#Seychelles #holidays back on as country now exempt from #quarantine

HOLIDAYS have taken a real knocking in recent weeks as country after country was removed from the UK's travel corridor list. When Turkey was axed yesterday, hopes for winter sun were slashed - but, from today, a new hotspot is finally back on the cards.

PUBLISHED: 21:40, Fri, Oct 2, 2020 | UPDATED: 22:19, Fri, Oct 2, 2020

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Seychelles holidays are now once again an option for British holidaymakers. The Indian Ocean archipelago of 115 topical islands is now exempt from the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) advice against all non-essential international travel. Britons will no longer need to quarantine on their return home.

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The news will likely be welcomed by those eager to jet off for some winter sun.

However, a number of travel restrictions are in place which holidaymakers must keep abreast off.

“A COVID-19 test must be performed no more than 48 hours before departure and you must be able to demonstrate a negative test result on entry,” explained the FCDO in its Seychelles travel advice.

“Upon arriving in Seychelles, visitors must stay in a designated hotel/establishment and may not leave the premises for five days.

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seychelles holidays fco travel advice quarantine list countries news latestSeychelles holidays: Britons will no longer need to quarantine on their return home (Image: Getty Images)

seychelles holidays fco travel advice quarantine list countries news latestSeychelles holidays: A number of travel restrictions are in place which holidaymakers must follow (Image: Getty Images)

“Another COVID-19 test will be performed on the fifth day of your stay.”

The FCDO continued: “Following a negative test result, visitors will be free to travel within Seychelles.

“If your test result is positive, you will be required to stay in a designated ‘stay-safe’ until

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