Seychelles, officially the Republic of Seychelles, is a 115-island country spanning an archipelago in the Indian Ocean, some 1,500 kilometres (932 mi) east of mainland Africa, northeast of the island of Madagascar.
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Governed by the trade winds, October to April is warm and wet and May to September is cooler and drier. March through April and October through November are calm and windless. Temperatures average 28C. Being oceanic islands, rain comes in sudden heavy bursts with January being the wettest and July and August the driest.
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Visas are not required for British Passport holders, but proof of onward or return travel is needed. Your passport should be valid for at least 6 months on your date of return. It is advisable that all immunisations and boosters recommended for travel to the Seychelles are up to date. For full details please contact your GP.
For further information please contact the Seychelles Tourist Office on 0844 482 2328 or visit www.seychelles.com
Air Seychelles offers a twice weekly service from London Heathrow via Europe with a journey time of approximately 12 hours. Other carriers operating to the Seychelles include Emirates via Dubai and Qatar Airways via Doha. Indirect carriers may offer UK regional services allowing you to start your journey closer to home.
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