Basics on the fly

Sun:
All year round, the sun rises between 6am and 6.30am and after a very short twilight of about half an hour, it sets again between 6pm and 6.30pm.

Beaches:
All beaches are open to the public without exception. There are no beaches that belong exclusively to the hotels.

Bus:
Each (single) bus ride costs 12 SCR (about 80 cents), no matter where you want to go. If you change trains, you have to pay 12 SCR again on the next bus.
Suitcases cannot be taken on the regular buses. Backpacks are ok. This one bus schedule

Drive:
Warning: left-hand traffic! Police checks are often carried out on Sundays, the TÜV is very strict. Most roads are unpaved and narrow and can therefore be dangerous. Dangers on the road: People on the side of the road, fallen branches, stray dogs.
You can get free road maps and information e.g. B. Victoria on Independence Avenue.

Shopping:
On weekdays, the sale of alcohol before 11 a.m. is prohibited.
If you are concerned about drinking water from the tap, boil it or buy it from a store.

Automatic teller machine (ATM):
ATMs are located on Mahé z. B. Baie Lazare at the gas station (VISA), in Anse Royale (Barclays and MCB / Mastercard), at the airport (Barclays, Mastercard), in Grand Anse at the gas station (VISA), in Takamaka at the supermarket (Barclays), in Victoria near Clocktower and in all banks.

Pharmacy:
There are pharmacies on Mahé in Victoria, Beau Vallon, Anse Royale and Eden Island. On La Digue right in La Passe.

Phone / Internet:
You can already contact us at the airport Airtel or Cable&Wireless Get a SIM card at the counter. You will need to show your passport or driver's license for this. If you already have a SIM card, you can top it up at the machines. There are internet cafés in Victoria and Providence (Doubleclick), free WLAN access (wifi) is available in places (it is best to use an app to search for it).
At the airport you can access the Internet for 1 hour free of charge via Wifi, free of charge in the Coffee Club and also free of charge in the Chatter Box on Eden Island.

Updated December 11, 2020

Driven:
There are no dangerous tropical diseases such as malaria and no dangerous animals in the Seychelles. But a particularly unpleasant animal is the approximately 5 to 15 cm long centipede. The animals are aggressive, fast and they bite. The sting is very painful (like bee or hornet). The toxic effects are not usually life-threatening for a robust, healthy adult. If you have been stung, put vinegar on the sting immediately and there will usually be no swelling. If necessary, consult a doctor.

Dengue diseases can increase seasonally. The only way to prevent this is by using mosquito sprays with a high DEET content (e.g. NO BITE ). If dengue (fever with chills and severe headache, muscle and body aches) is suspected, a doctor or hospital should be consulted immediately.

Warnings on the beach due to strong currents should be heeded!

On road:
Absolutely flashlight take along! From 7 p.m. it is pitch black and there are almost no street lights in many corners of the island.
Keep your eyes open in the jungle: often look down (snails, geckos, broken glass) and up (spiders). Watch out for sand-colored crabs on the beach.

Navigation:
For better orientation, you can download an offline app, e.g. B. "Maps.me" (green logo).

It is best to print out this information and take it with you in your hand luggage.

To get started, take a look at our Seychelles travel set .

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