Going on holiday to the Seychelles: how to get there and necessary documents

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During the planning a trip to the Seychelles, one of the first things to organize is how to arrive and get in time (if you don't have) the necessary documents required to enter the Republic of Seychelles.

In this simple and complete guide you will find all the information to better organize your trip, to find the best offers or cheapest airline tickets to Seychelles, and what documents are needed to enter the country.


How to get to the Seychelles

To reach the Seychelles the only useful way is by plane. There are no direct flights and the Seychelles, however, with just one change you can reach this splendid archipelago in the middle of the Indian Ocean. L'airport is located near the capital Victoria, on the island of Mahé.


La flight duration it takes about 12-16 hours, depending on the length of the stopover. Normally the stopover takes place at the following airports: Istanbul in Turkey, in Dubai and Abu Dhabi airports in the United Arab Emirates and in the main airports of the African continent such as Addis Ababa and Nairobi.

Direct flights Europe Seychelles

There are direct flights from Europe to the Seychelles, though it is not the most comfortable choice. If you do not live in these cities you will need to reach them by plane or by car, moreover starting from these cities further away as the crow flies from the Seychelles you will need to take a long flight, while from Spain the flight is divided into 2 parts.

Anyway, for information there are direct flights to the Seychelles from these European cities: Paris, London, Frankfurt, Munich and Zurich.



How to find

There are no low cost flights to the Seychelles, however you can use one of the flight search engines find great fares and flight deals. We recommend the flight search engine Skyscanner which, by entering the departure airport or the country of departure, allows you to view the best airfares offered by airlines for certain dates, months or for the whole year.

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Travel documents for the Seychelles

Check if you have all the necessary documents to enter the Seychelles is one of the first things to do when planning a trip or vacation to this heavenly destination on the east coast of East Africa.

To visit or vacation in the Seychelles it is important to have the following documents:

  • a passport valid for at least 6 months or for at least the duration of the stay
  • a return flight ticket
  • proof of accommodation reservation made prior to arrival
  • sufficient financial coverage for the duration of the stay

Upon arrival at the airport, after verification of the documents, a tourist residence permit with a maximum validity of 30 days.


This permission it can be extended for a period of up to three months from the date of issue and further extendable for subsequent periods not exceeding three months at a time, up to a maximum period of twelve months.

The residence permit comes released for free for the first three months, after which there is a fee of 5.000 SCR (about 200 euros) for the possible extension of another 3 months. Each further extension (of 3 months) always has the same cost.


more and updated information about the documents required for entry to the Seychelles it is advisable to contact the Seychelles Immigration Department or the section of the Seychelles Tourist Office.

Department of Immigration

Independence House

PO Box 430, Victoria

Mahé, Seychelles

Phone: + 248 29 36 36

Fax: + + 248 22 50 35

Email: info@immigration.gov.sc

 

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