A beach on a Seychelles island (archive image)
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The Foreign Office continues to advise against traveling abroad unless it is absolutely necessary.
This also applies to the Seychelles, in the Indian Ocean.
The archipelago is classified as a risk area because the seven-day incidence value is over 50, i.e. more than 50 people per 100,000 inhabitants there have been infected with the coronavirus in the past few days.
According to the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Seychelles, the total number of registered infections on Saturday was 1033.
Nevertheless, the country wants to allow foreigners to enter the country again.
If a negative PCR test is presented, travelers from Germany can in principle do so without a vaccination, but then you have to go into a ten-day quarantine, during which another PCR test is mandatory.
This can be avoided with a vaccination.
Because quarantine-free can now enter anyone who can show proof of two vaccinations that were at least two weeks ago.
In addition, a negative PCR test must be submitted, which must not be older than 72 hours, according to the website of the Federal Foreign Office.
You also have to go to the Seychelles Islands Travel Authorization page
Apply for an entry permit in good time.
Seychelles Islands Travel Authorization website
Photo: The Seychelles Islands Travel Authorization
However, the trend to reopen the borders to vaccinated travelers has already spread to some European countries.
Iceland, for example, allows entry without a test or quarantine requirement, provided that two vaccinations with a vaccine approved by the EMA (European Medicines Agency) can be proven.
Alternatively, you can also present proof of having survived Covid-19 disease.
Here, too, you are required to register online before entering the country.
Here too, the Federal Foreign Office advises against travel to Iceland that is not absolutely necessary.
A similar regulation has been in place for some time in Poland and now also in the Republic of Moldova.
The country, located between Ukraine and Romania, has kept a list of countries from which entry is generally prohibited, which has been getting shorter and shorter for months - unless one of the many exemptions listed by the Federal Foreign Office applies.
These include the presentation of an official confirmation that a vaccination against Covid-19 has already taken place.
While there is still a dispute in Germany about whether there should be exceptions to the existing contact restrictions and travel regulations for vaccinated people, other countries are already creating facts.
From a German perspective, however, so far only for a small minority.
According to the Federal Ministry of Health, only people over 80 years old, who live in or work in care facilities, and medical staff are currently vaccinated in Germany.
It is questionable that these groups are planning a vacation in the Maldives.
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