelles for tourism purposes regardless of which country they came from, provided that they are able to show proof that they have taken the complete dose of the vaccine (two doses). However, they will still be required to show proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken no longer than 72 hours of arrival. 

Seychelles will finally reopen its doors to commercial flights on August 1st. However, only visitors from certain countries will be allowed to enter. The Tourism Department of Seychelles has provided a list of countries that are permitted to enter Seychelles as tourists.

Seychelles has been welcoming tourists since June but only for those who are arriving in private jets and yachts. Starting in August, the Seychelles will open its airport to commercial flights under strict health and safety protocols.

Who Can Enter Seychelles?

Below is a list of countries that will be permitted to enter Seychelles as of August 5, 2020:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • China
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
  • Monaco
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Korea
  • Sri Lanka
  • Switzerland
  • Thailand
  • Tunisia
  • UAE

Persons coming from countries not on the list will NOT be allowed to enter Seychelles for the time being.

Travel Guidelines, Restrictions, and Requirements

When entering Seychelles, all travelers must follow the following guidelines and requirements.

  • All visitors from the list of permitted countries, including infants and children, must submit a negative COVID-19 PCR certificate upon boarding. The test must be taken a maximum of 72 hours before boarding a flight to Seychelles.
  • Airlines have been strongly advised to refuse boarding passengers who don't have a negative COVID-19 PCR certificate as well as those showing symptoms of Covid-19.
  • Health screening will be conducted upon arrival. This includes temperature check and symptom screening. Passengers will also be asked to complete a health check form.
  • All visitors must have valid travel insurance with full medical coverage, including Covid19 related medical care.
  • Face masks must be worn during flight and passengers must ensure a safe distance of at least one meter away from each other.

Rules and Guidelines for Booking Accommodations

Visitors must book their accommodations in advance. Upon arrival at the airport, all visitors will be asked to provide proof of accommodation. Here are some of the rules and guidelines when booking accommodation for Seychelles.

  • All visitors to Seychelles must only stay in establishments that have been certified by the Public Health Authority.
  • During the first seven days, visitors must NOT stay in more than two accommodations.
  • Only authorized transport services will be allowed to pick-up passengers from the airport going to their place of accommodation.
  • Those who wish to indulge in recreational activities must only book with licensed tourism providers that have been certified by the Public Health Authority.

Visitors Showing Symptoms

Any visitor who develops symptoms of respiratory infection, such as fever, shortness of breath, and cough, will be referred to the health services. The visitor will immediately be tested for Covid-19. If the result turns out positive, the Public Health Authority of Seychelles will require the person to isolate until full recovery. Seychelles has modern healthcare facilities, and visitors can expect quality medical care.


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Information for Non-Tourists

All Seychellois citizens returning from any country will be subjected to additional health screening and placed under obligatory quarantine for at least 14 days upon arrival. 

All foreign workers holding a work permit are not allowed to return until further notice. No new work permits are to be issued. Cruise ships are not permitted entry into Seychelles waters until further notice.

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