The Seychelles Ministry of Tourism announces today:
Seychelles will waive the pre-entry PCR test for vaccinated persons from 15/03/2022. If it has been more than 6 months since the second vaccination, the booster vaccination will be required for test-free entry.
Unvaccinated guests must still present a negative test result. Here you can choose between a PCR test 72 hours before departure or an antigen test 24 hours before departure.
Online entry registration at https://seychelles.govtas.com is still required.
Please note that this information is without guarantee and may change at any time - official notifications and information on possible testing or quarantine obligations upon return
can be found, as always, on the pages of the Foreign Office of your country and the Seychelles Tourism Board.
Shortly before the end of the year, the Tourism Department Seychelles reports an update on the entry regulations to the Seychelles. Basically, not much has changed, the Seychelles are still considered a high risk area due to the 7-day incidence of currently 235. However, anyone can enter if they can provide a negative PCR test result.
The following regulations apply:
- Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is not required for entry into Seychelles. However, it is recommended to be fully vaccinated.
- Visitors (including children) must present a negative PCR test upon entry, taken 72 hours prior to departure. This also applies to vaccinated and recovered persons.
- It is still necessary to complete an online registration (Health Travel Authorization) prior to departure and after receiving the negative test result: https://seychelles.govtas.com/ The cost of registration is 10 EUR (standard processing) per person.
- There is no quarantine requirement or minimum stay when entering Seychelles, regardless of vaccination status.
- Visitors and locals must still adhere to customary hygiene measures such as wearing an everyday mask, keeping their distance and washing their hands regularly.
- A nighttime curfew is in effect between 11 p.m. and 4 a.m.
The full vaccination rate of the local population is 78%.
For all further details on entry requirements, please visit https://tourism.gov.sc/2021/11/26/travel-advisory-for-visitors-from-permitted-countries/
Tourism Department Seychelles
You can reach us personally during the lockdown between December 16, 2020 and January 10, 2021. Please contact us by phone or email. We look forward to your inquiry and advise you where and under what conditions you can safely spend your sailing or houseboat holiday in 2021.
The Seychelles Tourism Board announced that commercial flights will be welcomed to Seychelles in August 2020. The holiday destination confirmed the authorisation for commercial flights for most European as of 01/08/2020.
The following airlines have announced that flights to Seychelles will commence in August.
- Emirates / Air Seychelles (via Dubai)
- Ethiopian Airlines (via Addis Ababa)
- Etihad (via Abu Dhabi)
Edelweiss from Zurich will start in September while Condor flights from Frankfurt will most likely not commence until December 2020
The new lift in air travel restrictions on the destination comes to an indication of the successful progression of the implementation of the first phase of movement restrictions effective as of June 1, 2020. As the destination tops holiday’s searches in the region, the availability of flights comes at an opportune time for visitors planning to find a peaceful and picturesque vacation.
It is with the aim of ensuring the safety of visitors travelling to Seychelles for a holiday and the local population that a new series of guidelines have been issued by the Public Health Authority in Seychelles and Tourism Stakeholders.
The guidelines, which has been meticulously discussed by all the different parties within the Seychelles tourism industry encompasses various information relating to travelling to Seychelles and the requirements for the same to happen under the new normal.
The document, which also includes the list of countries, has been made available on the department of tourism website since Friday July 3, 2020 and can be accessed via the following link: http://tourism.gov.sc/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Seychelles-Visitor-Travel-Advisory.pdf
Prominent points of the documents are highlighted below:
The following information emphasised Testing:
• Proof of a negative COVID-19 test prior to boarding the flight to Seychelles remains mandatory for all visitors.
• Passengers boarding from medium risk countries are expected to conduct a PCR test within 72 hours of travel while passengers boarding from low risk countries are required to submit to an antigen test within 72 hours of travel.
• Airlines companies are strongly advised not to board any passengers or crew who are symptomatic of COVID-19
Low Risk Countries
Visitors coming from low risk countries must have a negative COVID-19 PCR certificate from an authorized laboratory dating no more than 72 hours prior to the date of travel. In the event that a PCR test is not available, a Rapid Antigen test will be required.
List of low risk countries:
Belgium China Cyprus Estonia Finland Iceland Hungary Ireland Japan Latvia Lithuania Malta Mauritius Netherlands New Zealand Norway Thailand
Medium Risk Countries
Visitors coming from medium risk countries, they will require a negative PCR certificate no more than 72 hours from the date of travel.
List of medium risk countries:
France Austria Canada Cuba Czech Republic Denmark Germany Greece Italy Luxembourg Malaysia Monaco Singapore Slovakia Slovenia South Korea Spain Sri Lanka Switzerland UAE
All certificates with negative test results, including all flights and accommodation information,
must be submitted together with the registration form "Submission of COVID-19 Test results" -
to the Public Health Authority at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org .
If visitors fail to submit the tests results, flights and accommodation details they will be subjected to a COVID-19 PCR or a Rapid Antigen test upon arrival. Furthermore, upon check in, all travellers coming to Seychelles must submit the approved test results to their respective airline companies for verification. Visitors must comply with all airline protocols upon embarkation.
Visitors must ensure that accommodation bookings are made only at licensed accommodation establishments or liveaboards that have been certified by the Public Health Authority. All booking vouchers reflecting the entire duration of their stay in Seychelles must be presented at the immigration counter for verification. If upon arrival visitors have not booked in a licensed and certified accommodation establishment, they will be directed to another establishment that has been certified.
Visitors must ensure that they have a valid travel insurance with full medical coverage also for treatments based on Covid-19 for the duration of their entire stay in Seychelles
If a negative PCR test is required for the return trip, the email address for making appointments for the PCR test
is on site: email@example.com. This can be done in Mahé, Praslin or La Digue.
STB News Bureau: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: +248 4 671 354 / +248 4 67 13 13
Many of the popular sailing destinations in the Caribbean, especially the French Caribbean have started to open the international airports for European Tourism. Information with regards to current travel restrictions can be found on the individual tourism board websites. On the following link you can find an overview:
Malta International Airport reopened on July 1, 2020 and commercial flights to and from Malta resumed from that date.
The first group of destinations that reopened for travel comprised:
- Czech Republic
The list of destinations will be monitored regularly and reviewed if necessary.
For more information and travel restriction updated visit the Maltese tourism board website:
In 2017 Germany has become the largest incoming market for the Seychelles with over 47.000 visitors in 2017. The Seychelles tourism board has been participating as the partner country on several trade fairs throughout the year.
In 2017 VPM together with the Barone team and the Seychelles Tourism Board took part in several trade fairs including: CMT in Stuttgart, F.RE.E in Munich, "Grenzenlos" in Sankt Gallen (Switzerland), ITB in Berlin, JA in Karlsruhe and the TC in Leipzig.
The following tradefairs are already confirmed in 2019:
12.01. - 20.01.2019 CMT 2019 in Stuttgart (Halle 8E30)
06.03. - 10.03.2019 ITB 2019 in Berlin
08.11. - 10.11.2019 ReiseLust in Bremen (Halle 4 / Stand-Nr. 4)
Visit us on the Seychelles Stand to receive information about our latest products and profit from our great offers and discounts.
Bareboat – News
From the Azores to Zadar we also offer a complete selection of more than 4,000 sailing yachts, catamarans and motor yachts, with 61 partners and 139 bases besides our bases in the Caribbean and Seychelles.
The trend for ever larger monohulls, which has already been apparent for some years, is currently culminating with the new Dufour 63 at Phoenix Yachting from Trogir.
This search for comfort and space for the average growing crew size is also reflected in the ever-growing variety of catamarans. For example, Dufour - previously known for sporty monohull yachts from 2018 on with the Dufour 48 model - is now entering this competitive market.
Barone, with its partner VPM Yacht Charter, is expanding the fleet in the southern part of the Antilles from Martinique and Guadeloupe by a total of 10 new catamarans of the types Lagoon 40, 42, 450S and 50.
Approx. 30 sailing yachts and catamarans await you for the 2018 season in Martinique and Guadeloupe and can now be booked bareboat or with crew. The bases in St. Martin and Tortola are closed after the hurricane "Irma" until 31.01.2018, departures are meanwhile already possible again.
With our real-time online booking system "QuickSearch" you can check the availabilities and prices of more than 1140 yachts and book them online.
You have certainly seen the pictures of the BVI after the two hurricanes Irma and Maria in September - pictures of the destruction of houses, infrastructure and the beautiful nature of the BVI.
After helping local people with a first fundraising campaign, nature is now coming into focus.
Many coconut palms on the islands have been destroyed and it will take years until they will provide shade on the beaches. We support the project "planting hope" and want to work with you to create palm-fringed beaches.
With the BVI Tourist Board on Tortola and the local school children large palm trees are to be planted. The bigger the better.
We at Barone Yachting are convinced that we can do it together! Support this project with donations of 25, 50, 100 or 1000 €.
For months, the negative headlines about the consequences of the hurricanes dominated the reporting, but partly also covered an incontrovertible fact: Affected are currently only three areas or island groups. Most of the targets are unaffected, and crews can enjoy their winter escape here. On 29 pages, the big Caribbean special in YACHT 25/2017 offers all the necessary information. Andreas Fritsch from the yacht editor via Barone Yachting from Guadeloupe sailed on a Lagoon 400 from VPM Yachtcharter. The 29-page special presents the best areas without hurricane damage. Andreas Fritsch from the yacht editor via Barone Yachting from Guadeloupe sailed on a Lagoon 400 from VPM Yachtcharter.
Imagine you come on the yacht and everything is already there!
Who does not know that, after the stressful outward flight one first of all expects to find the yacht with luggage in a blistering heat.
Then shopping in the supermarket and hauling the provisions to the yacht. The first day of a trip is characterized by stress and hectic and one can be glad if it still succeeds on the same day to run out.
But it works differently too!
Our partner Foodcrewser takes over the tiresome shopping for you and delivers everything to the boat. Foodcrewser is doing something different than you might suspect, because the Foodcrewser provision service was created by experienced sailors.
Simply download the corresponding provisions list! Indicate in your order the port, name and delivery time and send us the completed list - the food will be delivered directly to the ship.
The non stop flights with Condor from Munich to Fort de France can be booked for departures from the 25.11.2017 every Saturday. The flights take around 10 hours and arrival in Martinique is on Saturday at ca. 15:30. The arrival time is ideal for all guests that have booked a cabin cruise in Martinique as the Check-in is at 18:00. This means there is enough time to get to the yacht and the waiting time is not too long.
Condor is offering prices per flight starting from:
€ 369,99 in Economy Class,
€ 499,- in Premium Economy Class
and€ 999,- in Business Class
Fly non stop to your cabin cruise or yachtcharter in Martinique.
Starting winter 2016, Condor will include a new flight in their program. Direct flights from Frankfurt to Fort de France (FDF) -
Martinique to your cabin cruise or yachtcharter. Flights can now be booked.
The B767-300ER of the TUIfly Deutschland Condor will now be operating on the long-haul flight to Martinique.
The aircraft has 31 seats in the Premium Class, as well as 260 seats in the Economy Class.
Including this new destination, Condor is now offering 17 different destinations in the Caribbean.
Flights departing weekly every Saturday and may start from € 369,-
Further more passengers booked on Condor flights can collect miles with the Lufthansa Miles&More card.