Health Requirements

Health and Safety tips while visiting Seychelles

Health tips and precaution you can take when planning to visit Seychelles. Vaccines cannot protect you from many diseases in Seychelles, so your behavior is very important important.

You will be asked to fill a small section on the arrival form that will be handed over at the airport immigration desk.

There is no yellow fever in Seychelles and as a precaution, a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from travelers over 1 year of age who come from or who have passed through a partly or wholly infected area within the preceding 6 days.

A virus spread by mosquitoes known as “Chikungunya” that causes flu-like symptoms is increasing in concern although it is rare to die from it. Insect repellent can help deter mosquitoes but not much else can be done as a precaution. There is no risk of contracting malaria in Seychelles given that the anopheles mosquito does not exist in Seychelles.

Unclean food and water can cause travelers’ diarrhea and other diseases. Reduce your risk by sticking to safe food and water habits. It is recommended to drink bottled water only and to avoid bodies of fresh water like lakes, rivers and ponds.

Leave a Reply