Seychelles opens up to world, starts weekly Dubai flights

The Indian Ocean island destination of Seychelles has announced that it will be welcoming visitors from across the globe, irrespective of their vaccination status, as from March 25, 2021. Visitors from South Africa will still not be permitted to enter Seychelles for the time being until further review.

Hot on the heels of this announcement, Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles introduced weekly direct flights from Dubai World Central Airport (DWC) to the Seychelles between March 27 and May 29 this year, starting from $343.

As the first country to welcome inoculated travellers from around the world, the Seychelles is a safe and travel worthy holiday destination with strict measures in place to curb the spread of Covid-19.

The seasonal service will operate from the DWC Jetex Private Terminal, renowned for its top-of-the-line experience and unrivalled personalized customer service. The flights, scheduled for eight weeks, will depart Dubai every Saturday morning, arriving in the Seychelles around midday, conveniently timed to provide travellers the opportunity to experience the panoramic views of the unparalleled beauty of the Seychelles’ unique mountains and coastline prior to landing.

The return flights from Seychelles International Airport to DWC will operate on Friday afternoons, thus providing travellers a full seven days and six nights in the Seychelles.

All travellers, regardless of vaccination status, must present a negative PCR test upon arrival taken a maximum of 72 hours prior, as well as complete the mandatory Health Travel Authorization at prior to departure from Dubai. Travellers will not be required to quarantine on arrival, however, must follow the existing health regulations, including wearing face masks in public and social distancing.