Tourists, including health travellers, can visit the Seychelles

The Seychelles vaccination programme has now covered the majority of adult residents and the country has announced it now welcomes tourists, regardless of their vaccination status.

Visitors to the Seychelles will still be required to present a negative PCR test taken 72 hours prior to departure, although travellers from South Africa are excluded until further review.

All travellers must ensure that they have valid travel insurance with full medical cover that covers Covid-19 for the duration of their entire stay in Seychelles.

A minimum stay rule in establishments upon arrival is no longer applicable, and visitors are now allowed to access communal areas within resorts, such as bars and pools.

The country’s economic growth has been led by the tourism sector, which accounts for more than 55% of GDP. Despite its reliance on tourism, the government is looking to promote the development of other sectors such as financial services and renewable energy.

Specialised health care services including complex heart surgery, oncology, and dentistry are very limited in the Seychelles and patients, who can afford it, are required to travel to Kenya or South Africa for appropriate treatment.

The country is a small wellness destination with spas and spa hotels. It is seeking to incentivise overseas investors to build a wellness centre.