My trip to Seychelles – Travel authorization and flights Air Seychelles
I flew to Seychelles paradise in April. It was a remarkable and most relaxing experience, I even managed some cool island hopping flights during my stay!
To obtain a travel authorization
With the introduction of Travizoire‘s Visitor management platform, the Seychelles have successfully and safely reopened to the world. You need to get travel authorization to visit Seychelles, but it’s a simple application. Here is what you should do:
Six easy steps to get to Seychelles:
Step 1: Download the Seychelles Islands Travel Authorization App or visit the website, on your mobile device or laptop.
As soon as you have received your negative COVID-19 PCR test result, you can submit your request.
2nd step: Fill out some basic passenger information and upload a picture of your passport.
Step 3: Upload a current photo of yourself or take a selfie on the go.
Step 4: Add your contact details and details of your stay in Seychelles.
Step 5: Upload your health certificates, such as PCR test results and vaccination certificates.
Step 6: Submit for approval, sit back and relax!
The whole process was extremely easy and responsive. Once I got the results of my PCR test, I logged into the website and filled out a form, uploading my documents along the way. I received my approval confirmation email in just under 30 minutes! I received a QR code by email, which I just saved on my smartphone so that I can use it while traveling.
This was then scanned at both ends, at my point of departure and upon arrival in Seychelles, with no need for long queues or additional document checks.
Air Seychelles A320
Air Seychelles has been operating ad hoc charter flights between Dubai and the Seychelles since the reopening of the Seychelles. I flew on their A320neo to / from Seychelles. The flight time from Dubai to Mahe Island was 4 hours.
My stay in Seychelles
I stayed at the Hilton Northolme Resort on Mahe Island. This is probably the smallest Hilton hotel, with a very private and intimate feel. It enjoys a beautiful setting and many of their villas have a private pool. Not just me, but quite a few people escaped COVID to come to Seychelles for work or just to enjoy this beautiful and relaxing setting.
Island hopping on Praslin
I took a day trip with the Twin Otter on Air Seychelles from Mahé to Praslin and back. Air Seychelles operates 10 or 11 round trips per day and flights last around 10 to 15 minutes.
My whole stay in Seychelles was smooth, it was like a paradise where time slows down for you to enjoy and rejuvenate. It was certainly a great escape from the current stress and tension of COVID. The Seychelles are not targeting mass tourism, they are shops focused on privacy and quality.
Travizoire is a Switzerland-based technology company that facilitates seamless and secure digital border crossing experiences for governments and travelers. Founded by senior executives from across the airline industry with specialists in biometrics, AI and machine learning, mobile, border security and border management – l The Travizory team draws on decades of experience in border security to combat constantly evolving border threats, using cutting-edge technology.
Video of my trip to Seychelles