Seychelles

The Seychelles...Welcome to another world!
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Why Seychelles?

On the Seychelles you will indulge into a nearly unaffected island world. Discover the wonderful landscape with its unique nature, the pitoresque bays and the crystal clear water. The isolated location amidst the Indian Ocean is responsible for the nearly unaffected landscape. The islands are a paradise of peace, caring for total relaxation in small hotels.

 

The Seychelles popularity has lots of reasons:

– Easy access with only little time difference (+2 hours in summer)
– good flight connection with Condor once a week or daily flights with scheduled airlines lika Ethiad via Abu Dhabi or Emirates via Dubai
– Uncomplicated entry regulations: valid passport with two free pages, no visum on entry. You only need return flight ticket, hotel voucher and enough financial means when entering the country.
– Tropical climate year-round, ideal destination for bathing holidays with wonderful beaches and unique underwater world
– “Festival Kreol”: one week in March and in October where cultural events referring to Creole traditions take place

Travel Season

Good travel time:
March, April, October, November
Best travel time:
May, June, July, August, September, October, November
Green Season:
December, January, February
     

Tips before your Departure

Entry

For a stay up to 90 days, Germans and Austrians need a passport that has to be valid for at least 6 more months after leaving the country. Additionally you have to present return ticket, hotel voucher as well as enough financial means when entering. Then you will receive a visa for the planned duration of your stay. For children you will need a German children’s passport, an own passport or a child ID (with passport photo) per old sample. Inhabitants of other countries should ask for their respective entry requirements at their responsible Embassy.  

Health

Besides sunscreen and your personal first-aid kit we recommend medicine for diarrhea due to the climatic change. When entering Mozambique through a country declared as yellow fever endemia area you need the certification of a valid yellow fever inoculation. Beyond that, no immunizations are required, but please ask your doctor or local health authority before departure. In addition we suggest you invest in a travel health insurance, and will be happy to inform you about it.  

Currency

Currency is the Seychelles Rupee.  

Time shift

In European winter +3 hours, is summer +2 hours.  

Climate

On the Seychelles there is tropical climate with a high humidity (average of 85%). The islands offer pleasant and evened temperatures year-round but there also can be some refreshing rain showers during the whole year. The water temperatures are mainly around 29° C.  

Luggage/Clothes

For your holidays on the Seychelles you should bring light and airy summer clothes, in better restaurants men have to wear long trousers in the evenings. Please also think of sturdy shoes, bathing shoes, sunscreen and sunglasses. Topless sunbathing isn’t appreciated and only accepted at the beach of Beau Vallon.  

Day of Departure

Flight

The “Seychelles International Airport“ is located on the main island Mahé near the capital Victoria and can be reached with Condor once a week from Frankfurt. Additionally there are connecting flights with scheduled flights by Air Berlin/Etihad Airways, Emirates or Air Seychelles which fly vie the United Arab Emirates. From Mahé you will reach your hotel on the neighboring islands easily by boat or light aircraft. We will be glad to advise you on prices for flights in Comfort/Business Class. For a fee of € 30, - we can reserve your preferred seat. We can also reserve a parking place at the airport in advance. We recommend to call the airline 1-2 days before departure to let them confirm the time of departure. Please keep your passport ready for your return flight.  

Security Advice

Please note that you have to be at the check-in counter of your airline at least two hours before your departure. We will be glad to send you some information on your airport. Please remember not to pack any sharp objects into your hand luggage like nail scissors etc.  

Your travel destination

Arrival

After arriving at your airport on the Seychelles you will be welcomed by your tour guide and accompanied to your hotel.  

Population

On the Seychelles, Creole is the official language as well as English and French.  

Security

Please deposit your money, jewellery as well as your documents in the hotel safe. Don't take too many things with you and take care of your handbag and camera. After sunset it is recommended to use a taxi instead of public means of transport. You are only allowed to import the local currency up to an amount of 2000,00 RS (about 115,- €). It is prohibited to take pictures of the Seychelles Army Head Quarters.  

Electricity Supply

The voltage is 220 - 240 Volt alternating current. You need a three-pole adapter.  

Telephone

Calling from Germany: 00248/ local area network/subscriber; Calling to Germany: 0049/ local area network without 0/subscriber  

Diplomatic missions

German Embassy (represented by the Embassy in Kenya): Ludwig Krapf House, Riverside Drive 113, Nairobi, Tel.: +254 20 426 21 00 Austrian Embassy (represented by the Embassy in Kenya): 3rd floor, Ralli House, Nyerere Avenue, Mombasa, Tel.: +254 41 231 33 86 Swiss Embassy: Consulate of Switzerland, Victoria, Tel.: +248 374 278  

Tip

Often a surcharge of 5 – 10% is already included in the restaurant invoice. But if you’ve been especially satisfied with the service, you can give even a little bit more.