Seychelles Travel Vaccines and Advice
Seychelles is a set of small paradise lands bordered by the Indian Ocean. Idyllic and postcard-worthy, Seychelles proves the ideal holiday destination for families, couples and groups of friends. With its pleasant climate all year long, you will have the option of plenty of inland walks or beaches to lounge on. The natural environment is colourful and the islands of Bird, Cousin, Aride or Fregate are shelters for local animals and plants. You will also be able to spot giant turtles, tropical fish and birds. You will be treated by a wide variety of flora such as Bougainvillea, palm trees, orchids or frangipani trees which adorn the paths and alleys of Seychelles.
Recommended travel vaccinations for Seychelles
|Traveler’s diarrhea||Contaminated water/food|
|Hepatitis B||Contaminated body fluids|
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
Recommended Medication for Travelling to Seychelles
|Azithromycin or Suprax||Antibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea|
Current Weather in Seychelles
Medical Care in Seychelles
You will find it difficult to access quality medical care in Seychelles, especially if you venture out of big cities. Victoria Hospital is the only public health service in Mahé. The country also offers several private clinics which offer quality treatments.
However, pharmacies in Seychelles are limited in number and are poorly supplied. You should bring a pharmacy kit with you, and include all prescribed medicines and pharmaceutical products you will require during your stay.
The contact number for emergency services in Seychelles is 999. You will need to be medically evacuated by plane in the event of a more serious illness.
Is Seychelles Safe for Travel?
|Safety and Security||Descriptive|
|Crime||Risk present; Caution required on Côte d’Or Beach|
|Demonstrations||Risk of violence|
|Road safety||Good road conditions; Caution required after dark|
|Public transportation||Taxis and buses are available|
|Maritime excursions||Leave your itinerary and identification to your hotel in the event of an emergency|
|Hiking||Caution required in remote areas|
|Swimming||Caution required; Presence of sharks|
|Risk level||Normal security precautions|
Do I Need a Visa to Visit Seychelles?
Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.
Only a passport is required to enter Seychelles for trips under 90 days. The passport must be valid for the length of your stay.
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Embassy of Canada to Seychelles information
When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:
- A legal problem
- A lost passport
- The need to report a crime
It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.
Canadian High Commission to Tanzania (DAR ES SALAAM)
26 Garden Avenue / Mirambo street,
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Tel.: 255 (22) 216-3300
Fax: 255 (22) 211-6897
Email: [email protected]
Please note that this is the website for the Canadian High Commission in Tanzania. There is no Canadian government office in Seychelles.