Seychelles is ready to welcome all visitors irrespective of their vaccination status on the condition that they have a COVID-19 negative PCR test certificate that must be taken within 72 hours prior to travel.

However, visitors who have been to South Africa within the 14 days preceding arrival to Seychelles will unfortunately be restricted entry.

No quarantine is required for visitors entering Seychelles. However, they are being strongly encouraged to be fully immunized before travel. They are allowed free movement throughout their entire holiday but they must adhere to all public health measures. They also are free to stay at any health certified tourism accommodation establishment on the condition that they follow all health protocols that are in place at these establishments.

All visitors require a valid Health Travel Authorization (HTA) for entry into Seychelles. This must be done through the online portal at Additional information and instructions are available on the portal, including support to provide specific clarifications.

Read more: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Tourism – Department of Tourism

Entry and Stay Conditions for Visitors to Seychelles

Effective from 1 April 2021

Procedures and Conditions
  • Entry from All Countries ( the restrictions on entry of visitors who have been to South Africa within the 14 days preceding arrival in Seychelles, remains in force).
  • Negative COVID-19 PCR test done within 72h of departure.
  • Complete Health Travel Authorisation.
  • Valid Travel & Health insurance to cover potential COVID-19 related costs (quarantine, isolation, treatment).
  • Entry/stay conditions will not be affected by COVID-19 Vaccination status; but visitors are strongly encouraged to be fully immunised before travel.
  • Arrival and

  • Stay in any certified tourism establishments for first 2 weeks of stay.
  • Need not take a routine Day 5 surveillance PCR test (COVID-19 testing will still be indicated for public health reasons, e.g. in individuals showing symptoms of COVID-19 illness, or contacts of known cases of COVID-19.).
  • No minimum length of stay in first establishment.
  • Notes
  • Conditions for stay for Children up to age 17, regardless of their vaccination status, will be as for the parent/guardian they are accompanying.
  • All visitors must report any illness at any point during stay to hotel management and public health authority for further evaluation.
  • Anyone tested positive, and/or assessed to be a close contact, will be required to undergo Isolation or Quarantine as per National protocols.
  • Coco Charter Seychelles is a certified place of accommodation (yacht charter operators)
  • Before arriving in the Seychelles

    Preparation before arriving in the Seychelles

    No later than 30 days before your charter, please send to us the crew list.

    A couple of days before your charter, please send the completed for each Guest Pre Boarding Questionnaire. You will receive from us the accommodation booking confirmation and itinerary needed to enter the Seychelles.

    Maximum 72 hours before departure the PCR test should be taken. As soon as you have the negative result, you are required to authorise your travel. Visitors must submit their application for approval through the designated platform at this link: – Health Travel Authorisation will be issued electronically by email to you.

    Documents need to be prepared in advance. You are advised to carry printed copies of all the essential documents at the airport:

    • Health Travel Authorisation
    • Passport (and Visas if required)
    • Valid negative PCR Covid-19 test result
    • Itinerary (we provide it)
    • Accommodation booking confirmation (Board Pass – we provide it)
    • Travel and health insurance cover for Covid-19 related quarantine and medical care

    Please note that Client need to take with him a non-contact thermometer, decontamination fluids, glows and masks so that each crew member has one mask per day in Seychelles.

    After arriving in the Seychelles

    Check-in procedure

    When you arrive to Eden Marina you and your crew will be asked to come by the Coco Charter Seychelles office door. ONLY ONE PERSON (Skipper/Party Leader) can enter our office in the Seychelles. Others can wait outside the office on a bench or go to a nearby bar / restaurant with keeping social distancing and wearing personal protection equipment.

    As soon as the office matters are finished the skipper will be asked to go to the boat. He will go through check-in procedure on the boat with the Coco Charter Seychelles Technician. After this, the Skipper and/or Party Leader is responsible for the crew and the boat.

    In the meantime the rest of the crew can go shopping, enjoy drinks and food in variety of restaurants, bars and cafes at the Eden Plaza. The crew may enter the Eden Marina and boat itself after check-in is done.

    Crew Accommodation

    Skipper or Party Leader is obligated to show to rest of the crew their cabins. During charter crew CANNOT change cabins.

    Duties during the charter

    Skipper or Party Leader is responsible for informing and updating Coco Charter Seychelles Health and Safety Officer (HSO). Also he is obligated to check temperature of crew members at least once a day, log it in log book and send this data to HSO. 

    Skipper is obliged to check the temperature and health condition of each Guest and send the results to our office. (Skipper or Party Leader will receive link to the special form that has to be submitted every day).

    Crew is obligated to sanitize boat at least 3 times a day with bleach-based cleaning agent. This procedure has to be logged as well (time of completing).

    If any of the crew member can identify COVID-19 symptoms Skipper or Party Leader is obligated to isolate this crew member in his cabin and  inform HSO and call 141 alert number to get all necessary information and guidelines.

    If crew is going to land they have to wear masks and maintain social distancing. Skipper or Party Leader is responsible for taking care of this.

    Before leaving the boat crew is obligated to:

    • sanitize all flat surfaces and bathrooms
    • pack dirty laundry and towels into plastic bags
    • wash all kitchenware 
    • put all trashes to trashbags
    • if there is no rain open all hatches, windows, and doors

    Crew has to be ready to leave boat at 08:00. Only Skipper and/or Party Leader stays on a boat. Crew should move to Eden Plaza with maintaining social distancing and taking care of their luggage. Skipper will complete check-out procedure with Coco Charter Seychelles Technician. After completing this part Skipper and/or Party Leader will be asked to take bags with laundry to the shore, unpack it and count it with Coco Charter employee, who will keep it distance, then pack it back to bags.

    Before leaving the Seychelles


    The PCR Test is not mandatory. However, airlines or final destinations may require it. It is in your interest to make sure if you need it. The amount for the test is now 2,500 SCR (must be covered by the Client). Test and payment are made at the same place. The test result is sent by e-mail on the next day – if the test was performed by noon of the previous day. Children up to 12 and adults over 65 take the test for free.

    Location of the testing stations:


    • Central/ East: Music Stadium, English River – Tel +248‑4388410 /+248‑2829340
    • North: Beau Vallon Health Center – Tel +248‑4385001
    • South: Anse Royal Health Center – Tel +248‑4388467
    • West: Anse Boileau Health Center – Tel +248‑4355555
    • Euromedical Family Clinic – Tel +248‑4324999


    • Baie St. Anne Hospital – Tel +248‑4232333

    La Digue:

    • La Digue Hospital – Tel +248‑4234255

    Contact details:

    Health and Safety Officer:

    Aleksander Piechowiak

    Ph.: (+248) 260 13 32

    Information about payment and procedures:

    Ph.: (+248) 438 84 10 

    Emergency COVID-19 number:

    Ph. (+248) 141




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