Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Philadelphia to Mahé
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 27h 00m
The cheapest ticket to Mahé from Philadelphia found in the last 72 hours was $583 one-way, and $809 round-trip. The most popular route is from Philadelphia to Victoria, and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $583.
Seychelles International Airport is opened for scheduled commercial flights.
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Consideration for entry in Seychelles may also be given to travelers who are not on the permitted list of countries and who have not been vaccinated but they must be arriving by private jets. However, they will be limited to staying at certified island resorts or on board super yachts only. All pre-travel applications for authorization of entry in the country by travelers from countries not on the permitted list and are arriving by private jets and have not been vaccinated must be submitted to the Public Health Authority on the following email address: email@example.com for approval.
Travelers must have valid travel health insurance that covers, at minimum, COVID-19 related isolation, quarantine and clinical care.
Travelers must have valid vaccination certificate must be issued by an entity registered and recognized by a national/provincial authority such as the Ministry of Health or Public Health Authority, and must identify the holder of the certificate who has completed a full course (the two doses). The name and manufacturer of the vaccine must be presented. Ideally, the certificate should contain a barcode that permits authentication with the national authority.
All travelers, regardless of their vaccination status, must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from an accredited laboratory issued within 72 hours prior to departure.
Children under the age of 17, accompanying adults who are vaccinated, may not be required to be vaccinated. However, they will need to have a negative COVID-19 PCR certificate taken 72 hours from an accredited laboratory before travel.
Travelers must complete an Online Health Travel Authorization prior to boarding their flight. Travelers must submit their authenticated certificate of vaccination and negative PCR test results, flight and accommodation details before departure. This can only be done two weeks after they have received their complete doses of vaccination and after they have received their negative PCR test results.
Travelers must ensure that accommodation bookings are made only at licensed tourism accommodation establishments or liveaboards that have been certified by the Public Health Authority. Booking vouchers reflecting the entire duration of stay in Seychelles must be presented at the Immigration counter for verification. travelers without such a booking will be directed to another establishment that is certified.
Vaccinated travelers will be allowed free movement and are not restricted to the number of certified establishments or duration of stay in an establishment but they must follow all health protocols in place at their respective tourism accommodation/liveaboards.
Unvaccinated travelers may only stay in establishments or liveaboards that have been certified by the Public Health Authority. Upon arrival in Seychelles, visitors must stay in their first tourism accommodation/liveaboard for 6 nights before leaving the tourism accommodation compound/liveaboard. They will be required to take a PCR surveillance test on the 5th day after their arrival. If the test result is confirmed to be negative the visitor will be free to leave the establishment and continue with his planned holiday. If the PCR test result is positive, but the travelers are without symptoms of COVID-19 illness, they will be isolated in their rooms, until they are cleared by the Public Health Authority.
Where there is evidence that the travelers is symptomatic, Public Health Authority requires that the person is isolated in a medical facility until recovery from the infection.
Travelers who have not been vaccinated and are transiting through countries not on the permitted list of countries will be allowed entry into Seychelles only if they do not exit the airport during transit. Travelers with physical presence in South Africa within the 14 days preceding their arrival will not be permitted entry. More details here.
There are currently 1,293 active cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in SC and 46 deaths as of Jun 14 2021
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "The crew was very friendly, kind, and helpful."
Cons: "I couldn’t find any music that I liked - classical, soft rock, etc"
Pros: "Very attentive and efficient"
Cons: "Delay delay delay and i have to stay in hotel"
Pros: "Crew was superbly amazing which made flight enjoyable."
Cons: "Heating food with plastic containers is unhealthy and might cause cancer to people. It’s scientifically proven fact that plastic and heated food is carcinogenic. So please find other solution for it. Thanks"
Pros: "The seat was comfortable, and food was very nice."
Cons: "Nothing I could think of"
Pros: "Very packed and no leg space"
Pros: "Much better than average meals"
Cons: "more cell phone charging stations at the airport"
Pros: "Everything was good"
Cons: "Veg Food"
Pros: "Crew was friendly and helpful."
Cons: "the lights kept changing color above constantly which made it hard to sleep when needed. Was traveling with 2 small children and the ability to sit/eat comfortably was a challenge due to the limited space. Food was unappetizing and would have just preferred more fruits instead of the bland meals"
Pros: "Air craft"
Cons: "Took long time to provide food & water."
Pros: "Crew is so helping and attentive , not like american or european carriers . A350 was one of the best planes Inflight dining options in economy was like premium economy Entertainment system was too good"
Pros: "The check-in for my first flight was great in Philadelphia."
Cons: "There are no lounges in Philadelphia that accepted my Priority Pass. Your economy passengers deserve options, which I have paid for. Movie options were not as good as expected."
Pros: "US airlines should model Qatar. New plans with exceeding long courtious staff who are happy to make your flight as comfortable and pleasant as possible."
Cons: "The food was actually very good, nothing was an extra charge and the flight attendants were wonderful. US airlines should really do a better job!"
Pros: "Caring service, good pod seats on A350 and airy cabin."
Pros: "On time, fairly good food, good entertainment system."
Cons: "Very cramped seating when the flight is full. We're told to stretch our legs, but there is no place to walk or even stand."
Pros: "Food was very good and plentiful"
Cons: "Snack options were a bit limited for such a long flight"
Pros: "Plane was excellent"
Cons: "Original schedule was changed from Sunday departure to Saturday without notifying us resulting in a 12 hour stay at Philadelphia and a one day loss of our scheduled trip. So far no explanation from webjet."
Pros: "Staff was outstanding"
Pros: "FLIGHT ATTENDANTS WERE WONDERFUL"
Cons: "CRYING BABY BUT I UNDERSTAND THOUGH"
Cons: "Well I had 13 hours of layover. I was extremely tired and sleepy."
Pros: "Flight Attendants were really helpful especially when one of my child had a nose bleed, we had at least 3 attendants, tending to our needs when that happened and they did not leave until the situation was resolved."
Cons: "Seat not very good"
Pros: "I actually loved everything about the entire flight experience. Everything was awesome (Minus a 1-hour airport delay that was out of control of the airlines)."
Cons: "Nothing. Seriously. Tasty food, good movie selection, plenty of legroom, pleasant flight attendants, comfortable seats... good stuff. :)"
Pros: "Great travel experience. We flew economy. Spacious, good service, comfy, on time."
Pros: "Philadelphia-Doha was excellent and noticeably better than Doha-Bangkok. ood, service, condition of aircraft were all better in the PHL-Doha leg. I have done the trip a few times now so it is not a fluke. Odd that the Doha food (and I usually get the local dishes) is very so-so. I usually only take a bite or two. Not appetizing. The Doha-BKK staff was less professional as well. The trays of the main meal were left with the passengers so long, we passengers started to bring our own trays to the galley. The plane out of Doha was very tight so passengers in economy have that sardine experience. The cup holders did not work although they would have been useful."
Pros: "Excellent friendly service"
Cons: "Flight was delayed for 4 hrs"
Pros: "Cabin was very nice with modern equipment and food and refreshments were provided frequently. Entertainment options were great too. Cabin crew were very pleasant."
Cons: "Connecting flight from Philadelphia to Doha was delayed by 5 hours due to some technical errors. By the time we arrived in Doha, there were no more planes heading to Manila. We did get booked a free night's stay in a hotel in Doha along with transport to the airport"
Pros: "Everything was perfect! From boarding the flight, decor, hospitality, clean, comfortable and my special meal selection was always right. The flight attendants greeted me before meals and insured me that they received my meal order."
Pros: "The staff"
Cons: "As always the space"
Pros: "All the services were excellent. From the checking-in to the boarding. The flight crew could not have been more helpful, courteous and polite. Food was great on board."
Pros: "The business cabin and the customer service was superb."
Cons: "The food"
Pros: "The service was okay"
Cons: "Hi I travelled on 7/16 from Philadelphia to Cairo through the Jordanian airline . Unfortunately the luggages didn't reach to Cairo airport with me . 3 days later they told me that the luggages in Jordan and I have to travel from Alexandria city to Cairo to receive my luggages . When I went their , I found my luggages were opened and missing much items . I made reports on the airport. The employees in the airport they wondered why the opened the selling box , and the box looks empty. The weight for this box was 32 kilograms in the time of shipping. And I paid $400 for extra weight . But when I received it was like 20 kilograms. Plus I paid $350 for Qater airline for shipping 3 luggage . That's means I paid $750 for shipping 3 luggages and I received it looks empty . I need refund for all shipping and $5000 for damages items , or I will complain this airlines through the American court . Thank you"
Pros: "Had a great experience with this flight"
Pros: "I liked the pilot and staff. The workers were very friendly. P.S I loved the food"
Pros: "The crew was extremely professional. The stewards were beautiful and young not like on US flights.."
Cons: "The seats were very uncomfortable, My tail bone was hurting badly and sitting on pillows did not provide any relief. The food was terriable. Not much choice."
Pros: "Crew was great; plenty of space to stretch out"
Pros: "The service during the flight was excellent, workers showed all kind of concern and care. Thank you."
Pros: "I have never had such an easy long distance flight. Hope to fly with Qatar again!"
Pros: "It was the first time using Qatar Airways and I'll continue doing so in the future."
Pros: "Journey was ok."
Cons: "Flight was on runway for more than 45 mins. I had to run to catch my connecting flight. If the flight had to wait then why on runway after landing. Anyways I barely caught my connecting flight."
Pros: "This trip was nice. I will fly Qatar again"
Pros: "Good though. But not too comfortable with indiscriminate change of seats. Was held up in Doha because my seat was changed."
Pros: "The Boing 777."
Cons: "Flight attendants English very poor."
Pros: "The plane was clean, the staff was very friendly and attentive, the price was right, the seats were comfortable, and they had a good selection of movies /entertainment. We would use Qatar again"
Pros: "Comfortable. Great crew,"
Cons: "Reduce baggage charges."
Pros: "Good service"
Cons: "Serve Warm food"
Cons: "The chicken was undercooked."
Pros: "The crew was Excellent"
Cons: "There is to many delays in the night flights, this should be improved."
Pros: "Cabin crew was great at customer service. Very helpful."
Cons: "The food was the same on consecutive flights, which made eating painful. And the Addis Ababa airport is very poor right now."
Cons: "The delay time was too much for no proper reason"
Pros: "Champagne; boarding via SATS business class was smooth but I doubt Ethiopian has much responsibility or this."
Cons: "The rest: even mediocre fast food would have been better. The starter was some chewy rosebeef, the main where soggy chicken nuggets. The butter served was rancid! Gross. Also big difference between the older and newest 787! This was the older☹️. Ground crew unhelpful."
Pros: "Excellent service and on time performance."
Pros: "Although we had abou an hour delay, we arrived only thirty minutes after the scheduled time. The flight crew was very nice and friendly."
Cons: "The touchscreen did not work very well; was only able I o see one movie but is was an overnight flight so it wasn’t too much at a hassle."
Cons: "My reservation seat was suddenly changed with no notification and apologise. It was really confusing situation."
Pros: "They are nice and friendly"
Cons: "Toilets should be cleaned often"
Pros: "I went for my honeymoon but ET never transported my luggage. I had to spend my honeymoon buying very expensive clothes and basic needs in Mauritius instead of relaxing. My luggage never came. I got it on my way back to Bamako. Nobody was even able to even trace my luggage or respond professionally on the phone. Out of hundreds of calls I made to them, they only picked up twice. ET screwed my honeymoon that I had planned for over a year. I'm so dissapointed that I don'y even want to claim reimbursement."
Cons: "Office in Bamako and apperently even in Nairobi never picks up the phone ! The only time they picked up (in Nairobi) they were rude!"
Pros: "Attendants were courteous and the spacing is better than some airlines, but that’s about it."
Cons: "Check in was a disaster: no logical control of 100s of people; delayed on the tarmac for 1:45 for a “minor technical reason” that apparently had nothing to do with the actual operation of the plane that prevented me from making my next flight. Food was terrible. Flight attendants could have been more helpful about my missed connection."
Cons: "Flight was overly delayed - as a result I missed my connection to Capetown and endured a lot of feeds in cancellation of pre-planned trips. Ground staff in Mumbai and Addis Ababa were awful. Mumbai staff was rude and inconsiderate. Addis Ababa team does not even make eye contact when talking to passengers. I could not wait for this travel to be over. Aircraft was mediocre.. During boarding, they don't seem to care about Priority passengers - despite my status with other Star Alliance carriers. Not sure I will fly by Ethiopian again."
Cons: "Lack of communication. The flight was delayed and boarding was very chaotic due to poor communication."
Cons: "Not very clean Several used towels noted in seat"
Pros: "Nice crew"
Cons: "Poor registration, Long queue for bagage scanning in very hot airport Aircraft and business seat just medium"
Pros: "Crew members were friendly....."
Cons: "No entertainment"
Cons: "They didn’t announce when boarding started/what zones were to go."
Pros: "friendliness of staff. special attention given to my 22 mo old granddaughter. adorable!"
Cons: "Checking in was poor. The booking didn't reflect in jhb or in two Aviv. Special meal was requested and not provided."
Cons: "we were seating 2 hours at the aircraft with no electricity an then they move us to another aircraft and totally we arrived Nairobi more than 3 hours delay"
Cons: "Food was served to passengers from seat row 30 and beyond very late. About twenty minutes to landing In Addis so passengers were forced to gulp the food Hurrying which is not comfortable"
Cons: "Your cheapo ripoff insurance wouldn't pay when I had to cancel due to terrorism threats in and around Ouagadougou. Is there ever a better reason to cancel a flight?!"
Pros: "Meal service plentiful. They kept the bathrooms very clean"
Cons: "This plane seemed older not as spacious or as clean as planes on Ethiopian I've traveled on before. Horrible film selections, and it's the same coming and going."
Pros: "The cabin crew did a good job of managing all sorts of issues, and they had a lot to deal with. People switching seats, refusing to get up from wrong seats, oversized carry on, personal hygiene. The crew did their job professionally and with a smile. Made big impression. I did have a much different and better experience going from ADD to BKK"
Cons: "The food, comfort and entertainment on this plane was below OK. The monitors were unresponsive to touch, antiquated ear phone/ plug system and the seats were nasty, covered in a cloth material and disgusting! On some seats you can see stains that will not come out. Ever. The food was....airline food."
Pros: "Food was fantastic for such a short flight. It essentially ticks most of the boxes I would be concerned with for a flight of this length."
Cons: "Got an exit row seat so plenty of room but the seat itself is simply uncomfortable."
Pros: "Crew and service"
Cons: "On board entertainment was not up to date. Old movies. Little choice."
Pros: "Cost effevtive"
Cons: "Crew being unkind."
Cons: "everything about it, from the random cancellation of my flight, to missing my connection, and their inability to get me another flight, spending over 24 hours in travel for a mere 6 hour flight. No customer service, would never recommend Ethiopian Airlines to anyone."
Pros: "Cabin crew were all charming."
Cons: "Unfortunately, I had to request earphones (which were not supplied in the seat pocket in front of me) five times from three different attendants over the course of an hour and a quarter before I was given them. This was not just so I could watch a movie but because the quality of the plane's public address system made it very difficult to listen to the announcements from the captain and the crew. Listening on earphones I was able to hear everything clearly. Why it had to take so long just to give me earphones I don't know."
Pros: "Movie during flight and food were good"
Cons: "Only showed one movie and then a blank screen for half the flight They waited forever to remove the food trays after being served Delayed at the Terminal for a power outage, but NO announcement made over the Intercom for 30 minutes. Never helped non Egyptians with paperwork necessary to get through customs"
Pros: "The flight was ok, left late but didn't impact our arrival time."
Cons: "Tray table was very dirty, restroom not cleaned or refilled, generally unkempt."
Pros: "Boarding at the gate was atrocious. Very slow and not organized and we left late because of that. The crew was very nice. Food was good. Entertainment was ok. Movies were old and could have been up to date not enough bathrooms per amount of people on board (relative to other aircrafts)."
Pros: "They need to make the seating more comfortable especially with such looong flights!"
Cons: "Hi, I have asked 3 members of the crew to get me a glass of water from the time I boarded the flight. It took 45 minutes for them to hand me a glass of water. I have to wait till they all got settled. Only when them to start the service they were able to give me some water. I was really thirsty otherwise, I wouldn't have to ask for three members. I think it's important that they respond more promptly and do a quick service considering the long flight we have."
Cons: "- terrible food and no snacks provided - Crew was inattentive and did not monitor passengers e.g. standing when seatbelt light is on - bathrooms were rarely cleaned on 18 hour flight - poor air circulation"
Pros: "Boarding was quick, airport staff doing a great job, cabin crew friendly, entertainment just okay."
Cons: "Poor variety of food, it's either take it or leave it! Make sure to order your food while booking or get ready to suffer!"
Pros: "Entertainment options were good and they fed you several times"
Cons: "-changed flight schedule several times after booking ticket -3/4 segments were delayed causing me to miss connections - staff unaware of procedures -several mechanical problems with plane -still do not have bags after 7 days -no compensation provided for inconvenience -poor customer service"
Pros: "The short time it took to get to my destination. The great work done by flight attendants."
Cons: "The small seat I got."
Pros: "The service during the flight was perfect"
Pros: "The service, the comfort, the team was brilliant."
Cons: "The food is terrible."
Pros: "The friendliness of the crew and their spirit of hospitality make this company stand our from others. Also the new aircrafts and the amenities on board are a big plus."
Pros: "The inflight music (tons of awesome Ethiopian music, from jazz to pop) and solid Ethiopian beer."
Cons: "The boarding process was cumbersome but I think that's because of the airport not the airline."
Cons: "Very very old aeroplane"
Cons: "same flight crew"
Pros: "Direct flight"
Cons: "Entertainment was not good"
Airlines flying from Philadelphia to Mahé have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Philadelphia to Mahé
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Philadelphia to Mahé
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Philadelphia to Mahé
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Philadelphia to Mahé
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