Seychelles ends PCR testing for vaccinated visitors

Seychelles ends PCR testing for vaccinated visitors

Curfews and early closing times for entertainment venues have also been lifted

Earlier this month, the Seychelles removed its overnight curfew and early closing time regulations for entertainment services such as bars and casinos, and now, in line with other popular Indian Ocean destinations, the Seychelles has announced that fully vaccinated visitors are able to enter the country without having to present a negative PCR test.

Those over 18 years of age are considered fully immunised if they have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine as well as a booster dose six months after the second dose.

Visitors aged 12 to 18 are only required to have two vaccine doses without any additional testing.

Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated visitors will be required to present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours or a rapid antigen test done in a certified laboratory within 24 hours of boarding their flight to Seychelles.


Visitors who have tested positive for Covid-19 between two and 12 weeks before travelling are also exempt from pre-travel testing but are required to show proof of infection and recovery.

All visitors are required to have travel insurance and medical insurance cover and are encouraged to stay in Covid-19 health certified accommodation

The move aims to make the country more accessible to tourists, while ensuring a safe environment for travellers and residents.

Commenting on the importance of the new measures for industry recovery, principal secretary for Tourism, Sherin Francis said: “The exemption of the PCR test for fully vaccinated visitors is certainly excellent news for Seychelles. With restrictions being removed and many destinations reviewing their PCR requirements for entry, it was a necessary step for us as a destination to retain the interest of our potential visitors.

“As an industry, we are keeping our commitment towards safe tourism – we should not be complacent and we should remain vigilant to protect our population and our visitors.”

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