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Last Updated: 12 April 2021
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:
- All visitors to Seychelles must apply for the mandatory Health Travel Authorisation (HTA), either via the Android or iOS apps on mobile devices or via the official government website at https://seychelles.govtas.com.Visitors must submit their negative PCR test results, flight and accommodation details for HTA before departure.
- All visitors including infants and children, regardless of vaccination status, must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate from an accredited laboratory. Samples for this test must have been taken within 72 hours before departure.
Visitors must have valid travel health insurance that covers, at minimum COVID-19 testing, isolation, quarantine and clinical care.
- Once approved, you must present your HTA upon departure at check-in and on arrival in Seychelles. Without authorization, you will be refused boarding!
- 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 an approved establishment 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 including wearing of facemasks in common areas.
- Visitors who have been to South Africa 14 days preceding arrival to Seychelles will NOT be authorised entry. Whereas if they have stayed at least 14 days in another country and have a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours before travel, they will be allowed entry into Seychelles. However, they must provide proof of their stay in that other country.
- All visitors will undergo temperature checks and health screening upon disembarkation.
Any visitor (regardless of his vaccination status), who disembarks with fever and respiratory symptoms such as cough, runny nose or shortness of breath will be isolated from other travellers and be subjected to further assessment and COVID-19 testing as indicated.
At the airport, visitors should practise proper 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 kepts at all times.
- Visitors must use authorised and certified transportation. They are not allowed to use public buses.
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, maintaining social/physical distancing, practice respiratory, and hand hygiene throughout their travel and stay in Seychelles.
Bareboat charters are authorized. However only certified yachts/liveaboards companies are allowed to charter bareboats.
Visitors must avoid public grouping, gatherings and crowded places throughout their travel and stayn Seychelles.
- Visitor wishing to take part in recreational activities such as tours, excursions, sightseeing etc. are required to use licensed tourism service providers that have been certified by the Public Health Authority.
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.
Until further notice, reduced ferry services will continue to operate. Travel on Seychelles ferry services is limited to those providing essential services ONLY.
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.