Since the opening of our borders on March 25 2351 passengers land in Seychelles |29 March 2021
As of yesterday afternoon, Seychelles has recorded 2351 arriving passengers since the country started welcoming back visitors to its shores on March 25.
A breakdown of the figures show that 646 visitors arrived Thursday March 25; 786 on Friday March 26; 607 on Saturday March 27 and 312 yesterday up till 1300hrs.
The hotels and some guest houses have been welcoming their first clients after many months of no-business.
Seychelles allows entry to visitors from all countries. For the time being this excludes South Africa.
According to the recent guidelines received by the Ministry of Health, visitors travelling by sea may enter the Seychelles but will require prior approval of the health authorities. Visitors’ vaccination status will not affect their entry. However, visitors are strongly encouraged to be fully immunised before travel.
All visitors entering the Seychelles should have a negative PCR test taken minimum 72hrs before departure. All visitors must have a valid travel health insurance to cover potential Covid-19 related costs (isolation, quarantine, and treatment).
No visa is required for entry into Seychelles, all visitors must however, apply for entry through the Health Travel Authorisation platform at www.seychelles.govtas.com. This health authorisation is essential for travel and will be required at check in. Visitors will not be allowed to board a flight otherwise.
Visitors must comply with all airline protocols throughout their journey. Once landed in the Seychelles disembarkation will be done in an orderly manner.
Face masks must be worn at all times within the airport terminals.
Visitors will be subject to a health check i.e., temperature screening, symptom checks, document checks etc. prior to border security screening. Random testing may be conducted upon arrival.
Visitors with connecting domestic flights to other islands should remain in the airport terminals until the departure of their flight. They may overnight in a certified establishment if their connecting flight is the following day.
During their stay, visitors are advised to avoid prolonged interactions with the local community and/or gatherings or crowded places.
Visitors are reminded that the wearing of face masks is mandatory while in public and encouraged to always maintain social distancing.
Visitors are also advised to follow all sanitization guidelines and safety protocols established by the health authorities.
Visitors must adhere to public health measures. If you plan to travel to Seychelles, you must familiarise yourself with the travel advisory at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Tourism website and the ‘conditions for entry’ section of the Ministry of Health website, which outline all requirements for entry and pre-travel conditions which must be met. There are different measures in place for Seychellois, permanent residents and those on gainful operations permits.
Compiled by Vidya Gappy