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Last Updated: 27 September 2022
Cases overview in Seychelles:
To learn more about these requirements, please view the latest Visitor Travel Advisory issued by the Seychelles Ministry of Tourism. Or simply refer to the following sections:
These are the travel requirements:
- All visitors to Seychelles must apply for the mandatory Travel Authorisation (TA), via the official government website at https://seychelles.govtas.com.Visitors must submit their negative PCR test results, flight and accommodation details for TA before departure.
All fully immunized visitors are exempted from pre-travel test requirement upon presentation of their vaccination certificate.
Fully immunize means:
Visitor over 18 years, having received the first two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, including a booster dose after 6 six months since completing the primary series.
Visitors aged 12 to 18 years having received two vaccine doses.
Visitors who have had a recent past infection (between 2 and 12 weeks before date of departure) are exempt from testing upon provision of proof of infection and recovery.
Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated visitors will be required to present a negative PCR test certificate, taken within 72hours before departure or an Antigen test certificate taken within 24 hours before departure.
Asymptomatic children under the age of 12 are exempted from PCR or Antigen testing requirements.
Visitors must have valid travel health insurance that covers, at minimum COVID-19 testing, isolation, quarantine and clinical care.
- You will need to submit your return airfare.
- Visitors may only stay in establishments or liveaboards that have been certified by the Public Health Authority. Refer to the list of certified establishments, 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 approved establishment(s) for the entire period of stay and must show booking vouchers at the Immigration desk.
Visitors are required to adhere to all health protocols in place at their respective tourism accommodation/liveaboards.
All visitors and staff should do self-monitoring for COVID -19 illness.
All individuals arriving in Seychelles must report any illness to their hotel management, local health centre and/or public health authority, even if fully vaccinated.
Visitors, regardless of their vaccination status, must continue to observe all health measures especially in all public places, such as consistent use of facemasks indoors, maintaining social/physical distancing, practice respiratory, and hand hygiene throughout their travel and stay in Seychelles.
Visitors must avoid public grouping, gatherings and crowded places throughout their travel and stayn Seychelles.
What can we do to help the locals?
The Seychelles tourism industry has almost entirely collapsed. 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 is 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.
Ferry services continue to operate.
If you have a ferry booking for travel in the next few months, or for any other destination-related questions, feel free to contact us directly if you wish to reschedule your trip. We also invite you to consult our Terms and Conditions if you have any questions regarding a cancellation.