2020 coronavirus pandemic in Seychelles

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2020 coronavirus pandemic in Seychelles
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
First outbreakItaly
Index casePerseverance Island
Arrival date11 March 2020
(3 weeks and 1 day)
Confirmed cases10

The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic was confirmed to have reached Seychelles in March 2020.


Seychelles reported its first two cases of COVID-19 on 14 March 2020. The two cases were people who were in contact with someone in Italy who tested positive.[1]

On 15 March, a third case arriving from the Netherlands was confirmed.[2]

As of 16 March, there are four confirmed cases. The new case also arriving from Netherlands.[3]

No cases have been reported in Praslin, La Digue, Silhouette Island and Outer Islands.



On 9 March 2020, Seychelles ahead of the planned arrival of the Norwegian Spirit announced a temporary closing for cruise ships.[4]

Travel restrictions

On 9 March 2020, Seychelles banned any person from Seychelles from travelling to China, South Korea, Italy, and Iran. An exception is made for returning residents.[4]

See also


  1. ^ Bonnelame, Betyme (14 March 2020). "2 Seychellois test positive for COVID-19 as globe-sweeping virus reaches island nation". Seychelles News Agency. Retrieved 14 March 2020.
  2. ^ Bonnelame, Betyme (16 March 2020). "Seychelles and COVID-19: Olympic athletes return home; 3rd case confirmed". Seychelles News Agency. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  3. ^ Bonnelame, Betyme; Karapetyan, Salifa; Ernesta, Sharon; Laurence, Daniel (16 March 2020). "Seychelles and COVID-19: Travel ban on Europeans; 4th case reported". Seychelles News Agency. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  4. ^ a b Ernesta, Sharon (9 March 2020). "Seychelles closes cruise ship season amidst fears of COVID–19". Seychelles News Agency. Archived from the original on 10 March 2020. Retrieved 14 March 2020.

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