The Seychelles are a group of islands, so they must be pretty laid-back, right? Think again. Virtual Tourist travellers report that immigration is strict in Seychelles. You can’t just visit this country off the cuff
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Seychelles Travel warnings
There are a few natural health hazards of which to be aware on your trip to Seychelles. Bugs and the sun are a few of them. Sun cream is crucial, as the rays’ intensity -- the islands are close to the equator -- can ca
If you view pirates as the type characterized by Johnny Depp and friends in “Pirates of the Caribbean,” you’ll get a reality check in Seychelles. Somali pirates rove the waters here, primarily in the Gulf of Aden
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Heading for Port Victoria in Seychelles Costa Cruises issues update on Costa #Allegra http://t.co/z89RXFIJalmost 5 years ago
Costa #cruise ship adrift off Seychelles after fire http://t.co/YeYtNm0Y #ttotalmost 5 years ago
Somali pirates seize Seychelles based vessel http://tinyurl.com/cr9bmtover 7 years ago
Recommended vaccinations for Seychelles
Diphtheria is a serious throat infection, which infects from person-to-person through the air. The vaccination should be less than 10 years old otherwise a booster is needed.
Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis)
Infectious hepatitis infects through contaminated food and water. Vaccination consists of two injections about 12 months apart, which protects for up to 25 years. The first vaccination protects for 12 months. The hepatitis A vaccine can be combined with the vaccine against hepatitis B .
HIV in Africa
109 Danes were infected with HIV in Africa between 1991 and 99. Africa is the continent with most HIV infected people. Overall about 8% of the population is infected with infection rates reaching up to 80% in risk groups like prostitutes.
Tetanus is a complication to wounds contaminated by soil. If there has been a vaccination within the past 10 years it is not necessary to give a booster in case of wounds and accidents. Tetanus vaccinations are usually given in combination with diphtheria vaccine. If you are previously vaccinated, the vaccine can be given right up to departure.
Yellow fever - transit
Certain countries without yellow fever require a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate if you arrives (even in transit) from a country where yellow fever is present. If you arrive from a country without yellow fever , there is no requirement for a yellow fever vaccination.