​Getting There – Seychelles

Anthony Ham
By Anthony Ham

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the guide to the Seychelles.

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of the Lonely Planet guide to the Seychelles.

Anthony is the author of the Lonely Planet guide to the Seychelles.

Travel Alert

Travel restrictions and additional entry requirements may apply for Seychelles due to the coronavirus pandemic and if so, can change from day-to-day. Please visit our coronavirus page to stay informed about the latest developments.

Travel Alert

All international flights arrive at Seychelles International Airport (SEZ), 8km/5mi south of Victoria on Mahé. Big hotels provide transport from the airport, but taxis are also available. Inter-island flights leave from the domestic terminal. It is also possible to travel between the islands by ferry. If you’ve booked a package, your tour operator will organize to pick you up from the airport and all your further transportation.

Flights & Airlines to Seychelles

Check Skyscanner to see which airlines can take you to Seychelles, and what tickets would cost.

Domestic Airlines & Flights in Seychelles

Air Seychelles runs scheduled flights between Mahé and Praslin. It also offers inter-island chartered flights to some other islands, as does Islands Development Company.

Passport, Visa & Other Entry Requirements

Entry requirements can change, so please contact your local Seychelles embassy or visit the Seychelles immigration website to verify that the information below is current.

  • A passport is required for all foreign visitors and has to be valid for the period of the intended stay until arrival back in the country of residence.
  • Regardless of nationality, a free visitor's permit valid for up to one month is issued on arrival.
  • Permits can be extended free of charge for up to three months.

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