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 #OriginDestinationDepartArriveDates
HM8018SeychellesDubai0900hrs1330hrsSaturday, 13 June, 2020
HM8017DubaiSeychelles1500hrs1930hrsSaturday, 13 June, 2020


Flight schedule from Seychelles to Johannesburg for South African nationals only is as follows:

Flight #OriginDestinationDepartArriveDates
HM8061SeychellesJohannesburg0925hrs1230hrsMonday, 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:

Flight #OriginDestinationDepartArriveDates
HM8060JohannesburgSeychelles1305hrs2000hrsThursday, 18 June, 2020


Flight schedule between Seychelles and Doha are as follows:

Flight #OriginDestinationDepartArriveDates
HM8020SeychellesDoha1740hrs2200hrsTuesday, 16 June, 2020
HM8021DohaSeychelles2300hrs0510+10hrsTuesday, 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 has been flying for over 45 years. Wholly owned by the Government of Seychelles, the carrier operates regionally from its home in Mahe to Tel Aviv, Johannesburg, Mumbai, Mauritius, and Colombo with state- of-the-art Airbus A320NEOs. Domestically, the carrier operates up to 30 roundtrips a day to Praslin, the second largest island in the archipelago, along with various charters to other islands on its twin-otter fleet.

In 2023, Air Seychelles was awarded the coveted titles of ‘World’s Leading Airline to the Indian Ocean’, at the 30th edition of the World Travel Awards as well as, ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline Economy Class’ and ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline Brand’


Information contained in this press release is accurate at the time of publication.