Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Philadelphia to Seychelles
Seychelles International Airport is opened for scheduled commercial flights.
Travelers who have been vaccinated and are able to show proof that they have taken the complete dose of the vaccine (the two doses) and that two weeks have elapsed after the second dose will be allowed to enter Seychelles.
Travelers who have not been vaccinated coming from permitted countries including Australia, Austria, Botswana, Burundi, Cambodia, China, Cote d'Ivoire, Estonia, Finland, France, Gabon, Germany, Ghana, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Liechtenstein, Malawi, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Monaco, Mongolia, New Zealand, Niger, Norway, Pakistan, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Togo, UAE, Uzbekistan, Vietnam or Zimbabwe will also be allowed entry.
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 1,068 active cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in SC and 28 deaths as of May 5 2021
Please see our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Restrictions page for more information on restrictions worldwide.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Emirates staff are very professional"
Cons: "To remove menu on paper. Rather Emirates should display the menu on the screen like other airlines who care about the environment"
Pros: "The crew was cool."
Cons: "More flexibility in terms of upgrading seats and changing flights while at the airport, especially if there is availability."
Pros: "Yes seat was comfortable and crew was good. Overall, good service. Thank you!!"
Cons: "It was cold, and blankets were taken away before landing."
Pros: "The food was very nice. The IFE was very nice as well. The seats were comfortable."
Cons: "The was a lot of profanity used by the attendants that was not necessary. Secondly I reserved a front row seat in online check in, but it did not allow put mean in that seat. Which if they were full would be understandable, but every single one was empty."
Cons: "Keep employees have to give excellent service & smiles to passengers"
Pros: "They have varible movies and dramas."
Pros: "The crew and food was great."
Cons: "The insect repellant sprayed twice through the cabin was horrible."
Pros: "Business class setup Bar Staff"
Cons: "Being seated 5 rows and a bulk head away from my wife. Configuration of Two class A380 business class is at the back of the plane with all that increased movement and you have to wait for economy to exit before you can get off. Your diluting the benefits guys for economy profits."
Pros: "The service, food and flight entertainment was great."
Pros: "Only thing I liked in this flight was food."
Cons: "Starting from boarding this flight was a problem. we had a infant(18 month old) sleeping in our arms as the flight was at 3:30 Am and was delayed by an hour. There was not priority boarding for elderly and people with kids. We had to wait in queue holding our carry ons as well as the kid. As we were last in boarding it was hard to find a closest spot for our carry on. Crew would not respond for about 10 mins or so( not during take off or landing) this was during mid flight when there was no turbulence(seat belt sign was off). We asked for a veg meal instead of baby food as our kid eats solids and she does not like instant baby food's. We requested this when we booked her ticket , she was not even given food luckily we had some milk powder and water bottle. Really bad experience with Emirates"
Pros: "Good leg-room."
Cons: "Crew do not seem to be attentive."
Pros: "friendly crew"
Cons: "due to 11 kg total weight I had to check in a soft carry on bag resulting in :1/2 hour extra wait time and some crushed items. Vegetarian food was pretty tasteless."
Pros: "Cabin crew was courteous. Food was good."
Cons: "Boarding we haphazard."
Pros: "Special ordered food was good, felt like we ate too many times but it was a 15h flight. Extra legroom seats in exit row are great, but other passengers stand in front of you to wait for toilets. Not sure if entirely worth the money for that reason only. Entertainment options were plentiful."
Cons: "Other passengers that treat the public space of an airplane like their own living room or bedroom. Disgusting and rude. I'm sorry the flight attendants have to put up with poor behavior. Amenity kit seems a bit skimpy for economy class. Toothbrush was falling apart and not enough toothpaste. Bring your own on board."
Pros: "Every thing was good"
Pros: "Exceptional attention to details of client comfort."
Cons: "No faults."
Cons: "The boarding gate space was quite small and there was no separate queue for business. So you literally had to push through people who were already in the queue to board as a business class. There was no space to go around."
Pros: "Everything, hands down best flights I've ever hand, I'm flying Emirates every single opportunity i get moving forward"
Pros: "The service from the airline Emirates, very nice and friendly staff. The price was under my budget and easy to purchase. Alerts for flight, time lines and updates for Airports after the Huricane Irma. Thanks! Javier"
Pros: "The service of the airline. The food was good."
Cons: "The seats were very small and tight. Most other long haul flights the seats are much more comfortable."
Cons: "Kitch design, fat people should not be allocated middle section seats"
Pros: "Loved the ride on the 380. Great service and crew."
Cons: "Smalller cans for drinks. Need more free internet."
Pros: "The entertainment systems is good a lot of choices."
Cons: "The toilet are so dirty, nobody cleaning them for the entire trip that's more than 15hours, unacceptable for the price they charged."
Pros: "Great entertainment options, decent food, comfy seats with a lot of legroom"
Cons: "Boarding was confusing"
Pros: "Flight was quiet and very well organized"
Cons: "I normally choose vegetarian on all my flights, but emirates only has a strictly vegetarian option. Which means vegan - food was not good at all. Sometimes too spicy to even try to eat. I asked to replace my meal on occasion and took the continental breakfast which was great."
Pros: "Everything was great. Flight crew was fleindly. Can't really be bored with so many free movie selections."
Cons: "Nothing to dislike to be honest. Overall experience was amazing. Emirates is a great airline."
Pros: "The experience as a whole was great!"
Cons: "My meal option wasn't available."
Pros: "General performance is good. Maintain the timing of arrival also the departure in Dubai as well as in the Boston .crew are good."
Cons: "The food served.it should at least contains south Indian food .generally it's OK."
Pros: "Reservation and boarding process are good. The condition of the aircraft is excellent. Onboard service is also good."
Cons: "The taste of food served was far below standard. I had hard time eating their food. Emirates used to serve better food in the past but in recent time the quality has worsen."
Pros: "Great entertainment. Crew was calm and professional."
Cons: "Food was ok, but I've had a lot better on Emirates. Low carb options would make it amazing."
Cons: "I had a middle seat on this flight and felt very cramped- by the end of the flight my legs were getting cramps and were twitchy. The boarding process was chaos- everyone gathered around the boarding area and it was impossible to board when the zone was called due to all the people in the way. Also, the food for breakfast was good but nothing great- the dinner on the previous flight was much more appetizing. Having said all that, flying Emirates was still a very pleasant experience."
Pros: "The airport experience in Dubai was excellent. Very clean, professional & modern."
Cons: "Although plenty of entertainment selections, the user interface was outdated & the touch screen slow & buggy"
Cons: "Thy did not hv service on demand in First Class. So had lunch at 10.30 am"
Pros: "Upgraded to Business Class. On a A380 its really significant."
Cons: "The crew was abit too talkative during non-service."
Cons: "After traveling for 19 hours from Washington DC to Karachi, , They lost by luggage. They asked me to come and collect it after 6 hours. Went to the airport could see my luggage sitting in the trolley but still made me wait another 3 hours. NO COMPENSATION / NO APOLOGIZES Going back from Karachi to Washington DC, passenger besides me had a child in his lap throughout the flight. That passengers arm and legs were in my part of the seat throughout the flight. I could not sit or eat or relax. The child in the lap kept on touching me and the food I had on the tray as was unable to eat it. I weigh 165 but the seats are so small that one has to struggle. When back Dulles airport, had to weight for 1.5 hours for the bag to arrive @ thanks to big jumbo A380 aircraft. First class were priority. They checked in first, got their luggage first on a different belt, rest were treated like third class people. Never wasting my $ in this airline."
Pros: "the amazing atttention from the staff and the cleanliness of the airline."
Cons: "the seats did not go back enough"
Pros: "Wow totally worth it. I'm now spoiled by how fantastic this airline is. Entertainment, service, food, and comfort. If emirates is flying to my destination I will for sure use them."
Cons: "Carry on weight retractions and scattered boarding"
Pros: "It's a long way. I was ok. Thanks"
Pros: "i liked the neatness and welcome"
Cons: "i did not like the food"
Cons: "We had a long layover in Dubai and decided to go out to explore the city. When we went to go back with the same carry ons that we had been using our entire trip (with three different flights with them), They made us check in our hand luggage because it was over 7kg. When we went to talk to the person at the gate about it, he was very condescending and rude and not helpful at all. They were also not nice on the plane. Never flying again."
Pros: "The hygiene kits that they offer! They are awesome and very much appreciated."
Cons: "I would have loved some Classic Anime(Japanese cartoon)Movies or cartoon series on the ICE system."
Pros: "Space and cleanness"
Airlines flying from Philadelphia to Seychelles 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 Seychelles
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Philadelphia to Seychelles
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Philadelphia to Seychelles
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Philadelphia to Seychelles
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Philadelphia to Seychelles