The Department of Health has specified separate entry requirements for visitors and for returning residents
or work permit holders. A full list of entry guidelines and application forms can be found on Department of Health website
. If you intend to travel to Seychelles, you must ensure that you follow and understand the Department of Health guidelines.
Visitors may only be permitted to enter Seychelles from countries deemed to be a low or medium COVID-19
risk. A list of approved countries can be found on Department of Health website
. You should be aware that this list is updated regularly and can be changed without notice. From 1 October, a number of countries will be given special status. Visitors from the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Austria and the United Arab Emirates will be allowed
to travel to Seychelles under specific conditions.
These conditions include: A COVID-19 test
must be performed no more than 48 hours before departure
and you must be able to demonstrate a negative test
result on entry.
Upon arriving in Seychelles, visitors must stay in a designated hotel/establishment and may not leave the premises for 5 days.
Another COVID-19 test
will be performed on the fifth day of your stay. Following a negative test
result, visitors will be free to continue with their holiday in Seychelles, provided they follow the guidelines found on the Ministry for Tourism website
. If your test
result is positive, you will be required to stay in a designated ‘stay-safe’ until cleared by the Public Health Authority.
You are strongly advised to familiarise yourself with all of the pre-entry preparations and conditions before you travel to Seychelles. The Ministry for Tourism in Seychelles has produced a travel advisory detailing the conditions of entry for visitors from countries with special status. You can access this at the Ministry for Tourism website
and returning residents
currently in high-risk countries may be permitted entry to Seychelles, but will be required to undergo facility-based quarantine
, at their own expense
, for 14 days. All Seychellois and returning residents
must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test
, produced no more than 72 hours before boarding their flight
to Seychelles, regardless of the country from which they are travelling. An application for entry form should also be completed and returned to the Public Health Authority before travel. Gainful Occupation Permit (GOP) holders must follow the same guidelines, but must also be cleared by the Department of Employment and Immigration.
Cruise ships from any country worldwide will not be permitted to berth in Seychelles until further notice. Seychelles International Airport may allow private jets and commercial charter flights
to land if they are carrying passengers who will then be transferred to authorised yachts, or to specifically authorised tourist facilities. All passengers must have proof of a negative COVID-19 test
performed in the 48 hours prior to boarding. You should contact your airline and the Seychelles Department of Health to understand when and if you will be permitted entry to Seychelles.
All passengers will be temperature checked at all ports of arrival. If symptoms of COVID-19
are found to be present, tests will be conducted. Those found to be positive will be quarantine
d and re-checked.