Since the onset of the outbreak of the COVID-19 in China, the number of cases has continued to increase. There are territories outside China registering new cases. To date there are over 75,000 confirmed cases in 27 countries but most cases have been in China. There are also more cases recorded on a cruise ship in Japan and in a city in South Korea. Almost a quarter of all the confirmed cases have recovered so far. More is known about COVID-19 however there remains more to be known. Therefore, countries have to continue to take extra measures. Given Seychelles’ specificity as a small island state, its vulnerability and potential economic impact of such an outbreak in the country, several measures had been taken and they still stand. Below is a revision that reinforces them.
Until further notice, no persons (apart from returning residents), are allowed to travel to China, including the Special Administrative Region (SAR) or any other country where there has been significant community transmission as determined by the Public Health Authority of Seychelles.
Local trade partners have been advised to give all visitors from China, including the SAR or any other country where there has been significant community transmission as determined by the Public Health Authority of Seychelles, who were planning to visit the Seychelles in the coming months, the opportunity to cancel or postpone their holiday at no cost.
All foreign workers who are presently in China and any other country where there has been significant community transmission as determined by the Public Health Authority of Seychelles, and were planning to return to Seychelles are directed to postpone their return travel until further notice.
All airlines with inbound flights for Seychelles, are directed not to board any passengers or crew (except returning Seychellois nationals and residents) who have been to China (including the SAR), or any country where there has been significant community transmission as determined by the Public Health Authority of Seychelles, in the last 14 days.
The public health Authority continues to reinforce the other measures in place locally and a summary of those
Furthermore, The Public Health Authority also continues to reinforce these general travel measures for
travelers to other countries to adopt:
All persons placed under home quarantine who develop symptoms are advised to visit the special stations at Glacis Health Centre, Baie Lazare Health Centre and Mont Fleuri Health Centre. The home quarantine period should be completed for 14 days, from arrival in Seychelles or last contact with a positive case of COVID-19. A certificate of quarantine will be presented at the end of the quarantine period.
Anyone with symptoms related to COVID-19 are asked to report to special stations at Glacis Health Centre, Baie Lazare Health Centre and Mont Fleuri Health Centre between 8am-12pm and 1pm-2pm. People who use these health centres for regular consultations, should go to their regional centres.