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Visit the Seychelles now without local quarantine!
Entry requirements & information for your Seychelles holiday

Are you wondering what the current entry regulations are and why you should book your holiday for summer or autumn now? Here you can find out everything you need to know about holidays to the Seychelles, the current situation on site and our new “carefree booking” cancellation policy.

What is the current situation in the Seychelles?

The government and local health authorities are extremely keen to prevent the spread of the pandemic in the Seychelles by taking appropriate measures. With the help of a huge vaccination campaign, more than 68% of the local population have already received their vaccinations, so that the country can take further steps towards opening up to tourists. Since 25 March, it is also possible to enter the country without quarantine.

Why should I already now book my holiday for the time after Covid-19?

  • No financial risk: Cancel free of charge up to 15 days before departure!

    Thanks to our “cost-free & carefree” cancellation policy, you can cancel your package holiday completely free of charge up to 15 days before departure! In addition, we grant you a free re-booking option, which allows you to change your trip to another date up to 4 days before departure!

  • Save now: Take full advantage of Covid-19 discounts now!

    Many accommodations currently offer discounts and especially good room rates to boost tourism and welcome guests. Take advantage of these discounts, which can of course also be applied to travel dates in summer, autumn or winter!

  • The largest selection: Secure your dream accommodation now!

    Would you like to spend your holiday in a very specific hotel or on a very specific beach? Some accommodations only have a few rooms and are usually booked out quickly, so it's best to secure your dream accommodation now!

  • The joy of anticipation: Start looking forward to your holiday now!

    As we all know, the greatest joy is anticipation - especially when it comes to holidays! Book your dream holiday now and look forward to your travel date.

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Book with the SeyVillas Carefree Cancellation Policy

To give you as much flexibility as possible during this uncertain time, we are offering very special cancellation policies for all trips booked on or after 12/12/2020:

Cancel your packaged holiday completely free of charge up to the 15th day before departure!

Most of our accommodations participate in this campaign. You can easily find out if an accommodation participates in this campaign by looking at the following symbol and the cancellation conditions on the detail page of an accommodation.

SeyVillas Carefree Cancellation Policy:

up to 15 days before departure:
no fees
3-14 days before departure:
cancellation fee of 75%
0-2 days before departure (or in case of no-show):
cancellation fee of 90%

In addition, we offer you a free rebooking option that allows you to change your trip to another date up to 4 days before departure. (Price surcharges for higher seasonal prices may have to be paid subsequently).

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Book flights securely in Covid-19 times:

The flights we provide are not part of the package tour. However, in the current situation unfortunately there are flight changes and cancellations from time to time and therefore open tickets and open refunds on the part of the airlines to you.
In order to offer you full flexibility here as well and to avoid having to wait for your refund in case of any doubt, we therefore offer you the following options for booking your flights:

  • Of course, as in the past, you can book the package tour (accommodation & transfers) and the flights together.

  • Our tip: We are happy to book your flights just before the trip! This way you can be sure that the flights will take place as booked and you will not have any outstanding amounts with the airlines.

Seychelles holiday in Covid-19 times: What do I have to consider?

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Entry and arrival in the Seychelles:
  • All people, from all countries of the world, are allowed to travel to the Seychelles! Exceptions are travellers who have been in Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Nepal, Pakistan or South Africa within the last 14 days prior to entry.

  • All tourists (including children) must take a SARS-CoV-2 PCR test at least 72 hours before departure to the Seychelles.

  • At the earliest and at the latest 3 hours before departure, all tourists must apply for a travel authorisation via this platform: https://seychelles.govtas.com.
    This travel authorisation is obligatory for all travellers (including children) and costs 10 € per person.

  • The following information is requested during the registration process:

    • valid passport

    • digital passport photo or “passport photo selfie”

    • Contact details of the traveller (home address, telephone, e-mail)

    • Travel information (flight details)

    • Accommodation in the Seychelles

    • negative Covid-19 test result

    • Credit card information for payment

  • After registration, the traveller will receive an automated confirmation of receipt and payment by email. In another email, maximum 6 hours after registration, the traveller will receive the travel authorisation. This travel authorisation (pdf) must be printed out or saved on a mobile phone.

  • The travel authorisation must be presented upon arrival in the Seychelles. In addition, a temperature measurement will be taken on all passengers upon entry. If an elevated temperature is detected, passengers will be immediately isolated and retested for SARS-CoV-2 using a rapid test.

  • Important: All visitors need an international health insurance that covers COVID-19-related treatment and quarantine costs. The insurance offered by us includes these costs.

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

  • Face masks must be worn at the airport and during transfers to accommodation (car, plane) as well as on ferries and in shops. In addition, face masks must be worn whenever a distance of 1.50 metres cannot be maintained.

  • The use of public transport (buses) is not permitted.

  • Obviously, wherever possible, a distance of at least 1.5 metres from other persons must be maintained and hands must be washed and disinfected regularly.

  • Activities such as boat trips or hiking tours may only be booked with licensed providers. We will be happy to advise you on which providers have this licence.

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What hygiene measures must the accommodation and restaurants comply with in order to be certified according to the new Covid-19 Guidelines?
  • Every employee of the accommodation or restaurant must attend an (online) training course on coronavirus awareness.

  • Each accommodation and restaurant must designate a hygiene officer who is specially trained in Covid-19 prevention measures and is responsible for compliance (e.g. regular fever check-ups for staff, list of names and addresses of all guests).

  • Each accommodation must keep a separate area or room free in which, in case of a suspected case of infection, a sick person can be isolated from other guests, and in this way the spread of the virus can be prevented.

  • Disinfection dispensers must be placed at entrances and central areas.

  • Markings on the floor (e.g. at reception) and tables set at least 2 metres apart prevent close contact with other guests.

  • All surfaces, cushions etc. are cleaned and disinfected regularly. In addition, Plexiglas panels are hung up in certain places such as the reception.

Before you fly back home
  • Please note that Seychelles is currently considered as a risk area by some countries and an up-to-date SARS-CoV-2 PCR test or a rapid antigen test might be required for return travel. In addition, some airlines also require an up-to-date test for the return flight.

  • For this purpose the Seychelles have set up test stations on all main islands (Mahé, Praslin, La Digue) where you can do this test. Please contact one of the test stations (telephone numbers below) or the Public Health Authority (e-mail: covid19test@health.gov.sc/ tel +248 438 84 10) at least 5 - 7 days before your return flight to make an appointment.

  • The PCR test costs SCR 2,500 (139 €), at private providers the test costs between SCR 3,000 and SCR 3,500 (about 167 - 195 €).

  • The rapid antigen test costs between SCR 1,200 and SCR 1,500 (about 66 - 83 €).

Current SARS-CoV-2 PCR testing stations in the Seychelles:

  • Mahé:
    Central/East:
    Music Stadium, English River - tel. +248‑4388410 / +248‑2829340
    Euromedical Family Clinic - tel. +248‑4324999
    Future Care (private provider), Le Chantier - email: jude@future.sc - tel. +248 2 593 593, (Monday - Saturday SCR 3,000, Sunday and public holidays SCR 3,500, result after 48 h by email)
    Seychelles Medical Services 4 locations: Eden Island, Seychelles International Airport, Victoria "The Glass Building", Beau Vallon - 24-hour service (from 8 p.m. - 8 a.m. by appointment only), SCR 2,200 (result after 12 hours by e-mail), Express PCR test SCR 4,000 (result after 8 hours by e-mail), Appointments and booking: https://pcrtest.sc/

    North:
    Beau Vallon Health Center - tel. +248‑4385001

    South:
    Anse Royale Health Center - tel. +248‑4388467

    West:
    Anse Boileau Health Center - tel. +248‑4355555

  • Praslin:
    Baie St. Anne Hospital - tel. +248‑4232333
    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: https://pcrtest.sc/

  • La Digue:
    La Digue Hospital - tel. +248‑4234255
    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 midnight by email), appointments and booking: https://pcrtest.sc/


Current SARS-CoV-2 antigen rapid test stations in Seychelles:

  • Mahé:
    Victoria Health Clinic, Anse Etoile - 8am - 4.30pm (SCR 1,200), alternatively between 4.30pm - 7.30pm at all hotels (from 4 people or more, SCR 1,300), Contact: Daniella Payet - tel.: +248-2713990 or +248-4241880
    Future Care, Le Chantier - Mondays- Saturdays 8am - 6pm (SCR 1200), Sundays and public holidays SCR 1500, contact: Jude Samaraweera, email: jude@future.sc - tel. +248 2 593 593
    Seychelles Medical Services 4 locations: Eden Island, Seychelles International Airport, Victoria "The Glass Building", Beau Vallon - 24-hour service (from 8 p.m. - 8 a.m. by appointment only), appointments and booking: https://pcrtest.sc/

  • Praslin:
    Villas de Mer Hotel, Grand Anse - 4.30pm - 7.30pm (SCR 1,200), contact: Lydia Lablache - tel. +248-2511959 or Rebecca Esticot (nurse) - tel. +248-2712198
    Seychelles Medical Services: Les Lauriers Eco Hotel - 24-hour service (from 8pm - 8am by appointment only), appointments and booking: https://pcrtest.sc/

  • La Digue:
    Tarosa Restaurant, La Passe - 4.30pm - 7.30pm (SCR 1,200), Contact: Gerard Lablache and Mandy Vidot (nurse) - tel. +248-2546558
    Seychelles Medical Services: La Digue Island Lodge - 24-hour service (from 8pm - 8am by appointment only), appointments and booking: https://pcrtest.sc/

Should you have any further questions regarding this, please feel free to contact us by email (contact@seyvillas.com). If you wish, we can also call you back by phone!

We are already looking forward to planning an unforgettable holiday in the Seychelles and to welcoming you in paradise very soon.

Carefree Cancellation Policy
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For this accommodation, for all bookings made from 12.12.2020 on, our special “carefree booking” cancellation policy based on the travel conditions in section 6.3.c) applies. The remaining regulations remain unaffected.

up to 15 days before departure:
no fees
3-14 days before departure:
cancellation fee of 75%
0-2 days before departure (or in case of no-show):
cancellation fee of 90%

In addition, SeyVillas alternatively grants you the right to change your booking free of charge up to 4 days prior to departure to another date of the same value (= same season, surcharges for higher seasonal rates may apply).

The aforementioned cancellation fees will not be charged by SeyVillas in any case even if the Federal Foreign Office has issued a travel warning or an absolute travel ban for German citizens.

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