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24.09.20 - Seychelles - Corona / Covid-19 Infos

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The Seychelles Tourism Board announced that commercial flights will be welcomed to Seychelles in August 2020. The holiday destination confirmed the authorisation for commercial flights for most European as of 01/08/2020.

The following airlines have announced that flights to Seychelles will commence in August.
- Emirates / Air Seychelles (via Dubai)
- Ethiopian Airlines (via Addis Ababa)
- Etihad (via Abu Dhabi)

Edelweiss from Zurich will start in September while Condor flights from Frankfurt will most likely not commence until December 2020

The new lift in air travel restrictions on the destination comes to an indication of the successful progression of the implementation of the first phase of movement restrictions effective as of June 1, 2020. As the destination tops holiday’s searches in the region, the availability of flights comes at an opportune time for visitors planning to find a peaceful and picturesque vacation.

It is with the aim of ensuring the safety of visitors travelling to Seychelles for a holiday and the local population that a new series of guidelines have been issued by the Public Health Authority in Seychelles and Tourism Stakeholders.

The guidelines, which has been meticulously discussed by all the different parties within the Seychelles tourism industry encompasses various information relating to travelling to Seychelles and the requirements for the same to happen under the new normal.

 

The document, which also includes the list of countries, has been made available on the department of tourism website since Friday July 3, 2020 and can be accessed via the following link: http://tourism.gov.sc/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Seychelles-Visitor-Travel-Advisory.pdf

Prominent points of the documents are highlighted below:

The following information emphasised Testing:
• Proof of a negative COVID-19 test prior to boarding the flight to Seychelles remains mandatory for all visitors.
• Passengers boarding from medium risk countries are expected to conduct a PCR test within 72 hours of travel while passengers boarding from low risk countries are required to submit to an antigen test within 72 hours of travel.
• Airlines companies are strongly advised not to board any passengers or crew who are symptomatic of COVID-19

 

Low Risk Countries
Visitors coming from low risk countries must have a negative COVID-19 PCR certificate from an authorized laboratory dating no more than 72 hours prior to the date of travel. In the event that a PCR test is not available, a Rapid Antigen test will be required.
List of low risk countries:
Belgium China Cyprus Estonia Finland Iceland Hungary Ireland Japan Latvia Lithuania Malta Mauritius Netherlands New Zealand Norway Thailand 

Medium Risk Countries
Visitors coming from medium risk countries, they will require a negative PCR certificate no more than 72 hours from the date of travel.
List of medium risk countries:
France Austria Canada Cuba Czech Republic Denmark Germany Greece Italy Luxembourg Malaysia Monaco Singapore Slovakia Slovenia South Korea Spain Sri Lanka Switzerland UAE

All certificates with negative test results, including all flights and accommodation information,
must be submitted together with the registration form "Submission of COVID-19 Test results" -
to the Public Health Authority at the following email address: visitor@health.gov.sc .
If visitors fail to submit the tests results, flights and accommodation details they will be subjected to a COVID-19 PCR or a Rapid Antigen test upon arrival. Furthermore, upon check in, all travellers coming to Seychelles must submit the approved test results to their respective airline companies for verification. Visitors must comply with all airline protocols upon embarkation.

Visitors must ensure that accommodation bookings are made only at licensed accommodation establishments or liveaboards that have been certified by the Public Health Authority. All booking vouchers reflecting the entire duration of their stay in Seychelles must be presented at the immigration counter for verification. If upon arrival visitors have not booked in a licensed and certified accommodation establishment, they will be directed to another establishment that has been certified.

Visitors must ensure that they have a valid travel insurance with full medical coverage also for treatments based on Covid-19 for the duration of their entire stay in Seychelles
If a negative PCR test is required for the return trip, the email address for making appointments for the PCR test
is on site: covid19test@health.gov.sc. This can be done in Mahé, Praslin or La Digue.

Contact details
STB News Bureau: stbnews@seychelles.travel
Tel: +248 4 671 354 / +248 4 67 13 13
Website: www.seychelles.travel

14.07.20 - Caribbean - Corona / Covid-19 Infos

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Many of the popular sailing destinations in the Caribbean, especially the French Caribbean have started to open the international airports for European Tourism. Information with regards to current travel restrictions can be found on the individual tourism board websites. On the following link you can find an overview: 

https://www.onecaribbean.org/destinations/

03.07.20 - Sailing in Malta - Corona / COVID-19 Info

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Malta International Airport reopened on July 1, 2020 and commercial flights to and from Malta resumed from that date.

The first group of destinations that reopened for travel comprised:

  • Germany
  • Austria
  • Italy
  • France
  • Spain
  • Poland
  • Cyprus
  • Switzerland
  • Iceland
  • Slovakia
  • Norway
  • Denmark
  • Hungary
  • Finland
  • Ireland
  • Lithuania
  • Latvia
  • Estonia
  • Luxembourg
  • Czech Republic
  • Greece
  • Croatia

    The list of destinations will be monitored regularly and reviewed if necessary.

    For more information and travel restriction updated visit the Maltese tourism board website: 
    https://www.visitmalta.com/en/covid-19

30.10.19 - Barone and VPM trade fairs in 2019

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In 2017 Germany has become the largest incoming market for the Seychelles with over 47.000 visitors in 2017. The Seychelles tourism board has been participating as the partner country on several trade fairs throughout the year.

In 2017 VPM together with the Barone team and the Seychelles Tourism Board took part in several trade fairs including: CMT in Stuttgart, F.RE.E in Munich, "Grenzenlos" in Sankt Gallen (Switzerland), ITB in Berlin, JA in Karlsruhe and the TC in Leipzig.

The following tradefairs are already confirmed in 2019:

12.01. - 20.01.2019 CMT 2019 in Stuttgart (Halle 8E30)
06.03. - 10.03.2019 ITB 2019 in Berlin 
08.11. - 10.11.2019 ReiseLust in Bremen (Halle 4 / Stand-Nr. 4) 

Visit us on the Seychelles Stand to receive information about our latest products and profit from our great offers and discounts.  

18.06.18 - VPM fleet after hurricane Irma

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Almost a year after "Irma", VPM has revised the fleet: yachts have been shifted to other bases, and new acquisitions have replaced the boats that have been lost in the hurricane.

For this reason we would like to show you what is new on our bases

Caribbean:
Our fleet is increasing by several bareboat 2018 yachts of the types:
Lagoon 40, Lagoon 42, Lagoon 380

A number of charters have meanwhile taken place from Saint Martin and huge efforts are still being made to not only restore the Anse Marcel Marina to it’s original beauty, but also provide an even nicer harbour.

Seychelles:
 The bareboat fleet has expanded immensely. Clients who have previously sailed and loved their old friends Lagoon 421 “Leonor” (2015) and Lagoon 450 “Maui” (2016) in the Caribbean, can sail them in the Seychelles as of November together with their new companion: brand new Lagoon 40 “Ubah”.

Furthermore, a pristine Lagoon 50 “Ocean” will complement our cabin cruise fleet so that we can continue catering for the high demand of our “Cocktail Creole”. This yacht helps us provide both: more available cabins as well as the distinct option to book the yacht for a crewed “exclusive cruise” for smaller groups as well.

Saint Martin Base 9 Months after Irma

13.12.17 - Planting Hope in British Virgin Islands

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Hoffnung_pflanzen_Palmen_BVIsYou have certainly seen the pictures of the BVI after the two hurricanes Irma and Maria in September - pictures of the destruction of houses, infrastructure and the beautiful nature of the BVI.

After helping local people with a first fundraising campaign, nature is now coming into focus.
Many coconut palms on the islands have been destroyed and it will take years until they will provide shade on the beaches. We support the project "planting hope" and want to work with you to create palm-fringed beaches.

With the BVI Tourist Board on Tortola and the local school children large palm trees are to be planted. The bigger the better.

We at Barone Yachting are convinced that we can do it together! Support this project with donations of 25, 50, 100 or 1000 €.

01.06.16 - Real Time Booking tool for cabin cruises

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Finally you you have the chance to not only check the availbility in real time but also book direclty on our website with an instant confirmation. The first real-time online booking tool for cabin cruises. The programme does not require confirmation from our team, therefore you will receive instant confirmation if the cabin is available. See for yourself right here: https://www.barone.de/en/cabin+cruise/availability/

09.05.16 - Flights with Qatar Airways to the Seychelles to your cabin cruise or yachtcharter

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Now even more possibilities to fly to your cabin cruise or yachtcharter in the Seychelles.

Starting Dezember 2016, Qatar Airways will once again include the Seychelles in their program, after the dropped the flights in 2013. With daily flights from Frankfurt (FRA ca. 17:25) or Munich (MUC ca. 17:45) via Doha (DOH), arrival in Mahé (SEZ ca. 8:50), Qatar immediately becomes competetive. At the ITB Berlin 2016 the CEO of Qatar Airways first announced the new destination.

Not only the attractive prices speak for the flights with Qatar Airways, but also that they have been voted and awared several times as the best airline in the world, for example in "The Worlds top 10 Airlines" by SKYTRAX, chosen for its excellent service.

Flights to the Seychelles with Qatar Airways via Doha could cost between 700 € - 1200 € in the economy depending on the season and class.

Flights with Qatar Airways to your cabin cruise or yachtcharter in the Seychelles can be booked directly with us.

 

 

05.04.16 - Cabin cruise: Cocktail Praslin

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Cabin-cruise in the Seychelles from Mahe to Praslin

 

Sail from Mahé to Praslin on board of a beautiful catamaran between 44 - 78 ft. which provides you with comfort and stability. Including Full board, drinks package and much more. Explore 6 Islands in 5 days!

Mahé - St. Anne - Praslin - La Digue - Coco - Curieuse - Praslin

 

Departure day: Saturday from Mahé

Arrival day: Wednesday at Praslin

 

Our recommendation:

 

Spend the first 3 - 4 days in a Hotel in Mahé, get used to the temperature and discover the largest island of the Seychelles with one of the smallest Capital Cities in the world, which is located both exactly near the ocean and at the same time at the foot of the mountains. You have the opportunity to experience the culture of the Seychelles, as almost 90 % of the population of the Seychelles live in Mahé.

 

The following days you can explore the Seychelles from the most beautiful side, the sea. Spend 5 days / 4 nights on a sailing catamaran and visit a different island every day. You have the opportunity to reach the most beautiful snorkeling areas in the Seychelles, which can only be accessed with a yacht. (Snorkeling equipment included!)

 

To end your vacation we recommend a 3 - 4 day Hotel stay in Praslin. Praslin does not only have some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, such as the Anse Lazio, but it also offers famous attraction such as the Vallée de Mai with the endemic Seychelles coconut: the Coco de Mer.

 

Flights, Transfers as well as accommodation from a Guesthouse to a 6 Star Hotel can be organised, planned and booked with us.


For more Information regarding the Cabin cruise: Cocktail Praslin click HERE.