Known for its pristine beaches, the exotic island of Seychelles has re-opened its borders to all countries worldwide. The re-opening will be rolled out in 2 phases by simplifying & relaxing measures.

Vaccinated Visitors:

Vaccinated visitors will be required to produce proof of a valid vaccination certificate (minimum of 2 weeks since administration of 2nd dose of vaccination) along with a negative COVID-19 PCR report obtained less than 72 hours prior to travel. These visitors need not quarantine upon arrival at Seychelles.

Non-Vaccinated Visitors:

The Seychelles Islands is currently open to Indian visitors through private jet transfers only, who need to submit a negative COVID-19 PCR report obtained less than 72 hours prior to travel. This will be in force until mid-March, once Seychelles has vaccinated a large majority of its adult population.

As per latest updates, flights to Seychelles are all set to resume from 8th April onwards. Air Seychelles will operate direct flights from Mumbai to Mahe 2 times a week on Sunday & Thursday. Whereas Mahe to Mumbai flights operate on Wednesday & Saturday. To boost tourism, Air Seychelles is offering flights starting from Rs. 25,000/- if traveling before 30th April, 2021.

So here are top 5 things to do in Seychelles for your next summer break!

1. Diving & Snorkeling

Seychelles offers year round diving & snorkeling for novices & experts alike. Colorful reef fish, octopus, lobster & turtles are abundant. You can also experience the thrill of swimming with Whale Sharks!

2. Take a Day Trip to Curieuse Island

Once known as Île Rouge due to its russet-toned earth, Curieuse Island is now home to a breeding program for giant tortoises, which roam freely around the sandy coves.

3. Soak in the Folk Music & Culture

The Seychelles has a distinct kind of music. A complex form of percussion music called Kanmtole is popular, along with Moutia a traditional dance involving swaying of hips to & fro to the beats of African music.

4. Go Trekking

Trekking the island pathways on 4 principle islands of Mahe, Praslin, La Digue & Silhouette is a rare feast for all the senses, allowing walkers of all ages to savour the delights of Seychelles’ pristine environment.

5. Check out Coco de Mer seed

The nut of the Coco de Mer Palm, the largest seeds on Earth, has inspired legends because of its unusual womanly shape. The palm itself is one of the rarest in the world & is only found on 2 Islands in the World: Praslin and Curieuse.

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