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Overnight Curfew Introduced, Movement Restrictions Extended to Help Seychelles Fight Covid-19

[Seychelles News Agency] In a bid to curb community transmissions and the spread of COVID-19, authorities in Seychelles have extended restrictions on movement to February 15 and introduced new stringent measures. (AllAfrica)

North Island Makes Condé Nast Traveler's Top 5 Island Beaches for 2020

[Seychelles News Agency] A private island luxury resort in Seychelles - North Island - is listed amongst the Top 5 beaches in the world by Condé Nast Traveler readers for 2020. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles Ranks 3rd in World for Percentage of Population Vaccinated Against Covid-19, Official Says

[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles is ranked third in the world in terms of vaccinations administered, said a top official. 13,163 vaccinations have been given in the eleven days since the island nation launched its vaccination campaign, the Public Health Commissioner told a press conference on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles' Longest-Serving Woman Parliamentarian Dies - Remembered As an Adventurous Patriot

[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles' longest-serving woman parliamentarian - Joevana Charles - died at her home on Sunday. She was 66. Her funeral was held on Friday at the St Therese church at Plaisance.. (AllAfrica)

New School Year in Seychelles Starts Virtually Amidst Covid-19

[Seychelles News Agency] Students in Seychelles this week began a new school year at home for the first time due to the COVID-19 measures the island nation are observing, as the Ministry of Education adapts to faciliate remote learning. (AllAfrica)

Vaccinations in Seychelles Targeting Tourism Sector Then Rolling Out to General Public

[Seychelles News Agency] Most frontline medical and essential workers in Seychelles have received the COVID-19 vaccine and efforts will now move to tourism employees, said a top official. (AllAfrica)

Foundations, Businesses in Seychelles Donate Another $705,000 to Covid-19 Relief and Vaccination Fund

[Seychelles News Agency] In a show of solidarity against COVID-19, eight Seychellois businesses and foundations donated $705,000 on Tuesday for the island nation's COVID-19 relief fund and vaccination programme, including a donation from the JJ Spirit Foundation that accounted for over half of the total. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles Tourism Official - New Re-Opening Measures Won't Immediately Help Industry

[Seychelles News Agency] The newly announced measures to re-open Seychelles to tourists who have taken the COVID-19 vaccine will not help the tourism industry immediately, the chairperson of the Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association (SHTA) told SNA on Monday. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles' Port Extension Plans Get Boost From Abu Dhabi Delegation

[Seychelles News Agency] After a delay of over five years, work to extend Seychelles' main port, Port Victoria, is expected to start this year. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles Marks Out New Fish Processing Zone for Private Industry

[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles' government has demarcated a first area of land to be used solely as a fish processing zone, where industrial fish processing and related projects will be centrally located. (AllAfrica)

Deposit On Bottles of Alcohol to Go Into Effect in Seychelles On January 18

[Seychelles News Agency] In a bid to encourage recycling and minimize the amount of waste in Seychelles' landfills, a deposit of $0.10, or SCR2, will be applied to bottles of alcohol entering the country as of January 18, said a top official. (AllAfrica)

Cook & Share Recipe Book Is a Mixture of Food Cultures From a Seychellois in Switzerland

[Seychelles News Agency] 'Cook & Share,' a new gastronomy book by a Seychellois living in Silvaplana, Switzerland is inspired by recipes shared on a Facebook page with the same name. (AllAfrica)

Air Seychelles May Face Lawsuit Over $70 Million Bond Money, Report Says

[Seychelles News Agency] Air Seychelles may face legal action by bondholders in a bid to recover just over $70 million in troubled bonds taken on behalf of the national airline, the news agency Reuters reported on Monday. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles Re-Opens to Any Tourist Who Has Received the Covid-19 Vaccine

[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles on Thursday re-opened its doors to visitors from anywhere in the world as long as they have taken both doses of the COVID-19 vaccination, said a top tourism official. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles Hopes to Raise $212 Million On International Bond Market to Cover Projected Deficit

[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles' government is looking to raise $212 million (SCR4.5 billion) through the issuing of treasury bills and treasury bonds, as the country finds itself in a dire financial state due to COVID-19 and the downturn in travel, the finance minister said. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles' Nurses Exhausted After Months of Covid-19 Care

[Seychelles News Agency] After providing months of care for COVID-19 patients, the association of nurses in Seychelles says its members are exhausted from long, intense hours, and that their physical and mental wellbeing must be made a priority. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles Tourism Board Closes Some Overseas Offices Due to Econonmic Crunch

[Seychelles News Agency] The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) is closing some of its overseas offices as a means to cope with the ongoing pandemic and its economic impact on the country, the board announced over the weekend. (AllAfrica)

2 Airlines Reducing Flights to Seychelles This Month As Travel Demand Drops After Covid Spike

[Seychelles News Agency] Two international airlines are reducing the number of flights to Seychelles in January, part of the reason the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) is likely to continue to see losses in revenue in early 2021 following a loss of over $3 million last year, an Authority official said Monday. (AllAfrica)

Health Professionals in Seychelles Line Up to Get Covid-19 Vaccine

[Seychelles News Agency] Health professionals in Seychelles lined up at different centres on Monday to take the COVID-19 vaccine as part of a campaign to target all health professionals on the island nation's second day of the campaign programme. (AllAfrica)

Outbound Parcels Must Be Declared Under New Regulations in Seychelles

[Seychelles News Agency] Sending a parcel from Seychelles to a foreign destination requires the sender to make an official declaration as of January 1, providing information about the outbound package. (AllAfrica)

Central Bank of Seychelles Warns That 2021 Reforms Could Be Harder Than 2008

[Seychelles News Agency] Each citizen of Seychelles needs to contribute towards making a sacrifice as the country enters 2021 in a much dire economic position than it did in 2020, the governor of the Central Bank of Seychelles (CBS) said on Friday. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles Tourism Board Capitalizing On Virtual Opportunities to Increase Visibility for Island Nation

[Seychelles News Agency] Maintaining a strong presence and visibility internationally remains a core marketing strategy for the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) in 2021, where most activities are being conducted virtually due to the global pandemic. (AllAfrica)

Chinese Foreign Minister On Five-Nation Africa Visit

[Seychelles News Agency] Economic recovery, co-building the Belt and Road Initiative and further joint efforts in fighting COVID-19 will be high on the China-Africa agenda this year, officials and experts said, as State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi is set to kick off his first trip abroad in the New Year to the continent. (AllAfrica)

Political Leaders, Followed By Health Care Workers, to Kick Off Seychelles' Covid - 19 Immunisation Campaign On Sunday

[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles' political leaders will kick off the COVID-19 immunisation campaign on the island nation this Sunday. (AllAfrica)

China's Foreign Minister to Stop in Seychelles On Final Leg of African Tour

[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles' Foreign Affairs Ministry has announced that the State Councilor and Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China, Wang Yi, will visit the island nation on January 8. (AllAfrica)

5 Most-Read News Articles of 2020 for the Seychelles News Agency

[Seychelles News Agency] The year 2020 brought about challenges globally and in Seychelles as the COVID-19 spread and dominated news at both international and local levels. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles to Unveil Vaccination Plan This Week As Covid-19 Infection Spreads

[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles is expected to roll out its COVID-19 vaccination plan this week, a health official said, even as cases of the virus continue to increase and spread to other islands of the archipelago. (AllAfrica)

Seychellois Trio to Officiate CAF Champions League Match in Kenya

[Seychelles News Agency] Three Seychellois will be filling the referee roles during the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Champions League game between teams from Kenya and Algeria scheduled for Wednesday in Nairobi. (AllAfrica)

Businesses in Seychelles Cope Wish Covid-Induced Shutdown Orders

[Seychelles News Agency] In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, authorities in Seychelles are closing down more businesses and introducing new restrictions. (AllAfrica)

Seychellois Man Dies of Covid-19, First Pandemic Fatality Recorded in Island Nation

[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles has recorded its first COVID-19 fatality after a 57-year-old Seychellois man who had been hospitalized since New Year's Eve passed away on Sunday. (AllAfrica)

Filling Tourist Void, Students Aid Scientific Studies On Seychelles' Aride Island

[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles' remote Aride island is using more students as volunteers to continue its scientific monitoring programmes which have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. (AllAfrica)