If you’ve been daydreaming of powder-white beaches, lush hills and glistening waters, slowly drifting into island paradise, then your dreams are about to become a reality. South Africans can now add another destination to their holiday list – we’re talking beach vibes all around!
The Seychelles removed South Africa from its list of “restricted countries” on Monday, September 13 and all travellers, whether vaccinated or not, are now allowed to visit the stunning island nation.
Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway, or a relaxing trip in the sun, this popular attraction is grabbing the attention of most South Africans who spent months waiting to explore the wonders of the world.
Even though travellers won’t be required to quarantine, they will be expected to provide a valid insurance, a completed Health Travel Authorisation form and a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken 72 hours before departure, as per Business Insider.
The Tourism Seychelles regional director for Africa and the Americas, David Germain was quoted by IOL as saying: “Travellers want to stay safe in a pure environment while on holiday, and what better place than Seychelles.
“Tourism operators and their staff have all been trained to minimise and mitigate the risk posed by Covid-19, developing standard operating protocols in collaboration with the health authorities and earning a Covid-safe certification.”
This news comes after Mauritius confirmed that travellers from South Africa would be able to explore the spectacular subtropical island nation from October 1.