Frequently asked questions

The Health Travel Authorization is a system that determines the eligibility of individuals, based on pre-defined health and security criteria, to travel by air or sea to the Seychelles. The HTA determines travel eligibility of an individual up to 72 hours prior to the start of travel. The HTA’s assessment process ensures that only individuals authorized to travel are allowed to board the means of travel. Such action decreases the possibility of further spreading COVID-19 infection and prevents potential threats to enter the country. The HTA will also enable the authorities to contact travelers in case of a suspected close contact to an infected person has occurred.
The Health Travel Authorization (HTA) is mandatory for all individuals, national and foreign citizens, of all ages, that want to enter into Seychelles. Each individual is required to apply separately for an STA before the day of travel. It is mandatory to use this website to submit your application. For children under the age of 18, the legal guardian, parent or accompanying adult is responsible for filling the application.

The Seychelles’ Government has made this solution available as a secure platform with the purpose of allowing travelers to gather information and initiate the authorization process. An HTA application can be completed through this official website or through the “Seychelles Travel Authorization” official mobile application and must be done for each individual who intends to travel by air or sea.

Steps:

  • Individually fill out the application
  • Make sure that all the data has been entered correctly
  • Submit the application
  • An email confirming reception of your application will be sent to you automatically
  • An email confirming reception of payment will be sent to you automatically
  • An email confirming Approval / Refusal will be sent to you
  • If your application has been approved, please print the PDF document that has been attached to the e-mail, download the document to your mobile device or save it in the “Seychelles Travel Authorization” mobile app. This is your travel authorization that needs to be shown at the departure and arrival points.
  • If your application has been denied, you will not be able travel to Seychelles for the moment. Please contact the Department of Health of the Republic of Seychelles to report your situation and obtain further details at visitor@health.gov.sc.

Please take into consideration that you are only allowed to travel once your application has been approved by the Seychelles Government.

As borders are reopening, we want to make sure our visitors and citizens are safe, and limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus as much as possible. Our authorities are doing everything to make sure of that. The funds collected through the Health Travel Authorization allows us to make sure we assess the health and safety risks of all travellers, and lets us provide free of charge airport arrival COVID-19 tests when necessary. This means you do not have to worry about extra costs when arriving in Seychelles.

Visitors coming from countries that appear on the “permitted list” require a negative PCR certificate no more than 72 hours old from the date of travel. 
Please be aware that visitors coming from high-risk countries will not be authorized to enter Seychelles even if a valid PCR test is presented. There may be exceptions for Seychellois and resident permit holders.
 
Visit http://tourism.gov.sc/covid-19-guidelines/ for the list of permitted countries.

Yes. The Health Travel Authorization is mandatory for all individuals, national and foreign citizens, of all ages, that want to enter into Seychelles.

  • Valid passport 
  • Recent passport picture OR a selfie picture taken during application process
  • Contact details (home address, telephone, email)
  • Travel information (arrival flight number, seat or cabin number, departure and arrival airports or ports, date of departure with initial flight in case of corresponding flights)
  • The information on the certified accomodation you will be staying at
  • Negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate
  • A valid travel insurance with full medical coverage for the duration of your entire stay in Seychelles.
  • Credit card information

The application can be made between 72 and 3 hours before departure. The reviewing process may take up to three hours before validation. You will not be able to travel if your application has not been approved by the time of your departure. 
In case of an emergency or unplanned departure to the Seychelles, an express application is available. The reviewing takes only up to 10 minutes and comes with an additional charge of 90 Euros per applicant.

You can check the status of your application at any time by visiting the following URL: https://seychelles.govtas.com/application-check
 
Within minutes after submitting your application, the system will send you an email confirming receipt of your application. This email will contain the Reference number assigned to your application. Use this number to check your application status. Do not immediately re-apply for a Health Travel Authorization.

No. While it is obligatory to present a valid HTA to gain access to the departure point and during the check-in and boarding process, you still need to present all documents required by your carrier. The HTA is not a substitution for documents such as your Passport or boarding pass. In addition, you might be subjected to questioning and health assessment such as temperature taking at the point of departure or arrival. This might result in you being denied access to the means of transport.
No. Although a negative PCR COVID-19 test is required and health related questions are asked during the application process, the HTA does not constitute a valid health certificate, and further medical tests may still be asked during your travel. The HTA is only your official authorization allowing you to travel to the Seychelles.
The HTA is valid for one journey only and must be renovated for each additional journey. It expires once you exit the country.
No, the travel information is an obligatory section of the application process. Therefore, it is only possible to apply for the HTA after having booked your ticket.
The system will require a valid credit card to complete the transaction. No checks or cash is accepted by the system. If the payment does not work, please wait a few minutes, and try again, or check to make sure you have sufficient founds on the account you used.
If your application has been denied, you will not be allowed to travel at this moment. Please contact the Department of Health of the Republic of Seychelles to report your situation and obtain further details at visitor@health.gov.sc.