Seychelles Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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Customs Rules

Import regulations::

Free import (tobacco and alcoholic beverages only for persons aged 18 years of age and older) by passengers if for personal or household use:
- 200 cigarettes or 250 grams of tobacco;
- 2 liters of alcoholic beverages;
- 2 liters of wine;
- 200 milliliters of perfume or eau de toilette;
- sporting equipment worth SCR 500.-;
- jewellery and articles of precious metal worth SCR 500.-;
- other personal items worth SCR 3,000.-.
Applicable to visitors only, the following goods shall also be exempted from tax but the payment of a deposit in SCR may be required, which will be refunded in SCR upon re-export, if within 6 months of the arrival date: video camera and other camera equipment, musical instruments, sport equipment, portable electronic or electric equipment and other leisure equipment.
Restricted: tea, seeds, plants, meat and meat products, flowers, fruits and vegetables.
Prohibited: dangerous drugs, narcotics, firearms, spear-fishing equipment, swords, clothing of camouflage design, pornographic literature, films, dvds and any other goods prohibited under any law.

Additional Information on regulations::

A plant import permit issued by Seychelles prior to travel and a phytosanitary certificate issued by the national plant protection organization of country of origin are required for all plants and plant products. All fruit, vegetables, plants, cuttings, bulbs, seeds or other unprocessed plant products must be declared at customs and presented for quarantine inspection. Imports of plants and plant products are subject to import controls under the Seychelles Plant Protection Act. For more information, contact the National Plant Protection Office (NPPO).

The import of all meat and meat products is subject to the import regulations of the Seychelles Veterinary Services.

Export regulations::

Restricted: coco-de-mer (unprocessed), shells, live and processed fish and live tortoises. Processed coco-de-mer requires an export permit obtained from the Dept. of Environment. All exports require an export permit. Application forms can be obtained from: Policy and Strategy Division, Ministry of Finance, Liberty House, PO Box 313, Victoria, Seychelles. Exports are exempt from Trades Tax and only require a documentation charge of SCR 25.- per document.

Pets::

All animals entering Seychelles require a permit to import issued by the Veterinary Services. Applications should be made to: Director General, Animal Health Division, MENR (Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources), P.O. Box 166, Victoria, Mahe, Seychelles. The importer must supply the following information: - name and address of the exporter; and - intended travel details; and - breed, sex, age of animal. No birds, except the African Grey Parrot (on condition that it has been a family pet for one year) are eligible for import. By law all imported animals must undergo post arrival quarantine, for a period of: 14 days for cats and dogs originating from countries or territories certified as being rabies free; 30 days for animals originating from countries or territories in which canine rabies is well controlled if the animal is accompanied by a Rabies Neutralization Antibody Titre Test with result of at least 0.5 IU/ml. 180 days for animals originating from rabies affected countries.

Baggage Clearance regulations::

Baggage is cleared at the first airport of entry in the Seychelles Isl. (including passengers taking domestic flights to other Islands such as Praslin, La Digue, Desroches, Bird etc).

Exempt: baggage of transit passengers with a destination outside of the Seychelles Isl. if the onward flight is within 4 hours.



Airport Embarkation Tax

No airport tax is levied on passengers upon embarkation at the airport.



Currency rules

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Seychelles Rupee-SCR) and foreign currencies: no restrictions. However, amounts above USD 10,000.- (or equivalent) must be declared upon arrival.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Seychelles Rupee-SCR) and foreign currencies: no restrictions. However, amounts above USD 10,000.- (or equivalent) must be declared upon departure.




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