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Last verified: Wednesday, 8. July 2020 at 07:23 AM

Seychelles Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to Seychelles

Local Situation: 3.2 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to Seychelles. We detected travel advisories from 5 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.2 / 5

This country shares no land border with any other country. Thus, the region score is identical to the country risk rating.

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Seychelles

There are currently 81 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Seychelles. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently no officially reported deaths related to this disease in Seychelles.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Seychelles

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Seychelles.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Seychelles from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 3.2 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Global Health Advisory: Do Not Travel. Avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. Exercise normal precautions in Seychelles. Read the Safety and Security section on the Country Information page.

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/seychelles-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta normal försiktighet - Den internationella terrorismen kan också nå Seychellerna. På Indiska oceanen förekommer pirater.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/SC

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/seychelles

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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Commercial passenger flights will resume from 1 August 2020, but you'll only be able to enter if you're from an approved country (see Travel). Seychelles airport is open, though entry remains restricted to private jets and chartered passenger flights with passengers from approved countries. Yachts, superyachts and fishing vessels are allowed entry ...

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/seychelles

Individual rating changes for Seychelles

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Seychelles. Most recent events first.

Changes from March 23rd 2020

The total rating for Seychelles changed from 3.0 to 3.2. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Seychelles with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Seychelles changed from 2.0 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Seychelles to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Seychelles to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +3.0).

Changes from March 14th 2020

The total rating for Seychelles changed from 1.3 to 2.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Seychelles with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Seychelles changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Seychelles with a rating of 1.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Seychelles with a rating of 1.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Seychelles with a rating of 2.0.

About Seychelles

Seychelles with its capital Victoria is a country in Africa (Eastern Africa), 2.5 times the size of Washington, DC (455 km²). The country is located archipelago in the Indian Ocean, northeast of Madagascar. The climate can be described as tropical marine; humid; cooler season during southeast monsoon (late May to September); warmer season during northwest monsoon (March to May). The landscape is Mahe Group is granitic, narrow coastal strip, rocky, hilly; others are coral, flat, elevated reefs. With a population of less than a million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Victoria
Population less than one million
Size 455 km²
Size comparable to 2.5 times the size of Washington, DC
Common languages English, French
Currency Rupee (short: SCR)
Common voltage (electricity) 240V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 850/900/1800
International phone prefix +248
Internet Top Level Domain .sc
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 SC
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 SYC
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 690

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Seychelles is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • water supply depends on catchments to collect rainwater

Natural hazzards

  • lies outside the cyclone belt, so severe storms are rare
  • occasional short droughts

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Seychelles. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. beverages
  2. fishing
  3. tourism

Agriculture products

  1. bananas
  2. cassava
  3. cinnamon
  4. coconuts
  5. copra
  6. manioc
  7. sweet potatoes
  8. tapioca
  9. tuna
  10. vanilla

Seychellois Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Seychelles.

Export products

  1. canned tuna
  2. frozen fish
  3. petroleum products (reexports)

Import products

  1. chemicals
  2. equipment
  3. foodstuffs
  4. machinery
  5. other manufactured goods
  6. petroleum products

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Seychelles?

Seychelles is currently rated at 3,2 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 5 official sources. We advise caution when travelling to Seychelles.

Is it safe to travel Seychelles in 2020?

Visiting the country Seychelles is usually fine. The score is at 3,2 Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

How many travel advisories do you know for Seychelles?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 5 individual sources for Seychelles.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Seychelles?

There are currently 81 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Seychelles. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently no officially reported deaths related to this disease in Seychelles.

What is the size of Seychelles?

Seychelles has a size of 455 km² or 176 mi² which is 2.5 times the size of Washington, DC.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.