The Seychelles consist of an archipelago of about one hundred islands in the Indian Ocean northeast of Madagascar and covering 456 sq. kms spread over 500,000 sq. kms of ocean. The principal islands are Mahe, Praslin and La Digue. 90% of the population lives on Mahe. Mahe has high hills and mountains but some of the islands are barely above sea level.

The climate is pleasantly warm with little variation all year round, with average temperatures 24°C to 27°C. March and April are the hottest months and July and August the coolest. From May to October trade winds reduce humidity. The islands experience occasional monsoons from November to February.

Pre-travel Preparation Will Help Protect Your Health While You Are Away

Pre-travel preparation will help keep you safe and healthy while you are away. Please consult the Travel Doctor-TMVC before you travel overseas. We will provide specific recommendations tailored to your itinerary. Our doctors will assess and advise you on your risks, and recommend appropriate vaccination and medication to minimise your risk of becoming seriously unwell on your trip.

Insect Avoidance

There are a number of viruses and illnesses that are contracted through insects such as fleas, ticks and flies. Mosquitoes however are the biggest culprit of spreading insect borne diseases. Ensure you a prepared and read up on our insect avoidance tips.

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Safe Eating and Drinking Practices

One of the great pleasures of travel is sampling the local cuisine. However, contaminated food and beverages are a common cause of traveller’s diarrhoea and other gastrointestinal illnesses. Safe eating and drinking practices are essential in minimising your risk of contracting traveller’s diarrhoea.

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