November 24, 2022

Seychelles lifts bans on Indian travelers


Seychelles is now open to visitors from all countries, including India. Referring to this, the Seychelles Ministry of Health recently announced this travel update, and said it was independent of COVID-19 vaccination status. According to reports, Seychelles International Airport is also now open for all scheduled commercial flights, however, travelers would be required to show proof of a negative PCR test performed within 72 hours of departure.

As previously reported, the Seychelles had been open to visitors regardless of their vaccination status, provided they present proof of a COVID-19 negative PCR test certificate that was taken 72 hours prior to travel. However, at that time, entry was restricted to visitors who had traveled to India, Brazil, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan within 14 days of arriving in Seychelles.

To visit this tourist destination, travelers would additionally need a valid Health Travel Authorization (HTA) to enter, which can be done through the online portal at https://seychelles.govtas.com/ .

Reports say anyone wishing to visit Seychelles should also purchase valid travel health insurance, which at a minimum covers COVID-19 testing, quarantine, isolation and clinical care. And these travelers meet these conditions, they will not have to undergo quarantine, minimum stay, and they will not face any kind of movement restriction upon entering Seychelles.

However, anyone visiting Seychelles will still be required to adhere to other public health measures, which have been put in place due to the pandemic, such as wearing face masks, maintaining social distancing and disinfection. hands. Visitors will also be required to ensure that accommodation reservations are made only at approved establishments that have been certified by the Public Health Authority.