The Seychelles Islands more accessible to visitors worldwide
for entry into Seychelles The Seychelles Islands has reviewed its entry requirements and made itself more accessible to visitors, therefore with immediate effect, Seychelles will be welcoming vaccinated visitors from any part of the world.
This follows the recent national launch of the immunisation campaign, which started last weekend.
The new measures were announced by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Tourism, Mr Sylvestre Radegonde during a joint press brief with his counterpart from the Health Ministry, Mrs Peggy Vidot.
To be recognized as “vaccinated”, visitors must be able to show that they have taken the complete dose of the vaccine (two doses) 2 weeks after the second dose. Visitors need to submit an authentic certificate from their national health authority as proof of COVID-19 vaccination alongside a negative COVID-19 PCR certificate, obtained less than 72 hours prior to travel.
All non-vaccinated visitors currently permitted entry into the country (Category 1 and 2, private jet passengers) will now need to show a negative PCR test obtained less than 72 hours prior to travel.
Before mid-March visitors that are not vaccinated or not coming from a Category 1 or 2 countries or travelling by private jet, are still unable to enter.
Mid-March onwards, Seychelles is expected to have vaccinated the majority of its adult population which will allow it to open up to all visitors, vaccinated or not. At that point, all visitors will only need a negative PCR obtained less than 72 hours prior to travel.
Irrespective of the above, visitors are to abide to the existing health measures (e.g. wearing of face masks, social distancing, etc…) which remain applicable as per the travel advisory published on the Department of Tourism Website- http://tourism.gov.sc/. Visitors will still require to apply through the Travel Authorization Application (Travizory). All tourism operators will still be required to follow their existing COVID-19 standard operating procedure and protocol.
More details about the new measures will be published in the Seychelles Travel Advisory in the coming days and can be accessed on www.tourism.gov.sc