American and Canadian citizens must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the intended return date in order to enter and depart the country. Each traveler is responsible for ensuring that his/her passport is up to date. Citizens of other nationalities should check with respective authorities before departure.
Please ensure that the name on your passport matches all travel documents we have issued. If this is not the case, please contact us immediately.
Please make a photocopy of your passport’s identification page and keep it separate from your original. It’s also a good idea to leave a digital copy with someone at home. This may speed up the replacement process should you lose your passport.
Both Canadian and American citizens traveling to Seychelles on regular passports for business or tourist purposes do not need a visa for a stay of up to 90 days. Please note that if you are staying longer than 90 days, obtaining a visa is your responsibility. This may be different for citizens of other countries. These requirements change often and therefore it is recommended that you check with the Embassy of Seychelles for the most up- to-date information.
For more visa information please visit:
America: http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/passports.html and http://voyage.gc.ca/
Yellow fever vaccine required if traveling from a yellow fever endemic country.
It is advised to consult a travel doctor 4-6 weeks before departure in regards to the recommended vaccinations below:
For all vaccinations and health requirements, you can also refer to the recommendations from:
World Health Organization (WHO): http://www.who.int and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) http://wwwnc.cdc.gov.
If there are any medical items that are essential to your health, such as prescription drugs or corrective eye wear, bring duplicates and divide them between your checked bags and hand luggage. It is difficult to replace prescription items, especially outside of the capital city.
Cancelation and Medical Insurance is highly recommended as it can safeguard against in-country medical emergencies, lost or delayed baggage and emergency cancelation or interruption of your trip. Please ensure your policy will provide you with upfront medical coverage so that you are not responsible for a hefty medical bill. Insurance can be purchased through us.
Seychelles has a typically tropical climate with warm weather year round. Temperatures generally stay between 24°C and 32°C throughout the year. December to February see higher amounts of rainfall, and December to April usually sees the hottest weather, with high levels of humidity.
For up-to-date forecasts, check weather.com
Electricity in Seychelles is supplied at 220-240 Volts and 50 Hz. Visitors from countries other than the United Kingdom are advised to bring their own adaptors. If you are bringing electronics from the US or Canada, you will need an adaptor. We advise not to bring a hair dryer as it could blow a fuse.
Seychelles enjoys modern, efficient communication services. At present, there are two GSM networks in operation, Cable & Wireless and Airtel. Payphones are available in most districts on the Inner Islands while the international roaming agreements in force between Seychelles and an increasing number of countries are always looking to provide more comprehensive services.
The offices of internet service providers, internet cafés, postal and courier services are located in or around central Victoria. Among the increasing number of Internet cafés, several may be found in the Beau Vallon area on Mahé, as well as on Praslin and La Digue. Postal services are also available on Praslin and La Digue. Please note that wi-fi and internet service provided in properties is at the discretion of each establishment and Kensington Tours has no control over this. Please feel free to check with your Sales Consultant before travel if you’d like to know internet set up at each of your properties or contact the properties directly so you are aware of their internet policy if this is important to you. You may like to speak to your internet provider prior to travel to arrange a roaming package.
The currency of Seychelles is the Seychellois Rupee (SCR) which comes in a variety of coins and notes. Coins are issued in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 25 cents, and 1, 5 rupees. Bank notes are issued in denominations of 10, 25, 50, 100, 500 rupees. Be sure to bring lots of small bills for porters, wait staff and housekeeping (not obligatory and based on your satisfaction). ATMs are available throughout the country as well, but it is advisable to bring money with you.
Language: English, French, Creole
Currency: Seychelles Rupee (SCR)
Religion: 86% of the country is Roman Catholic
Time Zone: UTC + 4
Telephone: Country code for calling you from outside Seychelles is +248
Calling North America: Dial 001 and your 10 digit number.
Emergency numbers in Seychelles:
POLICE: Emergency: 999 / Hotline: 133
HOSPITAL: Emergency: 151
SEYCHELLES FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICES: Emergency: 999