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Seychelles

If you’re travelling to the Seychelles our travel advice and updates give you practical tips and useful information.

Security Status

  • Normal precautions
  • High degree of caution
  • Avoid non-essential travel
  • Do not travel
  • Overview
  • Safety and Security
  • Local Laws and Customs
  • Health
  • Additional Information
  • Embassy Contact

Overview

General COVID-19 Travel Advisory in Operation

For the latest update please read the General COVID-19 Travel Advisory >

Overview

Security Status

Normal Precautions 

Latest Travel Alert

Citizens planning travel abroad should take into account the ongoing risk of testing positive for COVID-19 while abroad and are advised to take out comprehensive travel insurance that includes COVID-19 cover. Before departure and during travel, citizens are advised to monitor our Travel Advice, follow us on Twitter, and register with their nearest Irish Embassy or Consulate.

Travel to the Seychelles

To enter the Seychelles all visitors must:

  • Apply for Health Travel Authorisation; this must be applied for online in advance of travel and may take up to 12 hours to process. To apply, you will need the following;
    • Passport;
    • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative PCR COVID-19 test result (a PCR test taken within 72 hours or Antigen test taken within 24 hours of departure);
    • Your itinerary and;
    • A credit or debit card. 
  • Have valid Travel and Health Insurance. 

Vaccination for passengers over 18 must reflect the first two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine including a booster dose, if six months has passed since completing the primary series.
Vaccination for passengers aged 12 to 18 years must reflect the completion of two vaccine doses.
Passengers under the age of 12 are exempted from providing proof of vaccination or a PCR/Antigen test.

If a passengers has tested positive within 2 to 12 weeks prior to travel to Seychelles, they may provide proof of recovery in place of a negative test for COVID-19.

The Seychelles continues to experience community transmission of COVID-19, and a number of measures are in place to control the spread of the virus. We advise those travelling to the Seychelles to respect local regulations and follow public health requirements. The latest information on the Seychelles COVID-19 response and public health measures currently in place is available at www.health.gov.sc

Safety and Security

Safety and security

Practical advice

  • Read our Know Before You Go travel guide for useful security tips when travelling abroad
  • Get advice locally about areas of risk and security concerns
  • Take common-sense precautions about safety and security
  • Know who to contact in case of an emergency

Local Laws and Customs

Local laws and customs

Practical advice

  • Read our travel advice, inform yourself before travelling and get advice locally when you arrive
  • Remember, the local laws apply to you as a visitor and it is your responsibility to follow them
  • Be sensitive to local customs, traditions and practices as your behaviour may be seen as improper, hostile or even illegal

Health

Health

Get travel and medical insurance

Before travelling, we strongly recommend that you obtain comprehensive travel insurance which will cover all overseas medical costs, including medical repatriation/evacuation, repatriation of remains and legal costs. You should check any exclusions and, in particular, that your policy covers you for the activities you want to undertake.

Vaccinations

Check what vaccinations you may need for your trip at least eight weeks before you travel. We can’t advise you on vaccinations, but you can get information about vaccinations from your local GP or an International Health and Travel Centre.

Evidence of vaccination (in the form of a certificate) can be a requirement for entry to some countries.

Medication

Make sure you bring enough medication for your entire trip and for any unexpected delays. You may wish to also bring copies of your prescription in case you lose your medication.

Additional Information

Additional information

Passports

It’s advisable to take a number of photocopies of your passport with you when travelling to the Seychelles and you should carry a photocopy of your passport at all times during your stay.

If your passport is lost or stolen while you’re abroad, we can help.

What we can do:

  • Issue you a replacement passport that will let you finish your trip, or;
  • Issue you with an emergency travel document to get you home.

We’ll do our best to help you as quickly as possible but this can take some time. Your location and circumstances may limit the help we can give you. As Ireland does not have an Embassy or Consulate in the Seychelles there may be additional complications in processing and application for a new passport.

You should contact the nearest Irish Embassy or Consulate to find out what you need to do to apply for a passport. They will also be able to advise you on the fees which apply.

 

Embassy contact

Embassy Contact

In cases of an emergency outside of regular office hours, the Embassy can be contacted by calling the Duty Officer directly on +255 754 783 455.

Embassy of Ireland
Toure Drive
Plot No. 353
Masaki
P.O.Box 9612,
Dar es Salaam
Tanzania

Tel: +255 22 221 3800
Fax: +255 22 2602 362

Monday to Thursday 09:00-16:30; Friday 09:00-13:00

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