Who is permitted to enter the Seychelles? 

The Seychelles are open for scheduled commercial flights and only passengers from Permitted Countries will be allowed. Permitted countries have been divided into 2 categories (last update: 09.11.2020, effective from Monday 16.11.2020):

CATEGORY 1:CATEGORY 2*:
AustraliaIsraelPakistanAustria*
BotswanaJapanQatarFrance*
BurundiKenyaRwandaGermany*
CambodiaLatviaSaudi ArabiaItaly*
ChinaLiechtensteinSingaporeSwitzerland*
Cote d'IvoireMalawiSouth AfricaUnited Arab Emirates*
CubaMalaysiaRepublic of KoreaUnited Kingdom*
CyprusMaldivesSri Lanka* Countries with the Special Status. If they are removed from the Category 1 list, they will be automatically on the Category 2 list. Countries on the Category 2 list are also allowed to travel to the Seychelles! However, those countries have increased restrictions and is necessary to stay at the hotel for 6 days quarantine after arrival to Seychelles. After 5 days, guests will be required to do PCR tests. After negative results, guests will be able to move to the yacht to start the cruise and freely move around Seychelles. More details below. In case of additional questions, please contact us.
EgyptMaltaThailand
EstoniaMauritiusVietnam
FinlandMonacoZambia
GhanaNew ZealandZimbabwe
IcelandNiger
IrelandNorway
Changes to the list:
1. Austria, Germany, Italy and Switzerland have been moved to Category 2
2. Canada, Denmark, Lithuania, Portugal and Sweden have been removed from Category 1
3. Cuba, Israel, Japan, Maldives, Malta, Saudi Arabia and Zambia have been added to Category 1

VISITORS FROM COUNTRIES WHO ARE NOT ON THE PERMITTED LIST OF COUNTRIES who have stayed for at least 14 days or more in a country from the category 1 list of permitted countries and have a negative PCR test within 72 hours before departure will also be authorised entry in Seychelles. However they must provide proof of their stay in the category 1 permitted country.

At the moment because of the COVID-19 pandemic there are limited numbers of direct flights to the Seychelles. Currently you can fly with:

Airlines Destinations
Air Austral Saint–Denis de la Réunion
Air France Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Air Mauritius Port Louis
Air Seychelles Johannesburg–O. R. Tambo, Mauritius, Mumbai, Praslin Island, Tel Aviv
Seasonal: Antananarivo, Malé (begins 5 December 2020)
British Airways London–Heathrow
Edelweiss Air Seasonal: Zürich
Emirates Dubai–International
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa
Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi
Kenya Airways Nairobi–Jomo Kenyatta
Qatar Airways Doha
SriLankan Airlines Colombo–Bandaranaike
Turkish Airlines Istanbul

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 (maximum 48 hours for guests from category 2) 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: – https://seychelles.govtas.com/. 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

Special additional conditions for guests from countries from category 2:

  • All guests from countries category 2 must submit proof of a valid negative Covid-19 PCR test that is done less than 48 hours prior to departure to Seychelles.
  • Guests are required to stay in one establishment, specifically authorised to accommodate visitors from such countries, for the first 6 days after entering Seychelles (or for the entire duration of stay should it be less than 5 days). Refer to list at (tourism.gov.sc). IMPORTANT: Before the charter you need to stay at the authorised hotel at least 5 full days (we can help you to book it).
  • Guests must stay within areas designated by the establishment during this initial period, and are required to strictly adhere to all the conditions in place at the establishment.
  • On the fifth (5th) day after arrival, all visitors from countries category 2 must have a PCR Covid-19 test (the cost of the test is covered by the department of health done in government health facilities).
  • If the PCR test is negative (on 6th day), guests will be free to continue with their planned holiday (the conditions listed under Visitors to Seychelles from countries on the list of permitted countries apply).

It is necessary to book our transfer from the airport and we recommend to use our provisioning service for shopping. At the moment Client should be transferred straight from the airport to base and they are not allowed to go around shops on the arrival.

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.

At the moment for all charters that have requested for a local skipper (not bareboat), it is also necessary to hire one more crew member (deckhand, cook or hostess – fee apply).

After arriving in the Seychelles

Airport

When you will leave the plane your passport and other documents will be checked. After this, our driver will pick you up from the terminal. You can be able to relax then… Shuttle is to Eden Marina directly.

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

PCR TEST

The PCR Test is not mandatory. However, airlines or final destinations may require it. Make sure if you need it.

A test should be done on Seychelles before Client departure, price applies. 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 in Maison de football-Sport complex, Roche caiman on Mahe. 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. Besides Mahe opened a new point for Praslin and La Digue at Baie St Anne Praslin Hospital. We can organize private transfer for Guests and take them to the test point and back – 60 EUR fee apply.

Contact details:

Health and Safety Officer:

Aleksander Piechowiak

Ph.: (+248) 260 13 32

operation@coco-charter.com

Information about payment and procedures:

Ph.: (+248) 438 84 10

covid19test@health.gov.sc 

Emergency COVID-19 number:

Ph. (+248) 141

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