The official languages ​​are English and French. Creole is the native language of most locals.

Public Holidays

01/01/2022 New Year

04/15/2022 Good Friday

04/18/2022 easter monday

05/01/2022 Labor Day

06/05/2022 Liberation Day

06/16/2022 Corpus Christi

06/18/2022 National holiday

06/29/2022 Independence Day

08/15/2022 Assumption Day

11/01/2022 all saints day

08.12.2022 Immaculate conception

12/25/2022 Christmas


Duty free shopping


The following items can be brought into the Seychelles duty-free: 200 cigarettes or 250g of tobacco products (over 18s); 2 liters of alcoholic beverages with an alcohol content of more than 16% and 2 liters of alcoholic beverages with an alcohol content of less than 16% (persons aged 18 and over); 200 ml of perfume and eau de toilette; Items of daily use up to a value of SR 5,000 for travelers aged 18 and over (up to a value of SR 3,000 for travelers under 18 years of age).

Import Restrictions

A license is required for importing weapons (including tear gas, knives, brass knuckles, pyrotechnic articles, etc.), drugs and medical preparations, as well as unprocessed food, fruit, vegetables, flowers, plants, plant seeds and the like. More information is available from

Prohibited Imports

Pornographic Material.

Prohibited Exports

Mussels, unprocessed coco-de-mer, fish or fish products, live turtles. Further information is available from the Seychelles Revenue Commission.

Contact addresses

Embassy of the Republic of Seychelles

(Also responsible for Switzerland.)

Boulevard Saint Michel 28
+32 (0)2 733 60 55. Honorary Consulate General of the Republic of Seychelles

(without issuing a visa)

Argentinierstrasse 1/ Entrance Gußhausstrasse 12
+43 (0)1 505 32 15. /static.php?filter=13&content_id=29

Mon-Fri 09.00-17.00.

Embassy of the Republic of Seychelles

(Also responsible for Austria and Switzerland.)

51, Mozart Avenue
+33 (0)1 42 30 57 47. static.php?filter=4&content_id=24

Mon-Fri 09.00-13.00 and 14.00-17.00.

Honorary Consulate General of the Republic of Seychelles

Honorary consulates in Berlin, Düsseldorf and Hamburg.

Hanauer Landstrasse 293
+49 (0)69 91 70 05 91.

Mon-Fri 09.00-17.00.

High Commission of the Republic of Seychelles

(Also responsible for Germany.)

Ground Floor, 130/132 Buckingham Palace Road
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 77 30 20 46.

Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Business etiquette

Smart attire is expected, although a suit and tie is not common. Business hours: Mon-Fri 08.00-16.00/17.00.

Business contacts

Seychelles Chamber of Commerce and IndustryEbrahim Building, 2nd Floor, PO Box 1399, Victoria, MahéTel: 32 38 12.



Autodial Long Distance Service. Telephone, fax and telegram services are provided by SEYTELS/Cable and Wireless Ltd., Francis Rachel Street, Victoria, Mahé. Phone cards are also available there. Public telephones are available in most areas of the Inner Islands.

Mobile phone

GSM 900. The telephone network consists of two GSM networks. Network operators are Cable & Wireless (website: and Airtel Telecom Seychelles (website:


According to, Internet provider is Atlas Ltd. (Web: Internet cafes can be found in central Victoria, in the Beau Vallon region of Mahé, and on Praslin and La Digue.

Post office

The main post office is in Victoria. Airmail items are emptied at 3 p.m. on weekdays and at 12 p.m. on Saturdays; Airmail to Europe takes about a week to arrive. Post office hours: Mon-Fri 08:00-15:00, Sat 08:00-12:00. There is a post office on Praslin and La Digue. International couriers are based in central Victoria.


Since the use of shortwave frequencies changes several times over the course of a year, it is advisable to contact Deutsche Welle customer service directly for the current frequencies (Tel: (+49) (0228) 429 32 08. Internet: to request.

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