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Seychelles Currency
Seychelles Currency and Bank information -
Seychelles Rupee (SRe: singular, SRs: plural) = 100 cents.

Notes are in denominations of SRs100, 50, 25 and 10.

Coins are in denominations of SRs5 and 1, and 25, 10 and 5 cents.


Tourists must pay hotel bills in foreign currency, in the form of cash, travellers cheques or credit or debit cards. Payment in the local currency is only allowed if an exchange receipt can be shown as proof of the conversion from foreign currency into local currency.

The duty free shop located at the airport only accepts credit cards or foreign cash.

Currency exchange

Exchange facilities are available at the airport banks, which are open for all flight departures and the arrivals.

The following banks have branches in the Seychelles and will exchange travellers cheques and foreign currency:

Barclays Bank
Bank of Baroda
Banque Française Commerciale
Central Bank of Seychelles
Development Bank of Seychelles
Habib Bank Ltd
Nouvo Banq
Seychelles Savings Bank.

Currency exchange receipts should be kept in order to facilitate re-exchange on departure from the island. ATMs are available in both Mahé and Praslin.

Credit & debit cards in Seychelles

Visa, Access, American Express and MasterCard are widely accepted. Diners Club has limited use. Check with your credit or debit card company for details of merchant acceptability.

Travellers cheques

Travellers cheques accepted in most hotels, guest houses, restaurants and shops. To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travellers are advised to take traveller's cheques in US Dollars or in Pounds Sterling.

Currency restrictions

The export and import of local and foreign currency is unlimited. The import and export of the local currency is limited to SRs1000.

Exchange rate indicators
Date Nov'07
Banking hours

Monday-Friday 0830-1430 hrs, Saturday 0830-1100 hrs.
Useful travel links
AMEX Travellers Cheques information on Amex travellers cheques
Oanda International currency and foreign exchange services
Travellers Cheques Visa information on Visa travellers cheques
Universal Currency Converter online foreign exchange and currency
VISA ATM Locator location of any ATM that accepts VISA cards