Seychelles will be reopened to tourists, regardless of vaccination status, starting the 25th of March. All inbound tourists will be required to present a negative PCR test report done within 72 hours prior to departure.

This announcement was made by the minister for foreign affairs and tourism, Sylvestre Radegonde, during the press briefing with the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB).

However, as of now the visitors from South Africa will remain barred from entry, with this decision set to be reviewed in the coming weeks.

As per the announcement, the travelers will be exempted from the mandatory quarantine. Also, the government has eased the restriction on movement upon entry into Seychelles. Besides, the earlier decisions on the mandatory minimum stay in establishments upon arrival will no longer be applicable.

With ease of the inbound tourism, the goverment has urged the travelers to follow the public health measures by wearing of face masks, making social distancing and regular sanitisation or washing of hands. The new measures also give visitors access to all communal area within the hotel premises inclusive of bars, swimming pools, spas and Kid’s clubs.

Minister Radegonde stated that the decision to review and relax the entry procedures in the country has been made possible in view of the success registered in the aggressive vaccination campaign that the country embarked on earlier in the year.

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.