Foreign travel advice

Seychelles

Summary

There is currently an outbreak of pneumonic and bubonic plague in Madagascar. Direct flights from Madagascar to Seychelles are suspended until further notice. The Ministry of Health in Seychelles is currently imposing a six day quarantine on all individuals arriving from Madagascar. You should contact your flight operator or travel agent if you intend to travel this route.

Crime levels are rising and there has been an increase in break-ins, robberies, burglaries and opportunist thefts against residents, expatriates and tourists. You should take sensible precautions to safeguard yourself and your possessions. See Crime

Piracy remains a significant threat in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean. See Sea travel

Caution should be exercised when swimming, especially with children. Currents can be strong and drownings occur. See Swimming

Some UK networks don’t allow roaming in Seychelles. You can buy local SIM cards in Victoria. You should check with your UK service provider to make sure that you can use a different SIM card in your phone before you travel.

Most visits to Seychelles are trouble-free.

Although there is no recent history of terrorism in the Seychelles, attacks can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.