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Seychelles the most vaccinated nation on Earth

With so much excitement and anticipation for our second chance at the roaring 20s, COVID-19 was the threat the world never saw coming. It struck with quick and brutal efficiency and ultimately highlighted just how vulnerable we truly are. More than a year later and countries around the world are still in the slow process of picking themselves back up, however, one country is leading the pack.

The Seychelles, a country most notably known for its natural beauty, stunning sandy beaches, unbeatable fishing expeditions and rare wildlife can now add another impressive aspect to its ever-growing list – the most vaccinated nation on Earth. While some countries around the world had a slow start receiving and then distributing the COVID-19 vaccine, the Seychelles health ministry took the vaccination baton and ran with it. The latest statistics from the World Health Organisation (WHO) confirms that as of the 15th of June 2021, over 70% of the population has received at least one dose of the vaccine with 67% of the 70% already full vaccinated.

The Seychelles health ministry and its citizens have followed strict COVID-19 restrictions to ensure the safety of their families and others and as a result, only suffered a loss of 46 deaths since the 3rd of January 2020. While any loss of life is devastating, it is a far cry from the 3.8 billion losses worldwide. Due to their strict adherence to safety measures, the nation is now slowly opening its borders to interested travellers who comply with the country’s entry requirements. These requirements include a negative PCR test taken a maximum of 72 hours before departure, valid travel health insurance that will cover any potential COVID-19 related costs and a Health Travel Authorisation (HTA) for every passenger – a small price to pay for a much-needed trip to paradise.

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