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Comprising 115 distinct islands, Seychelles lies around 1450 km from the coast of East Africa. While a majority of the islands in the nation remain uninhabited, the places that are habitable boast of some of the most enchanting locations and activities for tourists.
It continues to be a popular destination for Indian tourists too. According to a 2018 report, more than 8000 citizens from the country visited the Seychelles islands in the first half of the same year. (1)
Do the pristine beaches, and blue ocean water call out to you?
Keep reading to learn all about the Seychelles visa for Indians so that you can enjoy a relaxing vacation at this attractive destination.
No, Indian citizens visiting Seychelles do not require a visa to enter the country. However, as a tourist you must still acquire a permit from the country’s immigration department after reaching the island nation. This permit remains valid for 30 days after its issuance and can be extended for up to 3 months from its date of issuance.
However, travellers need to possess at least $163 per day for the duration of their stay in Seychelles on per-person basis to become eligible for a Seychelles travel permit.
No, since Seychelles is a visa-free country for Indian citizens, you will not require a visa on arrival or e-visa to enter the country. However, travellers still need to obtain a permit. You cannot apply for the permit online. Instead, you need to avail the permit upon arrival to the island nation as already mentioned earlier.
Since Seychelles is a visa free country for Indians, no visa fee is charged for Indian citizens visiting the country.
Further, the permit required to visit the Seychelles is also issued free of cost and will allow you to stay in the country for up to 3 months.
To acquire a permit for Seychelles, you must carry the following documents on your vacation.
These are just some of the basic requirements that a Seychelles traveller must meet to acquire a permit.
As already said, Seychelles is a visa-free country for Indians, which makes travelling to this destination extremely convenient. However, a travel permit is necessary when you are planning to tour the nation.
You need to collect the travel permit after reaching the country. Make sure you carry all the necessary documents mentioned above for convenient entry into the nation.
Seychelles does not mandate availing a travel insurance plan for abroad travellers. Still, opting for such a cover is always a wise move to protect yourself financially.
Listed below are just some of the reasons why availing travel insurance for Seychelles, especially from Digit, is essential whenever you step out of the country.
Apart from these, baggage delays, emergency medical expenses, missed connections, emergency cash requirements, we have got it all covered during your trip to Seychelles - that too at the nominal price of Rs. 214 (Excl. GST) per day for a sum insured of $50,000 for 1 adult!
However, with a travel insurance plan covering personal liability, your insurer pays off the liability arising out of such incidents, saving you a crucial portion of your travel money.