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Seychelles opens up to the world

Seychelles opens up to the world

Seychelles opens up to the world

The destination of the Indian Ocean island has declared that tourists from all over the world would be welcomed, irrespective of their vaccination status, as of 25 March 2021. For the time being, visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to reach Seychelles until further inspection.

 

The announcement was made by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Tourism, Sylvestre Radegonde, in a press briefing this morning, Thursday 4 March 2021, at the meeting of the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) in the Botanical House following the meeting of the Tourism Task Force.

 

Visitors will only be expected to submit a negative PCR test 72 hours prior to departure.

 

There will be no quarantine provision or limit on travel at the time of entry into Seychelles.

 

In addition, the minimum stay in institutions would no longer apply upon entry.

However, travelers will also be expected to comply with other public health policies placed in place in the context of the pandemic, which will include wearing facial masks, social distances, daily sanitization or hand washing.

 

The new policies also allow guests access to all the communal areas inside the hotel grounds, including pubs, swimming pools, spas and children’s club.

 

The new policies also allow guests access to all the communal areas inside the hotel grounds, including pubs, swimming pools, spas and children’s club.

Minister Radegonde noted that the decision to revisit and ease entry procedures in the country was made possible in the light of the success of the aggressive vaccination program launched earlier this year by the country.

 

“The vaccination campaign was very successful. The government has done everything in its power to ensure that the population is safe. We have now reached the point that the further expansion of our borders is the next step in our economic recovery. The steps announced are largely in line with the recommendations of our tourism partners and have been taken in full consultation with and support by our health authorities.”

 

The small island nation off the east coast of Africa whose economy is based primarily on tourism was the first African country to launch a bold, comprehensive and effective Covid-19 immunisation campaign, in January 2021.

 

The destination will continuously review the new entry measures to ensure that at all times the health and safety of the visitors and the local population are not compromised. 

 

More details will be available shortly through the updated travel advisory on www.tourism.gov.sc.

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