Said to be located a thousand miles from anywhere, the islands of the Seychelles are the epitome of peace and tranquillity, and have long been a dream destination for many.
Best experienced between May and October, they offer the visitor pristine white beaches, safe crystalline waters, diverse flora and fauna, and a wide variety of accommodation, which ranges from charming Creole guesthouses to luxurious private island getaways
To help you plan your holiday to the Seychelles, our Africa expert Felicity has put together a short guide on everything you need to know about travelling to the Seychelles post-lockdown.
Currently, visitors from the UK are not permitted to travel to Seychelles. For those that are allowed to travel, prior to departure from their country of origin, visitors must complete an online Health Travel Authorisation form and produce a proof of a valid negative PCR test done within 48 hours prior to departure to the Seychelles.
Designated hotels and other forms of accommodations with the right facilities and amenities will be permitted to accommodate visitors for the first ten nights of their visits. Throughout that period, they will have to stay on the premises of the hotel. On the sixth day, visitors will be subjected to another Covid-19 PCR test but will still need to stay at the accommodation until the 10th day, even if the test is negative. The test will be free of charge. If the test results are positive and the visitor is asymptomatic, the visitor in question will be required to stay in a designated stay-safe hotel until cleared by the Seychelles Public Health Authority. If symptomatic the visitor will be required to isolate in a medical facility until recovery.
Tourists are expected to follow social distancing and hygiene measures. Furthermore, they will be expected to have valid travel insurance with full medical coverage for the duration of their stay.
Social distancing measures are in place and tourists should abide by these as well as practicing good hygiene. Distancing is enforced on public transport and on internal flights the wearing of masks is mandatory.
For travellers who have been to Seychelles in the previous 10 days entry to the UK is not permitted except for British and Irish passport holders, long term visa holders and permanent residents, all of whom will be required to self-isolate.
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