Seychelles borders are due to re-open to commercial flights from the 1st August but only to low risk countries of which the UK is not included. The UK is classed as high risk currently.
There are restrictions and requirements in place for low risk countries. Visitors coming from low risk countries must have a negative COVID-19 PCR certificate from an authorized laboratory dating no more than 72 hours from the date of travel. In the event that a PCR test is not available, a Rapid Antigen test will be required.
Upon check in, all travellers coming to Seychelles must submit the approved test results to their respective airline companies for verification.
Visitors must comply with all airline protocols upon embarkation.
Visitors must ensure that accommodation bookings are made only at licensed accommodation establishments or liveaboards that have been certified by the Public Health Authority. All booking vouchers reflecting the entire duration of their stay in Seychelles must be presented at the immigration counter for verification. If upon arrival visitors have not booked in a licensed and certified accommodation establishment, they will be directed to another establishment that has been certified.
Visitors must ensure that they have a valid travel insurance with full medical coverage for the duration of their entire stay in Seychelles.
Face masks should be worn before leaving the aircraft. A safe distance of at least one metre should be maintained between all visitors, passengers and staff at all times & should practice good hand and respiratory hygiene.
Any visitor who disembarks with respiratory symptoms such as cough, runny nose or shortness of breath will be isolated from other travellers and be subjected to further tests. Additionally, visitors may be required to undertake a COVID-19 PCR or Rapid Antigen test upon disembarkation.
Transfer of visitors from the airport to the place of accommodation will be done only by authorized transport and visitors must at all times follow instructions provided by the operators.
Visitors will not be authorised to use public buses.
Visitors with connecting domestic flights to other islands should remain on the airport compound.
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.
Visitors are required to adhere to all guidelines in place for hygiene and physical distancing and should keep interaction with other visitors not in their travel group to a minimum.
Any visitor wishing to indulge 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.
Visitors who develop symptoms of a possible respiratory infection (fever, cough, shortness of breath) will be referred to the health services for prompt attention. In the event that a visitor is found to be infected with COVID-19, the Public Health Authority requires that the person is isolated for 14 days or longer until fully recovered.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION Government Laws and local restrictions regarding country entry requirements are continually changing. Always check the embassy’s website for the country you wish to visit or the FCDO website: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice for the latest travel advice and entry requirements.