Indian Ocean Islands
Travel to Seychelles
All passengers, including infants and children, travelling from must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate from an accredited laboratory. The test must be taken not more than 72 hours before departure from the point of origin. Travellers from countries not included in the list of permitted countries are currently not allowed entry to Seychelles.
Effective September 15, travellers to the Seychelles, including travellers in transit to other countries via Mahe Airport, must have an approved Health Travel Authorisation (HTA).This includes children, infants as well as Seychellois and all foreigners. Passengers must apply via the Seychelles Travel Authorisation mobile app or .
Passengers require 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.
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.
The HTA will be processed at a charge of EUR 45 and is only valid together with the corresponding passport and COVID-19 PCR test certificate that were submitted and accepted. The fee for Seychelles passport holders is EUR 5.40.
All countries allowed to enter Seychelles will be considered permitted countries and have been divided into 2 categories:
Effective 1 October 2020, Special Status is provided to the following countries: France, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.
Additional health safety measures that will permit visitors from the countries with Special Status to travel and stay in Seychelles are described below:
Travel from Seychelles
All passengers, except children 12 years old and below, as well as passengers with moderate or severe disability, travelling to Dubai will be required to take a COVID-19 PCR test no more than 96 hours before departure and present the negative test result certificate at check-in (passengers cannot use the same test result done from another country for the return even if within 96hrs).
COVID 19 PCR testing facilities are available for tourists before departure on Mahe, Praslin and La Digue. On Mahe Island, travellers can go to Maison De Foot at Roche Caiman on any day between Monday to Saturday from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon to do the test. Appointments are required for other health centers as they offer the tests on different days:
Location of the testing stations:
La Digue Island