Air Seychelles has today confirmed that the national airline will resume scheduled passenger flights between India and the Seychelles effective 2 December, 2021.
The return of the Seychelles colors to one of India’s biggest cities and commercial financial center, Mumbai, follows the removal of travel restrictions between the two countries as announced by the local Ministry of Health on 12 November, 2021.
From 2 December 2021, Air Seychelles will operate weekly flights from Mumbai to the Seychelles, increasing to two flights per week from January 2022, with convenient onward connections to Johannesburg.
To view the flight schedule and to book, travelers are invited to visit airseychelles.com or contact their local travel agents.
Air Seychelles Chief Commercial Officer, Charles Johnson said: “After a 20 month hiatus, we are thrilled to be offering normal commercial flights once again between India and the Seychelles.
During the covid-19 pandemic, we were able to offer some charter flights between the two countries, but on an extremely limited basis. Now with the return of normal commercial flights, we are able to once again offer choice and convenience to our guests. With the return of flights to India, Air Seychelles is now flying to all of its pre-pandemic destinations on a regular basis.”
Travelers to the Seychelles regardless of vaccination status must hold a negative COVID-19 PCR test result done 72 hours prior to departure, complete Health Travel Authorization at seychelles.govtas.com including a valid travel insurance covering COVID-19.
For those bound to Mumbai, besides the negative PCR test result, the completed approval received from the mandatory health declaration form completed 72 hours prior to departure via the Air Suvidha portal will also be verified upon check-in. As each city may have specific entry requirements, travelers with onward domestic connections are requested to verify and adhere to the guidelines of their final destination.
Air Seychelles ceased its commercial services into Mumbai on 25 March 2020 due to the pandemic. Since then, the airline has utilized its fleet of A320neo aircraft of 168 seats to operate a series of charter, repatriation and cargo flights on this route.
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.'