Airport guide

Airports in Seychelles

Language

French, English and Creole are spoken.

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Money

The Seychelles’ official currency is the rupee, which breaks down into 100 cents. Credit cards are widely accepted. You can only exchange for rupees at banks or authorized exchange bureaus. It is illegal to change money elsewhere. ATMs are located at major banks on Mahe, Praslin and La Digue and at airports.

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Communications

The Seychelles’ international country code is 248. You can usually get a direct phone line to a foreign country at your hotel. Most Internet cafes are located in Victoria and hotels often provide Internet for their guests.

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Tipping

A service charge of 5 to 10 percent is usually included in bills. It’s not customary to tip extra, but you can do so at your discretion.

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Safety

Most visitors don’t have any problems during their visit to the Seychelles, but there have been reports of theft and assault targeted toward residents.

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Health

You don’t need any vaccinations for entry into the country, but it’s a good idea to get immunizations for typhoid and hepatitis A. Victoria has a government hospital and some private clinics, but facilities are limited elsewhere. Make sure your health insurance includes full evacuation coverage. Supplies are limited and expensive, so bring enough sunscreen, insect repellent and medication to avoid travelers’ diarrhea. Guard yourself against mosquitoes, especially during the rainy months, when the risk of dengue fever and the Chikungunya virus increases. It’s a good idea to stick to bottled water, and you should always make sure to peel fruit and vegetables and cook meat thoroughly before eating.

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Electricity

The Seychelles’ electrical current is 220 to 240 volts AC, 50Hz and uses UK-style, three-pinned plugs.

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