Following Maldives way ,the Seychelles announces restart of tourism by end March

The Seychelles Islands, an exotic destination with a collection of fabulous islands, off the coast of East Africa, has decided to restart its tourism following in the footsteps of the Maldives, another idyllic collection of islands off the coast of southern India.

The Seychelles plans to welcome all international travellers, excluding those from South Africa, from 25th MAR, according to the Seychelles Tourism Department. Visitors are not required to undergo quarantine or get vaccinated, however they will have to produce a negative test report for COVID-19 within 72 hours of their departure.

Earlier Maldives has fully reopened to foreign tourists in July without any COVID-19 testing requirements, a feat made easier in a country where sprawling private overwater bungalows are the norm and entire islands can be bought out for $250,000 a night.

The Seychelles has opened its borders to all fully vaccinated travellers, including those from the U.S., in January. The 115-island paradise, where Prince William and Kate Middleton honeymooned, was the first African country to welcome vaccinated travellers. The island hopes to achieve herd immunity by mid-March, when 70% of the local population is expected to be vaccinated.

Visitors to the Seychelles however will need to maintain social distance while relaxing on the country’s white-sand beaches and frolicking in its turquoise waters. And don’t forget to carry a face mask, which is a mandatory requirement.

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