Data Last Updated: January 04, 2021
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/
Mask is required to be worn in all public indoor, public transport and certain outdoor areas where social distancing is not possible.
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
United Arab Emirates
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
British Virgin Islands
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of Congo
Isle of Man
Northern Mariana Islands
Papua New Guinea
Republic of Congo
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos
U.S. Virgin Islands
Wallis and Futuna
Last Updated on January 21, 2021
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:
- New Zealand
- South Korea
- Sri Lanka
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.
30Cases Per 100,000
Graph of COVID-19 Cases In Last 30 Days