Air Seychelles is pleased to announce the resumption of its commercial passenger services between Seychelles and South Africa, following the recent announcement made by the Ministry of Health allowing travel between the two countries as from 13 September, 2021.

The twice weekly flights to be reinstated by 24 September, 2021 will depart the Seychelles International Airport on Fridays and Sundays. A late evening service departing from Johannesburg on Saturdays and Sunday afternoons to the Seychelles have also been added to the schedule.

To view the latest flight schedule and for bookings travellers are advised to check online or contact their travel agents. Travellers originating from Praslin are encouraged to book their return flights directly between Johannesburg and Praslin to maintain the same baggage allowance throughout their trip.

All travellers to South Africa must produce a negative PCR test taken not more than 72 hours, must download the COVID Alert South Africa app in addition to completing the Entry Screening Traveller Health Questionnaire available at before departure from Seychelles. Travellers must also provide proof of accommodation, address in South Africa including their COVID-19 travel insurance.

For those bound to the Seychelles besides the negative PCR test, the completed Health Travel Authorization approval at must also be presented upon check-in prior to departure from Johannesburg.

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.