🌎 / Seychelles

Up-to-date info COVID-19 travel restrictions. Quarantine conditions, entry requrements, list of approved vaccines and etc., help you make decisions about future trips in 2021.

🦠 Seychelles COVID-19 travel requirements

βœ… List of approved vaccines in Seychelles

Oxford–AstraZeneca
Sinopharm BIBP
Sputnik V

⚠ Current covid restrictions in Seychelles

🧒 Schools closing – Recomended
🏢 Workplace closing – Required for some
🥳 Public events – Required cancellations
🍻 Public gathering – gatherings of less than 10 people
🏡 Stay at home – Required to not leave the house with exceptions for daily exercise, grocery shopping, and ‘essential’ trips
😷 Face covering – Recommended
🚌 Public transport – Recommended closing (or reduce volume)
✈ Internal movement – Restrict movement
🗺 International travel control – Screening
🧪 PCR testing – Testing only for those who both (a) have symptoms AND (b) meet specific criteria (e.g. key workers, admitted to hospital, came into contact with a known case, returned from overseas)
💉 Vaccination policy – Availability for ALL of following: key workers/ clinically vulnerable groups / elderly groups

🧾 Entry conditions

Last updated: 5 December 2021, 15:27 (GMT +4)

Travel to Seychelles

Travel update

Effective immediately and until further notice, passengers travelling from the Southern Africa region - South Africa, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia and Zimbabwe, are not permitted to enter Seychelles.

Seychellois and residents returning to Seychelles who have been to any of these countries in last two weeks should self-quarantine and take a compulsory PCR test on day 5 after arrival.

Seychelles welcomes all visitors irrespective of their vaccination status provided they have a negative certificate for a COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure.

COVID-19 testing requirements

All travellers, including infants and children, regardless of vaccination status, 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.

Required forms

Health Travel Authorisation

  • Once COVID?19 PCR test results are received, all travellers must submit Health travel authorisation (HTA) for approval. Please note that your travel authorisation must be valid up to one day after your scheduled arrival for you to be accepted for travel.
  • 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 vaccination card/ certificate.
  • HTA will be processed at a charge of EUR 10 for all travellers, except for Seychelles passport holders the fee will be EUR 5.40.
  • Passengers can do an urgent application and select β€œURGENT” 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 have valid travel health insurance that includes cover for COVID-19 testing, related isolation, quarantine and clinical care.

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

Visitors are not permitted to stay at private residences.

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

For more details on travel guidelines, please refer to the Department of Tourism 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
  • Euromedical Family Clinic (with special rates for Emirates passengers @ SCR1200) – Tel +248-4324999
  • Seychelles Medical Private Tests (Open 24/7, with special rates for Emirates passengers priced at SCR1200) – Tel +248-4366999
  • Le Chantier Health Services (special rates for Emirates passengers) - Tel +248-4324008
    • Location: Mont Fleuri
  • Ortus Laboaratories (mobile service only) - Tel +248-2558662

Praslin Island

  • Baie St. Anne Hospital – Tel +248-4232333
  • Seychelles Medical Private Tests (Open 24/7, with special rates for Emirates passengers) – Tel +248-4366999

La Digue Island

  • La Digue Hospital – Tel +248-4234255
  • Seychelles Medical Private Tests (Open 24/7, with special rates for Emirates passengers) – Tel +248-4366999

Travelling to, from and through Dubai

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