image

Seychelles Travel Guide

The Complete Guide to the Seychelles Book accomodation

Entry Requirements

What do I need to gain entry to the Seychelles?

Vaccinated travelers:

People fully vaccinated against Covid-19 no longer need to take a PCR or rapid antigen test prior to travel!

Definition of "fully vaccinated":
  • Individuals 18 years of age and older: considered fully vaccinated are those who have received the full number of vaccine doses (usually 2 doses). If more than 6 months have passed after the 2nd dose, travelers are still considered fully vaccinated only if they have received a 3rd vaccination (booster vaccination).
  • Children 12 - 17 years of age: considered fully vaccinated if they have received at least 2 doses of vaccine
 

Non-vaccinated travelers:

Unvaccinated travelers 12 years of age and older must take a Covid-19 PCR or Covid-19 Rapid Antigen test more before traveling! The Covid-19 PCR test must not be older than 72 h at departure, the Covid-19 Rapid Antigen test must not be older than 24 h at departure.

Children under 12 years: no test required

 

Travel authorisation for all Seychelles tourists

Before departure, all tourists must apply for a travel authorization through this platform: Travel authorization.

This travel authorization is mandatory for all travelers entering the country (including children) and costs 10 € per person. Vaccinated travellers can apply for their travel authorisation from 5 days before arrival. Unvaccinated travellers can apply for the travel authorisation as soon as the test result is available (PCR test: sampling possible from 72 h before departure, Rapid Antigen Test: sampling possible from 24 h before departure). The processing time can take up to 9 hours. Please plan ahead for this and apply for the permit early.

The following information will be requested or must be uploaded during the registration process:

  • valid passport
  • digital passport photo or "passport photo selfie" (a portrait photo of you, you can take it with your mobile phone)
  • Traveler's contact information (home address, phone, email)
  • Travel information (flight details & accommodations in Seychelles)
  • For vaccinated persons: Proof of vaccination (e.g. vaccination card or certificate) (in the section "required documents")
  • For non-vaccinated persons 12 years and older: negative Covid-19 PCR test result or rapid antigen test result (in English or French)
  • Credit card information for payment

After registration, the traveler will receive an automated confirmation of receipt as well as payment by email. In another email, maximum 9 hours after registration, the traveler will receive the travel authorization. This travel authorization (pdf) must be printed or saved on your mobile phone.

Tip: If you have any problems when applying for your travel authorization, please use the chat function on the site https://seychelles.govtas.com to solve the problem.

Important:
  • All visitors need to have international health insurance.
  • Only accommodations that have been certified by the Seychelles Health Authorities as complying with Covid-19 guidelines can be used for overnight stays. All of our accommodations have already received this certification. The information on whether an accommodation is certified can be found on the detail page of the accommodation in the section "Facts".
 

Can I enter the country after a Corona infection?

If you have recently contracted Corona (between 2 and 12 weeks prior to travel date), please upload proof of infection (positive test result and certificate of completion of isolation or recovery certificate) in the entry permit. You will not be required to submit a Covid-19 PCR test.

 

Where do I have to wear a mask?

A mask must be worn on the plane (depending on the airline), at the airport, on the ferry, in taxis and on public buses.

 

Do I need a new SARS-CoV-2 PCR Test before my return journey?

Please inform yourself beforehand if this applies to you depending on your destination. We will also gladly help you if required.

 

Test facilities in the Seychelles

Where can I take a PCR test in the Seychelles?

Mahé
  • Our recommendation: Victoria Health Clinic: Anse Etoile (€ 75), alternatively at all hotels (€ 100), appointments and booking
  • Seychelles Medical Services 4 locations: Eden Island, Seychelles International Airport, Victoria "The Glass Building", Beau Vallon - 24-hour service (from 8 pm - 8 am by appointment only), SCR 2,200 (result after 12 hours by email), Express PCR test SCR 4,000 (result after 8 hours by email), appointments and booking
Praslin
  • Villas de Mer Hotel, Grand Anse (€ 100), alternatively at all hotels (€ 125), appointments and booking
  • Seychelles Medical Services: Les Lauriers Eco Hotel - 24-hour service (from 8pm - 8am by appointment only), SCR 2,200 (result by 9am the following day), Express PCR test SCR 4,000 (result by email by midnight), appointments and booking
La Digue
  • Tarosa Restaurant, La Passe (€ 125), alternatively at all hotels (€ 150), appointments and booking
  • Seychelles Medical Services: La Digue Island Lodge - 24-hour service (from 8pm - 8am by appointment only), SCR 2,200 (result by 9am the following day), Express PCR test SCR 4,000 (result by email by midnight), appointments and booking

Where can I take a SARS-CoV-2 rapid test in the Seychelles?

Mahé
  • Our recommendation: Victoria Health Clinic: Anse Etoile - 8am - 5pm (€ 50), alternatively at all hotels (€ 75) - phone: +248-251 12 68, email: antigen@victoriahealthclinic.com, appointments and booking
  • Seychelles Medical Services 4 locations: Eden Island, Seychelles International Airport, Victoria "The Glass Building", Beau Vallon - 24-hour service (from 8 pm - 8 am by appointment only), appointments and booking

Praslin
  • Villas de Mer Hotel, Grand Anse - 4.30pm - 7.30pm (€ 60), contact: Lydia Lablache - phone: +248-2511959 or Rebecca Esticot (nurse) - phone: +248-2712198, email: antigen@victoriahealthclinic.com, appointments and booking
  • Seychelles Medical Services: Les Lauriers Eco Hotel - 24-hour service (from 8pm - 8am by appointment only), appointments and booking
La Digue
  • Tarosa Restaurant, La Passe - 4.30pm - 7.30pm (€ 60), Contact: Gerard Lablache and Mandy Vidot (nurse) - phone: +248-2546558, email: antigen@victoriahealthclinic.com, appointments and booking
  • Seychelles Medical Services: La Digue Island Lodge - 24-hour service (from 8pm - 8am by appointment only), appointments and booking
 

Basic documents / proofs required:


  • Passport, or children's passport. Children need their own identity document (children's passport).
  • Booking confirmation for the accommodation
  • Return or onward flight ticket
  • Enough financial resources (approx. US$ 150 per day)

Spot-checks are carried out, so you should be sure to adhere to the entry requirements to avoid problems. Financial resources may be carried in cash, travel vouchers, or credit cards. Upon presentation of the above documents, visitors will be issued a visitor's permit automatically upon entry. This does not need to be requested in advance. The permit then issued at passport inspection is valid for 30 days. Anyone wishing to stay more than 30 days can increase the duration of their permit in increments of three months up to one year, as long as the appropriate conditions are still fulfilled.

In case of questions regarding entry requirements:

Department of Immigration
Independence House
PO Box 430, Victoria
Mahé, Seychelles
Tel: +248 4 29 36 36
Fax: +248 4 22 50 35
E-Mail: info@immigration.gov.sc

 

Which Vaccinations are required for the Seychelles?

There are no required vaccinations for the Seychelles except for visitors travelling from a yellow fever area. For these travellers, a valid proof of yellow fever vaccination is required.

 

Customs Formalities for the Seychelles

Travellers from Europe may import unlimited amounts of foreign currency into the Seychelles. However, the national currency may only be imported in amounts of up to SCR 2,000 - approximately equivalent to €115.

In addition, the following import limits apply: 2 litres of spirits or liquor, 2 litres of wine, 200ml of perfume or eau de toilette, 200 cigarettes or 250g of tobacco. The import of weapons of any kind is prohibited, and requires special authorisation. The value of food brought in may not exceed €200 in value (SCR 3,000). Anything beyond this is taxed in the local currency and must be paid in cash on the spot (credit card payment not possible).

 

Animals: Can you bring pets to the Seychelles?

Animals may only be brought into the Seychelles if they will be staying for more than six months. Entry with cats and/or dogs requires authorisation by the Veterinary Office. Any animals require a valid vaccination certificate, with proof of a rabies vaccination and an animal health certificate. Depending on the country of origin, the animals must stay in quarantine for two weeks to six months before being granted access. Bird species are not allowed to be brought into the country. For more information: Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources, PO Box 166, Grand Anse, Victoria Mahé, Seychelles.

 

For more information before your trip

Loading...
Please choose your language
English Deutsch Français Italiano
Isabelle

We are glad to help you!

Mon-Fri: 10am-2pm CET

  • * = Please fill in this field
Open
Open
Entry Requirements

All you need to know before & during your stay in the Seychelles.