Seychelles, known for stunning islands and exotic sea life, is opening its shores to anyone who is fully vaccinated. The archipelago off the eastern coast of Africa had been in lockdown since last March but has slowly been allowing tourists to enter from a very limited list of approved low-risk countries. 

That’s about to change provided that specific requirements are met. Vaccinated travelers must show proof that two weeks have elapsed since receipt of their second dose and a negative Covid-19 PCR test from an accredited lab within 72 hours of the trip. 


These restrictions will be loosened by mid-March, according to the island’s tourism site, when they expect that most of their adult population would have been vaccinated. However, visitors will still need to present a negative PCR test taken less than 72 hours before travel. 

All travelers need to complete a health travel authorization showing their certificate of vaccination, test results, flight confirmation, and accommodation details. 

Read more on the requirements for traveling to Seychelles.