Seychelles : Factfile
GMT + 4 hours
Creole, English and French
Seychelles Rupee. However, tourists must pay hotel bills and at Duty Free in the airport in foreign currency (cash, traveller's cheques or credit or debit cards). American Express, MasterCard and Visa are widely accepted, and there are ATMs in Mahé and Praslin.
Air Seychelles (direct), Air France, Qatar Airways, Emirates, Kenya Airways
Flight time from UK
Approximately 9 hours with Air Seychelles; up to 20 hours with stopovers
UK, Australian, Canadian, USA and EU passport holders do not require visas.
For further information and up-to-date entry requirements, contact the Seychelles Honorary Consul:
Tel: 020 7935 7770
The Seychelles is considered a generally healthy place to travel and is non-malarial. You should seek up-to-date advice regarding inoculations and health precautions from your GP or travel clinic as soon as your departure date is known.
The MASTA (Medical Advisory Services for Travellers Abroad) website www.masta.org (09068 224100) will give you up-to-date advice, as well as the location of your nearest Travel Clinic. Another good website to visit for travel health advice is the NHS website www.fitfortravel.scot.nhs.uk.