From 1 December 2022, Seychelles will no longer require COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test from visitors. However, all visitors must complete a digital Travel Authorisation. The Travel Authorisation serves to determine visitors’ travel eligibility to Seychelles prior to the start of travel. This digital form also replaces the paper disembarkation form that was previously completed pre-arrival. There is a fee associated with the application for a Travel Authorisation, which can done be from 10 days before arrival. In case of an emergency or unplanned departure to the Seychelles, an express application is available for an additional fee.
Visitors must also have a valid Travel and Health Insurance to cover for potential COVID-19 related costs.
Proof of vaccination status
Proof of vaccination is no longer required.
If you’re transiting through Seychelles
Transiting is when you pass through one country on the way to your final destination.
Check with your airline before departing.
There are no exemptions to the entry requirements for Seychelles.
Check your passport and travel documents before you travel
If you’re visiting Seychelles, your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay. No additional period of validity beyond this is required.
Check with your travel provider to make sure your passport and other travel documents meet their requirements.
British passport holders do not need a visa for tourist visits. However, it is mandatory for visitors to apply for a digital Travel Authorisation, which determines a person’s travel eligibility to Seychelles. On arrival, you’ll be issued with a visitor’s permit provided that you meet the entry requirements of Seychelles authority. To fulfil the requirements you should:
- not be a prohibited immigrant;
- not be the holder of a valid permit which entitles you to reside in Seychelles;
- hold a valid return or onward ticket for the duration of your visit;
- show proof of confirmed accommodation;
- have sufficient funds for the duration of your stay.
The visitor’s permit may be granted for a period of visit of up to 3 months. You may apply for an extension for successive periods not exceeding 3 months at a time to a maximum period of 12 months, granted that you fulfil the local authority’s criteria for extension. You can extend at any time before your current visitor’s permit expires.
The visitor’s permit is issued free of charge for the first 3 months but there is a fee for extension covering each period of 3 months or any part thereof.
Yellow fever certificate requirements
Check whether you need a yellow fever certificate by visiting the National Travel Health Network and Centre’s TravelHealthPro website.