Seychelles allegedly imposes ban on Nigerian passport holders: Reactions on Twitter
- Seychelles allegedly bans Nigerian passport holders for short-term visas, sparking Twitter uproar.
- Nigerians seek official confirmation and clarity, engaging in intense social media discussions.
Social media platforms erupted in outrage and speculation following unverified reports alleging that the picturesque island nation of Seychelles has imposed a ban on Nigerian passport holders seeking short-term visas or holiday purposes.
While the authenticity of these claims remains uncertain, Twitter has become a breeding ground for heated debates among Nigerians.
The allegations gained momentum when a self-proclaimed travel content creator, MunafromTravelletters (@Munachimsoooo), shared a screenshot of a rejection email she claims to have received from Seychelles Immigration. The email cited immigration regulations and stated that Seychelles was not accepting Nigerian passport holders for holiday purposes.
Expressing her frustration, (@Munachimsoooo) captioned the post, “It seems Seychelles just placed a ban on Nigerian passport holders. Having a Nigerian passport means you can postpone travel plans until you become Bill Gates, and immigration policies will still be like ‘Dey play’.”
The unconfirmed reports swiftly spread across Twitter, triggering emotional reactions and intense discussions.
User @aai_austin expressed disbelief, saying, “See Seychelles o! 😳😳 Nobody rejects a treasure. We’ve been blacklisted even in our own continent. This is a direct effect of the kind of leadership we support and defend. Seychelles and heroin consumption 🤝.”
Speculations emerged regarding the motivations behind the alleged visa ban. Some Twitter users linked it to the perception of drug-related activities by Nigerians, while others highlighted past travel restrictions faced by Nigerians in different countries.
User @VillageParrot lamented, “Seychelles has banned Nigerians. Nigeria has fallen from grace and is now groveling in a cesspit. Seychelles of all countries?! This is the height.”
It is essential to note that the Seychelles government has issued no official confirmation or statement regarding any visa restrictions on Nigerian passport holders. The veracity of these claims remains uncertain, and any motives behind such a ban are purely speculative.
For Nigerian travellers who may be affected by this alleged visa ban, exploring alternative travel destinations or considering other visa options would be helpful. It is also recommended to stay informed by reading more articles on reputable travel websites or consulting with travel agents who can provide up-to-date information on visa requirements and travel options.