File: Air Seychelles will operate two flights a week, departing from O R Tambo International Airport on Saturdays and Sundays.
File: Air Seychelles will operate two flights a week, departing from O R Tambo International Airport on Saturdays and Sundays.

Air Seychelles set to resume SA flights from Sep 26

By Clinton Moodley Time of article published Sep 14, 2021

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Air Seychelles will reinstate commercial passenger services between Johannesburg and Seychelles from September 26, 2021, the airline said on Tuesday.

The reinstatement comes after South Africa was removed from the restricted countries list on Monday.

Air Seychelles will operate two flights a week, departing from O R Tambo International Airport on Saturdays and Sundays. A late evening service on Saturdays will be added. Additional mid-week flights will be added from November.

"To maximise their holiday, visitors can also book their connections from Johannesburg up to Praslin without having to overnight in Mahé," the airline said in a statement.

Flight HM060 will depart O R Tambo International Airport on Sundays at 1.50pm and arrive in Seychelles at 8.45pm. Flight HM061 will depart Seychelles at 9.25am and arrive in Johannesburg at 12.30pm. The late evening Saturday service will depart from Johannesburg at 7.05pm and arrive in Seychelles at 2am on Sunday.

South African travellers will need to produce a negative Covid-19 PCR test taken 72 hours before departure and submit a Health Travel Authorisation form. Other requirements include travel and health insurance to cover Covid-19 quarantine, isolation or treatment.

Travellers can stay in any certified tourism establishment with no minimum length of stay in the first establishment. The day five surveillance PCR Test2 is no longer required.

Besides the beach, South African travellers also like adventure activities such as hiking, snorkelling, diving and sailing. In Mahe, immerse yourself in the diverse culture of Seychelles, or soak up the views at Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve in Praslin. Travellers can also cycle around La Digue.

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