Praslin, Seychelles (Getty Images)
- The Seychelles is reopening to South African tourists on 1 June after being off limits for five months.
- Travellers won’t have to be vaccinated to access the island nation, but are still “strongly encouraged” to get the jab before arriving.
- Visitors won’t need to quarantine either but do need to complete a detailed Health Travel Authorisation (HTA) form before being allowed to fly.
- Air Seychelles will resume direct flights to South Africa on 5 June.
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Travellers from South Africa will be able to visit the Seychelles from Tuesday 1 June onwards, after being barred from accessing the island nation since the start of 2021.
In a bid to reinvigorate the island’s embattled tourism industry, which is responsible for 65% of its GDP, the Seychelles announced the full reopening of its international airport for all scheduled commercial flights on Friday morning.
At the height of the pandemic, the…