Air Seychelles is making a comeback to the island nation of Mauritius in October, following an 18-month absence. The airline will begin flights on October 3rd, thanks to the announcement of the full reopening of the borders from October 1st. Air Seychelles will fly its A320neo on the route with twice-weekly services going forward.

Mauritius is fully open from October 1st

Mauritius has been welcoming tourists under its Phase 1 reopening since July 15th. This arrangement means guests are welcome, but only to stay in one of its 14 chosen ‘resort bubbles.’ Visitors have had to stay at their chosen hotel, using its swimming pool and beach, pending a negative PCR test before arrival. Only those who were staying for more than seven days could take a second PCR test and be free to explore the island.

But, from October 1st, 2021, Mauritius will enter its Phase 2 reopening. This will allow fully vaccinated travelers to enter the country without any restrictions, although they still need to take a PCR test within 72 hours of travel. This makes the island more attractive, as visitors will be free to explore at their whim, regardless of how long they plan to stay.

To accommodate a likely resurgence in travel demand, Air Seychelles will be returning to the island from October 3rd, 2021. The airline previously served Mauritius with regularly scheduled services but ceased operations around 18 months ago. The airline has been flying to the island since June, but only on ad-hoc charter services. The full reinstatement of its scheduled services will be a boon for travelers, as the island is incredibly reliant on connecting traffic, mainly from India, which remains closed.

Flights will take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

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