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.
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.
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.
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.