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The Seychelles to allow only vaccinated travellers from India

Seychelles has announced that it will allow only vaccinated travellers from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh to enter the country.

Countries around the world are banning travel to and from India. For example, United States will ban travel from India from tomorrow (4th May 2021) and Australia has banned all the travellers from today. However, Seychelles has decided to put restrictions which are reasonable.

Travellers from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh who have completed two weeks after their second dose are permitted to travel to and enter Seychelles with proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

The proof of COVID-19 vaccination should be submitted at the time of application for health travel authorisation on seychelles.govtas.com and are subject to verification and approval of the Public Health Authority.

Additionally, all travellers will be required to present a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result taken a maximum 72 hours before departure.

If a person has all the valid documents and presents the same to the authorities, there is no quarantine requirement. Also, there is no minimum stay nor restriction on movement for them upon entry into Seychelles.

For children under 18 years of age, it is not mandatory to be vaccinated and they can enter the country after presenting a negative PCR test taken a maximum of 72 hours prior to departure.

An official release by the tourism board read:

However, all visitors will still be required to adhere to other public health measures put in place in view of the pandemic which will include wearing of face masks, social distancing, regular sanitisation, and washing of hands.

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