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Best Time To Visit Seychelles

When to go

The Seychelles islands are blessed with tropical climate year round and lie outside the cyclonic belt. The north-westerly trades from October to March bring more humidity and rainfall (most falls January-February) and the brisker south-easterly trade winds from May to September bring more sunshine, although rain may fall in short showers. Between these seasons are fairly warm and calm conditions, ideal for swimming and diving (April/May and October/November). April is bird breeding season; Sooty terns nest May-September, migration in October. Fishing is best November-April.

Getting there

Etihad flies via Abu Dhabi, Qatar Airways flies frequently from London and Manchester via Doha and Emirates from London and major regional UK airports via Dubai. Kenya Airways flies from Nairobi twice weekly. Connections from Johannesburg three times a week.

When to go to the Seychelles - Climate Chart

Time Zone 

GMT +4 hours


UK citizens do not currently require visas.


There are currently no compulsory health requirements. Always consult your doctor at least six weeks before travel and refer to this useful NHS website for details of recommended vaccinations for your destination.

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