Seychelles Opens Up To The World

Travelers ready for a remote island holiday can add Seychelles to their 2021 wish list, thanks to vaccine donations from India and the UAE.

50,000 doses of the Chinese vaccine Sinopharm were donated by the United Arab Emirates. This was later doubled when India donated 50,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

The island nation is expected to open to all travelers, except those from South Africa, from 25th March. This will be good news for the country’s economy which is highly reliant on tourism.

Up until now, new arrivals have had to quarantine in a designated hotel upon arrival, but this will not be required after 25th March.

Visitors will have to book accommodation in one of 700 certified tourism establishments, a list of which will be released soon. As long as this accommodation is booked there are no restrictions and travel over the 115 islands is permitted.

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