Qatar Airways increases Seychelles flights as restrictions ease

by James Wilkinson

Qatar Airways is increasing seat capacity into the Seychelles as the popular tourist hot spot opens up to the world again.

The Indian Ocean islands will be welcoming visitors who will only need to present a negative PCR test taken 72-hours before departure and there will be no quarantine requirement or restriction on movement on those arriving via Doha.

The news has been welcomed by Qatar Airways Chief Commercial Officer Thierry Antinori.

“We resumed our flights to the Seychelles in December 2020,” he said. “Now the islands are opening up further for visitors, we are delighted to offer more seat availability and an enhanced and sustainable experience for our passengers using our Boeing 787 Dreamliners.

“We know the authorities in the Seychelles remain vigilant and visitors will still be required to adhere to public health measures put in place in view of the pandemic which will include wearing of face masks, social distancing and regular cleaning of hands.

“Equally we will be maintaining our own very high standards. Qatar Airways was the first global airline in the world to achieve the prestigious 5-Star COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating by Skytrax following a detailed audit which assessed how effectively and consistently the airline’s stringent COVID-19 hygiene and safety standards and procedures are adhered to, from flight check-in to on-board aircraft.

“We look forward to continuing to provide the safest possible experience for travellers across the world, and expanding upon our role in assisting the recovery of the commercial aviation industry,” he said.