Seychelles reopens to travellers on 25 March 2021. Photo courtesy Serge Marizy/Seychelles Tourism
The gorgeous African island republic of Seychelles will be open to visitors from 25 March 2021, irrespective of their vaccination status. Travellers will have to present a negative PCR-test taken within 72 hours prior to departure. Air Seychelles has opened booking for its weekly Mumbai to Mahé trips, with the first flight on 8 April 2021.
Seychelles: rules for entry
There will be no quarantine requirement, no restriction of movement upon entry and no minimum stay requirement, the Seychelles tourism board said in an announcement. In addition, travellers will be able to access a hotel’s common areas that include the bar, swimming pool, spa and the kids’ club. Of course, visitors will have to follow safety protocol such as wearing face masks, social distancing, and frequent sanitisation or washing of one’s hands.
The entry measures will be continuously reviewed to ensure the safety of travellers and locals. Sylvestre Radegonde, the minister for foreign affairs and tourism, said entry procedures have been relaxed following the country’s aggressive vaccination campaign in January 2021: “We have now arrived at the point where opening our borders further is the next step to allow for our economic recovery. The measures being announced reflect broadly the recommendation of our tourism partners and have been done in full consultation with and the endorsement of our health authorities.”