VICTORIA, 20 January 2021 – Anyone inoculated against the new coronavirus does not have to self-quarantine if they visit Seychelles, authorities in the capital, Victoria have announced.
They are, however, still required to show proof of a negative PCR test obtained 72 hours prior to their travel to the east African nation of 115 islands located 1,000 miles off the coast of Tanzania.
Travelers will be required to provide proof of another negative PCR test obtained within 72 hours of their scheduled departure.
The red carpet treatment in a time of COVID-19 is open to international travelers form any part of the world who have received both doses of their COVID-19 inoculation, officials have told reporters.
Other visitors are required upon arrival to either quarantine for ten days or present a negative PCR result taken within 72 hours of arrival to be allowed to skip self-isolation.
Sechelles established categories for countries, classifying them according to the prevalence of the virus, with countries having the highest rates denied entry.
Passengers arriving the archipelago nation from countries in Category One and Two – the two lowest prevalence rates – were welcome to Seychelles.
The tourism dependent nation of 87,000 inhabitants secured and started administering 50,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses from China last month..