In view of the worsening COVID-19 outbreaks in a number of countries, today Tuesday the 20th April 2020, the Public Health Commissioner is issuing the following measures, under the Infectious Disease (Restriction on entry to, exit from and return to Seychelles) (No 3) Order, 2020.
These measures take effect immediately:
1. Travellers from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh are not permitted to travel to and enter Seychelles without proof of Covid-19 vaccination, which should be presented on application for Travel Authorisation. Vaccination certificates are subject to verification and approval of the Public Health Authority.
2. Travellers from Brazil are not permitted to travel to or enter Seychelles.
3. These measures do not apply to Seychelles citizens and permanent residents, who are permitted to travel and enter and must quarantine on arrival in accordance with Public Health Authority instructions.
Under new guidelines issued by the Public Health Authority, no COVID-19 screening tests is needed for persons placed under home quarantine during or upon completion of the quarantine period. Testing may be recommended for persons who develop symptoms of the infection. 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.