COVID-19:
Seychelles visitor travel information

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause disruption worldwide, however despite this, Seychelles continues to welcome visitors. 

Protocols remain in place to ensure the health and safety of the people and consistent PCR tests are carried out by our highly experienced team. We ask our guests to remain vigilant and conscious of these measures.

About Seychelles

The Seychelles has an incredible diversity of both large and small islands, each with their own distinct character. Surrounded by white sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters, the Seychelles is renowned for its beauty. 

Seychelles is an archipelago of one hundred and fifteen islands, spread across 1,400,000 sq km of the Indian Ocean, off East Africa. Every visitor should visit as many islands as possible during their stay, to explore its tropical paradise and marine life.

Day trips and excursions are provided throughout the day, allowing tourists to visit the 41 ‘inner’ granitic islands that form the foundation of the Seychelles. Mahé, a hub for visiting the other islands, is home to capital Victoria and accommodates around 25,000 inhabitants.

Please don’t forget when leaving Seychelles, it’s important to get your PCR from an accredited Seychelles service; www.pcrtest.sc or seychelles.govtas.com

Entry Requirements

Open to;

All countries, excluding South Africa, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia or Zimbabwe.

Are you exempt from quarantine?

No quarantine is required for visitors entering Seychelles, unless you are returning from one of the countries listed above.

HTA (Health Travel Authorization) is required

The Seychelles Health Travel Authorization (HTA) is mandatory for all individuals that want to enter the Seychelles and your application is required prior to boarding your flights. Visitors must submit their HTA form for approval at seychelles.govtas.com.

Only licensed accommodation

Visitors must ensure that accommodation bookings are made only at licensed establishments or liveaboards that have been certified by the Public Health Authority.

Vaccination is not obligatory

However, you must acquire your travel authorization, without which entry will not be allowed.

Negative PCR test required

All visitors, including infants and children, regardless of vaccination status, must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate from an accredited laboratory. Samples for this test must have been taken within 72 hours before arrival and departure.

Arrival to Seychelles

Get HTA

Submit your application and get an approval at seychelles.govtas.com

Get negative PCR test

Every traveler must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate from an accredited laboratory made within 72 hours before arrival.

Check your accommodation

Ask your hotel or host if they have been certified by the Public Health Authority

Departure from Seychelles

Make a PCR test

Requirements depend on your airline and destination. Generally the test is valid for 72 hours.

Get QR-code

Show QR-code from the testing laboratory before your flight.

Frequently asked Questions

Average prices in accredited clinics today are:

  • 1900 SCR for adults
  • 1700 SCR for Emirates airlines customers
  • 950 SCR for kids between 5 to 10 years old (inclusive)
  • Free for children under 5 years old

Yes, we have multiple clinics located at;

  • Mahe Island, 
  • Praslin Island, 
  • La Digue Island 
  • Silhouette Island

We can get you a PCR test as quickly as 2 hours with our Emergency PCR service.

Yes, there is. There is a 24/7 service at Seychelles airport. 

Accredited Testing Stations

Online Discount

Select your package and at the check out select “use my online discount” and the special online discount will be applied before you pay.

Passport Type

All Passports

You will be required to show a Seychelles NI number.

Passport Type

Seychelles Passport or GOP Holder

You will be required to show a Seychelles NI number.