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The Seychelles Drops Quarantine for Vaccinated Travelers

Seychelles News
by Eben Diskin Jan 20, 2021

In a sign of things to come, the Seychelles is making it easier for travelers vaccinated against COVID-19 to come and visit.

The Seychelles, an archipelago off the eastern coast of Africa, is now open to all visitors who have been vaccinated against COVID-19.

Previously, you could only visit from a country on the approved list — which certainly did not include the US — and were required to take a mandatory test within 72 hours before departure and undergo a 10-day quarantine upon arrival.

Starting now, the Seychelles will admit anyone, from any country, as long as they can prove with a certificate from their health authorities that they’ve had both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Note that travelers must have had their second dose at least two weeks before departure.

In a press conference, Tourism Minister Sylvestre Radegonde said, “We hope that this will open up the tourism industry for the locals primarily for the small hotels who are struggling on La Digue, Praslin and also on Mahe. And also provide the kick that our economy desperately needs.”

Vaccinated travelers still need to present the negative results of a COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours before departure to enter the Seychelles.

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