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Last Updated: 07/08/2020
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From 01 August 2020, following guidance and regulations issued by the Seychelles Department of Health, the Seychelles International Airport will reopen to commercial flights. International visitors - from a list of approved countries* - will be permitted to enter Seychelles under strict health and safety protocols. Ensure that flight and hotel bookings permit flexibility regarding cancellation or postponement at short notice as the list will be revised periodically. Local Seychellois resident will also be able to travel abroad.
Click here to view the latest Visitor Travel Advisory issued by the Seychelles Ministry of Tourism.
- All passengers must submit to the Public Health Authority (submission form is available on Department of Tourism and Department of Health websites and should be submitted to [email protected]), proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test that is less than 72 hours prior to boarding the flight to Seychelles.
- Passengers must present proof of negative test results when checking-in for their flight to Seychelles.
- Airlines are not to board any passengers or crew who are symptomatic of COVID-19.
- Visitors must ensure that they have valid travel insurance with full medical coverage, including Covid-19 related medical care.
- Exit screening must have been completed by all incoming passengers and crew.
- Entry screening will be done upon arrival including symptomatic check, temperature scanning and completion of a health check form.
At the airport, visitors should practise good hand and respiratory hygiene. They must ensure that a safe distance of at least one metre from other persons is maintained. Face masks should be worn before leaving the aircraft.
Visitors may only stay in establishments or liveaboards that have been certified by the Public Health Authority. Upon arrival in Seychelles, visitors must stay in not more than two accommodations/liveaboards for the first 7 days. No visitors will be permitted to stay at private residences. The list of certified establishments is available on the website of the Department of Tourism: www.tourism.gov.sc
Upon disembarking in Seychelles, all visitors will be required to provide proof of accommodation in an approved establishment for the entire period of stay and must show booking vouchers at the Immigration desk.
Transfer of visitors from the airport to the place of accommodation will be done by authorized transport.
All persons at tourism establishments are monitored daily for signs of illness.
What can we do to help the locals?
The Seychelles tourism industry has almost entirely collapsed and the islands are suffering from an unprecedented economic downturn; putting many people out of work and under incredible strain. A way to help the locals is to consider rescheduling your travel plans instead of cancelling bookings for the time being.
When it’s safe to travel again and if time permits - explore more of the region than you may have previously considered. Mahe, Praslin and La Digue are all within easy reach of each other and offer something unique and worth experiencing. You can learn more about the region to help plan your trip on our dedicated Travel Tips pages.