Seychelles will welcome travellers from across the globe, irrespective of their vaccination status, from March 25, 2021. Visitors from South Africa will not be permitted to enter the country for the time being until further notice.

Now, visitors will only be required to present a negative PCR test taken 72 hours prior to departure. There will be no quarantine requirement nor restriction on movement upon entry into the country.

In addition, the minimum stay in establishments upon arrival will no longer be applicable.

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Tourism, Sylvestre Radegonde said that the decision to review and relax the entry procedures has been made possible in view of the success registered in the aggressive vaccination campaign that the country embarked on earlier this year.

“The vaccination campaign has been quite successful. The government has done everything in its power to make sure that the population is protected. We have now arrived at the point where opening our borders further is the next step to allow for our economic recovery. The measures being announced reflect broadly the recommendation of our tourism partners and have been done in full consultation with and the endorsement of our health authorities,” he said.