The review follows a proposal of the tourism taskforce to provide potential visitors with clearer information regarding the list of countries for which visitors are permitted into Seychelles.
As per the new advisory, all countries allowed to enter Seychelles will be considered permitted countries and have been divided into two categories.
Category 1 includes permitted countries from low and medium risk while Category 2 will only consist of countries from the list of seven countries given special status, in the instance that any of these countries progresses to high risk.
Category 2 of permitted countries will be subject to a set of different measures amongst which are COVID PCR test prior to travel should be no more than 48 hours, stay within hotels designated for Category 2 countries and restricted movement for the first five days of the stay in Seychelles.
Visitors coming from Category 2 countries will be requested to adhere to all stated procedures in the Visitor’s Travel Advisory and ensure that all requirements are met before arrival, failing which, may result in restriction of entry.
Visitors coming from category 1 countries- deemed as low or medium risks- appearing on the permitted list will not be subject to special conditions imposed for category 2 countries.