Seychelles opened their borders on 01 October 2020 with the following entry requirements.
You will need a negative PCR test to enter Seychelles regardless of which airline you fly with. Beachcomber Tours offers flights with British Airways or Emirates. The PCR test to enter Seychelles must be taken within 48 hours of departure from the UK.
Once you have a negative PCR test result, you will need to apply for entry to Seychelles online.
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 be transferred to your hotel where you can’t leave the hotel premises for 5 days. Daily temperature and health checks of visitors will be recorded. On the 5th day you will have another PCR test (no charge). If the result is negative you can continue with your holiday as planned. You can leave the resort premises and visit the many beautiful islands throughout the archipelago. If you test positive for COVID, you will be required to stay in a stay-safe hotel until cleared by the Public Health Authorities.
At present, you don’t need a PCR test to return to the UK when flying with British Airways or transiting in Dubai with Emirates. However, you do require a PCR test when flying with Emirates, if you are staying in Dubai before returning to the UK. The test must be taken within 96 hours before the flight with Emirates.
It is worth noting that currently if you are transiting or staying in Dubai you will be required to quarantine for 14 days on your return back to the 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
Updated: 12 October 2020.