THE LATEST TRAVEL REGULATIONS AND RESOURCES
IN RESPONSE TO THE EMERGING COVID-19 PANDEMIC
What you need to know for travel to and around Seychelles: keep abreast of the latest protocols and requirements to ensure safe travel and stay for visitors to our islands.FULL ADVISORY
Visitors must obtain approval from the Public Health Authority as a requirement for entry into Seychelles. Vaccinations are no longer required to enter Seychelles.APPLY ONLINE
Visitors from all countries may enter Seychelles, regardless of their vaccination status. Visitors are required to complete Online Travel Authorisation before departure to Seychelles.LATEST GUIDELINES
Visitors must ensure that accommodation and tour bookings are made only with licensed service providers that have been certified by the Public Health Authority.LICENSED SERVICES
Here are some brief answers to our partners’ most frequently asked questions about travel to Seychelles during the pandemic (click “+” beside each question). This information is by no means exhaustive and – as the pandemic unfolds – information is constantly being updated. We encourage you to contact your Mason’s Travel representative or consult the Ministry of Tourism’s website for the latest and more detailed information.
Visitors from all countries may enter Seychelles. Proof of vaccination is no longer required to enter Seychelles. All travellers must still apply online for Travel Health Authorisation from the Seychelles Department of Health. This can be done at seychelles.govtas.com. View latest guidelines from Ministry of Health for more information.
All visitors to Seychelles need to apply for Travel Health Authorisation before entering Seychelles. This application can be done online and takes 24 hours. The cost is EUR 10. All travelers must submit return flight tickets and proof of accommodation booked at an approved establishment for the entire duration of their stay. They will also need to show travel insurance covering their entire stay. PCR tests and proof of vaccination is not required. Apply online at seychelles.govtas.com. View latest guidelines from Ministry of Health for more information. Update 06 January 2022: Individuals who have had a recent past infection (between 2 and 12 weeks before date of departure), can produce a negative rapid antigen test within 72h of departure, with evidence of this infection (positive test result, and certificate confirming completion of isolation or certificate of recovery), instead of a PCR test. These documents should be submitted during the Travizory application process.
Applications can be done online, at seychelles.govtas.com, and take roughly 24 hours. The cost is EUR 10.
Seychelles has among highest percentages of vaccinated populations in the world and should be considered a safe destination to visit. Wearing a face mask is optional - please wear a face mask if you are feeling unwell. Regular hand sanitisation is encouraged at the entrance of most businesses, shops, banks, restaurants, etc. Visitors to Seychelles are only permitted to stay at approved establishments that have been certified by the Public Health Authority. These establishments have shown that they are implementing the necessary operational precautions and training to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Visitors may still participate in tours, excursions and activities such as diving, fishing, etc – provided they book with approved operators.
No, you do not have to wear a face mask in Seychelles. However, it is encouraged if you are feeling unwell - to protect yourself and others.
As of 25 March 2021, it will no longer be necessary for visitors to take a PCR test while in Seychelles. Visitors are not required to submit a negative PCR test to exit Seychelles. However, this may be required by your next destination or airline. Please check these details with your airline a minimum of 4-5 days prior to your departure, as restrictions and requirements are constantly being updated. Visitors should contact their hotel for assistance making an appointment at the nearest testing centre.
As of 25 March 2021, no quarantine period or minimum length of stay in a single establishment will be required.
Visitors are not required to submit a negative PCR test to exit Seychelles. However, this may be required by your next destination or airline. Please check these details with your airline a minimum of 4-5 days prior to your departure, as restrictions and requirements are constantly being updated. Visitors should contact their hotel for assistance making an appointment at the nearest testing centre. Please note that exit PCR tests are done at the visitor’s expense.
If you receive a positive result from a PCR test taken while in Seychelles, the Public Health Authority requires that you are isolated in your hotel/guesthouse, at your own cost, for a minimum of 7 days. This requirement applies regardless of your COVID-19 vaccination status. Any close contacts who might have been infected (eg. a travelling companion) may also be asked to undergo quarantine. During the isolation/quarantine period, guests may not change accommodation, except with the approval of the Public Health Authority. A repeat test is not required at the end of the period, unless required by your airline or next destination. At the end of this period, you will be issued with a certificate or letter of completion of isolation. A second test by a different laboratory immediately after the initial positive result does not invalidate the first result. Public Health Measures, including isolation, are required on the basis of the initial positive test.
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