COVID-19 – Seychelles

COVID-19 Information

Last updated:  01/13/21

Country-Specific Information:

  • The Seychelles Department of Health has confirmed 601 cases of COVID-19.  Effective January 3, 2021, additional restrictions, were implemented for the next 10 days. These additional measures stipulate that international visitors are not permitted to change establishments or hotels during their stay for the next 10 days and all new arrivals are required to spend 10 days in their establishment or hotel. Restaurants and mobile food outlets will be closed.  Restaurants in hotels will remain open for resident clients. All retail stores except grocery stores will be closed.

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.

Movement Restrictions:

  • Is a curfew in place? No
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No

Quarantine Information:

  • 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.

COVID-19 Testing:

  • Individuals seeking COVID-19 testing must contact the Seychelles Department of Health.

Transportation Options:

  • 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.

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