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Seychelles

Travel to Seychelles during Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

At a glance

WELCOMING VISITORS

Available to book, open now

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Test pre-travel:

YES

Form pre-travel:

YES

Test on arrival:

NO

Screening on arrival:

YES

Quarantine on arrival:

YES

Test during stay:

YES

RETURN REQUIREMENTS

UK return testing:

YES

Quarantine on return:

YES

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Test pre-travel: PCR Test
PCR Test locations: https://covidtraveladvice.kuoni.co.uk/pcr-test-locations
Test time:
All tourists must present a negative PCR test for COVID-19 on arrival. The test and negative PCR certificate must be issued no more than 48 hours prior to departure.
On arrival:

The Government of Seychelles has announced that, with effect from 28 December, the United Kingdom will no longer feature on the list of countries from which visitors may travel to Seychelles.

Dual nationals, permanent residents and approved work permit holders may continue to travel from the United Kingdom to Seychelles but will be required to quarantine or self-isolate on arrival, subject to direction from the Public Health Authority, for 10 days in accommodation approved by the Public Health Authority.

A COVID-19 test must also be performed no more than 48 hours before departure and you must be able to demonstrate a negative test result on entry.

An application for entry form should also be completed and returned to the Public Health Authority before travel. Work permit holders must also be cleared by the Department of Employment and Immigration. If you are uncertain of your status, you should contact the Department of Employment and Immigration before attempting to enter Seychelles.

The Government of Seychelles has advised that these measures will be in effect until the 31 January 2021 and will be subject to review before that date.

Form pre-travel: Traveller Health Declaration must be completed 24 hours prior to arrival.
Traveller Health Declaration: http://www.health.gov.sc/index.php/covid-19/forms/
RETURN REQUIREMENTS
UK return testing:

If you intend to travel to England, Scotland, or Wales from abroad, including UK nationals returning home, you must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result taken up to 3 days before departure. If you do not comply (and you do not have a valid exemption) your airline or carrier may refuse you boarding and/or you may be fined on arrival.

Quarantine on return:

A suspension of all Travel Corridors for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland is in place from 4am 18 January for a period of at least one month. 

 

The following statements have been issued by the Department for Transport (DfT) and the devolved administrations of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales:

 

Department for Transport (DfT)

 

All UK travel corridors temporarily suspended to protect against new international variants.

 

Emergency border measures introduced to prevent the spread of new variants of coronavirus into the UK. 

  • emergency measures introduced at the border to be in place for at least one month in order to protect the UK against new variants.
  • all international arrivals to the UK from any country (including British and Irish Nationals) must now take a pre-departure test and self-isolate for 10 days.
  • passengers must continue to fill in a Passenger Locator Form and have a negative test before travelling to the UK or could face a £500 fine for each.

 

The statement in full can be accessed via this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/all-uk-travel-corridors-temporarily-suspended-to-protect-against-new-international-variants

 

Northern Ireland

 

Travel Corridor Suspended

 

The UK Government has announced that it is to suspend the travel corridor system until at least 15 February.  This will come into effect from 4am on Monday 18 January.  Travel corridors operate on a four-nation basis and the decision will see Northern Ireland amend regulations to remove the approximately 64 countries, islands and territories remaining on the travel corridor list.

 

The statement in full can be accessed via this link: https://www.health-ni.gov.uk/news/travel-corridor-suspended

 

Scotland

 

Travel corridors suspended.

Changes to travel restrictions following new COVID-19 variant. Following identification of a new variant of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Brazil, the Scottish Government will impose additional restrictions on arrivals. From 04:00 on Monday, all country exemptions from self-isolation after international travel will be suspended.

 

Passengers travelling to Scotland from outside the Common Travel Area will be required to isolate for ten days on return. They must also have a valid negative COVID-19 test result, taken no more than three days before the scheduled time of departure.

 

The statement in full can be accessed via this link: https://www.gov.scot/news/travel-corridors-suspended/

 

Wales

 

Travel corridors to be suspended as new virus strains emerge. 

 

The First Minister has tonight confirmed travel corridors will be suspended in Wales to help prevent new mutated strains of coronavirus entering the UK. Travel corridors will be suspended from Monday until at least 15 February – and possibly longer – as all four nations of the UK act together.

 

The statement in full can be accessed via this link: https://gov.wales/travel-corridors-be-suspended-new-virus-strains-emerge

FURTHER INFORMATION
Foreign Office Advice: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/seychelles
Local regulations:
All restaurants are closed except within hotels which can serve resident clients.  Sporting activities including water sports are also suspended.  All swimming pools are closed at present and retail stores except grocery stores.  You should wear a facemask at all times in public spaces and also ensure you follow social distancing at all times.

Remember to check countries you’re due to transit through as well as your destination.

The Information contained on this page is accurate to the best of our knowledge. It is provided as guidance only and is subject to review and change. Please check with official sources before booking and again regularly prior to travel, as information and requirements can change frequently and with little notice. Please visit the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office website at gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice or visit gov.uk/travelaware for country-specific information.

Last updated: 19.01.2021 at 15:22