Qatar Airways has announced plans to increase capacity on its Doha-Seychelles route later this month, as the destination “opens up fully to the world”.

As previously reported, from March 25 travellers will be able to visit the Seychelles, without quarantine or restriction in movement upon arrival, and regardless of vaccination status, providing they take a PCR test 72 hours prior to arrival, and adhere to public health measures including wearing of face masks, social distancing, regular sanitization and washing of hands.

The relaxation of restrictions applies to all visitors except those from South Africa.

As a result Qatar Airways is rostering its larger B787 Dreamliner onto the route from March 25, with three flights per week “to meet increased demand from visitors to the idyllic resorts”.

Commenting on the news Qatar Airways chief commercial officer Thierry Antinori, said:

“We resumed our flights to the Seychelles in December 2020. Now the islands are opening up further for visitors, we are delighted to offer more seat availability and an enhanced and sustainable experience for our passengers using our Boeing 787 Dreamliners.

“We know the authorities in the Seychelles remain vigilant and visitors will still be required to adhere to public health measures put in place in view of the pandemic these will include wearing of face masks, social distancing and regular cleaning of hands.”

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