Seychelles (Republic of)

History of Relations | Diplomatic Representation | Travel Info | Health Requirements | Climate Info | Currency Info | Trade Info | Visits and Meetings | Agreements | Interest Groups/ Organisations

History of Relations

South Africa and Seychelles established formal relations in 1992. Seychelles upgraded its Honorary Consulate in Johannesburg to a full Consulate-General in August 1999 while also appointing a resident High Commissioner who presented his credentials on 03 March 2000 as Seychelles first residential High Commissioner in South Africa.

However, following the introduction of a Macro Economic Reform Programme in Seychelles and the need to cut back on foreign exchange expenditure, the Embassy of the Republic of Seychelles in South Africa will cease all operations by 1 October 2003.

Diplomatic Representation

South African Representation in Seychelles

South Africa does not have residential representation in Seychelles. The South African High Commission in Port Louis, Mauritius is responsible for bilateral relations.

HE Mr A K Bramdeo
High Commissioner Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

South African High Commission

Seychelles Representation in South Africa

H E Mrs Z M-A Rose Quatre
High Commissioner Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

Consulate-General of the Republic of Seychelles

Travel Info

Visa Requirements for South Africans

For more information contact the Seychelles Consulate General in Johannesburg.

Health Requirements

A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from travellers coming from an infected area.

For further information go to Travelers' Health.

Climate Info

Although close to the equator, the Inner Islands (Mahe, Praslin, La Digue, Silhouette) are rather temperate and uniform. Rainfall is variable. The Inner Islands lie outside the cyclone belt.

For up-to-date weather information click here

Currency Info

The monetary unit is the Seychelles Rupee (SR), divided into 100 cents. The current rate of exchange is about SR 5.8850 to the US Dollar. The currency is not freely convertible.

For current exchange rates click here.

State and Official Visits / Bilateral Meetings

No Information

Bilateral Agreements

If you have any queries with regard to treaties please contact the Treaty Section at 012 351 0872/0851/0837.

Trade Info

For current information on trade statistics between South Africa and ???, visit the web site of the Department of Trade and Industry of South Africa

Interest Groups and Information

No Information

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