Etihad will upgrade its Seychelles service from four to five weekly flights from Oct.7.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Decline in coronavirus cases worldwide force airlines to add more flights to tourist destinations like Seychelles, an archipelago in the western Indian Ocean.
To provide best air travel services to the UAE holidaymakers and families with convenient travel options to the tropical island, the Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways will be operating more flights to Seychelles from October.
The national airline of the UAE will upgrade its Seychelles service from four to five weekly flights from Oct.7, as well as operate seven additional services between Oct.15 and 24 to coincide with the half-term holidays.
A general view of one of the beach in Seychelles.
Martin Drew, Etihad’s Senior Vice President Sales and Cargo, said, "Seychelles is a one-of-a-kind destination, and with vaccinated travellers in the UAE being able to fly there and back without quarantine, it is the perfect destination for a short getaway or a longer family holiday."
Travellers will need to present a negative PCR test before boarding Etihad Airways flights.
The move opened borders for the first tourists from the United States and other countries outside of the European Union since those travellers were banned in March last year, when the pandemic hit global travel.
Fully vaccinated travellers need to quarantine for five days in a hotel or on a liveaboard boat certified by the Ministry of Tourism, and travellers who have received one dose of COVID-19 vaccine must quarantine for seven days.
The move came as Etihad Airways and Abu Dhabi International Airport expect to welcome a large volume of passengers over the coming week, as the UAE gears up to host extraordinary celebrations for the country’s Golden Jubilee and many tourists plan to visit the country...
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