Seychelles (i/seɪˈʃɛlz/say-SHELZ; French: [sɛʃɛl]), officially the Republic of Seychelles (French:République des Seychelles; Creole: Repiblik Sesel), is an archipelago in the Indian Ocean. The 115-island country, whose capital is Victoria, lies 1,500 kilometres (932mi) east of mainland East Africa. Other nearby island countries and territories include Comoros, Mayotte, Madagascar, Réunion and Mauritius to the south.
The Seychelles were uninhabited throughout most of recorded history. Some scholars assume that Austronesian seafarers and later Maldivian and Arab traders were the first to visit the uninhabited Seychelles. The earliest recorded sighting by Europeans took place in 1502 by the Portuguese Admiral Vasco da Gama, who passed through the Amirantes and named them after himself (islands of the Admiral). The earliest recorded landing was in January 1609, by the crew of the "Ascension" under Captain Sharpeigh during the fourth voyage of the British East India Company.
By SeychellesNewsAgency... Speaking from the Seychelles InternationalAirport, the director general for destination marketing, Bernadette Willemin, said that this milestone marks the beginning of an important chapter in the recovery of Seychelles' tourism industry ... By the end of last year, Seychelles welcomed 114,229 visitors to it shores.
Speaking from the SeychellesInternationalAirport at Pointe Larue, Bernadette Willemin, director general for destination marketing, stated that this milestone is an important one for the destination as the numbers show that the efforts invested by the government and the partners are bearing fruits.
Based at the SeychellesInternationalAirport at Pointe Larue, Mr Kilindo said the braking system of his car was tempered with, more precisely cut in an attempt to silence him and his committee in maintaining order and discipline within the local taxi business.
By SeychellesNewsAgency... Furthermore, once you’re in Seychelles, you can apply for a free extension to stay for another 60 days ... It’s called the Visitor’s Permit, and you fill in the form for this either on your flight coming in or upon arrival at Seychelles InternationalAirport on Mahé island ... o Your destination after Seychelles.
Chartering an aircraft has become the best way for sports professionals travelling from one destination to another, without the long wait at commercial airports during this pandemic. With some of the major sporting events lined up in 2021, Air Seychelles continues to be the preferred airline for teams to charter across the Indian Ocean and Africa.
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion ...DGCA derosters SpiceJet pilots for landing before touchdown zone in Seychelles. Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), country’s aviation regulator, has derostered two SpiceJet pilots over safety concerns as they landed before the touchdown zone at Seychelles airport on Tuesday. Read more ... ....
Air Seychelles is pleased to announce its ... For those bound to the Seychelles the mandatory HealthTravel Authorisation must also be completed at seychelles.govtas.com before arriving at the airport. The flight schedule between Seychelles and DubaiAirportTerminal 1 are as follows..
Continuing on with the Seychelles Meteorological Authority’s celebration of 50 years of its existence at the Seychelles InternationalAirport, yesterday also saw a ceremony to present airplane tickets to two staff members undertaking further studies as well as presentation of certificates to four returning graduates.
To celebrate its 50 years of existence at the SeychellesInternationalAirport, the Seychelles Meteorological Authority yesterday launched its Meteo Club project in three public schools ...Held at its office at the airport, the launch ceremony saw the signing of a memorandum of ...
The cabinet of ministers has approved for increasing the Minor Offence (fix penalties) spot fines from R100 to R1000 for offences committed at the Seychelles airport and from R200 to R1000 for offences committed in other places.
...Seychelles continues to operate as a commercially viable airline ... Minister Derjacques also reassured all stakeholders that all the services at the Seychelles InternationalAirport will continue without any disruption, allowing all the airlines to operate safely from Seychelles.