Seychelles Offers Tourists Quarantine-Free Vacation; Flights From India Start In April

by Tania Tarafdar
by Tania Tarafdar 667

We have seen our Instagram feed littered with pictures of the Maldives in the past few months. It almost seems like Indians frequented the Maldives more than Goa. But here is a piece of great news for all the water babies. There is a new addition to the list of each destination where Indians can holiday now, and that is the gorgeous African island republic of Seychelles. And guess what? You don’t need a vaccination to visit Seychelles. It will be open to travellers who present a negative PCR-test taken within 72 hours before departure.

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Mumbai To Mahe Flights Will Run Twice Weekly

You can already start planning your trip to the island as Air Seychelles has opened booking for Mumbai to Mahé trips, with the first flight on 8 April 2021. The Mumbai to Mahe flights will run twice weekly. We cannot wait for Indian-based airlines to follow suit and start flights to this beautiful island.

Also read: One Country, 115 Islands – Seychelles The Ultimate Travel Goal


No Quarantine & No Restriction In Movement For Travellers

Once you provide a COVID negative certificate, there will be no quarantine, no restriction in movement, and no minimum stay requirement in Seychelles. Not only that, you will be able to access a hotel’s common areas that include the bar, swimming pool, spa, and kids’ club. That said, you will still have to follow safety protocols like wearing face masks, social distancing, and frequent sanitisation of hands. Havelock Island Is India’s Answer To Seychelles.

Anse Source D’Argent La Digue Island, Seychelles

Government May Continuously Review The Entry Measures

Earlier, Seychelles Offered Quarantine-free Travel To People Who Have Taken Covid-19 Vaccine. Please note that the government can review the entry measures to ensure the safety of travellers and locals. The country relaxed the travel measures following an aggressive vaccination campaign. Opening borders for tourists will allow their economy to recover.

Sylvestre Radegonde, the minister for foreign affairs and tourism, said “The measures being announced reflect broadly the recommendation of our tourism partners and have been done in full consultation with and the endorsement of our health authorities.”

Picture Credits: LTI (Four Seasons Resort Seychelles)

Finally, there seems to be some light at the end of the tunnel for the tourism industry. Watch out this space for more updates on Seychelles.

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