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Travel advise: payments in the Seychelles
Jet off well-informed to the Seychelles. Here are some handy facts about cash and card payments in the Republic of Seychelles.
You will be able to pay by credit card in most international hotels and restaurants in Victoria, Mahé, Praslin and La Digue. Contactless payments have recently been introduced in the Seychelles for payments up to 200 SCR. For payments over this amount you need to enter a pin code, similar to chip and pin payments at home.
If you are going to pay by card in the Seychelles, be aware of fees your bank may charge you. Some vendors may also charge a 3% fee to cover their bank charges for credit card payments.
Before using your bank card for payments in the Seychelles or anywhere in Africa, it's always a good idea to inform your bank about your travel plans. This will avoid your card becoming blocked due to international transactions that your bank may find suspicious.
It's a good idea to take some Seychellois Rupees with you on your trip to the Seychelles. Some vendors and tour guides only accept cash payments, such as the market traders on Sir Selwyn Selwyn-Clarke Market in Victoria.
Most traders will also accept payments in Euros. Often prices are indicated in both Rupees and Euros.
Prices in the Seychelles are on average around 8% higher than prices in the UK. The overall cost of living in the Seychelles is comparable to that in the UK, albeit a little more expensive.
For a coffee in a cafe in Victoria you can expect to pay around 50 Rs. A three-course meal in a mid-range restaurant costs around 500 Rs per person.
Tipping is not expected in the Seychelles, but a 10% to 15% service charge may be added to the bill.
Banknotes in the Seychelles
A new series of Seychellois Rupee banknotes were introduced in 2016, featuring birds. They circulate alongside the 1998-2011 series which depict the islands' plants and animals.
The banknotes in circulation are 10 Rs, 25 Rs, 50 Rs, 100 Rs and 500 Rs SCR.
Coins in the Seychelles
Seychellois coins range from 1 cent to 5 rupees. All coins feature the coat of arms and the text "Republic of Seychelles".
the Seychelles' currency import and export regulations
There are no restrictions on the import or export of currency into or out of Seychelles. However travellers need to declare if they enter or leave the country with over $10,000 USD worth of currency.
Ordering Seychellois rupees online
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Selling back Seychellois rupees
If you have Seychellois rupees to sell, follow this link to exchange Seychellois rupees to Pounds, click on 'sell currency' and select 'SCR Seychellois Rupee'. We'll pay good rates for your leftover Seychellois rupees.