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.
Saudi Arabia's Al Ula airport will welcome international flights. Seychelles to reopen borders to international tourists on March 25 ... being spearheaded by the UAE’s Murban Energy, which has already been involved in the development of luxury resorts in the Maldives and Seychelles.
Furthermore, it takes into account the depreciating Seychelles rupee and likely increases in fuel prices, at least in the short-term ... This would be an ideal time for us to intensify our efforts in growing our own food, promoting local value-added products and consuming more ‘made in Seychelles’ products where possible.
Workers load South Africa's first Covid-19 vaccines as they arrive at OR Tambo airport in Johannesburg on February 1. Seychelles was the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to start vaccinating its population, using doses of China's Sinopham vaccine -- with a target to be the first to have 70% coverage among adults, according to a media release ... .
“Today I visited SCAA where we have been discussing how we can bring further developments to the SeychellesInternationalAirport,” said Minister Derjacques ...This time around SCAA’s upcoming projects are massive, and it needs to go ahead with these projects to bring a commercial change at the Seychelles International Airport,” said the minister.
Two million doses of Covishield vaccine were flown to on Emirates Sky Cargo and another two million doses to on Royal Air Maroc from early on Friday, an airport spokesperson said ... The airport, which handles the largest portion of EXIM pharmaceutical air cargo movements in the country, has been handling 40-50 tons of per day.
Two million doses of vaccine were flown to on Emirates Sky Cargo and another two million doses to Morocco on Royal Air Maroc from the Mumbai airport in the early hours of Friday, an airport spokesperson said. The airport has facilitated distribution of 14.17 million doses of the ...