Seychelles remains open to tourists from 47 countries with restrictions

Seychelles remains open to tourists from 47 countries with restrictions

Seychelles is open to 47 countries with few entry requirements. Department of Health updated the green-list of countries allowed to enter the islands on October 23rd.

The 115 islands that make up Seychelles are known for their stunning sandy white beaches that are contrasted by lush rainforests. It’s ideal for romantic vacation getaways or adventurous diving expeditions.

Seychelles quickly responded to the COVID-19 pandemic that reached its peak of total cases in early April with no known deaths. Schools were reopened in Mid-May, and soon after, Seychelles deemed it best to reopen to tourists gradually with safeguard protocols in place.

Seychelles Reopening – Latest Updates

Seychelles sees over 2000 visitors since reopening

Seychelles reopening has been successful so far! Since the reopening, they’ve welcomed over 2000 visitors which added $31 million to the economy.

Covid cases are still down to a minimum.

Tourists from 42 countries are allowed to enter Seychelles. (Scroll down to see the full list).

What Countries Can Enter Seychelles?

When can a wanderlust traveler expect to explore any of the 115 islands that make up the Republic of Seychelles? Well, it depends on where you are a citizen.

Seychelles initially reopened to tourists from 19 countries, and another 17 other countries being considered as ‘medium risks.’ Who are these lucky 19 ‘low risk’ countries, and how did they make-the-cut?

At the moment list is extended to 47 countries in total.

The countries are not from any particular region, but they are classified and listed as ‘low risk’ due to responsiveness from their health system and low incidents of cases.

Category 1 – Updated Dec 2.

  • Australia
  • Botswana
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Cote d’Ivoire
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Egypt
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • Ghana
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Kenya
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
  • Monaco
  • New Zealand
  • Niger
  • Norway
  • Pakistan
  • Qatar
  • Republic of Korea
  • Rwanda
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Category 2 – Updated Dec 2.

  • Austria
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Switzerland
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom

Please notice that Austria, Germany, Italy and Switzerland had to be moved to Category 2. Canada, Denmark, Lithuania, Portugal and Sweden have been upgraded to Category 1.

Check the travel conditions for the two categories at and

What are the Rules and Restrictions for Entry into Seychelles?

  • A negative PCR test is required! Visitors from the ‘Low Risk’ countries can bring an approved rapid test, but preferably a negative PCR test must be taken 72 hours from the travel date.
  • All visitors must fill out the health Travel Authorisation Form.
  • Visitors can only stay / reserve accommodation that has been approved by the Public Health Authority. (Check here)
  • Insurance that covers COVID-19