Tuesday, 23 March 2021

Website Update

 Mason's Travel News Gets a New Home

Masonstravel.com has had a bit of an update – and you can now find all of our information, latest travel news and great industry resources in one place! Please visit
our News Page for the latest travel news from the Seychelles.

For more information about Mason’s Travel – Seychelles’ leading DMC – please visit masonstravel.com or feel free to contact us.

Friday, 5 March 2021

Covid-19 Update

Seychelles opens up to the world - 25 March 2021

The Indian Ocean island destination has announced that it will be welcoming visitors from across the globe, irrespective of their vaccination status, as from March 25, 2021. Visitors from South Africa will still not be permitted to enter Seychelles for the time being until further review.

The announcement was made by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Tourism, Sylvestre Radegonde in a press briefing this morning, Thursday, March 4, 2021, at the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) conference room at Botanical House following the Tourism Task Force Committee meeting.

Visitors will now only be required to present a negative PCR test taken 72 hours prior to departure.

There will be no quarantine requirement nor restriction on movement upon entry into Seychelles.

Additionally, the minimum stay in establishments upon arrival will no longer be applicable.

However, visitors will still be required to adhere to other public health measures put in place in view of the pandemic these will include wearing of face masks, social distancing, regular sanitisation or washing of hands.

The new measures also give visitors access to all communal area within the hotel premises inclusive of bars, swimming pools, spas and Kid’s club.

Minister Radegonde stated that the decision to review and relax the entry procedures in the country has been made possible in view of the success registered in the aggressive vaccination campaign that the country embarked on earlier in the year.

“The vaccination campaign has been quite successful. The government has done everything in its power to make sure that the population is protected. We have now arrived at the point where opening our borders further is the next step to allow for our economic recovery. The measures being announced reflect broadly the recommendation of our tourism partners and have been done in full consultation with and the endorsement of our health authorities.”

The small island nation off the east coast of Africa whose economy is based primarily on tourism was the first African country to launch a bold, comprehensive and effective Covid-19 immunisation campaign, in January 2021.

The destination will continuously review the new entry measures to ensure that at all times the health and safety of the visitors and the local population are not compromised. More details will be available shortly through the updated travel advisory on www.tourism.gov.sc.

Submitted by Seychelles Tourism Board
Photo: Torsten Dickmann for STB

Tuesday, 2 March 2021

Mason's Travel News

Mason's Travel bids "orewar" to two of their most committed team members

After 33 and 43 years respectively of dedicated service to Mason’s Travel, Claude Bijoux and Jourdan Tirant are setting their sights on a well deserved retirement and spending more time with their respective families.

Claude began his career in 1988 as a driver - a position that he had maintained throughout his journey with Mason’s Travel. His extensive wealth of knowledge and energy were very impressive, and were appreciated by clients and colleagues alike. He always ensured that his clients received personalised experience while under his care, and has made lasting friendships with many of Mason’s Travel’s repeating clients.

Jourdan began his career in back 1978 as a driver and worked his way up to the position of Transport Executive - a role that he had maintained up until his retirement.

After taking a brief hiatus, Jourdan rejoined Mason’s Travel in 2013. The smooth functioning of Mason’s Travel’s operations within the transport division – whether in the office or at the airport - is evidence that Jourdan gave generously of his time and experience to his role.

Over the last 43 years, Seychelles’ leading DMC has benefitted from Claude and Jourdan’s leadership, knowledge and ethical approach to hard work. Their positive can-do attitude and infectious joie de vivre will surely be missed!

The entire team at Mason’s Travel will feel the absence of Claude and Jourdan, and will never forget their contributions to the company.

On behalf of the Management Team, we invite you to join us in wishing Claude & Jourdan all the best in their retirement!