The Republic of Seychelles is the first country to allow vaccinated tourists without quarantining
Fri, 22 January 2021
International travelers who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 are now allowed to visit the Seychelles without having to be quarantined. This makes the Republic of Seychelles the first country in the world to allow its vaccinated tourists without the need to isolatе themselves, Euronews reported.
More about travel conditions here.
Welcoming tourists with reduced restrictions is a positive step towards restoring tourism in Seychelles’ tourism, which is one of the most important sectors of the country’s economy.
The Republic of Seychelles also became the first country in Africa to launch a COVID-19 immunization campaign on January 10.
It ranks third in the world in terms of the percentage of vaccinated population, with 13,163 vaccines administered by January 21, 2021 - within just eleven days since the start of the campaign, said Dr. Jude Gedeon, Public Health Commissioner.
All residents of La Digue - the third most populous island - are immunized against COVID-19, informs Seychelles News Agency.
To date the Ministry of Health of Seychelles has registered 866 positive cases of COVID-19, 216 of which are active. 647 people recovered from the virus and 3 people died.
As a result, the Government is tightening entry restrictions depending on the risk in the country from which visitors come. All tourists, including those vaccinated, must send an application form to the Public Health Authority before traveling.