Air Seychelles has today announced that the airline will be operating special passenger flights to Dubai and Johannesburg to return stranded UAE nationals and residents as well as South African nationals to their home. The national airline will also be operating a special flight to Doha for stranded visitors travelling to Europe and Asia only.
The flights, supported by the Seychelles Department of Foreign Affairs, will also allow Seychellois nationals as well as non-Seychellois residents with permanent residence status in Seychelles, stranded at these three destinations, the opportunity to return back to Seychelles.
As part of the preventive measure against the spread of COVID-19, passengers will need to wear their own masks at the airport and on board the aircraft at all times. Passengers will also need to follow strict guidelines during check-in, boarding, in-flight and upon disembarkation.
Air Seychelles will in addition be conducting special flights to Mauritius of which further details will be provided soon. Flights to India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will commence once their respective borders open.
Note that passengers connecting to destinations beyond Dubai are currently not allowed on the Air Seychelles Dubai flights.
In adherence with the guidelines from the Department of Health, all passengers travelling to the Seychelles must hold a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate conducted 48 hours prior to departure. Upon arrival into Seychelles passengers will also undergo a 14 day quarantine at a government approved facility.
Flight schedule between Seychelles and Dubai are as follows:
Flight # Origin Destination Depart Arrive Dates HM8018 Seychelles Dubai 0900hrs 1330hrs Saturday, 13 June, 2020 HM8017 Dubai Seychelles 1500hrs 1930hrs Saturday, 13 June, 2020
Flight schedule from Seychelles to Johannesburg for South African nationals only is as follows:
|HM8061||Seychelles||Johannesburg||0925hrs||1230hrs||Monday, 15 June, 2020|
Flight schedule from Johannesburg to Seychelles for Seychellois nationals as well as non-Seychellois residents with permanent residence status in Seychelles only is as follows:
|HM8060||Johannesburg||Seychelles||1305hrs||2000hrs||Thursday, 18 June, 2020|
Flight schedule between Seychelles and Doha are as follows:
|HM8020||Seychelles||Doha||1740hrs||2200hrs||Tuesday, 16 June, 2020|
|HM8021||Doha||Seychelles||2300hrs||0510+10hrs||Tuesday, 16 June, 2020|
Inbound and outbound flights not mentioned in the schedule will be operated as cargo flights.
*All flights will be subjected to the approval of the government at each destination including regulatory approval as well as that of the Seychelles Department of Health.
About Air Seychelles
The Seychelles' national carrier was incorporated in 1977 and was formally named 'Air Seychelles' in 1978. The airline began long-haul operations in 1983 and continues to remain one of the tourism pillars contributing towards the island's strongest growing economic sector.
In 2021, Air Seychelles managed to retain the most coveted title of ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline’ at the World Travel Awards including, ‘Indian Ocean's Leading Airline - Business Class and Indian Ocean's Leading Cabin Crew . The airline also marked a historic milestone at the 28th edition of the World Travel Awards for having its premium lounge recognised for the first time ever as ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline Lounge 2021’.