We are excited to announce that Seychelles will be more accessible to travellers effective immediately.
Anyone who has received both doses of the vaccine can travel from anywhere, anytime after two weeks from receiving the second dose. For unvaccinated visitors, access will only be permitted on the current category 1 and 2 tiered system. All travellers, including visitors who have been vaccinated, will need proof of a negative PCR test before departing to Seychelles.
Once the majority of the adult population in Seychelles has been vaccinated (expected mid-March), Seychelles will open up for global travel. At that point, visitors will only need a negative PCR obtained less than 72 hours prior to travel.
Now that it’s easier to get to Seychelles and the Outer Islands of the Seychelles, do contact our reservations team for more information on our unforgettable island escapes.
1) Vaccinated Traveller
To be recognized as “vaccinated”, visitors must be able to show that they have taken the complete dose of the vaccine no less than two weeks before their arrival in Seychelles.
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.
2) Non-Vaccinated Travellers
All visitors currently permitted entry from Category 1 and 2, private jet passengers or passengers with special permission to fly to Seychelles in First Class between Dubai and Mahè, will now need to show a negative PCR test obtained less than 72 hours prior to travel.
Visitors that are not vaccinated or not coming from Category 1 or 2 countries or travelling by private jet, or with special permission to fly to Seychelles in First Class between Dubai and Mahe are still unable to enter.
Once the majority of the adult population in Seychelles is vaccinated, the country will open up to all visitors, vaccinated or not. At that point, visitors will only need a negative PCR obtained less than 72 hours prior to travel.
Irrespective of the above, visitors are to abide by the existing health measures (e.g. wearing of face masks, social distancing) which remain applicable as per the travel advisory published on the Department of Tourism Website. Similarly, 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.
As of the 25th of March 2021, Seychelles has been welcoming guests from across the globe. The only requirement is a negative PCR test within 72 hours of departure, as well as a Health Travel Authorisation. Find out more about the new travel regulations below.Seychelles Travel Update