Travel Advice for Seychelles
Seychelles
Capital: Victoria

Time Zone GMT + 4
Telephone
Services
Country Code: 248
IDD: International Direct Dialling is available
Outgoing Code: Calls must go through the operator
Emergency
Telephone
Numbers
Not present.
Tourist
Information
Seychelles Tourist Board, PO Box 92, Independence House, Victoria, Mahé, Seychelles, Tel: 225 313 Fax: 224 035.
Passport
Information
Valid passport required by all. Return Ticket required. Requirements may be subject to short-term change. Contact the relevant authority before departure.
Visa
Information
Please contact:High Commission for Seychelles Head of Mission: HE Mr Bertrand Rassool Website: Address: Box 4PE 2nd Floor Eros House 111 Baker Street London W1M 1FE Telephone: (020) 7224 1660 Facsimile: (020) 7487 5756.
Health
Information
Polio, Typhoid: Vaccination recommended
Yellow Fever: A visitors permit is required from visitors arriving within 6 days of leaving or transiting affected areas.
Other Health Risks: Rabie.s
Food
& Drink
Water is untreated and not safe to drink.
Currency Seychelles Rupee (Srs) = 100 cents.
Exchange: Airport and Banks.
Amex and Visa are widely accepted. Travellers cheques, preferably in US dollars, are accepted in hotels, guest houses and most shops.
ATM availability: 3 locations.
Cost of
Living
The island is a luxurious getaway for affluent holiday makers. Prices are often very expensive.
Languages Creole, English and French.
Weather Monsoon: Nov - Feb, which brings hot and humid weather. The temperatures rarely fall below 24 ºC.
Electricity 240 volts AC, 50 Hz. British 3-pin plugs are in use.
Post Airmail to western Europe takes up to 1 week.
Transport FLIGHTS: An efficient network of scheduled and chartered services operate.
SEA: Privately owned schooners provide regular inter island connections.
ROAD: There are paved roads only on the two largest islands.
BUS: A regular service is operated on Mahè. Prices for buses and coaches are very reasonable. TAXIS: Government controlled. Rates on Praslin are 25% higher.
CAR HIRE: Should be booked in advance. Minimum age is 21.
DOCUMENTATION: A national licence is sufficient.
Special
Information
Whilst the Seychelles is safe for travellers there has been some increase in theft especially on beaches. Do not walk off main streets after dark; especially if you are a woman. Avoid remote roads after dark as they are often without barriers and may have steep drops. Casual wear is acceptable. Tourism in the Seychelles is regulated to ensure that the character and natural beauty of the islands remain unspoilt.