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Seychelles relaxes COVID-19 restrictions for superyacht charters

By Nina Done   5 December 2022

With effect from 1 December, Seychelles' Ministry of Health have announced the country will resume pre-covid protocols, meaning travelers are no longer required to be vaccinated or present a negative COVID-19 test to enter, heralding welcome news for superyachts wishing to cruise these Indian Ocean waters.

The return to normal operations follows a relaxation to the strict COVID rules in March 2022, alongside Maldives and Mauritius, removing the requirement for a PCR test result for vaccinated travelers.

Seychelles yacht charters

Encompassing two UNESCO World Heritage sites, the 115 islands that make up the Seychelles offer unparalleled beauty. From breath-taking dive sites to tranquil beaches and cascading waterfalls, there is everything you could want for a luxury yacht charter.

Celebrated Anse Lazio beach in the Seychelles, Indian Ocean
Celebrated Anse Lazio beach in the Seychelles, Indian OceanA scuba dives with a whale shark in the Seychelles

Popular hotspots include the archipelago’s largest island Mahé, home to the colorful capital of Victoria and renowned superyacht marina Eden Island with over 1,000 slips catering to yachts up to 115m LOA, as well as Praslin Island, which plays host to the celebrated beach at Anse Lazio, and La Digue, one of the most photographed stretches of coastline in the world – perfect for beach BBQs or heavenly sundowners.

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Wooden jetty over a beach at sunset with candles, in romantic Seychelles island in the Indian Ocean

To find out more about chartering in the region, please see our Seychelles yacht charter guide. For some inspiration, check out our sample itineraries handpicked by experts with in-depth knowledge of the region.

If you'd like to make a booking on board a charter yacht in the Seychelles or Indian Ocean, please get in touch with your preferred yacht charter broker.


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