Seychelles will be open to all visitors from mid-March 2021!

Once the majority of the adult population in Seychelles will be vaccinated mid-March 2021, we are very happy to inform that Seychelles will be open to all visitors from any part of the world whether they have been vaccinated or not. Only a negative COVID-19 PCR test will be required (maximum of 72 hours before departure). Quarantine will no longer be required.

We are looking forward to welcoming our guests in planned schedule.

If you like to arrive in Seychelles before mid-March 2021, please introduce yourself to regulations:

VISITORS WHO HAVE BEEN VACCINATED:

All visitors from any part of the world who have been vaccinated (proof of completed two doses of vaccination required) are allowed free movement throughout their stay.

Requirements:
– providing an authentic certificate of vaccination
– a negative PCR test taken less than 72 hours prior to travel
– visitors must submit their certificate of vaccination and negative PCR test results, flight and accommodation details before departure (https://seychelles.govtas.com/)

VISITORS WHO HAVE NOT BEEN VACCINATED:

Countries from the list below (effective from 21.02.2021):
Visitors (including infants and children) must have a negative COVID-19 PCR certificate from an accredited laboratory. The test must be taken within a maximum of 72 hours before departure. Allowed are only charters with crew/skipper.

Requirements:
– a negative PCR test taken less than 72 hours prior to travel
– valid travel insurance with full medical coverage, including Covid19
– proof of stay in a certified accommodation (incl. yacht charter operators) – provided by operator
– visitors must submit their negative PCR test results, flight and accommodation details before departure (https://seychelles.govtas.com/)

AustraliaIrelandQatar
AustriaIsraelRwanda
BotswanaJapanSaudi Arabia
BurundiKenyaSingapore
CambodiaLiechtensteinSri Lanka
ChinaMalawiSwitzerland
Cote d'IvoireMaldivesTajikistan
CyprusMaltaThailand
EstoniaMauritiusTogo
FinlandMonacoUnited Arab Emirates
FranceMongoliaUzbekistan
GabonNew ZealandVietnam
GermanyNigerZimbabwe
GhanaNorway
IcelandPakistan
Changes to the list:
1. Cyprus has been added.
2. Bahrain, Cuba, Egypt, Kuwait and Zambia have been suspended from the list of permitted countries.

Visitors who have not been vaccinated and who are not on the permitted list of countries:
Visitors are allowed to arrive only 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.

Requirements:
– a negative PCR test taken less than 48 hours prior to travel
– valid travel insurance with full medical coverage, including Covid19
– visitors must submit their negative PCR test results, flight and accommodation details before departure (https://seychelles.govtas.com/)

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: – 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

We recommend to use our provisioning service for shopping.

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

PCR TEST

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 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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