Last updated: 10/28/20
- The Seychelles Department of Health has confirmed 153 cases of COVID-19. Effective May 4, 2020, the gradual easing of confinement measures was implemented. Restrictions on the movement of people are no longer in effect, however, social distancing measures remain in place. The majority of non-essential services and businesses are permitted to reopen, subject to provisions outlined by the Department of Health. Shops are instructed to close at 20:00. Restaurants maintain visitor records for potential contact tracing purposes.
Entry and Exit Requirements:
- Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? No
- Effective August 1, 2020, only passengers travelling from certain countries approved by the Public Health Authority are permitted to enter Seychelles via Seychelles International Airport. Visitors, including infants and children, coming from permitted countries must have a negative COVID-19 PCR certification from an accredited laboratory. The test must be taken within 72 hours of departure. Visitors may only stay at licensed establishments or liveaboards that have been certified by the Public Health Authority. Click here for details. Effective June 1, 2020 entry exceptions were established for private/charter flights and leisure boat passengers, subject to regulations by the Department of Health.
- Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes
- Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
- Individuals seeking extensions of visa status or residency must contact the Seychelles Immigration and Civil Status Office.
- Is a curfew in place? No
- Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No
- Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No
- Seychelles has three quarantine locations the Military Academy at Perseverance (a 10-minute drive from the capital Victoria), the Maison de Football at Roche Caiman, and the Berjaya Hotel at Beau Vallon.
- Individuals seeking COVID-19 testing must contact the Seychelles Department of Health.
- Are commercial flights operating? Yes
- Is public transportation operating? Yes
- Masks are required on public transportation. Busses are instructed to reduce maximum capacity.
Fines for Non-Compliance:
- Social distancing guidelines remain in effect however fines and/or arrests may not be applied uniformly.
- Routine American Citizen Services are available by appointment at the S. Consular Agency in Victoria.
- Republic of Seychelles – Department of Health
- Republic of Seychelles – Department of Health on Facebook
- Republic of Seychelles – Immigration and Civil Status
- Republic of Seychelles – Seychelles News Agency