Seychelles

Coordinates: 4°35′S 55°40′E / 4.583°S 55.667°E / -4.583; 55.667

Seychelles (i/sˈʃɛlz/ 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 (932 mi) east of mainland East Africa. Other nearby island countries and territories include Comoros, Mayotte, Madagascar, Réunion and Mauritius to the south.

Seychelles, with a population of 90,024, has the smallest population of any independent African state; however, it does have a larger population than the UK overseas territory Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha.

History

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.

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Quarantine-free summer travel from Abu Dhabi: Etihad flying to 12 holiday destinations

The National 17 Jun 2021
From the Spanish capital of Madrid to the island paradise of the Seychelles, Etihad is currently flying to 12 destinations where travellers can enjoy quarantine-free travel on both ends of their trip ... Travellers should check the regulations for each destination before booking any flight ... from the best time to book flights to finding cheap PCR tests....
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Abu Dhabi's Royal Jet to recover 80% of pre-pandemic flight movements by year-end, CEO says

The National 17 Jun 2021
There's a private VIP terminal, there's hundreds less touch points to go through ... Read More ... Leisure travel is also picking up over the summer, with some enquiries and last-minute bookings for European destinations. Maldives and Seychelles are popular routes and the US is attracting more interest as the government controls the spread of the virus ... ....
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Donald Duck is 87 years old ! |10 June 2021

Nation 10 Jun 2021
He has appeared in more films than any other Disney character and is the most published comic book character in the world outside of the superhero genre. Here in Seychelles like the world over Donald and his friends have won the ......
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Seychelles Medical Services 9SMS) Private Testing ‒ 24/7 Covid-19 testing laboratory in Seychelles |07 June 2021

Nation 07 Jun 2021
Online booking facility with luxury testing facilities and free hotel visiting service. Seychelles Medical Services Private Testing, a health care company, was officially opened in Seychelles by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Tourism Sylvestre Radegonde ... This exclusive service is the only Airport Testing facility in Seychelles....
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7 tips for budget summer travel: from the best time to book flights to finding hotel deals

The National 03 Jun 2021
Book flights sooner, rather than later ... Once you've tracked prices for a week or two, it's time to get booking, as the majority of fares will only rise as demand returns ... It's designed as a way for travellers to book flights but only pay for them if the journey goes ahead without any cancellations or delays ... Find and book cheaper PCR tests....
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Ripple Files New Motion Requesting Potentially Exonerating Documents from Foreign Exchanges

Coinspeaker 03 Jun 2021
The letter of request further goes on to request help and support from the governing bodies in the Cayman Islands, Hong Kong, South Korea, the United Kingdom, Singapore, Seychelles, and Malta....
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Seychelles makes a virtual appearance at BIT 2021 |29 May 2021

Nation 29 May 2021
The Seychelles Islands had a virtual stand where visitors could receive information through brochures, videos, images, books and other marketing materials based off the destination ... With nature, sustainability and safety as this year’s leitmotifs to long haul holiday, Seychelles presents itself as the perfect getaway....
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Designer of bride and bridesmaid gowns feels economic hardship as Covid-19 impacts bite |29 May 2021

Nation 29 May 2021
The young woman, who has been conducting her business from her home for some seven years now, said the pandemic really hit her hard after most of her clients cancelled their bookings or postponed for later as wedding ceremonies and other social events were suspended indefinitely....
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Chat with Emilie Chetty ‘Be sure of what you believe in before you chase it!’ ...

Nation 27 May 2021
Although well known in Seychelles for her film ‘Desert Rose’, Emilie Chetty decided to invest in another business venture which is a diving company called ‘Atoll Divers Seychelles... Seychelles NATION ... Seychelles NATION ... Seychelles NATION ... I would love to really highlight Seychelles in the world’s books as the place to dive and to live....
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Football: African Beach Soccer Cup of Nations (BSAFCON) Seychelles exit tournament following heavy 2-12 defeat ...

Nation 27 May 2021
Drawn in group B alongside Mozambique, Morocco and Egypt, Seychelles booked a spot at the final phase of the tournament after Madagascar withdrew their participation in the qualifiers last month ... The Seychelles delegation at the African Beach Soccer Cup of Nations. ... Morocco beat Seychelles 5-1. Mozambique beat Seychelles 7-3....
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Seychelles attends China’s Dong Luxury Travel Connection roadshow |20 May 2021

Nation 20 May 2021
The Seychelles Tourism Board was present at the 4th Dong Luxury Travel Connection workshop in China at the end of April ... This has slowly been picking up, as we have been seeing overseas Chinese visitors travelling to Seychelles by booking their trips through our different trade partners within China....
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Have COVID vaccine, will travel: These are the countries open to fully vaccinated Americans

The Oklahoman 19 May 2021
Countries where Americans can bypass quarantine with a negative COVID test. Benin (Both PCR and antigen tests required)BotswanaBurkina Faso CameroonCape Verde (Cabo Verde)Côte d'Ivoire (ivory Coast)Democratic Republic of the Congo (Negative test required ......
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Back to online schooling! |17 May 2021

Nation 17 May 2021
The director of the Independent School (Seychelles), Andy Esparon, noted ... EFS is opening its doors for parents to come pick up the workbooks and books for their children to continue their classes at home. International School of Seychelles also resumed online classes since the restrictions....

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