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Seychelles

Travel to Seychelles

Vaccinated Visitors

With immediate effect, Seychelles will be welcoming vaccinated visitors from any part of the world.

Passengers who have taken the complete dose of the vaccine—that is, two doses, and it’s been two weeks or more since they have taken the second dose of one of the five available vaccines (AstraZeneca, Moderna, Sinopharm, Pfizer BionTECH, Sputnik V) will be allowed free movement throughout their stay in Seychelles. Vaccinated visitors must present an authentic certificate from their national health authority as proof of vaccination against COVID-19 along with a negative COVID-19 PCR certificate obtained less than 72 hours prior to travel.

Non-Vaccinated Visitors:

Visitors who have not been vaccinated and coming from Permitted Countries will also be allowed entry. Permitted countries are divided into two categories:

Please refer to the Seychelles Visitor Travel Advisory for conditions of entry for passengers from both categories.

Visitors may only stay in establishments or liveaboards that have been certified by the Public Health Authority. Upon arrival in Seychelles, visitors must stay in their first tourism accommodation/live aboard for 10 days before leaving the tourism accommodation compound/live aboard.

Consideration for entry in Seychelles may also be given to visitors who are not on the permitted list of countries and who have not been vaccinated but they must be arriving by private jets. All pre-travel applications for authorisation of entry in the country by visitors from countries not on the permitted list and are arriving by private jets and have not been vaccinated must be submitted to the Public Health Authority on the following email address: pha@health.gov.sc for approval.

COVID-19 testing requirements

All travellers, including infants and children must have a negative COVID-19 PCR certificate from an accredited laboratory to enter Seychelles.

The test must be taken not more than 72 hours before departure from the point of origin.

Visitors arriving either by commercial flights or charter flights and staying 6 days or more in the country will undergo a COVID-19 PCR surveillance test on the 6th day after arrival at the authorised accommodation. This COVID-19 PCR test will be at no cost to the visitor.

Required forms

Health Travel Authorisation

  • Once COVID‑19 PCR test results are received, all travellers must submit Health travel authorisation (HTA) for approval.
  • This applies to all travellers including children, infants as well as Seychellois and all foreigners.
  • Passengers will require to have details of their passport, a recent valid negative COVID 19 PCR test, their travel itinerary, hotel bookings, other relevant information as well as a payment card to complete the application. If vaccinated, to provide authentic certificate of vaccination.
  • HTA will be processed at a charge of EUR 45 for all travellers, except for Seychelles passport holders the fee will be EUR 5.40.
  • Passengers can do an urgent application and select “URGENT” at the time of payment. An additional amount of EUR90 will be charged for urgent applications which may be processed in 60 minutes but is NOT GUARANTEED. The URGENT processing is only possible for people that meets all the requirements and submit complete documentation in English or French only.
  • The HTA can be presented in a form of hard or soft copy. Permitted hard copies are a paper print out or PDF and soft copies are Mobile app/ Apple Passbook versions.

Other information

Visitors must ensure that accommodation bookings are made only at licensed establishments or liveaboards that have been certified by the Public Health Authority.

All visitors coming to Seychelles must stay in one establishment for the first 10 days.

A separate advisory for returning Seychellois residents and GOP holders is available on Department of Health website.

Travel from Seychelles

If you're travelling from Seychelles, you may be required to take a COVID-19 PCR test and submit additional documentation before departure. Please check the requirements before you travel.

COVID-19 testing requirements

It is mandatory that customers confirm the COVID 19 PCR test requirements as per the regulations of the destination country and present the test result certificate at check in.

COVID-19 PCR testing facilities are available for tourists before departure on Mahe, Praslin and La Digue. Appointments maybe required as health centres offer the tests on different days and times (an appointment should be booked at least 5 to 7 days prior).

Location of the testing stations:

Mahe Island:

  • Central/ East: Music Stadium, English River – Tel +248 4388410 / +248 2829340
  • North: Beau Vallon Health Center – Tel +248 4385001
  • South: Anse Royal Health Center – Tel +248 4388467
  • West: Anse Boileau Health Center – Tel +248 4355555

Praslin Island

  • Baie St. Anne Hospital – Tel +248 4232333

La Digue Island

  • La Digue Hospital – Tel +248 4234255

Travelling to, from and through Dubai

If you're travelling to, from or transiting through Dubai, please check our Travel requirements for Dubai.

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