The Seychelles currency is the Rupee (SCR), divided into 100 cents. The country's foreign exchange regulations require visitors to pay for all services provided by hotels, guesthouses and self-catering enterprises, as well as things like car hire, entrance fees to parks and reserves, scuba diving and boat charter, in major foreign currency notes (Euros are the most widely used) or by credit card. Taxis and restaurant bills (not connected to hotels) are payable in foreign currency or Seychelles Rupees. Rupees can only be used in local shops, markets, and bars. Credit cards are widely welcomed throughout the Seychelles. Money can be exchanged at banks and the airport on Mahé, or at hotels, and banks process travellers cheques. To change Rupees back into foreign currency on departure requires the official receipt from the initial transaction. ATMs are available at major banks on Mahé, Praslin and La Digue.
Currency Exchange Rates
|Seychelles||SCR 1||SCR 5||SCR 10||SCR 100||SCR 1,000|
|Australia||A$ 0.09||A$ 0.44||A$ 0.88||A$ 8.75||A$ 87.54|
|Canada||C$ 0.09||C$ 0.43||C$ 0.86||C$ 8.62||C$ 86.21|
|Ireland||€ 0.06||€ 0.31||€ 0.63||€ 6.30||€ 62.95|
|New Zealand||NZ$ 0.09||NZ$ 0.45||NZ$ 0.90||NZ$ 9.01||NZ$ 90.09|
|South Africa||R 0.82||R 4.09||R 8.19||R 81.89||R 818.93|
|United Kingdom||£ 0.05||£ 0.23||£ 0.46||£ 4.63||£ 46.33|
|United States of America||US$ 0.07||US$ 0.34||US$ 0.69||US$ 6.89||US$ 68.91|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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