Seychelles opens up to the world and now accepts travelers
The island destination of the Indian Ocean welcomes visitors from all over the world,
regardless of their vaccination status, since 25 March 2021 .
Visitors from South Africa will still not be permitted to enter Seychelles for the time being until further review.
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 Authorization platform at seychelles.govtas.com. This health authorization is essential for travel and will be required at check in. Visitors will not be allowed to board a flight otherwise.
Health Travel Authorisation
A Health Travel Authorization (HTA) is required for every passenger entering Seychelles. Application for the (HTA), must be submitted for approval through the designated platform at: seychelles.govtas.com.
Visitors must submit the following with their application.
- Passport copy
- Negative PCR test certificate (In English or French)
- Return airfare
- Confirmed accommodation bookings for their entire stay
- Certificate of vaccination is an advantage
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 subjected 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.
Seychelles offers visitors a plethora of accommodation options.
Visitors must ensure that they stay in licensed and certified accommodation establishments or live aboard during their entire stay in the destination. The
Hotels offered by Seychelles Booking are approved by the government of Seychelles.
List of approved hotels
PCR testing in Seychelles for departing visitors
PCR testing is not required routinely to depart Seychelles. However, your airline or final destination may require it. PCR test facilities are available on the three (3) main islands namely Mahe, Praslin and La Digue to visitors prior to departure.
Visitors requiring the test should contact the Public Health Authority at least a week in advance on the email address mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +248 4388410 to make the necessary
The PCR test currently costs SCR 2500 (around 105€). Children below the age of 12 years and persons of 65 years and above are exempted from the fee.
Several airlines flies to the Seychelles, including Emirates, Ethiopian, Qatar, Edelweiss, Air Seychelles, Air Austral, Kenya Airways, Condor, British Airways and Air France.
We however strongly advise visitors to consult the website of these respective airlines for updated flight information and schedules.
Official press release - Seychelles Tourism Board - 2021-05-06
Seychelles Tourism Board
Botanical House, Mont Fleuri
Updated : 2021-05-06