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Money and duty free for Seychelles

Currency and Money

Currency information

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.

Credit cards

American Express, MasterCard and Visa are widely accepted.

ATM

ATMs are available on Mahé, Praslin and La Digue.

Travellers cheques

Traveller's cheques are not popular. It is better to pay in cash or use credit cards.

Banking hours

Mon-Fri 0830-1430 hours, Sat 0830-1130 hours.

Currency restrictions

The import and export of local and foreign currencies are unrestricted. However, amounts above US$10,000 or equivalent must be declared upon arrival.

Currency exchange

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

Overview

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).

Banned Imports

Prohibited goods (unless prior authorisation has been granted) include dangerous drugs, firearms and ammunition, offensive weapons (including spear guns), plants and plant products, animals and animal products, chemicals, radioactive substances, biological specimens, medicines (unless prescribed), poisons, fireworks and explosives.

Pornography is completely prohibited.

Banned Exports

Endangered species.

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