Emirates resumes services to Seychelles: Time to plan and read how it is to travel to the Seychelles under the New Normal

Emirates has announced that it will resume passenger services to Seychelles from the 1st of August, along with the Seychelles re-opening to international tourists.

Operating flights to Seychelles 5 times a week with the Boeing 777-300ER.

In addition, Emirates will increase its services to the Maldives from the current 5 times a week, to 6 times a week from August 4th to meet customer demand. Read more about our guides to the Maldives.

What to Expect when you book a holiday to Seychelles after Covid-19

It has been on top of mind of most travellers, when will borders re-open again?

The long-awaited date of the re-opening of the airport and boarders were planned for June 1, 2020, with gradual measures in place and strict conditions imposed by the Public Health Authority.

To limit risks for the Seychelles inhabitants, the Health Authority has announced that during the first phase of the reopening of its airport, the destination will only consider visitors from low risks countries travelling through private jets and chartered passenger direct flights.

As expected, visitors are advised that applications will be processed on a case-by-case basis as per Public Health orders.

If you plan to visit Seychelles, you will have to check the Seychelles Department of Tourism website through the ‘Seychelles Safety Travel Guidelines’ issued on May 29, 2020, and make sure that updates are actually allowing you to plan your trip with no worries.

As of now, until the next announcement issued by the government, all visitors are required to present, upon disembarking on the Seychelles shores, certification by their local health authorities confirming they have taken a COVID-19 PCR test 48 hours or less prior to boarding the flight to Seychelles and that the same is negative. Visitors failing to present the required proof will be turned back on the same aircraft.

Visitors are advised that they will be subjected to strict entry screening procedures including the completion of the health check form, symptomatic check, temperature scanning. The Public Health Authority also reserves the right to request that visitors undergo a rapid antigen test.

Make sure you have your Seychelles Hotel book for your whole stay

Industry partners including Destination Management Companies, airlines and other partners selling the destination are strongly advised to inform their clients that they must provide proof of accommodation in an approved establishment for the entire period of stay and must show booking vouchers at Immigration desk upon entry.

For ease of control and contact tracing, visitors are encouraged to refrain from changing accommodation during their stay in Seychelles and must not interact with the community apart from those at their place of residence.

The series of guidelines under the ‘Seychelles Safety Travel Guidelines’ also contains crucial recommendations for tourism-related business providers in regards to new required measures to be put in place before they are allowed to operate.


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