Seychelles Authorities Review Visitor’s Travel Advisory

The Seychelles Department of Tourism reviewed its Visitor’s
Travel Advisory effective Friday, October 2, 2020.

The review follows a proposal of the Tourism Taskforce to
provide potential visitors with clearer information regarding the list of
countries for which visitors are permitted into Seychelles.

As per the new advisory, all countries allowed to enter
Seychelles will be considered permitted countries and have been divided into 2
categories. 

Category 1 includes permitted countries from low and medium
risk while Category 2 will only consist of countries from the list of seven
countries given special status, in the instance that any of these countries
progresses to high risk.

Category 2 of permitted countries will be subject to a set
of different measures amongst which are COVID PCR test prior to travel should
be no more than 48 hours, stay within hotels designated for Category 2
countries and restricted movement for the first 5 days of the stay in
Seychelles. 

Visitors coming from Category 2 countries will be requested
to adhere to all stated procedures in the Visitor’s Travel Advisory and ensure
that all requirements are met before arrival, failing which, may result in
restriction of entry.

Visitors coming from category 1 countries- deemed as low or
medium risks- appearing on the permitted list will not be subject to special
conditions imposed for category 2 countries.

Ensuring the safety of visitors and the local population,
the Department of Tourism has published a detailed visitor’s travel advisory addressing
the conditions for holidaymakers visiting the destination from both category of
countries.

A list of authorized accommodations for category 2 permitted
countries that is subjected to regular updates by the Tourism Department has
also been published for visitors’ information.

To date, 74 tourism establishments have been accredited on
that list and work continues in endorsing other tourism establishments, which
have expressed interest.

The information can be accessed on the Department of Tourism Website through the following link http://tourism.gov.sc/covid-19-guidelines/ .

Additional measures and procedures set by the Public Health
Authority can be viewed under the advisory available on the Tourism Department
and Department of Health websites, which will be kept updated.

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