This Holiday Season, Air Seychelles Will Fly to the Maldives!

Air Seychelles has announced that the airline will operate passenger services from Johannesburg, South Africa to Maldives between 4 December 2020 and 9 January 2021.

The flights are scheduled to operate every Friday night from Johannesburg for 6 weeks, providing travelers the opportunity to plan their holidays in advance for the upcoming festive season. Both countries have reopened to welcome back international visitors.

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The Air Seychelles aircraft will make a brief intermediate stop in the Seychelles, before continuing on to Velana International Airport in Male’, Maldives. The returning flight set to be operated every Saturday, will allow a full week holiday in the Maldives with a total flying time of less than 9 hours.

Due to the precarious events surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, Air Seychelles has extended its waiver policy to provide travelers with greater flexibility and peace of mind. As part of the policy, travelers holding tickets issued any time until 31st December 2020, can now benefit from unlimited date changes with no penalty fee.

Maldives reopened its borders to international tourists from 15th July 2020. All visitors are granted a 30-day free on-arrival visa with a confirmed booking for a stay at any registered tourist facility in the country.

Maldives has also extended ‘Split Stay’ for all types of tourist accommodation facilities, allowing tourists to split their stay between resort, hotels, guesthouses and live aboard boats, with prior approval as per split-stay procedure and guidelines by the Ministry of Tourism.

Although there is no mandatory quarantine or testing upon arrival, as a preventive measure against the spread of the coronavirus, travelers will need to provide proof of negative PCR test results conducted 72 hours prior to the flight.

The negative PCR test result must be attached to the Traveler Health Declaration form, which must be submitted online via IMUGA (, by all arriving passengers before arrival (but not exceeding 24 hours before arrival time).

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