Seychelles relaxes entry rules

By Linsey McNeill
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Seychelles is allowing full vaccinated visitors to enter without a COVID test from today.

All arrivals from the age of 18 must have received two doses of a vaccine plus a booster after six months to be considered fully vaccinated.

Children from the age of 12 don’t need a booster.

Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated visitors must present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours or a rapid antigen test done in a certified laboratory within 24 hours of departure.

Those who have tested positive for COVID two to 12 weeks before travel are also exempt from testing if they have proof of their prior infection.

All visitors are still required to have travel insurance in addition to their medical insurance cover and are encouraged to book their stay at a certified accommodation.

It is also mandatory to apply for a Travel Authorization prior to travel.

The Principal Secretary for Tourism Sherin Francis said: “With restrictions being removed and many destinations reviewing their PCR requirements for entry it was a necessary step for us as a destination to retain the interest of our potential visitors.

“As an industry, we are keeping our commitment towards safe tourism and we should not be complacent and remain vigilant to protect our population and our visitors.”

The country has also recently eased other restrictions, including the removal of the overnight curfew and closing time for entertainment services such as bars and casinos, which became effective on 1 March.

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