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Seychelles travel restrictions

Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial
Airlines Updates

Published on 06.07.2020
Air Seychelles adds one-way Dubai passenger flights in July 2020

29.06.2020 Air Seychelles in recent weeks filed preliminary International service, which sees the airline intends to resume International scheduled flights as early as August 2020. Subject to various travel restrictions, preliminary operation for the remainder of Northern summer 2020 season as of 26JUN20 as follows.

Mahe Island – Mauritius eff 02SEP20 3 weekly
Mahe Island – Mumbai eff 02SEP20 3 weekly
Mahe Island – Tel Aviv eff 03AUG20 3 weekly (2 weekly from 30AUG20; 3rd weekly in August subject to Government Approval)

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Flight Restrictions

published 17.06.2020
1. Airports in Seychelles re-opened.
2. Passengers and airline crew are not allowed to enter and transit.
– This does not apply to:
a. nationals and residents of Seychelles; and
b. passengers and airline crew arriving directly from Australia, Austria, Botswana, China (People’s Rep.), Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Japan, Luxembourg, Mauritius, Monaco, Namibia, New Zealand, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland or Thailand.
3. A completed application for entry into Seychelles must be submitted to the Public Health Commissioner before boarding. The form can be obtained at tourism.gov.sc .
4. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 48 hours before arrival and are subject to medical screening.
5. Nationals and residents of Seychelles are subject to quarantine for 14 days.
6. Visitors must have a hotel reservation confirmation.

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Quarantine

Any passengers arriving in Seychelles will be subject to a two week mandatory isolation or quarantine. All entry to the country must be approved by the Public Health Commissioner.
Seychelles has three quarantine locations the Military Academy at Perseverance (a 10-minute drive from the capital Victoria), the Maison de Football at Roche Caiman, and the Berjaya Hotel at Beau Vallon.

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country

Vaccination

Yellow fever (2019)
Country requirement at entry: a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers aged 1 year
or over arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and for travellers having transited for
more than 12 hours through an airport of a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.
WHO vaccination recommendation: no

Other country requirement(s) (2018)
Polio vaccination is required for travellers arriving from countries with polio outbreaks.

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  • Seychelles Passenger flights to resume on 1 August (Business Ghana, 27.06.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    From 1 June, 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. For now, all passengers must have proof of a negative coronavirus test performed in the 48 hours prior to boarding. Limited commercial options may also become available in the coming weeks. You should contact your airline and the Seychelles Department of Health to understand when and if you will be permitted entry to Seychelles.

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    27.06.2020
  • Seychelles 1. Airports in Seychelles re-opened.
    2. Passengers and airline crew are not allowed to enter and transit.
    – This does not apply to:
    a. nationals and residents of Seychelles; and
    b. passengers and airline crew arriving directly from Australia, Austria, Botswana, China (People’s Rep.), Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Japan, Luxembourg, Mauritius, Monaco, Namibia, New Zealand, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland or Thailand.
    3. A completed application for entry into Seychelles must be submitted to the Public Health Commissioner before boarding. The form can be obtained at http://tourism.gov.sc .
    4. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 48 hours before arrival and are subject to medical screening.
    5. Nationals and residents of Seychelles are subject to quarantine for 14 days.
    6. Visitors must have a hotel reservation confirmation.

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    International restrictions:

    All foreign travellers, with the exception of nationals and permanent residents, who have been in Europe, China (including Hong Kong and Macao), South Korea, and Iran in the 14 days prior to arrival are not allowed to enter or transit through the country. Seychellois nationals will be exempt from these measures, though those returning from these countries will be placed under mandatory quarantine for 14 days upon re-entry. Any passenger arriving from ANY country (except returning Seychellois citizens) will NOT be allowed to enter Seychelles. All Seychellois citizens returning from ANY country will be subject to additional health screening and placed under obligatory quarantine for at least 14 days upon arrival. All foreign workers holding a work permit are not allowed to return until further notice. No new work permits are to be issued. All international flights are suspended with exception of cargo planes until at least 1 June.

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    Internal restrictions:

    The lockdown has been lifted since 4 May. Restrictions on non-essential services and movement can gradually resume, with all shops allowed to stay open until 20.00. Other businesses, such as restaurants, postal services, construction and tourism activities are also allowed to operate. Primary and secondary schools will reopen on 18 May. Social distancing measures and situational awareness should be observed at all times.

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    17.06.2020
  • Seychelles 1. Seychelles (SEZ) is closed. – This does not apply to emergency diversions. – This does not apply to special mission flights that are approved (MEDEVAC)

    International restrictions:

    All foreign travellers, with the exception of nationals and permanent residents, who have been in Europe, China (including Hong Kong and Macao), South Korea, and Iran in the 14 days prior to arrival are not allowed to enter or transit through the country. Seychellois nationals will be exempt from these measures, though those returning from these countries will be placed under mandatory quarantine for 14 days upon re-entry. Any passenger arriving from ANY country (except returning Seychellois citizens) will NOT be allowed to enter Seychelles. All Seychellois citizens returning from ANY country will be subject to additional health screening and placed under obligatory quarantine for at least 14 days upon arrival. All foreign workers holding a work permit are not allowed to return until further notice.

    No new work permits are to be issued. All international flights are suspended with exception of cargo planes until at least 1 June.

    Internal restrictions:

    The lockdown has been lifted since 4 May. Restrictions on non-essential services and movement can gradually resume, with all shops allowed to stay open until 20.00. Other businesses, such as restaurants, postal services, construction and tourism activities are also allowed to operate. Primary and secondary schools will reopen on 18 May. Social distancing measures and situational awareness should be observed at all times.

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    26.05.2020
  • Seychelles 1. Seychelles (SEZ) is closed.
    – This does not apply to emergency diversions.
    – This does not apply to special mission flights that are approved (MEDEVAC)

    Internal restrictions:

    The lockdown has been lifted since 4 May. Restrictions on non-essential services and movement can gradually resume, with all shops allowed to stay open until 20.00. Other businesses, such as restaurants, postal services, construction and tourism activities are also allowed to operate. Primary and secondary schools will reopen on 18 May. Social distancing measures and situational awareness should be observed at all times.

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    10.05.2020
  • Source [https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/seychelles/entry-requirements]
    [https://mu.usembassy.gov/covid-19-seychelles/]
    [https://www.osac.gov/Content/Browse/Report?subContentTypes=Alerts%2CTravel%20Advisories]
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