Arriving

Traveling to the Seychelles? All you need to know for your journey

Irrespective of the nationality of the visitor and his or her family members, there are NO VISA requirements to enter Seychelles. However, the following documents must be shown in order to obtain immigration clearance at the Seychelles International Airport:

    1. A passport valid on the date of entry to and exit from Seychelles
    2. Return or onward ticket
    3. Proof of accommodation; including contact details
    4. Sufficient funds for the duration of the stay

Holders of a "Kinderausweis" issued to German minors (up to and including 15 years of age) may enter Seychelles provided that this travel document contains a photo of the minor concerned.

Presentation of all of the above documents will grant you a Visitor’s Permit that will be issued upon arrival by the Seychelles Department of Immigration.

    1. The Visitor’s Permit is initially valid for the period of visit of up to one month. It can be extended for a period of up to three months from the date of issue and capable of further extensions for successive periods not exceeding three months at a time to a maximum period of twelve months, provided that the person still meets the criteria of a bona fide visitor.

The visitor's permit is issued free of charge for the first three months after which there is a fee of SCR5,000 for extension covering each period of three months or any part thereof.

For all visa exemptions and extensions and other enquiries regarding immigration issues please contact:

    1. Department of Immigration

 

    1. Independence House

 

    1. PO Box 430, Victoria

 

    1. Mahé, Seychelles

 

    1. Tel: +248 4 29 36 36

 

    1. Fax: +248 4 22 50 35

 

    1. Email: info@immigration.gov.sc

 

Visit the official Immigration website for more information, click here.

All goods entering the country must go through Customs. Undeclared goods carry a fine so please check for permitted travel allowances and further information on VAT, please click here

Travelers concessions for passengers entering Seychelles are as follows:

  • 200ml of Perfume and Eau de Toilette;
  • 2 litres of alcoholic beverages containing less than or equal to 16% alcohol;
    (such as beer, wine and sparkling wine)
  • 2 litres of alcoholic beverages containing more than 16% alcohol;
    (such as whisky, rum, gin and fermented or distilled liqueur)
  • 250 grams of tobacco product or 200 cigarettes.
    Tobacco product includes but is not limited to cigars, cheroots, smoking & chewing tobacco and snuff.

 

Do note that alcohol and tobacco items are not allowed to passengers under the age of 18 years. 

In addition to the above and on condition that the goods are for the personal use of the passenger and that the goods are not for sale or use as tradable goods, including commercial samples, passengers are entitled to:

  • SCR 5,000 worth of other goods (for passengers aged over 18 years of age) or;
  • SCR 3,000 worth of other goods (for passengers under the age of 18 years) More information can be obtained  on SRC website -  Customs

New pests and diseases including invasive alien species can enter Seychelles via animals or animal products, plants or plant products brought into the country from abroad. These can seriously affect human health, posing great threats to our unique environment and affect our local livestock and crop production sectors. Therefore, refrain from travelling with any animals and plants including their products. If it is necessary for you to do so, please contact the Animal and Plant Health Services of the Seychelles Agricultural Agency regarding biosecurity import procedures.

For more information, please contact:
Animal Health- Veterinary Services (+248) 4285950
Email: pvo@gov.sc
Plant Health – National Plant Protection Office (+248) 4611477
Email: pppo@gov.sc

There is no yellow fever in Seychelles and as a precaution, a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from travelers over 1 year of age who come from or who have passed through a partly or wholly infected area within the preceding 6 days.

There is NO risk of contracting malaria in Seychelles given that the anopheles mosquito does not exist in Seychelles.

Health clinics exist on the islands of Mahe, Praslin and La Digue and there are dispensaries on each of the islands offering accommodation. There are also private health and dental clinics on Mahe, Praslin and only one private health clinic on La Digue. Hotels have the contact of these private practitioners should their in house resident guests need medical assistance.

Below are important telephone numbers for any health matters:-

Seychelles hospital: (248) 4 38 80 00

Emergency toll free number for accident and emergency unit: 151

 

For additional health information, you may link to the Ministry of Health website.

Passengers must follow directions to the transit terminal on disembarkation.

Passengers on transit are reminded to verify with their respective airlines or travel agent if they are allowed to purchase goods at the Duty Free whilst on Transit from their outward journey to avoid goods being confiscated on arrival to their final destination due to customs regulations in their outward destination.

Free secure storage is available at the airport. The left luggage facility storage is located inside the Police Station next to the arrival exit.

The domestic  terminal  runs  daily  services to Praslin. Flights are every 30 minutes starting from 5am in the morning to 11pm in the evening everyday. Connections to Praslin takes only 15 minutes. Other inter-island and outer islands flights are serviced by private companies Island Development Corporation (IDC) and Zil Air (for helicopter flights only). If you are travelling to Praslin please ensure you have enough  time  for your connecting trip, allowing at least 1 hour for checking in.

For more information on Praslin Airport, click here

What to do and where to park?

Pick-up and Drop-off of passengers

The drop-off and pick-up area bays at the International Terminal concourse have limited time. Parking of vehicles is strictly prohibited and vehicles found parked in the drop-off or pick-up areas will be fined. Drivers are reminded to comply with AVSEC officers.

Same applies to the Domestic Terminal drop off area.

Meeters and Greeters wishing to use other airport facilities are encouraged to use the free parking facilities available at the Northern Parking area located at the far end of the taxi car park.