Seychelles Healthcare and Money

By | May 9, 2022

Health care


Vaccination needed receipt required
yellow fever 1
cholera 2
Typhoid & Polio 3
malaria no
Eat Drink 4


There is a large hospital in Victoria and clinics on Mahé, Praslin and La Digue. Visitors receive outpatient treatment for a basic fee. It is recommended to take out travel health insurance and travel repatriation insurance. Check findjobdescriptions for more information.

Notes vaccinations

[1] A vaccination certificate against yellow fever is required for all travelers who are over one year old and arrive within 6 days of staying in the infected areas designated by the WHO. Excluded are transit passengers who do not leave the transit area in the Seychelles and transit travelers via Ethiopia or Kenya if they do not leave the respective airport and do not spend more than 12 hours in transit. [2] A certificate of vaccination against cholera is not an entry requirement, but the risk of infection cannot be ruled out. Since the effectiveness of the vaccination is disputed, it is advisable to seek medical help in good time before you travel. [3] Typhoid occurs, poliomyelitis does not. Typhoid vaccination is recommended for backpacking and long-term stays. [4] Because of the risk of possible intestinal infections, care must be taken to ensure careful drinking water and food hygiene. Tap water is generally chlorinated and relatively clean, but mild stomach upset may occur during acclimatization. Bottled water, which is available everywhere, is therefore recommended for the first few weeks of your stay. When buying packaged water, you should make sure that the original packaging has not been opened. Milk is pasteurized and dairy products are generally safe, as are locally sourced meats, poultry, seafood, fruits and vegetables.

Other risks

The mosquito-borne viral disease Chikungunya (CHIC) is found on the coasts and islands of the Indian Ocean. A higher risk can be expected after the start of the rainy season in November/December. Skin-covering clothing and insect repellents offer effective protection. Dengue fever, transmitted by mosquitoes, occurs primarily during the rainy season. An effective insect repellent is recommended. Hepatitis A and hepatitis B occur. A hepatitis A vaccination is generally recommended. Vaccination against hepatitis B should be given during longer stays and close contact with the local population, as well as for children and young people in general. HIV/AIDS does happen. unprotected sex,

Health certificate

Foreign nationals working in the Seychelles government service or in a government organization are required to have a negative English language HIV test for work visits.



1 Seychelles rupee = 100 cents. Currency code: SR, SCR (ISO code). Banknotes come in denominations of 500, 100, 50, 25 and 10 SR. Coins in denominations of 5 and 1 SR and 25, 10, 5 and 1 cent. Various gold and silver coins are available (up to SR 1,500 value) but are not used as payment.

Credit cards

International credit cards such as Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Diners Club (somewhat less common) are generally accepted everywhere. Details from the issuer of the relevant credit card.


Bank cards With the credit card and pin number, money can be withdrawn from ATMs in the larger towns. The Girocard (formerly ec card) with the Cirrus, Plus or Maestro symbol is accepted worldwide. It can be used at ATMs with the Cirrus, Plus or Maestro symbol. To be on the safe side, travelers should always have an alternative source of money such as cash. Further information from banks and financial institutions.Warning: Travelers who want to pay with their bank customer card abroad and withdraw money should find out from their bank before they travel whether they can use their card.

Travelers cheques

The acceptance of traveler’s checks in the Seychelles is steadily decreasing, which is why an alternative money supply is advisable.

Bank opening hours

Generally Mon-Fri 08.00-14.00, Sat 08.00-11.00.

Foreign exchange regulations

Import and export of local currency up to a maximum of Rs 2,000. Unlimited import of foreign currency, declaration is obligatory from a value of US$ 10,000. Export of large amounts of foreign currency up to the amount declared (smaller amounts without any problems).

Currency Exchange

Is possible in the airport banks, which are open at all arrival and departure times, receipts should be kept. Foreign currency can only be exchanged at banks, approved exchange offices, Seychelles International Airport or hotels. It is a criminal offense to exchange money at any place other than those listed above. Note: In order to exchange rupees back into foreign currency upon departure, the original exchange receipts from the bank or authorized exchange office must be presented. Banks may only accept a maximum of 800 SR per passenger upon presentation of the exchange receipt and valid boarding card. No refund will be made without a receipt.


Code Symbol Exchange rates (no guarantee)
SCR 1 EUR = 14.08 ₨
1 CHF = 16.76 ₨
1 USD = 13.58 ₨

Seychelles Money