SEYCHELLES TRAVEL NEWS

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.

READ MORE

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’.

READ MORE

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.

READ MORE

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.

READ MORE

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.

READ MORE

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.

READ MORE

Moratorium on Tourism Accommodation Developments on La Digue

A complete halt on new tourism accommodation development projects will come into force as of August 1, 2021 until 2023 as immediate action is required for the protection of La Digue from over-development and to preserve its way of life.

READ MORE

Tourism Seychelles’ “North America Annual Roadshow” Goes Virtual

Local tourism operators from Seychelles, including Mason’s Travel, signed up as exhibitors for Tourism Seychelles’ first-ever virtual edition of their annual North-American Roadshow, reaching 65 US travel professionals across multiple US cities.

READ MORE

Seychelles Welcomes Relaxed Travel Restrictions by France – Air France Set to Resume Service

Seychelles’ Minister of Foreign Affairs and Tourism, Mr Sylvestre Radegonde, has welcomed the latest announcement by France, confirming that travel restrictions will be relaxed for their fully vaccinated citizens. Air France is set to resume air services to Seychelles as of 23 October.

READ MORE

Updated Conditions of Entry from Restricted Countries for Seychellois and GOP-Holders

The Seychelles Ministry of Health released updated conditions of entry to the island nation for Seychellois, residents, foreign workers (GOP-holders) and their dependents. The new conditions pertain to entry from restricted countries and do not apply – at present – to visitors to Seychelles.

READ MORE