The public is, however, still required to keep their masks on when using public buses and other public transportation such as taxis, boats, and planes.
The Director-General for Destination Marketing, Mrs Bernadette Willemin, states that while the destination keeps a staunch dedication to safe tourism, she is content that these decisions come at an opportune time.
“These new decisions are needed to put us back in the top charters as a holiday destination. July through to September are the summer months for the Europeans and, for most, the holiday period. Seychelles is following this course of events as it happens around the world, where visitors are not burdened with mask-wearing anymore. This particular move aims at making Seychelles more accessible and competitive as a destination. So far, we have fared well by practising safe tourism. We will keep encouraging our partners to maintain their sanitary measures in place as the destination needs to remain safe and our visitors vigilant,” said Mrs Willemin.
It was also announced that the remaining restrictions on discotheques and mass gatherings will be lifted as of July 15th if the destination does not record any new surges in COVID-19 cases until then.