Seychelles Travel Health Advice
Health regulations in the Seychelles require that travellers from areas infected by yellow fever have a vaccination certificate. Immunisation against hepatitis A, hepatitis B and typhoid are recommended. Visitors are advised to bring their own medication to avert the risk of travellers' diarrhoea, as well as sun block and insect repellent, as local supplies can be erratic and costly. During the rainy season in particular visitors should take precautions against mosquito bites due to the risk of dengue fever and the chikungunya virus spread by bites (although these diseases are rare in Seychelles). Tap water meets WHO standards, but most visitors prefer to drink bottled water, which is widely available. Medical facilities on the more remote islands are limited or non-existent, but there is a government hospital in Victoria and some private clinics. Medical insurance with full evacuation cover is necessary.
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