Seychelles (i/seɪˈʃɛlz/say-SHELZ; French: [sɛʃɛl]), officially the Republic of Seychelles (French:République des Seychelles; Creole: Repiblik Sesel), is an archipelago in the Indian Ocean. The 115-island country, whose capital is Victoria, lies 1,500 kilometres (932mi) east of mainland East Africa. Other nearby island countries and territories include Comoros, Mayotte, Madagascar, Réunion and Mauritius to the south.
The Seychelles were uninhabited throughout most of recorded history. Some scholars assume that Austronesian seafarers and later Maldivian and Arab traders were the first to visit the uninhabited Seychelles. The earliest recorded sighting by Europeans took place in 1502 by the Portuguese Admiral Vasco da Gama, who passed through the Amirantes and named them after himself (islands of the Admiral). The earliest recorded landing was in January 1609, by the crew of the "Ascension" under Captain Sharpeigh during the fourth voyage of the British East India Company.
Scrapping visa requirements, reducing airfares and improving connectivity could unlock the incredible potential of tourism in Africa, industry insiders and experts say ...Benin, Gambia, Rwanda and the Seychelles are the only countries in the continent allowing visa-free access for all Africans.
Turkey has introduced an electronic multiple-entry visa to Saudi nationals, the Turkish embassy in Riyadh has said as ties are growing between the two countries ... The visa is valid for tourism and business for 180 days, according to Saudi media reports ... Applicants are advised to present the request online for the visa 48 hours before the travel date.
Travelling around the world is a breeze when you don't have to worry about those pesky visa headaches ... Here are five travel hotspots where you can get visa-free entry ... *Seychelles ... Though it's visa-free, you'll need to grab a permit upon arrival from the Seychelles Immigration Department for a delightful 30-day stay.
Do you wish to embark on an international holiday but don't have a visa? Well don't worry, here's some good news ...Sri Lanka recently announced a visa-free initiative for Indian travellers.(Pixabay) ... Seychelles ... It is a visa-free country, but a permit must be obtained on arrival from the Seychelles Immigration Department.
While those applying for a new United States of America (USA) visa still need to travel to Mauritius, there is ongoing work to streamline visa renewals within Seychelles... We understand the desire for visa services within Seychelles and are actively exploring options ... in Seychelles.