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Seychelles Health Care and Vaccinations

Title Special precautions
Hepatitis A Yes
Diphtheria Sometimes
Yellow Fever No*
Typhoid Sometimes
Rabies Sometimes
Tetanus Yes
Malaria No

* A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers over one year of age arriving from an infected area.

Health Care

There is a large general hospital in Victoria, and there are clinics elsewhere on Mahé, La Digue and Praslin. Visitors can obtain medical treatment for a small fee from government clinics or pay a higher price for private doctors. Many hotels also offer a 24-hour doctor on call services for guests. Medical insurance is advised.

Food and Drink

Tap water is chlorinated and safe to drink. But if you are concerned, bottled water is widely available. Milk is pasteurised, and dairy products are safe for consumption. Local meat, poultry, seafood, fruit and vegetables are generally considered safe to eat.

Other Risks

Vaccinations against Hepatitis A and B are sometimes recommended. Keep a lookout for Dengue Fever too.

Sea swimming around the islands is generally considered safe, but watch out for strong currents; there are usually warning notices in place when this is the case. Anse Intendance, Anse Takamaka and Grand Anse are known to sometimes have dangerous tides and currents.

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