An archipelago consisting of 115 islands, Seychelles with its turquoise beaches, rich coral atolls and reefs, and verdant islands is one of the most favored romantic beach destinations in the world. It is especially a popular honeymoon destination from India owing to the fact that it is perfectly suited to budget travelers in India. Due to the lockdown, many honeymooners must have missed going to this paradisiacal island nation last year but there is good news. Seychelles is now open to visitors.
If you were holding back your trip or if you are looking for a romantic beach getaway from India, traveling to Seychelles will soon be possible. It has been announced by the government of Seychelles that the island nation will welcome tourists once again from April.
The tourism board of Seychelles has announced that travelers could once again come to visit this island nation from the 25th of March. Trip to Seychelles albeit a trip to Seychelles from Mumbai will restart from April 8th, 2021. Air Seychelles has already started booking a trip to Seychelles from Mumbai by air. The flights will operate twice weekly.
There will be no quarantine and travelers could also move about this island nation more freely. It has been announced that visitors can now move freely around hotel common areas, restaurants, and bars, kid zones as well as swimming pools.
However, some of the Covid-19 guidelines and protocols will still be in place. If you are planning a trip to Seychelles from India, you should keep in mind the following guidelines:
- You need a negative Covid-19 RT-PCR test before traveling to Seychelles taken within 72 hours ago before your arrival in Mahe, the capital of Seychelles.
- You need to wear a mask all the time you are in public places.
- You should carry sanitizer with you all the time while you are visiting public places like tourist attractions in Seychelles, restaurants, bars, etc.
- You should always maintain social distancing.
Hopefully, with Seychelles opening up, more Indians will now have a choice to pick between planning for a trip to the Maldives (which was the only island nation open for Indians till now after the pandemic) or booking a package for Seychelles. Whatever be the choice, there’s reason to be happy for the avid travelers as more and more destinations are now welcoming visitors as the Covid-19 vaccine is now more widely available.