Scattered across an area the size of Peru, the Seychelles are broadly divided into the Inner – more tourists, better infrastructure – and Outer Islands, many of them uninhabited. With borders beginning to open up to tourism again, check if your passport is allowed to visit the Seychelles – an idyllic Indian Ocean archipelago.
What You Should Know
Are you planning a trip to this serene tourist destination in the near future? Here’s what you should know.
- Proof of a negative Covid-19 test prior to boarding the flight to Seychelles remains mandatory for all visitors
- Passengers boarding from medium risk countries are expected to conduct a PCR test within 72 hours of travel while passengers boarding from low risk countries are required to submit to an antigen test within 72 hours of travel
- Airlines companies are strongly advised not to board any passengers or crew who are symptomatic of Covid-19
- Any passenger who arrives in Seychelles without this proof will be turned back on the same aircraft
- Entry screening will be done upon arrival starting with completion of the health check form, symptomatic check, temperature scanning
- Visitors may be required to undergo a rapid antigen test
- It is compulsory for all visitors to provide travel insurance coverage
“Visitors planning on a holiday in Seychelles are encouraged to book their accommodation and leisure activities through licensed tourism service providers that have been certified by the Public Health Authority,” advised the Seychelles Tourism Board.
Changes to current list are effective from Monday 19th October 2020.
- South Africa
- South Korea
- New Zealand
- Sri Lanka
- Cote d’Ivoire
- United Arab Emirates
- United Kingdom
Changes to the list:
Botswana, Burundi, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Niger, Rwanda, South Africa and Zimbabwe has been added.
Whatever your plans are this holiday, you won’t regret deciding to visit the Seychelles!