Money and duty free for Seychelles
Currency and Money
Seychelles Rupee (SCR; symbol Rs) = 100 cents. Notes are in denominations of Rs 500, 100, 50, 25 and 10. Coins are in denominations of Rs 5, 10 and 25 cents, plus 1 and 5 Rupee denominations.
To avoid counterfeit notes, only exchange your money at banks, authorised bureau de change, or licensed operators.
American Express, MasterCard and Visa are widely accepted.
ATMs are available on Mahé, Praslin and La Digue.
Traveller's cheques are not popular. It is better to pay in cash or use credit cards.
Mon-Fri 0830-1430 hours, Sat 0830-1130 hours.
The import and export of local and foreign currencies are unrestricted. However, amounts above US$10,000 or equivalent must be declared upon arrival. Local currency may be imported and exported up to the amount of SCR2,000.
Banks and authorised bureau de change are available on Mahé, Praslin and La Digue. To avoid counterfeit notes, only exchange your money at banks, authorised bureau de change, or licensed operators.
Seychelles duty free
The following items may be imported into Seychelles by travellers aged 18 years or older without incurring customs duty:
• 200 cigarettes or 250g of tobacco.
• 2L of spirits (more than 16% alcohol) and 2L of wine or beer (less than 16% alcohol).
• 200ml of perfume or eau de toilette.
• SR 5,000 worth of other goods (18 and above) or SR 3,000 worth of other goods (below 18).
Prohibited goods (unless prior authorisation has been granted) include narcotics and dangerous drugs, firearms and ammunition etc including fireworks, offensive weapons (including spear guns), plants and plant products, live animals, fresh meat and meat products, wildlife and wildlife products, chemicals, radioactive substances, biological specimens, medicines (unless prescribed), poisons, seditious material and counterfeit coins, currency or other financial instruments.
Pornography and other obscene publications are completely prohibited.