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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Ras Al Khaimah airport now offers cheapest UAE entry point tickets

Gulf News 20 Oct 2020
A flight from Peshawar to Ras Al Khaimah can be booked for less than Dh600 against the Dh700 – Dh800 charged by airlines to Dubai and Sharjah ... At the same time, booking enquiries to fly from the UAE to tropical destinations like Maldives and Seychelles are also picking up....
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Blue Economy Special Report | 17 October 2020

Nation 17 Oct 2020
The concept of the Blue Economy, which has become a rapidly evolving development strategy, was born in Africa, in the Seychelles ... Going back to its beginnings, the ‘Blue Economy’ narrative lifted anchor and set sail from Seychelles, the island nation deep within the Indian Ocean ... Diplomatic coup for Seychelles....
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Special Ahmedabad flight set for October 29, 2020 | 16 October 2020

Nation 16 Oct 2020
Eligible travellers must hold a valid Indian passport, must be an overseas citizen of India cardholder (OCI) or a foreign national of which prior approval from the Seychelles High Commission of India will be required before booking the flight. Travellers holding a valid gainful occupation permit (GOP) can also book for this flight ... Seychelles....
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Air Seychelles to operate combined flights to Madagascar, Mauritius and Seychelles | 13 October 2020

Nation 13 Oct 2020
Travellers can also book the returning sector from Mauritius to Seychelles already on sale via email at reservation@airseychelles.com or contact +248 4 391000 no later than tomorrow, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 2pm ... Press release from Air Seychelles ....
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Dr Mathilda Twomey: Exemplary leader of judicial practice | 13 October 2020

Nation 13 Oct 2020
The Supreme Court of Seychelles recently bid farewell to its Chief Justice Mathilda Twomey, who served from August 2015 to September 2020 ... Upon her departure she delivered a heartfelt and compelling speech which Seychelles NATION already published ... Dr Twomey also wrote a book entitled ‘Legal Metissage in a Micro-Jurisdiction ... Books....
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Letter to the Editor | 12 October 2020

Nation 12 Oct 2020
On Friday October 9, 2020, Seychelles witnessed the first ever presidential debate for the 2020 election which was aired live over our local SBC television, which took place at 7pm, local time ... Then again, generations from now, people will read about this moment in Seychelles' history books ‒ the year of election [2020] in pandemic times....
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STB launches promotional campaign on eDreams in Italy | 03 October 2020

Nation 03 Oct 2020
... Seychelles; our home, your sanctuary’ launched by the STB, the team in Italy is building on the momentum to promote the destination further to the Italian market through this powerful online platform and to help boost the bookings towards the archipelago,” said Ms Rose....
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Island Conservation Society donates books to schools | 25 September 2020

Nation 25 Sep 2020
Students will now be able to explore the different islands of Seychelles without leaving the comfort of the classroom, thanks to a donation of books that the Island Conservation Society has presented to the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development ... of Seychelles....
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Conditions for entry of persons into Seychelles | 25 September 2020

Nation 25 Sep 2020
Currently, visitors are permitted to travel to Seychelles if they are travelling from countries that are on the published list of permitted countries, provided that they have not been in a country not on the permitted list in the previous 14 days ... Travellers must present proof of negative test results when checking-in for their flight to Seychelles....
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Air Seychelles to operate special flight to Ahmedabad in October 2020 | 23 September 2020

Nation 23 Sep 2020
Eligible travellers must hold a valid Indian passport, must be an Overseas Citizen of India Cardholder (OCI) or a Foreign National of which prior approval from the Seychelles high commission of India will be required before booking the flight. Travellers holding a valid Gainful Occupation Permit (GOP) can also book for this flight....
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Air Seychelles to operate more flights to Ahmedabad and Mumbai this month | 09 September 2020

Nation 09 Sep 2020
Eligible travellers must hold a valid Indian passport, must be an Overseas Citizen of India Cardholder (OCI) or a Foreign National of which prior approval from the Seychelles high commission of India will be required before booking the flight ... Press release from Air Seychelles ....
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Seychelles' Vallee de Mai wins Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice Award

Independent online (SA) 09 Sep 2020
Seychelles' Vallee de Mai, home of coco de mer, wins Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice Award ... The foundation added that with the site's new booking system going cashless, enhanced health and safety measures and safe tourism label, SIF feels that Seychelles' most-visited natural attraction is better prepared to navigate the uncertain times....
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Unesco World Heritage Site Vallée de Mai wins prestigious award | 09 September 2020

Nation 09 Sep 2020
Added with the site’s new booking system, refusal to accept cash payments, enhanced health and safety measures and safe tourism label, SIF feels that Seychelles’ most visited natural attraction is better prepared to navigate these uncertain times ... Chapeau to all of our team, we have truly made Seychelles proud!”....

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