FCO Travel Advice for - Seychelles

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  • The temporary ban on swimming at certain locations on Praslin imposed after two fatal shark attacks in 2011 has been lifted. See Swimming.

  • Piracy is a significant threat in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean, and has occurred as far as 1,000 nautical miles from the coast of Somalia. See Sea travel.

  • Crime levels are low, but you should take sensible precautions to safeguard yourself and your possessions. Parked cars, residential accommodation, beaches and walking trails may be targeted. See Crime.

  • Most visits to Seychelles are trouble-free. See Consular assistance statistics.

  • There is a low threat from terrorism. See Terrorism.

  • Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.
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