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Seychelles open its borders to all states from March 25

The Republic of Seychelles shall open its borders to visitors from all countries regardless of their vaccination status as of 25 March 2021. The information was sent to the media by the Honorary Consulate in Bulgaria, where the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Tourism Sylvester Radegonde quoted the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Tourism.
Visitors will only have to submit a negative PCR test taken 72 hours before departure, and they will not be subject to quarantine requirements and additional restrictions upon arrival.

“This is a wonderful and long-awaited news for the thousands of tourists from Bulgaria who are interested in trips to the wonderful Seychelles,” said the Honorary Consul General of the State in Bulgaria Maxim Behar.

“In all these endless months of lokdown I have had hundreds of calls from eager tourists, much of them with tickets and reservations purchased. Now I can tell them — get ready and make your plans,” Behar added.

The new measures provide free access for visitors to the hotel's public areas, including bars, pools, spas and children's clubs.

However, visitors will still have to adhere to other public health measures put in place in view of the pandemic, which will include wearing face masks, social distancing, regular hand washing.

Minister Radegonde also said that the decision to review and ease the measures when entering the country was made possible with a view to the successful development of the vaccination campaign launched earlier this year. It is assumed that by this date the entire population of the Republic of Seychelles, which is about 85,000 for all of the Indian Ocean state's 115 islands, will be vaccinated.

So far, the only country that is excluded from this list is South Africa and its citizens are not allowed to visit the country until a further request for review.


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