The Seychelles island has reopened its borders to all countries worldwide. A two-step approach by simplifying and relaxing the restrictive measures is being implemented to relaunch the tourism in the island nation.
In the first phase, travellers will be required to provide proof of a valid vaccination certificate from the national health authority (minimum of two weeks since the administration of the second dose of the vaccine) along with a negative Covid-19 PCR report obtained less than 72 hours prior to travel. These visitors do not need to quarantine upon arrival to Seychelles.
Currently, Indian travellers are allowed to enter Seychelles through private jet transfers only. They are required to submit a negative Covid-19 PCR report obtained less than 72 hours prior to travel. Visitors who have not taken the complete dose of vaccination or not travelling via private jets, will not be permitted entry into Seychelles.
The country has forecasted that 25 per cent of its population is likely to be vaccinated by mid-March which will also witness the launch of the second phase — the country will open up to all visitors, vaccinated or not. During this period, travellers will have to present a negative Covid-19 PCR certificate with the test taken a maximum of 72 hours prior to departure with no quarantine upon arrival into the country.
The announcement has come at a time when the Indian government has established an air bubble agreement with Seychelles allowing Air Seychelles to fly into the destination from India.
More details about the new measures can be accessed on tourism.gov.sc