Seychelles visa requirements for Filipinos
Travel and visa requirements
Seychellois Visa is not required for Filipinos
Stay Duration: 90 days
- For Philippine nationals to visit Seychelles, they will have to apply for the Seychelles visa on arrival.
- Philippine travellers have 90 days to stay in Seychelles.
- Provision of international passports valid throughout the duration stay upon arrival in Seychelles and blanked pages should be kept for a visa stamp.
- Evidence of accommodation during the visit should also accompany other documents, this could be in the form of hotel reservations receipts or rent tellers.
- Visitors must also provide a return or onward tickets, if unable to be purchased before arrival, they must be bought on arrival.
- An airport (embarkation) tax is not levied on passengers.
- Currencies up to the equivalent of 2,000 Seychelles Rupee are not allowed in and out of the country.
- Due to the outbreak of swine flu, all travellers arriving in Seychelles islands have to fill in a questionnaire upon arrival.
- Seychelles uses the Seychelles Time zone(GMT+4), hence, the Philippines is 4 hours ahead of Seychelles.
- The estimated flight time from Manila, Philippines to Victoria, Seychelles is 16 hours, 25 minutes
- Some of the flights flying to Seychelles from Manila, Philippines are Etihad, Emirates, Qatar Airways, China Southern, RwandAir, Jetstar and Ethiopian.
- The telephone code of Seychelles is (+248).
- There is no restriction to the amount of money or monetary instrument you can bring or out of the country. However, an amount that is beyond $10,000 must be declared upon your arrival in Seychelles.
- Import permit issued by the Director-General, Animal Health Division, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MENR) in Seychelles is required to come into the country with your pets.
- Luggage will be cleared at the first entry in the country.
- Visitors must prove that they have enough money not less than USD 150 for each day, or USD 75 for each day when visiting either through a bank statement or by cash.
- Birds importation into the country is highly forbidden except the importation of the African Grey Parrot provided it has been a family pet for one year.
- According to the law of Seychelles, all imported animals must undergo quarantine for a 14 day-period upon arrival after which they will be granted a permit to enter Seychelles.
- Restricted goods include unprocessed coco-de-mer, live tortoises, shells and live and processed fish.
- Seychelles is classified as a tropical rain forest as the climate is humid because the islands are small and the temperature varies little throughout the year.
- In Seychelles, the coolest months are in July and August, the windy months are from May to November and this is the most pleasant time of the year. On the other hand, the hot months are from December to April while March and April are the hottest months.
- French and English are official languages along with Seychellois Creole which is primarily based upon French. Papers are mostly written in Seychellois Creole, French and English.
- Most Seychellois are Christians, Hinduism is practised by 2.4%, and Islam by 1.6%. Other non-Christian faiths accounted for 1.1% of the population while a further 5.9% were non-religious or did not specify a religion.
- Seychelles society is essentially matriarchal, that is, mothers tend to be dominant in the household, controlling most expenditures and looking after the interests of the children
- Staple foods eaten in Seychelles include fish, seafood and shellfish dishes, often accompanied with rice
- The country has the mountain rainforests of Morne Seychellois National Park and beaches, including Beau Vallon and Anse Takamaka.
- On Seychelles, the power plugs and sockets are of type G. The standard voltage is 240 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
Frequently Asked Questions
What sport can I do for leisure in Seychelles?
The most popular sport in Seychelles is basketball which has particularly developed in this decade.
When is the right time to visit Seychelles?
The best times to visit Seychelles are April, May, October and November. These months represent the transition times between the hot and humid northwest trade winds (from November through March) and the cooler southeast trade winds that define April through October.
What are the places to tour in Seychelles?
The country has the mountain rainforests of Morne Seychellois National Park and beaches, including Beau Vallon and Anse Takamaka.
What are the religious practices exercised in Seychelles?
Most Seychellois are Christians, Hinduism is practised by 2.4%, and Islam by 1.6%. Other non-Christian faiths accounted for 1.1% of the population while a further 5.9% were non-religious or did not specify a religion.