Health ministry updates travel measures |15 March 2022
The Ministry of Health has released a new update on ‘Stay and Entry’ conditions for Seychelles that come into force today, March 15.
Travellers who have been fully vaccinated (two doses) including booster or recent past infection will be able to enter from all countries and there will be no need for pre-travel negative Covid-19 test. Travellers will still need to complete the Travel Authorisation.
However visitors must have health insurance to cover Covid-19 related quarantine, isolation or treatment. Recent past Covid-19 infection (between 2 to 12 weeks prior to travel) will need to provide proof of infection and completion of isolation to be exempted from pre-travel Covid-19 testing. Both can stay in a certified tourism establishment.
Residents and GOP workers that fall in the category of fully vaccinated or recent past infection will not need pre-travel negative Covid-19 test and must complete Travel Authorisation. Quarantine is not required.
For the partially vaccinated or unvaccinated visitors entry accepted from all countries. A negative Covid-19 PCR test must be done within 72 hours before departure or negative Covid-19 Rapid Antigen Test within 24 hours before departure (children under age 12 are exempted). The complete Travel Authorisation will need to be lodged as well as health insurance to cover Covid-19 related quarantine, isolation or treatment. These visitors can stay in any certified tourism establishment.
Residents and GOP workers that are partially vaccinated or unvaccinated can enter from all countries. A negative Covid-19 PCR test done must be conducted within 72 hours before departure or negative Covid-19 Rapid Antigen Test within 24 hours before departure (children under age 12 are exempted). Complete Travel Authorisation needed and no quarantine required.
Travellers coming by sea will need to apply by e-mail for Health Travel Authorisation and must have health insurance to cover potential Covid-19 related costs. They must spend at least 10 days at sea from last port of call. All crew and passengers should be without symptoms of Covid-19 during this period. There will be no need for arrival or Day 5 PCR test. The members of crew that are not fully vaccinated, and wish to disembark prior to completion of 10 days, must provide a negative Covid-19 PCR test (at cost) upon arrival.
Compiled by Marla Simeon