Seychelles, a sprawling archipelago of 155 islands surrounded by white sand beaches, and topaz waters suffused with marine life. Seychelles houses one of the smallest cities in the world, Victoria. Seychelle’s archipelago was once used as a pirate hideout. The World’s Largest Tortoise, Esmeralda, can also be found here in Seychelle. Seychelle is also filled with rare species of birds. There are actually two UNESCO world heritage sites on the islands listed below in the bucket list. Seychelle being so little on the radar definitely give meaning to the phrase “enjoy the little things in life.” Good news is, this bombshell island can easily and safely be accessed with Tahseen’s OVID-controlled charters.
Your Bucket List when Visiting Seychelles
As the world slowly reopens, it is highly encouraged to reconnect with loved ones so that you can rediscover with them the culture of the Seychellois Creole people and their extremely beautiful islands, and remake happy memories. Here are some of the highly-recognized, most sought after, most recommended, top-rated, famous go-to-places in Seychelles that you’ll surely not regret when you visit.
Things to do in Seychelles
Detailed Travel Information to Seychelles
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Passengers must have an approved health travel authorization obtained at https://seychelles.govtas.com/. The travel authorization is valid up to one day after the planned arrival date. Passengers can retrieve their travel authorization at https://seychelles.govtas.com/application-check or airlines can verify the travel authorization using the tvalidator application available for download at https://tvalidator.app or they can verify the authorization at https://seychelles.govtas.com/status-check.Passengers are subject to medical screening upon arrival..
The Government of Seychelles has extended COVID-19 restrictions across the country until further notice.
A nationwide curfew is in place from 8pm – 4am. You should not travel outside your accommodation between these times without authorisation. Restrictions on movement are reviewed regularly. You should wear a mask and observe social distancing at all times when in public.
Restrictions are enforceable by law and can change at short notice. You should consult the Ministry of Health in Seychelles for further information and monitor local media for the latest developments.
Seychelles International Airport is opened for scheduled commercial flights. Furthermore, in its effort to make Seychelles more accessible to visitors, and to restart its tourism activities it has been important to review some of the current procedures. The review follows the recent launch of the immunization campaign that has already started in the islands.
The new procedures are as follows: –
All visitors require a valid Health Travel Authorization (HTA) for entry into Seychelles. This must be done through the online portal at https://seychelles.govtas.com/.
Additional information and instructions are available on the portal, including support to provide specific clarifications. With immediate effect all visitors from any part of the world who have been vaccinated and are able to show proof that they have taken the complete dose of the vaccine (the two doses) and that two weeks have elapsed after the second dose will be allowed to enter Seychelles. However, they must provide a valid certificate of vaccination authenticated by the local public health authorities from their country of origin and must also have a negative PCR test taken 72 hours prior to travel. They will also be allowed free movement throughout their stay in Seychelles.
Whereas visitors who have not been vaccinated coming from Permitted Countries will also be allowed entry. (http://tourism.gov.sc/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/List-of-countries-from-which-visitors-are-permitted-to-enter-Seychelles-effective-as-of-21st-February-2021-1.pdf )
Consideration for entry in Seychelles may also be given to visitors who are not on the permitted list of countries and who have not been vaccinated but they must be arriving by private jets. However, they will be limited to staying at certified island resorts or on board super yachts only. All pre-travel applications for authorisation of entry in the country by visitors from countries not on the permitted list and are arriving by private jets and have not been vaccinated must be submitted to the Public Health Authority on the following email address: [email protected] for approval.
All visitors, regardless of their vaccination status, must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate from an accredited laboratory. Samples for this test must have been taken within 72 hours before departure.
All passengers will be temperature checked at all ports of arrival. If symptoms of COVID-19 are found to be present, tests will be conducted. Those found to be positive will be quarantined and re-checked.
Dual nationals, permanent residents and approved work permit holders may continue to travel from the United Kingdom to Seychelles but will be required to quarantine or self-isolate on arrival, subject to direction from the Public Health Authority, for ten days in accommodation approved by the Public Health Authority. A COVID-19 test must also be performed no more than 48 hours before departure and you must be able to demonstrate a negative test result on entry.
Some hotels are open across Seychelles. If you have made a booking, you should make contact with your tour operator or hotel proprietor before travelling to Seychelles.
Groups of no more than two people may visit the beach, providing they are from the same household. Visitors who entered the country in groups may visit the beach in those same groups, providing they are also staying at the same approved tourist accommodation.
Public restaurants and bars outside of hotels or guesthouses will be closed.
All retail stores will be closed except those providing essential services, including grocery stores (which will close at 6pm on weekdays and 3pm at weekends) and hardware stores (open from 8am–12 noon) unless otherwise approved by the Public Health Authority.
Public swimming pools and gyms will be closed.
House parties or gatherings which include any people from outside the household are not permitted.
All sporting activities, including water sports, are suspended.
Beach activities involving family members from the same household are permitted. However, beach parties are not permitted.Indoor seated public shows; conferences and meetings; bars; casinos; sports competitions (without spectators); gyms and fitness facilities; cinemas; and marine leisure crafts are permitted.