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  Special Precautions Certificate Required
Yellow Fever No 1
Cholera No No
Typhoid and Polio 2 N/A
Malaria No N/A
 
1. A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required by all travellers over 1 year arriving from infected areas or who have passed through partly or wholly endemic areas within the preceding 6 days.

2. Typhoid occurs in the rural areas.

Food & drink

Mains water is normally chlorinated and, whilst relatively safe, may cause mild abdominal upsets and Bottled water is available and is advised for the first few weeks of the stay.

Milk is pasteurised and dairy products are generally safe for consumption. The local meat, poultry, seafood, fruit and vegetables are generally considered safe to eat.

Other risks

Hepatitis A and B occur with occasional outbreaks of dengue fever. Visitors and tourists should beware of the effects of sunstroke or burning, since the Seychelles is close to the Equator.

Rabies may be present in certain areas. If you are bitten, seek medical advice without delay.

Health care

There is a general hospital in Victoria and there are clinics elsewhere on La Digue, Mahé and Praslin, but medical facilities are quite limited. Visitors may obtain emergency treatment for a basic fee. Additional medical insurance is advised, including emergency repatriation. There are several pharmacies available in Victoria. On the other islands, Government clinics are used. There are dental clinics available on Mahé, Praslin, and La Digue. Prices do vary according to whether they are Government clinics, or private ones. A 24-hour doctor is on call for the visitors at their hotels.
Useful travel links
CDC official site of the US Centers for Disease Control
MASTA the Medical Advisory Services for Travellers
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SOS international SOS
WHO the official site of the World Health Organization
 
 
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