The Seychelles is 4 hours ahead of GMT and 3 hours ahead of BST.
The islands are home to a tropical, warm climate all year round, with an average temperature of 27°C. The country is affected by the south-east and north-west trade winds, but your Seychelles Travel specialist will have taken this into account when selecting your accommodation.
All international flights into the Seychelles arrive at the International Airport of Seychelles (SEZ), located on Mahé Island. If you are travelling to another island by plane, you will be assisted to the domestic terminal. If you are travelling to another island by ferry, you will be driven to the Inter-Island Jetty. For those remaining on Mahé Island, you will be driven to your chosen accommodation.
With the British Airways direct flight from London Heathrow travel takes just 10 hours. These flights depart every Wednesday and Saturday and are night time flights, meaning you will wake up in the Seychelles ready to start your holiday straight away!
No visa is necessary but you are required to complete an immigration card on arrival.
Clients who have booked a package holiday (international flights and accommodation) have CAA financial protection, we are fully ATOL bonded (Licence Number 3751).
The local currency is the Seychelles Rupee (SCR), the guide rate is Rs17= £1.00. There are banks on all three main islands with ATMs which only give local currency.
You will not be able to purchase or sell Seychelles Rupee in the UK. We recommend using your cards as much as possible and withdrawing local currency from the local ATMs as these conversions will be government controlled. When you withdraw money from an ATM, make sure you retain the receipt as you can exchange it back into GBP at Mahé International Airport before your return.
Car hire and taxis are available on Mahé and Praslin Islands. Your hotel or our concierge representatives (Masons Travel) will normally arrange this for you.
Public transport is well developed on Mahé and Praslin, it is a very inexpensive and adventurous way of exploring the Seychelles islands. A bus trip costs 7 Rupees per person (£0.40).
Health and Vaccinations
The Seychelles is currently free from any tropical diseases and no vaccinations are required. Malaria protection is not required. If you are entering the Seychelles from or have passed through a Yellow Fever infected country, a certificate of immunisation is required.
We advise high UV sunscreen and insect repellent (our favourite is Boots own deet based).