The exotic island of Seychelles will be reopening its borders for tourists from all over the world, with few COVID-19 measures in place, from March 25.
The archipelago in the Indian Ocean is already letting visitors who can prove they’ve had both doses of an approved Covid-19 vaccine forgo quarantine, a measure it introduced in January.
According to the Seychelles News Agency, visitors will now only be required to present a negative PCR test taken 72 hours prior to departure. There will be no quarantine requirement nor restriction on movement upon entry into Seychelles. Additionally, the minimum stay in establishments upon arrival will no longer be applicable.
Seychelles will reopen to tourists from all over the world … on March 25,” state-owned Seychelles News Agency reported, citing remarks by Minister for Foreign Affairs and Tourism Sylvestre Radegonde.
There are also no quarantine requirements for visitors. Visitors will be required to wear face masks and use social distancing and sanitization practices, but the new measures give travelers access to all communal areas within a hotel’s property, including bars, spas and swimming pools.
Minister Radegonde stated that the decision to review and relax the entry procedures in the country has been made possible in view of the success registered in the aggressive vaccination campaign that the country embarked on earlier in the year.