The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Tourism for the Seychelles has announced that theSeychelles has reviewedits entry requirements procedures so as to be more accessible for potential visitors as part of the restart of its tourism activities for 2021 and beyond.The review follows the recent launch of the Seychelles immunization campaignwhichisexpected to have just under three-quarters of thelocal adult population in the country vaccinated by mid-March 2021.
To be recognized as “vaccinated”, visitors must be able to show that they have taken the complete dose of the vaccine (i.e., two doses) at least two weeks prior to arrival. Visitors will 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.
Non-vaccinated visitors from Category 1 and 2 countries (see the list here) are still permitted entry when protocols and regulations are adhered to, and private jet passengers or passengers with special permission to fly to Seychelles in First Classbetween Dubai and Mahe are also allowed entry (including visitors from the United States). Non-vaccinated visitors will need to show a negativePCR test obtained less than 72-hours prior to travel.
Visitors that are not vaccinated or not coming from a Category 1 or 2 countries (which can be viewed here) or traveling by private jet, or with special permission to fly to Seychelles in First Class between Dubai and Mahe are still unable to enter. This will be in force until mid-March once the Seychelles has vaccinated a large majority of its adult population.
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 7- hours prior to travel. We are being told that these new regulations will take effect in mid-March of 2021.
For all categories of travel, visitors are to abide by the existing Seychelles 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/. Similarly, all tourism operators will still be required to follow 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 onwww.tourim.gov.sc
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We look forward to once again getting our anglers back to the Outer Islands of the Seychelles!