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Seychelles Visa: Entry requirements and pre-travel information for the Seychelles

Welcome to Seychelles

Traveling to the Seychelles? You may need a visa – find out if you do, which type, and how to apply so you can get the paperwork out of the way and focus on your trip.

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What’s a Seychelles Travel Authorization and who’s it for?

Who’s the Seychelles Travel Authorization for? While a visa is not needed for the Seychelles, every non-citizen must register for a Travel Authorization before arriving in Seychelles.

**Who isn’t eligible for the Seychelles Travel Authorization? Citizens and residents of the Seychelles don’t have to get this form. Instead, they must fill out a Disembarkation Information Form (more info below).

What’s the purpose of a Seychelles Travel Authorization? This digital form is part of the immigration process upon arrival. It replaces the former blue paper pre-arrival form and acts as approval for travel to Seychelles.

How long can you stay with a Seychelles Travel Authorization? You have to fill out this form each time you visit the Seychelles.

Learn more about the Seychelles Travel Authorization

What’s a Seychelles Disembarkation Information Form and who’s it for?

Who’s the Seychelles Disembarkation Information Form for? It’s not a visa, but a form that every citizen and resident of the Seychelles must fill out before arrival.

Who’s not eligible for the Seychelles Disembarkation Information Form?

Non-citizens must complete the Travel Authorization instead.

What’s the purpose of a Seychelles Disembarkation Information Form? This digital form replaces the blue paper form that was previously completed pre-arrival. It’s a simple registration to help the government keep up with arrivals in the country.

How long can you stay with a Seychelles Disembarkation Information Form? You must fill out this form every time you arrive in the Seychelles.

We currently don’t offer the Disembarkation Information Form at iVisa. You can complete the registration on the Seychelles government website.

What are Seychelles’s long-term visa options?

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Seychelles offers several long-term visa options for various purposes, such as employment, study, business, and residence.

At iVisa, we currently don’t offer these visas, but you can find more info on the Seychelles government website.

Staying healthy in Seychelles: Here’s what you need to know

Traveling to Seychelles presents a unique set of health considerations due to its geographical location, climate, and available medical facilities. Here's what travelers should know.

Make sure to stay updated on routine vaccines

  • Keep updated with Seychelles's COVID-19 requirements, such as quarantine, testing, or vaccine certificates, through your airline or the Seychelles government website.

  • Make sure your routine vaccines, such as measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis, varicella (chickenpox), polio, and your yearly flu shot, are current.

  • While yellow fever vaccination is not required for direct entry from most countries, it is necessary if you're arriving from a country with a risk of Yellow Fever virus transmission.

Medical facilities

  • Seychelles has adequate health services, including a main hospital in Victoria, Mahé, and clinics on other islands. However, for severe cases, medical evacuation might be necessary.

  • There are smaller hospitals and clinics on Praslin and La Digue islands, catering to basic medical needs. However, facilities may be limited compared to those in larger countries, and severe cases may require medical evacuation.

  • There are a few private clinics in Seychelles, mainly in Mahé. These may offer quicker services than public options but at a higher cost.

Health insurance

We’d always recommend taking out health insurance before you travel anywhere from any destination.

Private healthcare is available in the Seychelles, but make sure your travel insurance covers the higher expenses for these services.

Contact your insurance provider before traveling to make sure you have the right level of coverage.

Other things to consider:

  • Trip cancellation, delay, and interruption benefits.

  • Medical expenses and medical evacuation benefits.

  • Baggage coverage.

Things to be aware of when visiting the Seychelles

Keep an extra eye on the following to keep healthy and safe during your trip to Seychelles:

1. Sun exposure: The tropical sun is strong. Use high-SPF sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and stay hydrated.

2. Water and food safety: Opt for bottled water and ensure food is freshly cooked and hot to avoid foodborne illnesses.

3. Swimming safety: Be cautious of strong currents and jellyfish. Stick to supervised beaches.

Medication for personal use

Follow these tips to bring into the Seychelles some over-the-counter medicines:

  • Declare all medications: Report all medication for personal use to customs authorities.

  • Original packaging: Always keep medicines in their original containers and transparent bags in your hand luggage.

  • Prescription or doctor's letter: Present the medical prescription issued by your doctor or other competent authority, in English.

  • Check for restrictions: Call the Seychelles's Embassy to verify that all of your prescriptions are legal to bring with you.

  • Quantity aligned with itinerary: Bring only a reasonable quantity that aligns with the duration of your stay to avoid complications.

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Need embassy support?

For other consular needs for Seychelles, your first point of contact is the Seychelles Embassy or Consulate in your home country.

Need assistance while traveling in the Seychelles? Your home country's embassy or consulate is your go-to place for support. Check our useful Embassies Finder to locate the nearest one.

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  • iVisa is NOT affiliated with any government agency. This site does not provide legal advice and we are not a law firm. None of our customer service representatives are lawyers and they also do not provide legal advice. We are a private, internet-based travel and immigration consultancy provider dedicated to helping individuals travel around the world. You may apply by yourself directly on the various government websites. The source of information: https://www.ics.gov.sc/
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