Seychelles reopens with no quarantine rules for vaccinated tourists
Seychelles fully open to vaccinated tourists.
The Seychelles has reopened its country and dropped quarantine requirements to all travellers who have been vaccinated against Covid-19.
In addition to submitting an authentic certificate from their national health authority as evidence they’ve received both doses of the vaccine, travellers must also present a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours of travel.
Only then can a visitor enjoy the beautiful 115-island nation without quarantining.
The announcement has been described as the phase 1 of reopening which coincides with the country’s forecast that 25 per cent of its population is likely to be vaccinated by mid-March.
Phase 2 will follow soon after when the country plans to open up to all visitors, vaccinated or not.
The Seychelles, which depends on tourism for around 65% of its GDP, is hoping the new measures will prove to be a step in the right direction when it comes to reviving the industry.
“We hope that this [updated advisory] will open up the tourism industry for the locals, primarily for the small hotels who are struggling… And also provide the kick that our economy desperately needs,” Tourism Minister Sylvestre Radegonde said during a press conference earlier this month.