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Seychelles: Various travel information

Seychelles

How do you get to the Seychelles?

By plane

The only way to get to the Seychelles directly from Europe is by plane. Different airlines fly to the country's only international airport, Seychelles International Airport near Victoria on the main island of Mahé. Air Seychelles connects Mahé with Chennai (India), Frankfurt/Main, Johannesburg (South Africa), London, Paris, Rome, Milan and Singapore. Kenya Airways flies from Nairobi, Emirates from Dubai, Qatar Airways from Doha, Condor from Frankfurt/ Main and Martinair from Amsterdam to Victoria.

By ship

The very strict controls on yachts in the 1990s that wanted to visit the Seychelles have been relaxed considerably in recent years, so that the rules and regulations are no longer as complicated as they used to be. For reasons of environmental and species protection, however, some restrictions remain in force.

Travel in the country

Air traffic

The airline Air Seychelles operates a fleet of smaller aircraft here, which are used to fly to the individual islands. These include very frequent connections between Mahé and Praslin, which - depending on the time of day - start at intervals of between 15 minutes and two hours. Air Seychelles offers flights between Mahé and the islands of Bird, Denis, Desroches, Fregate and Alphonse several times a week.

By helicopter

The company Helicopter Seychelles offers shuttle flights between Mahé, Praslin and La Digue, but also to other islands in the Seychelles. The same airline is also the only one of the islands to offer scenic island flights.

Shipping

From Mahé to Praslin there is a fast ferry, for which the starting point of the Marine Charter Victoria is Cat Cocos harbor. A high-speed catamaran is used, which docks and docks two to three times a day and guarantees round trips between Mahé and Praslin. These take about an hour and cost all non-Seychellois around 90 euros per person for a return ticket with a return journey on the same day. Tickets are available at the Cat Cocos counter the day before departure.

Five to six round trips between Praslin and La Digue are made by a ferry that takes around 30 minutes to cover this route. Costs are 10 euros per person for a return ticket for the same day.

You can also take smaller boats from Mahé directly to La Digue. These quite scenic trips last about three hours and of course do not offer the comfort of the large ships. But they are more authentic and much cheaper than the other methods.

Rail

There are no trains in the Seychelles.

Bus transport

Buses run regularly on Mahé and Praslin until around 6 p.m. and are a good means of transport to get to know the islands. The bus service is provided by the Seychelles Public Transport Corporation, which runs every 15 minutes on Mahé and Praslin, serving almost every street on the islands. Disadvantages are perhaps the timetables that are not adhered to and the drivers who like to drive very breakneck and can frighten the faint of heart.

Taxis

Taxis in the Seychelles are an expensive pleasure. While you pay around 1.30 euros per kilometer on Praslin, taxi rides on Mahé are even more expensive - if only because of the distances. However, negotiating a fare before you start your journey can be worthwhile if you want to avoid a taxi ride costing more money than renting a car.

Ox taxis

So-called ox taxis operate on the picturesque island of La Digue. These are romantic ox carts that take visitors to the island from place to place.

Car traffic

The road network of the Seychelles covers about 280 km, of which about 176 km are tarred. The roads on the main island of Mahé have very little traffic, but are mountainous and narrow, so you should always drive carefully. Cars also make sense on the islands: For around 100 rupees (approx. 5.5 euros) petrol money, you can get to know the whole island of Mahé in a few hours. There is free parking in central Victoria.

Rental

cars Cars can only be rented on the two islands of Mahé and Praslin. The well-known rental car companies are located there, especially at Victoria International Airport. They charge around 35 to 45 euros for a small car, with discounts if you take the car for three consecutive days (and longer). If you want to rent a car, you must be at least 21 years old, have a valid driver's license and have three years of driving experience.

Traffic rules

There is left-hand traffic in the Seychelles. The maximum speeds shown can of course be reduced or increased by traffic signs. Regardless of the information given here, it is advisable to obtain detailed information from ADAC, AvD or the Seyschelles traffic club.

Top speeds

  • Urban: in built-up areas there is a speed limit of 40 km/h
  • On Mahe, for example, there is a speed limit of 65 km/h.
  • A fairly new road runs between the airport and Victoria, on which you can drive up to 80 km/h.

International license plate

According to Abbreviationfinder, the Seychelles international license plate is:

SY

Seychelles: entry and exit regulations

Formalities, visas

German tourists do not need a visa. A residence permit for the duration of the journey will be issued upon arrival at the border. It can be extended for a further three months up to a year. A passport, return ticket, hotel booking and sufficient financial resources are required for entry. The entry document must be valid for at least the duration of the trip. The German child ID is recognized. The entry of a child in a parent's passport is sufficient for entry

Visa Department of the Embassy of the Republic of Seychelles

51, Av. Mozart

75016 Paris

France

Tel: 0033 -1 - 42 30 57 47

Issuing of visas in Austria and Switzerland

See under Diplomatic missions

Currency

The national currency of the Seychelles is the

Seychelles rupee (SCR) = 100 cents.

There is a foreign exchange control in the Seychelles. Foreign currency may only be exchanged at authorized agencies. Foreign exchange offenses are punishable by fines and/or imprisonment of up to 2 years.

  • Local currency

    The national currency may be imported or exported up to an amount of 100 SCR.

  • Foreign currencies Foreign

    currencies can be imported in unlimited amounts.

Departure fee

In many countries, a fee must be paid when leaving the country. When leaving the Seychelles, this fee is 40 US dollars/euros.

Import and export of goods

Cheap goods, souvenirs

Nice souvenirs are batik fabrics, woven baskets, paintings, carvings and ceramics as well as vanilla.

Import and export

The import and export of weapons, ammunition or explosives is strictly prohibited. In addition, the import and export of plants and animals protected under the Washington Species Protection Act is prohibited. Violation can result in severe penalties. Valuable electronic devices must be declared upon entry. The import of any kind of pornographic material is prohibited.

Maximum import quantities

  • Alcohol: 2 liters of spirits
  • Perfume: 200 ml
  • Tobacco: 400 cigarettes

Travel medicine, vaccinations and warnings

Infectious Diseases

The following infectious diseases can be expected in the Seyschelles:

  • Malaria: There is no risk of malaria in the Seychelles.
  • Cholera - but there is only a risk of infection for travelers who come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food.
  • Dengue fever disease
  • Intestinal infections from contaminated food or water, including amoeba, lamblia, salmonella, shigella, worm infestation and all kinds of viruses and bacteria
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Polio, polio
  • tetanus
  • Typhoid - however, there is only a risk of infection for travelers who come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food.

Recommended vaccinations

when traveling to the Seychelles are recommended vaccinations against the following diseases:

  • Cholera - but only for those travelers who may come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food.
  • Diphtheria - a vaccination against diphtheria should always exist, also in the home country.
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Polio, polio - vaccination against polio should always exist, also in the home country.
  • Tetanus - a vaccination against tetanus should always exist, also in the home country.
  • Typhoid - but only for travelers who can come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food.

Compulsory vaccination

For all persons older than one year and arriving from a yellow fever infection area designated by the WHO, there is a compulsory vaccination against a yellow fever disease.

Yellow fever vaccination for children

In most countries where a yellow fever vaccination is compulsory, this also applies to children over one year of age, in some countries even from six months. It should be noted that vaccination against yellow fever had a number of side effects, such as encephalitis. Around two-thirds of those affected were children under six months. Therefore, under no circumstances should children under this age be vaccinated. But children under one year of age should also not be vaccinated if possible. If in doubt, yellow fever infection areas must then be avoided. Any vaccination against yellow fever may only be carried out in specially authorized yellow fever vaccination centers!

Seychelles: Diplomatic missions

Visit Countryaah for a full list of Seychelles embassies and consulates in each country around the world.

Seychelles embassies and consulates

German representations in the Seychelles

The embassy in Nairobi/ Kenya is responsible.

Honorary Consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany

Victoria/Mahé, Seychelles

Tel: 00 248 - 60 11 00/01

Email: [email protected]

[email protected]

Representations of the Seychelles in Germany

The embassy in Paris/France is responsible.

Embassy of the Republic of Seychelles

51, Av. Mozart

75016 Paris/France

Tel: 0033 - (0) 1 - 42 30 57 47

Honorary Consulate in Berlin

Joachimstaler Strasse 34

10719 Berlin

Tel: 0049 - (0) 30 - 885 95 60

E-Mail: [email protected]

Web: www.Konsulat-Seychellen.de

Honorary Consulate General in Hamburg

Alter Wall 40 (Dorinth Hotel)

20457 Hamburg

Tel: 0049 - (0) 40 - 34 66 06

Honorary Consulate in Frankfurt/Main

Woehlerstrasse 5

60323 Frankfurt am Main

Tel: 0049 - (0) 69 - 7 10 42 31 50

Email: [email protected]

Web: www.konsulat-seychellen.de

Honorary Consulate in Herrsching

Summerstrasse 8

82211 Herrsching

Tel: 0049 - (0) 8152 - 56 94

Austrian representations in the Seychelles

The Federal Republic of Austria does not have an embassy in the Seychelles, but is represented by an honorary consulate. The embassy is responsible for:

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Austria in Kenya

2nd floor, City House, Corner Wabera Street/Standard Street

Nairobi

Tel: 00254 - (0) 20 - 319 076/077/078

Email: [email protected]

www.aussenministerium.at/nairobi

The Austrian embassy in Kenya is still responsible for:

  • Burundi
  • Comoros
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
  • Rwanda
  • Seychelles
  • Somalia
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda

Representations of the Seychelles in Austria

The embassy in Paris/France is responsible.

Embassy of the Republic of Seychelles

51, Av. Mozart

75016 Paris/France

Tel: 0033 - (0) 1 - 42 30 57 47

Consulate in Vienna

Gußhausstrasse 1

1040 Vienna

Tel: 0049 - (0) 1 - 505 32 15

Swiss representations in the Seychelles

Switzerland does not have an embassy in the Seychelles, but is represented by a consulate.

The embassy is responsible for:

Embassy of Switzerland in Kenya

International House, 7th floor, Mama Ngina Street

00100 Nairobi

Kenya

Tel: 00254 - (0) 20 - 222 8735

Email: [email protected]

www.eda.admin.ch/nairobi

Die schweizer The embassy in Kenya is still responsible for:

  • Burundi
  • Rwanda
  • Seychelles
  • Somalia
  • Uganda

Consulate of Switzerland in Victoria

MG Building

Providence Industrial Estate

Victoria/Mahe Island

Seychelles

Tel: 00248 - 374 278

00248 - 511 104

00248 - 512 886

Email: [email protected]

Representations of the Seychelles in Switzerland

The embassy in Paris/France is responsible.

Embassy of the Republic of Seychelles

51, Av. Mozart

75016 Paris/France

Tel: 0033 - (0) 1 - 42 30 57 47

Consulate in Zurich

General-Guisan-Quai 22

8002 Zurich

Tel: 0049 - (0) 1 - 285 79 29

Email: [email protected]

 

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