SEYCHELLES TRAVEL NEWS

Last Countries Removed from Seychelles’ Restricted List

Seychelles’ Public Health Authority announced on 12 November 2021 that Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Nepal and Pakistan have been removed from the list of countries with restricted entry to Seychelles.

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Seychelles Comes Off UK Red list

Seychelles has come off the UK’s red list marking the next step in the destination’s tourism recovery. Effective Monday, 11 October, travellers from the UK, the Seychelles’ third major tourism source market, may once again visit the Indian Ocean island destination and are no longer required to quarantine in an approved hotel on their return back home.

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Seychelles Tourism Pioneers Honoured

This World Tourism Day, Mason’s Travel’s own founder, Kathy Mason, and her husband, Mickey, were recognized for their significant and on-going contributions to Seychelles' tourism industry.

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Seychelles’ Tourism Industry Marks its Fourth Annual Tourism Festival

Seychelles' fourth annual Tourism Festival will be celebrated locally under the theme "Shaping our Future".

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Excitement as Seychelles records more than 100,000 visitors in 2021

Passengers travelling to Seychelles from Israel on 19 September, disembarked to the joyous beats of the local moutya drums and to the sight of traditional dancers , as the destination records over 100,000 visitors in 2021.

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Seychelles Opens Up to South Africa

Visitors from South Africa will once again be able to board flights to the paradise islands of the Seychelles with effect from Monday, 13 September. The Ministry of Health has announced that South Africa is removed from Seychelles’ list of ‘Restricted Countries’.

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Seychelles Reclaims Top Travel + Leisure Award

Seychelles has beat off competition yet again as it scooped for the fourth time, the prestigious Travel + Leisure 2021 World’s Best Award as the top island destination in Africa & the Middle East.

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Seychelles to Welcome Back Cruise Ships in November 2021

Seychelles will be reopening its shores to cruise ships in November 2021. Launching the 2021-2022 cruise season on November 14, 2021, will be the MS Island Sky, the first cruise vessel to sail to Seychelles since the closure of the destination to cruise ships in March 2020.

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Visitors May Board Public Buses, Once Again

Visitors to Seychelles may now make use of public transport, including local buses, provided they follow all COVID-19 health and safety protocols in place. Previously, tourists had been barred from boarding Seychelles’ famous blue buses in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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Seychelles’ Arrival Figures Exceed Expectations

Seychelles has been performing above targeted expectations when it comes to visitor arrival numbers from April to June: A total of 40,000 visitors had been expected according to predictions made by Seychelles’ Department of Tourism, However the island destination welcomed 43,659 visitors over that period.

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