With the first glimmers of hope starting to get brighter as the UK’s mass vaccination Covid-19 gathers pace, thoughts are once again turning to holidays abroad, writes Bill McCarthy.
The Seychelles has updated its entry requirements to allow vaccinated visitors “from any part of the world”.
To be recognised as ‘vaccinated’, travellers must be able to show that they have received a second dose of an approved Covid-19 vaccine.
It is great news for those wishing to visit the exotic destination in the Indian Ocean, 300 miles off the coast of Africa, but travellers should check about getting a negative PCR test before their return to the UK.
The new measures have been announced following the start of a national immunisation drive – with the country aiming to became the first in the world to vaccinate more than 70 per cent of its population over the age of 18.
To be recognised as “vaccinated”, visitors must be able to show that they have received a second dose of an approved Covid-19 vaccine, the Seychelles Tourist Office explained in a statement.
Visitors must submit an authentic certificate from their national health authority as proof of vaccination alongside a negative Covid-19 PCR certificate, obtained less than 72 hours prior to travel.
All non-vaccinated visitors currently permitted entry into the country must show a negative PCR test obtained less than 72 hours prior to travel.
For information, visit https://www.seychelles.travel/en/