South Africans are once again allowed to enter the island paradise of the Seychelles from 13 September 2021. The Seychelles Ministry of Health officially removed South Africa from the restricted travel list on Sunday, but visitors are strongly advised to be cautious and get fully vaccinated.
There will be no quarantine period when you arrive on the island but travellers do require a negative COVID-19 PCR test done within 72hours of departure and arrival.
The Seychelles Government also require visitors to fill out a health travel authorisation at https://seychelles.govtas.com/ – and have travel and health insurance which includes coronavirus COVID-19 related quarantine, isolation or treatment.
Stay at a certified tourism establishment is also essential and the length of stay is not monitored.
The Tourism Seychelles regional director for Africa & the Americas, David Germain, says the island is eager to welcome back South Africans to their shores.
“Travellers want to stay safe in a pure environment whilst on holiday and what better place than Seychelles at this time of uncertainty. Tourism operators and their staff have all been trained to minimise and mitigate the risk posed by COVID-19, developing standard operating protocols in collaboration with the health authorities, earning COVID-safe certification,” he said.
The Minister of Tourism, Sylvestre Radegonde, said: “With over 70% of our population fully vaccinated and the vaccination of adolescents aged between 12 and 18 years well underway, Seychelles is doing what is necessary to keep both its population and its visitors safe.”