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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Seychelles: 'Warm welcome' for Emirates, the first international airline to return to island nation

Gulf News 02 Aug 2020
Emirates has resumed passenger services to Seychelles on August 1, 2020, coinciding with the country's re-opening to international tourists ... The flight touched down at Seychelles International Airport in Victoria at 6.27am on Saturday, August 1. A second Emirates Boeing 777 arrived in the country on Sunday, August 2 ... Relaxed booking policy....
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Air Seychelles to operate additional flights to Ahmedabad and Mumbai | 01 August 2020

Nation 01 Aug 2020
As the flight is being organised jointly with the Seychelles high commission of India, all foreign nationals willing to travel on this flight are requested to approach the Seychelles high commission of India first for clarification and post HCI clearance before booking their tickets ... Press release from Air Seychelles ....
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Seychelles: Environmental Activist From Seychelles Featured in Book About Climate Change

All Africa 26 Jul 2020
An environmental activist from Seychelles is featured in a book that amplifies voices worldwide that seek to raise awareness and provide solutions to combat the issue of climate change .......
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STB presents mid-year destination marketing strategy | 23 July 2020

Nation 23 Jul 2020
The bookings although slow remains consistent ... The figure could be bigger as the source does not capture all the bookings to Seychelles, the challenge is not only ensuring that we retain those bookings and convert them but also build on that in the coming weeks and months,” said the STB chief executive....
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Emirates resumes services from Dubai to Seychelles

Gulf News 22 Jul 2020
Emirates has announced that it will resume passenger services to Seychelles from August 1, coinciding with the country's re-opening to international tourists. Operating flights to Seychelles five times a week with a Boeing 777-300ER, Emirates offers travellers convenient access to this popular Indian Ocean holiday destination....
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Seychelles Bible Society briefs President Faure on achievements, future projects | 22 July 2020

Nation 22 Jul 2020
A delegation from the Seychelles Bible Society was yesterday afternoon received by President Danny Faure at State House and during the meeting the head of State was briefed on their achievements and future projects which include building a Bible House ... The Seychelles Bible Society ......
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Once an Olympian, always an Olympian Congratulations to all Olympians | 18 July 2020

Nation 18 Jul 2020
At this point stemmed the idea of Seychelles having its Olympioc committee ... Readers who wish to have more information about Snoc (now Socga) and Seychelles’ participation in major international Games including the Olympics are encouraged to read the commemorative book of the Seychelles National Olympic Committee’s Silver Jubilee 1979-2004....
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Seychelles to welcome tourists back in August but under strict conditions

Independent online (SA) 08 Jul 2020
The guidelines will be strictly implemented after discussions within the Seychelles tourism industry ... "Visitors planning on a holiday in Seychelles are encouraged to book their accommodation and leisure activities through licensed tourism service providers that have been certified by the Public Health Authority," advised the tourism authority....
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Reopening of airport for commercial flights Tourism ministry releases visitor travel advisory | 08 July 2020

Nation 08 Jul 2020
In preparation for the reopening of the Seychelles International Airport for commercial flights on August 1, the tourism department has worked on a Seychelles Visitor Travel Advisory ... She continued by adding that visitors from low risk countries must undergo a PCR test before travelling to Seychelles....
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Reopening of airport for commercial flights | 08 July 2020

Nation 08 Jul 2020
In preparation for the reopening of the Seychelles International Airport for commercial flights on August 1, the tourism department has worked on a Seychelles Visitor Travel Advisory ... She continued by adding that visitors from low risk countries must undergo a PCR test before travelling to Seychelles....
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Passenger flights to resume on August 1 | 24 June 2020

Nation 24 Jun 2020
Two reviews are expected to be held on July 14 and July 21 to evaluate whether tourism establishments, booking agencies, Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority and other businesses or organisations that engage with visitors have put in place the required measures to welcome visitors back to the Seychelles....
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National Cancer Survivor Month | 24 June 2020

Nation 24 Jun 2020
Seychelles NATION ... I was born in Scotland and came to Seychelles as a volunteer in 1974, to teach the electricians at the Seychelles Technical School ... Seychelles NATION ... Seychelles NATION ... Seychelles NATION ... My way of dealing with it was to book a flight to Sri Lanka and HEMAS Hospital in Colombo ... Seychelles NATION ... Seychelles NATION ... Seychelles NATION....
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