On Thursday (22 October 2020), Air Seychelles has announced flight services from Johannesburg to the Maldives between 4 December, 2020 and 9 January 2021.
According to Air Seychelles, the flights are scheduled every Friday night from Johannesburg for 6 weeks, allowing travelers to plan their holidays in advance for the upcoming festive season. Futhermore the flights will also allow a week-long holiday in the Maldives, as they are set to operate returning flight every Saturday, with a total flying time of fewer than nine hours
The aircraft will make an intermediate stop briefly in Seychelles during the journey, allowing travelers to enjoy that time for relaxation during the stopover. Air Seychelles is to commence three non-stop flights as well, per week between Johannesburg and Seychelles in December.
Before arrival to the Maldives, all travelers must provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken a maximum of 96 hours before departure from their original destination, as a basic requirement due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However Air Seychelles requires proof of negative RT-PCR test results conducted 72 hours prior to the flight.
About Air Seychelles
Air Seychelles was established in 1978 and began long-haul service in 1983. The airline currently offers international flights to, Johannesburg, Mauritius, Mumbai and Tel Aviv. Air Seychelles also offers more than 350 domestic scheduled flights a week throughout the archipelago, including domestic charter services. As the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, Air Seychelles is a pillar of tourism, the island nation’s strongest and growing economic sector. The airline maintains a strategic partnership with Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates and 40 per cent stakeholder.