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Seychelles Country Quickfacts

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Area:  459 km2


Country Code: 248
Country Population: 92,000
Credit Cards: MasterCard / Access and Visa cards are widely accepted while Diners Club and American Express cards are honoured to a somewhat lesser extent.
Currency: Seychellois rupee (SCR)
Drives on the: Left

220-240 volts 50 Hz

Ethnic Groups:  93.2% Seychellois Creole
3.0% British
1.8% French
0.5% Chinese
0.3% Indian
1.2% others
Location:  Island country spanning an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, 1,500 kilometres east of mainland Africa, northeast of the island of Madagascar.
Official Language(s): French
Seychellois Creole
Religion: 83% Roman Catholic with Anglican, Seventh Day Adventist, Muslim and other minorities.
Time Zone: GMT+4
Tipping: Most charges (restaurant, hotel, taxis, porters, etc) already include a 5% to 10% service charge or "tip" and so tipping is not obligatory in Seychelles.

However, as a reward for exceptional service, a nominal tip is sure to be warmly received.



Seychelles Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to Seychelles.

Learn about the history and culture of Seychelles, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Seychelles's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information, will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Seychelles for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Seychelles vacations today!


Extend Your Trip

After your Seychelles tour, why not consider one of Goway's Europe tours.



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AfricaExperts and Idyllic Islands are the exclusive divisions of Goway that specializes in planning and organizing Seychelles vacations and experiences. Choose from a romantic island stay, a stay of distinction, a beach holiday and much more. We want to be your first choice when next you go globetrotting to Seychelles.

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