With immediate effect, the Seychelles Government has confirmed that visitors from all countries can enter the Seychelles as long as they have been vaccinated.
So what do you currently need to be able to enter Seychelles if you are able to travel from your country of residence?
- Visitors from any country can travel to Seychelles. To be recognised as having been vaccinated you must be able to show that you have received the complete dose of the vaccine ie two doses plus 2 weeks after the second dose for the four vaccines currently receiving heavy media exposure. Visitors need to submit an authentic certificate from their national health authority as proof of Covid-19 vaccination.
- Non-vaccinated visitors from permitted countries may enter Seychelles. Permitted countries are divided into 2 categories and the full list is online here. It does change so do contact us for up to date information – category One currently covers 42 countries including Ireland, Norway and Iceland amounst others while category Two is currently Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland and the UAE.
- Visitors transiting through countries not on the permitted list (Cat one) are allowed into Seychelles if they do not exit the airport during transit.
- If you are from a non-permitted country but have staying in a permitted country for more than 14 days you are allowed entry. ie if you live in Denmark but have been working in Norway for 14 days or longer you will be allowed entry.
- Passengers arriving on a private jet can apply for entry approval whether vaccinated or not but they will be restricted to staying at a certified island resort or on board a super yacht.
- Both vaccinated and non vaccinated visitors MUST provide proof of a negative Covid-19 PCR test done no more than 72 hours prior to the date of travel. Only RT-PCR test results in English or France showing the sampling time, date and laboratory contact details are acceptable.
- Vaccinated visitors are free to move around Seychelles, adhering to local health measures. Accommodation must be booked with a licensed and certified establishment or liveaboard. Transfers, tours and excursions must be arranged through a licensed and certified tourism service provider.
- Non vaccinated visitors are required to stay a maximum of 10 days at their first accommodation, booked through a licenced and certified establishment. A surveillance PCR test will be done on the 6th day and if the result is negative visitors are free to continue on with their holiday, moving around freely.
- All individuals, national and foreign citizens, of all ages are mandatorily required to apply for entry via the Seychelles Health Travel Authorization (HTA) platform at a fee of Euro 45 / USD 50 per person. Applications are done online here. Do contact us to run through the process and what is required and how to obtain the documents needed.
From mid-March 2021
From mid-March 2021, when the Seychelles will have 3/4 of the adult population vaccinated, Seychelles will be open to all visitors whether they have been vaccinated or not.
- You will still be required to provide a negative negative Covid-19 PCR test done no more than 72 hours prior to the date of travel. Only RT-PCR test results in English or France showing the sampling time, date and laboratory contact details are acceptable.
How do you get there?
Depending on where you originate, flight routes will vary and, no doubt we will see the schedules change in the next few months. Currently the following schedules provide good entry options to Seychelles but let us know if you would like us to check a route for you.
- Emirates via Dubai
- Qatar Airways via Doha
- Air Seychelles on various routes
- Ethiopian Airlines via Addis Ababa
If you would like more information please contact Charlotte Chilcott or Peter McLeod or Alex Jardine or call us on +44 1980 847389. Alternatively click HERE if you would like us to contact you.