Seychelles govt bans Nigerian passport holders

The Government of Seychelles has banned Nigerian passport holders from entering the country for holiday purposes.


This decision was confirmed by the country’s border security, as reported by TheCable.


A Twitter user and travel content creator, @munafromtravelletters, shared a screenshot of a visa application rejection email which stated, “We regret to inform you that your application has been denied, as per immigration regulation, for now, we are not accepting any Nigerian passport holders for holiday purposes.”


When contacted by TheCable’s customer support service, the Seychelles government acknowledged the screenshot without providing any specific reasons for the ban. “Yes, but no further information is available at this time,” said the border security.


Nigeria and Seychelles had previously signed a pact in December 2022 to enable direct flights between the two countries. The agreement aimed to promote the African Union agenda 2063, enhance business relations, and boost tourism.


Before the implementation of this ban, Nigerian citizens had enjoyed a long-standing visa-free agreement with Seychelles, allowing them to enter the country without a visa for up to 30 days.


The ban has sparked mixed reactions on social media, with many expressing their dismay over the increasing number of foreign bans imposed on Nigerian passport holders.













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