The Seychelles Will Reopen to All COVID-19 Negative Travelers as of March 25, 2021, except for visitors from South Africa. To enter, visitors must have a negative result from a PCR test taken within the 72 hours prior to departure. No quarantine will be imposed, and the prior minimum stay requirement has also been lifted. The announcement was made by Sylvestre Radegonde, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Tourism.
Previously, we reported the Seychelles' reopening to all vaccinated travelers who had been fully vaccinated at least 2 weeks before their visit.
The Seychelles' reopening is possible due to the country's rapid vaccination campaign: the country has administered over 80 doses per 100 people, behind only Israel, which is at 95 per 100 (keep in mind that both the Sinopharm vaccine that Seychelles administers and the Pfizer vaccine that Israel administers require two doses per person).
Visitors to the Seychelles will still have to wear face masks, social distance, and regularly wash hands.
Where to Stay in the Seychelles
For those planning to stay in a luxury resort, we only recommend visiting the Seychelles if you have the time and means to stay on one of the islands, not in Mahe. While North Island is well known as the place where Prince William and Kate Middleton honeymooned, in our humble opinion, there are other luxury resorts in Asia and the Maldives with better service and even villa design that we'd choose over North Island. We'd recommend instead the Four Seasons Seychelles at Desroches Island, which opened in 2018. It's not perfect, but it's our current top luxury resort recommendation in the Seychelles. TravelSort Clients enjoy enhanced Four Seasons Preferred Partner benefits.
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