Seychelles Travel Guide

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Entry Requirements

What do I need to gain entry to the Seychelles?

Since December 1, 2022, neither a Covid-19 vaccination nor a test certificate is required for entry. Before departure, all tourists must apply for a travel authorization through this platform: Travel authorization.

This travel authorization is mandatory for all travelers entering the country (including children) and costs 10 € per person. The application for travel authorisation is possible from 30 days before arrival. The processing time can take up to 24 hours. Please plan ahead for this and apply for the permit early.

The following information will be requested or must be uploaded during the registration process:

  • valid passport
  • digital passport photo or "passport photo selfie" (a portrait photo of you, you can take it with your mobile phone)
  • Traveler's contact information (home address, phone, email)
  • Travel information (flight details & accommodations in Seychelles)
  • Credit card information for payment

After registration, the traveler will receive an automated confirmation of receipt as well as payment by email. In another email, maximum 12 hours after registration, the traveler will receive the travel authorization. This travel authorization (pdf) must be printed or saved on your mobile phone.


  • If you have any problems when applying for your travel authorization, please use the chat function on the site to solve the problem.
  • If you have problems applying for the travel authorisation in your browser, try the "Seychelles E-Border" app. You can download it in your app store.
  • If you are planning to buy a local SIM card to use the internet, we recommend that you order one when applying for your travel authorisation. The prices for the various data packages are significantly cheaper than on site.


Which Vaccinations are required for the Seychelles?

There are no required vaccinations for the Seychelles except for visitors travelling from a yellow fever area. For these travellers, a valid proof of yellow fever vaccination is required. A yellow fever vaccination is not necessary if you only had a stopover in Ethiopia but did not enter the country.


Customs Formalities for the Seychelles

Travellers from Europe may import unlimited amounts of foreign currency into the Seychelles. However, the national currency may only be imported in amounts of up to SCR 2,000 - approximately equivalent to €115.

In addition, the following import limits apply: 2 litres of spirits or liquor, 2 litres of wine, 200ml of perfume or eau de toilette, 200 cigarettes or 250g of tobacco. The import of weapons of any kind is prohibited, and requires special authorisation. The value of food brought in may not exceed €200 in value (SCR 3,000). Anything beyond this is taxed in the local currency and must be paid in cash on the spot (credit card payment not possible).


Animals: Can you bring pets to the Seychelles?

Animals may only be brought into the Seychelles if they will be staying for more than six months. Entry with cats and/or dogs requires authorisation by the Veterinary Office. Any animals require a valid vaccination certificate, with proof of a rabies vaccination and an animal health certificate. Depending on the country of origin, the animals must stay in quarantine for two weeks to six months before being granted access. Bird species are not allowed to be brought into the country. For more information: Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources, PO Box 166, Grand Anse, Victoria Mahé, Seychelles.


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