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Sri Lanka has been welcoming visitors across the globe amidst the pandemic since the end of January 2021.

Following demand from the local market, Air Seychelles will this November establish connections with the South East Asian country by operating a special flight to the commercial capital of Sri Lanka’s largest city, Colombo.

Home to eight UNESCO World Heritage sites, boasted for its rich colonial heritage, the iconic areas of the Fort Station, the Red Mosque and the Khan clock tower are a must see when in Sri Lanka.

For adventurous shoppers looking for a unique experience, the lively Pettah floating market is the right place to go. Located in Colombo, built on wooden bridges on a waterfront, the market features 92 trade stores selling everything from shoes, clothes, electronics, appliances, jewelry and others at affordable prices.

Otherwise, for those looking to explore parts of the city not seen on a usual tourist trail, try to hire a rickshaw also called 'tuktuk' with a local driver for an incredibly fun way to beat the crazy traffic and experience the mix of diversity and modern elements of the vibrant city.

Sri Lanka is also an excellent destination for medical tourism. Renowned for the quality of its medical services, the wide range of extensively equipped and accredited medical facilities such as the Lanka. Hospitals operating with internationally qualified consultants and world-class nursing staff, delivers healthcare that is on par with global medical standards.

Air Seychelles is all set to operate to Sri Lanka on 6 November returning on 18 November, 2021. To view the flight schedule and to book please visit airseychelles.com. For entry requirements into Sri Lanka, travelers are reminded to view www.eta.gov.lk.

Passengers travelling on this special flight only requiring PCR test prior to departure can take advantage of the exclusive rate of SCR1, 500 upon presentation of their Air Seychelles ticket and passport at Seychelles Medical Services located on Mahe at Eden Island above Bravo restaurant, Maison Esplanade in Victoria, Payanke Lounge at the Seychelles International Airport and at Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort and Casino. Results of the test will be provided within 8 hours. For more information and to book please contact +248 4366 999.

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 Maldives with state of the art Airbus A320neo’s. 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 2022, Air Seychelles managed to retain the most coveted title of ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline’ at the 29th edition of the World Travel Awards as well as, ‘Indian Ocean's Leading Airline Business Class', 'Indian Ocean's Leading Cabin Crew' and 'Indian Ocean's Leading Airline Lounge.'