Air Seychelles has today confirmed that the national airline will resume scheduled passenger flights between India and the Seychelles effective December 2, 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 November 12, 2021.
From December 2, 2021, Air Seychelles will operate weekly flights from Mumbai to Seychelles, increasing to two flights per week from January 2022, with convenient onward connections to Johannesburg.
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 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.”
Travellers to Seychelles regardless of vaccination status must hold a negative COVID-19 PCR test result done 72hours prior to departure, complete Health Travel Authorization at seychelles.govtas.com including 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, travellers 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 March 25, 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.