Seychelles Tourism Board Travel Advisory Updates

As the world recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic that brought tourism and travel to a standstill, Seychelles is focused on resuming operations within the ‘new normal’ context.

As of 1st August 2020, Seychelles International Airport is open for scheduled commercial flights and only passengers from Permitted Countries will be allowed. Permitted countries have been divided into 2 categories.

Category 1: Permitted countries considered low and medium risk.

Category 2: In an effort to provide more confidence to tourism partners in key source market countries, the authorities in Seychelles have decided to provide Special Status to a group of 7 countries. These are the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Austria and the United Arab Emirates. Under normal circumstances whenever the number of cases go beyond a particular threshold, visitors from these countries would not have been allowed to travel to the islands. As of 1st October 2020, whenever this happens to any of these 7 countries, they will move from permitted countries category 1 to permitted countries category 2. This will allow visitors from these countries to travel to the islands but with a separate set of measures which have been outlined in this advisory.

List of Countries from Which Visitors Are Permitted as of 19th October 2020

PERMITTED COUNTRIES - CATEGORY 1

Australia

Lithuania

Austria

Malawi

Botswana

Malaysia

Burundi

Mauritius

Cambodia

Monaco

Canada

New Zealand

China

Niger

Cote d'Ivoire

Norway

Cyprus

Pakistan

Denmark

Portugal

Egypt

Qatar

Estonia

Rwanda

Finland

Singapore

Germany

South Korea

Ghana

Sri Lanka

Iceland

Sweden

Ireland

Switzerland

Italy

Thailand

Latvia

Vietnam

Liechtenstein

Zimbabwe

* Most recent changes: Australia, Botswana, Burundi, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Niger, Rwanda, Liechtenstein, Republic of Korea, South Africa and Zimbabwe added. Slovakia, Slovenia and United Arab Emirates removed.

PERMITTED COUNTRIES – CATEGORY 2

  • France
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom

Source: Seychelles Travel Advisory