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Key travel information for the Seychelles
Before you Travel

Passports & Visas
A full passport is required for entry into Seychelles, valid for at least 2 months beyond your return date. Visas are not required for entry. On arrival in the Seychelles each passenger will be required to produce a valid full passport, completed immigration card (distributed on the aircraft after take-off) and valid return ticket.

Health & Vaccinations
Seychelles is currently free from any tropical diseases and no vaccinations certificates are required for clients entering Seychelles, other than if you are entering Seychelles from or have passed through a Yellow Fever infected country a certificate of immunisation is required. Malaria protection is not required. However it is the client's responsibility to consult their own doctor on personal health matters prior to travelling. In the UK go to: www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk.

We advise you to take with you adequate sun cream protection and insect repellant. Deet based repellants work well. Protection against sunburn, especially on the first few days, must be remembered.

A few tips on what to take with you:
  • Take lightweight loose fitting clothing preferably made from natural fibres.
  • Once in Seychelles you will not require jumpers, pullovers, cardigans, jackets or coats.
  • Lighweight shoes and sandals are ideal.  For reef walking, take a pair of lightweight sport shoes.
  • Sun hats and long sleeved top to prevent sunburn.
  • Gents are normally expected to wear long trousers for evening meals.
    Sun cream and insect repellant.
When in Seychelles
Currency & Banking
The local currency is the Seychelles Rupee (Rs1). 1 Rs = 100 cents
Note denominations are: Rs100, Rs50, Rs25, Rs10. Coin denominations are Rs5, Rs1 and 50 cents.
Exchange rates can be obtained from your own bank, but the guide rate is Rs18 = £1.00.

Banks
There are banks on all three main islands with ATMs. Bank opening hours are 8.30am to 2.00 pm Monday to Friday,  08.30am to 11.00am Saturdays. Closed on Public holidays. ATMs only give local currency.
Most hotels will also asisist with currency exchange.

Paying your way in Seychelles
The majority of your spending at your hotel can be charged to your room for settlement before departure. 
Should you wish to take cash with you, Euros are the most acceptable.  Credit cards (Visa, Barclaycards, Access, Amex) are widely accepted by most hotels, restaurants and related services such as car hire, excursions etc.

Car Hire, Taxis, Buses
Car hire and taxis are available on Mahe & Praslin islands.  Your hotel will normally arrange this for you. Soft tops are very popular but do remember to remove any valuables when you leave the car un-attended. Public transport is well developed and very economical on Mahe & Praslin. There is a central bus depot in Victoria.

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