The Recovery of the Local Tourism Industry Allows Seychelles to Remove the Last of Their Covid-19 Travel Restrictions
Entry in Seychelles resumed to pre-covid protocols from Thursday, 1st December 2022, as the last COVID-19 travel requirements were removed for entry in Seychelles.
Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated visitors disembarking in Seychelles will not be required to present a negative PCR or antigen test to be allowed entry into the country. Similarly, fully vaccinated passengers would not be required to show proof of vaccination either.
However, all visitors will be required to complete their travel declaration online through www.govtas.sc and provide valid travel insurance to cover any potential COVID-19-related costs.
Commenting on the matter, Mrs Sherin Francis, Principal Secretary for Tourism, stated that this indicates that the industry’s recovery is almost complete. As a small island destination, Seychelles is heavily dependent on tourism. We needed the last of these measures to be removed and for travel to be as unobstructed as possible.
“Similar to 15th March 2021, 1st December 2022 will be a date to be remembered for Seychelles. We took many risks while navigating our way through the recovery of our local tourism industry, and it has borne fruit. Today, as the destination’s arrival numbers are skyrocketing to pre-pandemic figures, we mark another important moment for travellers. It is yet another milestone for our industry, and we anticipate that this decision will be one that would boost travel to our small destination,” said Mrs Francis.
Visitors planning a holiday in Seychelles are encouraged to book their accommodation and leisure activities through licensed local service providers and operators.
Consisting of 115 islands, Seychelles is a pristine paradise, renowned for its turquoise waters and emerald rain forests, and is the only group of granitic islands in the world. Truly Another World, the Seychelles Islands possess unique features sure to capture the hearts of wanders across the globe