As the UAE just reached the incredible milestone of having administered over two million COVID-19 vaccine doses, a luxury destination has just announced those who have received their jab will no longer need to quarantine.

The Seychelles has announced it’s reopening its borders and those no need for international travellers to quarantine as long as they have been vaccinated.

Those visiting the nation, which consists of 115 islands, will need to ensure they have had two doses of the vaccine which will need to be attested by a certificate of vaccination. It is mandatory for the certificate to be uploaded to the Seychelles’ Travel Authorisation portal.

Once the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is received, tourists will need to wait two weeks after the second dose to be eligible for a quarantine-free holiday.

 

Prior to this announcement, the holiday destination had stringent measures in place for those who could and could not visit.

Only travellers coming to the country via private jet were permitted entry of from these seven countries: the UAE, the UK, France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany and Austria.

This recent announcement aims to kickstart the Seychelles’ tourism industry, which has been greatly affected by the pandemic.

For those who live in the UAE seeking a holiday, this is positive news as the nationwide vaccination programme is well underway with both the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine and the Pfizer vaccine being administered across the emirates.

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