Filter for Seychelles Government Actions to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

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2020-07-13 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
The Department of Foreign Affairs would like to announce that all Air Seychelles scheduled repatriation flights have been postponed with effect from 13th July 2020, until further notice.
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2020-06-15 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Employers who intend to retain the services of foreign workers with a paid work permit ( GOP ) who are currently outside Seychelles due to the border closures should inform the employment service before June 30.
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2020-06-15 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Businesses in Seychelles that want to retain foreign permit holders must inform government
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2020-06-12 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Seychelles issues $ 72 million of solidarity bonds to help cover COVID-induced deficit
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2020-06-01 Out Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
may resume in june.
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2020-06-01 Out Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Allowed: Private jets with passengers destined to authorized resort, yacht or residential facilities; Chartered passengers flights with passengers from low risk countries published by the Department of Health; Chartered cargo flights that may carry passengers under permission (eg patients, returning Seychellois, students who completed their studies)
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2020-06-01 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Public shows where attendees are seated; Sports events (without spectators); Bars; Casino (without discotheques); Gym; Cinema; Marine leisure crafts; Family picnics (but no beach parties)
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2020-06-01 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Indoor Seated Public Shows/gatherings; Conferences and Meetings, as per guidelines; Bars not in hotel and restaurant; Casinos; Sports Competition without spectators; Gymnasium and fitness facilities; Cinemas; Marine leisure Crafts; Private and chartered flights
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2020-06-01 Out Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
travellers must quarantine for 14 days upon entry
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2020-05-28 Out Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
following countries allowed entry: Australia, Austria, Botswana, China, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Japan, Luxembourg, Mauritius, Monaco, Namibia, New Zealand, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland and Thailand
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2020-05-20 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
All foreign workers holding a work permit are not allowed to return until further notice. No new work permits are to be issued.
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2020-05-18 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
Primary and secondary schools will reopen on 18 May.
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2020-05-06 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
All international flights are suspended with exception of cargo planes until at least 1 June.
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2020-05-04 Out Lockdown: Partial lockdown
The lockdown has been lifted since 4 May.
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2020-05-03 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Domestic public transport (Land ,Sea, Air) may operate
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2020-05-03 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Restrictions on non-essential services and movement can gradually resume, with all shops allowed to stay open until 20.00. Other businesses, such as restaurants, postal services, construction and tourism, indoor religious services, Recreational sports (where there is no contact among individuals) and Beaches – individual activities (not more than 4 persons) are also allowed to operate
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2020-04-17 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
extended until further notice
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2020-04-10 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Any passenger who has been to ANY of these countries in Europe, including Switzerland, the UK and the French Departments of Reunion and Mayotte, in the last 14 days (except returning Seychellois citizens) will NOT be allowed to enter Seychelles: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vatican City.
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2020-04-08 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
8th April, 2020, starting from 6:00 AM on Saturday 18th April, 2020, and ending at 7.00 PM of 29th April, 2020, no person shall be in a vehicle, vessel or public place, outside of the person’s place of residence between 6:00 AM and 6:59 PM.
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2020-04-08 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
until 8. April 2020. police deployed
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2020-04-08 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
all non- essentials until 8. April 2020. police deployed
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2020-04-08 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
extended until 4/5/2020.
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2020-04-08 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
restricted movement during lockdown until 8. April 2020. police deployed
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2020-04-08 In Movement restrictions: Border checks 
during lockdown until 8. April 2020. police enforce restictive meausres
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2020-04-08 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
extended until 4/5/2020 from 19.00 to 06.00 (local time). *Only essential workers with permits and the security forces can operate during curfew times. Grocery stores and other essential shops are permitted to operate from 06:30 to 18:00.
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2020-04-08 In Movement restrictions: Checkpoints within the country
Police checkpoints have been set up to ensure the enforcement of lockdown extension and restricive measures.
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2020-03-23 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
All Seychelles citizens and residents are banned from travelling abroad, effective as of Monday 23rd March 2020, for a period of 30 days. Expanding travel restrictions to include passengers from the United States and Australia. No one is allowed to go there, and no one is allowed from there.
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2020-03-22 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Foreign workers holding a GOP are not allowed to return until further notice.
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2020-03-22 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
All arriving passengers may be subjected to quarantine. Prior, it was all arriving passengers may be subjected to health screenings; now, ALL passengers are subjected to health screenings.
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2020-03-22 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Expanding obligatory quarantine for 14 days upon arrival to include travelers from the United States and Australia. All arrivals may be subject to quarantine.
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2020-03-22 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
All public gatherings are now strictly banned. Prior, it was just an advisory.
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2020-03-19 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
All Seychellois residents returning from overseas are to be quarantined at home with appropriate follow up from surveillance team and the support of law enforcement.
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2020-03-18 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Expanding obligatory quarantine for 14 days upon arrival to include travelers from ANY country in Europe including the United Kingdom, Switzerland and the French Departments of Reunion and Mayotte.
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2020-03-18 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Expanding travel restrictions to include ANY country in Europe including the United Kingdom, Switzerland and the French Departments of Reunion and Mayotte. No one is allowed to go there, and no one is allowed from there.
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2020-03-16 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Former travel restrictions expanded to now include Spain and additionally close Seychelles waters to any marine vessels if passengers or crew have been to endemic areas.
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2020-03-16 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Additional advisory notices to limit public gatherings at faith-based organizations, sporting and entertainment activities, etc.
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2020-03-16 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Expanding obligatory quarantine for 14 days upon arrival to include travelers from Spain.
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2020-03-16 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
All schools on Mahe will cease operations as of 16 March 2020 for 14 days. This comes after the announcement of the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Seychelles.
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2020-03-15 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
people with symptomes
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2020-03-15 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
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2020-03-15 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
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2020-03-13 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Announcement in French: Essentially, cancelling all in-person gatherings organized between 16 and 22 of March. Encouraging organizers to produce media content in its place.
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2020-03-12 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Awareness campaign against false news from coronatracker.com . Informing the public that there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 yet in Seychelles.
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2020-03-10 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Returning Seychellois citizens from China, South Korea, Italy, and Iran will be put under obligatory quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.
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2020-03-10 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
No persons are allowed to travel to China, South Korea, Italy, and Iran.
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2020-03-10 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
All airlines with inbound flights for Seychelles are directed not to board any passengers or crew (except returning Seychellois citizens) who have been to China (including the SAR), South Korea, Italy and Iran in the last 14 days. Any person arriving in Seychelles by sea (except returning Seychellois citizens) will not be allowed to disembark if he/she has been to China, (including the SAR), South Korea, Italy and Iran and places where there has been extensive local transmission in the last 14 days. As of 10th March 2020, all cruise ships will not be allowed entry into Seychelles waters until further notice. All foreign workers who are presently in China, South Korea, Italy and Iran and places where there has been extensive local transmission and were planning to return to Seychelles are directed to postpone their return travel until further notice.
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2020-03-10 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
A detailed risk/benefit analysis indicates that Seychelles is dependent on tourism and imports, and stands much to lose rather than benefit from additional travel restrictions. Withdrawal of flights into Seychelles will also adversely effect essential goods supplies, such as food, medicines, and vaccines. Therefore, public health measures (screening, awareness campaigns, quarantine policies) are in place, but they do not want to impose additional travel restrictions unless absolutely necessary.
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2020-03-10 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
All arriving passengers may be subjected to additional health screening upon arrival. (No longer limited to only those from mentioned areas.)
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2020-02-07 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Seychelles acted immediately to ensure various sectors were briefed on preparedness processes and procedures, including replenishing PPE.
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2020-02-07 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Any person arriving in Seychelles by sea (except returning Seychellois nationals and residents) will not be allowed to disembark if he/she has been to China, including the SAR in the last 14 days.
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2020-02-07 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
"All returning residents who have been to China, including the SAR of China and any other countries where there has been significant local transmission will be put under obligatory quarantine at the Military Academy in Perseverance for 14 days upon arrival."
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2020-02-07 In Public health measures: General recommendations
No formal bans at this point; mainly advisory warnings for foreign workers, airlines, etc. Additional recommendations from the Public Health Authority of hygienic practices to follow.
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2020-02-07 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
Standard
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2020-02-07 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
They are using social media and broadcast media to disseminate information and dispel rumors and misinformation.
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2020-02-03 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Introduction of new quarantine policies. 2 Seychellois students in Wuhan were transferred to France, where they will stay for 14 days, per health requirements. This is the first logged announcement of the 14-day quarantine policy that was released by the Seychellois government.
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2020-01-29 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
No persons (except for returning residents) will be allowed to travel to China until further notice.
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2020-01-29 In Public health measures: General recommendations
General recommendations for social distancing and hygienic practices.
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