Update 07 April 2021
The Seychelles will allow visitors to enter the islands as from 25 March 2021 without needing to quarantine on arrival in the archipelago. You will also not need a vaccine to travel to the Seychelles and your movement will not be restricted in the country. You will still need a negative PCR test taken 72 hours prior to departure and follow public health measures whilst in the Seychelles. However, the UK still has restrictions on international with a traffic light system. But this is great news for those that want to book a holiday for when the UK government lifts our restrictions.
Here's the latest advice from the FCDO - www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/seychelles
You will need a negative PCR test to enter Seychelles regardless of which airline you fly with. The PCR test to enter Seychelles must be taken within 72 hours of departure from the UK.
Once you have a negative PCR test result, you will need to apply for entry to Seychelles online. https://seychelles.govtas.com/
Each person must apply individually (parents can apply for under 18's), the application is approximately €45pp (€6 for under 12's). A family application form is being worked on currently. Visitors must ensure that they have valid travel insurance with full medical coverage, including Covid19 related medical care, for the duration of their stay in Seychelles.
ARRIVAL INTO SEYCHELLES
Visitors must adhere to strict public health measures (hand and respiratory hygiene, social distancing, wearing of facemasks during travel and transit). Visitors must have correct documents (Public Health Authority permits, printed PCR test results) for verification at ports of entry and transit. At the airport visitors will go through a health desk manned by public health officials, with temperature screening, checks on symptoms, and review of test certificates and travel documents. Visitors will also be registered and provided with details of follow up by health department officials.
You will need a negative PCR test to return to the UK or transiting in Dubai with Emirates. You will also need a negative PCR test if you are staying in Dubai before returning to the UK. The test must be taken within 96 hours before the flight with Emirates. Seychelles is currently on the UK’s red list which will require you to stay in a quarantine hotel for 10 days on your return.
Returning from a Red Country
We suggest you do not travel to a Red country, but if you do and are a UK citizen
- 10-day hotel quarantine in the UK at your expense
- Complete a Passenger locator form
- Pre-departure test within 72 hours of your flight home. This test needs to be taken in your holiday destination.
- A PCR test is taken on days 2 and 8 of your arrival back into the UK. Travellers may not use NHS tests and must book and pay for their tests before flying home.
Please see the full details from the government site here – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/red-amber-and-green-list-rules-for-entering-england
UK Passenger Locator Form - https://www.gov.uk/provide-journey-contact-details-before-travel-uk
SEYCHELLES PCR TEST
Tests are currently available on Mahe, Praslin and La Digue. Our ground handler, Masons, offer a package locally where a driver will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the testing centre.
Approximate costs are as follows:
Seychelles PCR test - from €115 per person
Transfers to/from test centre - from €90 per booking
Additional waiting time - €20 per hour if required
Due to the fluidity of the current situation, these procedures can change at any time. Please check with our staff for the latest guidance and keep checking the links below. All prices are approximate and subject to change at any time.
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)- https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/seychelles
Seychelles Tourist Board - https://advisory.seychelles.travel/
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) Dubai advice -https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/united-arab-emirates