As vaccine rates around the world continue to increase, there’s hope for the tourism and travel industry to return to a resemblance of normality.

In light of this, the Seychelles has announced its intent to reopen its borders to all countries at the end of March.

The island getaway’s government announced that borders would reopen on March 25 to visitors. In line with safety protocols, a negative COVID-19 PCR test will be required to be taken within 72 hours of departure to the Seychelles.

Similarly, social distancing measures must be followed, masks must be worn when required and regular sanitisation is needed.

Discussing the decision to fully reopen borders, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Tourism, Sylvestre Radegonde said it was the “next step to allow for our economy to recover”.

“The measures being announced reflect broadly the recommendation of our tourism partners and have been done in full consultation with and the endorsement of our health authorities,” he added.

Prior to this, if you wanted to travel to the Seychelles and avoid quarantine, visitors were required to have been vaccinated against COVID-19.

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