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

Immigration
No Visa is required to travel to Seychelles.
A valid passport or travel document is all you need to enter the country.
Visit the official Immigration website for more information, click here
Customs
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
Bio-Safety
Plants, animals and uncooked products are banned. Passengers found with restricted goods must pay a fine. For special permits please refer to this link
Health Regulations

See important information about Plague by clicking on this link 

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.

Transit
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.

Left Luggage
Free secure storage is available at the airport. The left luggage facility storage is located inside the Police Station next to the arrival exit.
 
Domestic Terminal
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
Meet & Greet : 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.