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24.09.20 - Seychelles - Corona / Covid-19 Infos

The Seychelles Tourism Board announced that commercial flights will be welcomed to Seychelles in August 2020. The holiday destination confirmed the authorisation for commercial flights for most European as of 01/08/2020.

The following airlines have announced that flights to Seychelles will commence in August.
- Emirates / Air Seychelles (via Dubai)
- Ethiopian Airlines (via Addis Ababa)
- Etihad (via Abu Dhabi)

Edelweiss from Zurich will start in September while Condor flights from Frankfurt will most likely not commence until December 2020

The new lift in air travel restrictions on the destination comes to an indication of the successful progression of the implementation of the first phase of movement restrictions effective as of June 1, 2020. As the destination tops holiday’s searches in the region, the availability of flights comes at an opportune time for visitors planning to find a peaceful and picturesque vacation.

It is with the aim of ensuring the safety of visitors travelling to Seychelles for a holiday and the local population that a new series of guidelines have been issued by the Public Health Authority in Seychelles and Tourism Stakeholders.

The guidelines, which has been meticulously discussed by all the different parties within the Seychelles tourism industry encompasses various information relating to travelling to Seychelles and the requirements for the same to happen under the new normal.


The document, which also includes the list of countries, has been made available on the department of tourism website since Friday July 3, 2020 and can be accessed via the following link: http://tourism.gov.sc/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Seychelles-Visitor-Travel-Advisory.pdf

Prominent points of the documents are highlighted below:

The following information emphasised Testing:
• Proof of a negative COVID-19 test prior to boarding the flight to Seychelles remains mandatory for all visitors.
• Passengers boarding from medium risk countries are expected to conduct a PCR test within 72 hours of travel while passengers boarding from low risk countries are required to submit to an antigen test within 72 hours of travel.
• Airlines companies are strongly advised not to board any passengers or crew who are symptomatic of COVID-19


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 prior to the date of travel. In the event that a PCR test is not available, a Rapid Antigen test will be required.
List of low risk countries:
Belgium China Cyprus Estonia Finland Iceland Hungary Ireland Japan Latvia Lithuania Malta Mauritius Netherlands New Zealand Norway Thailand 

Medium Risk Countries
Visitors coming from medium risk countries, they will require a negative PCR certificate no more than 72 hours from the date of travel.
List of medium risk countries:
France Austria Canada Cuba Czech Republic Denmark Germany Greece Italy Luxembourg Malaysia Monaco Singapore Slovakia Slovenia South Korea Spain Sri Lanka Switzerland UAE

All certificates with negative test results, including all flights and accommodation information,
must be submitted together with the registration form "Submission of COVID-19 Test results" -
to the Public Health Authority at the following email address: visitor@health.gov.sc .
If visitors fail to submit the tests results, flights and accommodation details they will be subjected to a COVID-19 PCR or a Rapid Antigen test upon arrival. Furthermore, 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 also for treatments based on Covid-19 for the duration of their entire stay in Seychelles
If a negative PCR test is required for the return trip, the email address for making appointments for the PCR test
is on site: covid19test@health.gov.sc. This can be done in Mahé, Praslin or La Digue.

Contact details
STB News Bureau: stbnews@seychelles.travel
Tel: +248 4 671 354 / +248 4 67 13 13
Website: www.seychelles.travel