At the end of your internship, you will be transferred to Mahé International Airport on Saturday afternoon or dropped off at your hotel in Beau Vallon if you plan to stay in the Seychelles.
It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct visa for your trip.
The visa you need for this program is a tourist visa.
You must indicate that you are in the Seychelles for tourism and conservation. For most nationalities, this visa can be obtained on arrival. Check with the immigration authorities of the countries you intend to visit or visit www.cibt.com for advice and information on visa applications.
Make sure you have booked a return flight ticket, as you will not be allowed to enter the Seychelles without this ticket.
Upon your arrival, a VISA will be issued to you. If your VISA is not for the same duration as your (shorter) stay, don’t worry, our staff will help you extend your VISA for the correct duration.
If you are on a 12-week expedition, be careful not to exceed the three-month limit by arriving too early or staying in the country after the program. If you exceed the three-month limit, the Seychelles Immigration Service will ask you to pay $400 for a visa extension.
You will have access to long distance communications during the program, but make sure your friends and family know how often they can expect to hear from you.
Local SIM cards and payment credit can be purchased affordably in the Seychelles and the signal is good in most areas.
Contact your mobile/cellular provider for more information before you go if you want to use your overseas provider.
Garments can be hand washed on the project. Please bring organic detergents and detergents.
The local currency is the Seychellois rupee.
Although euros and dollars are widely accepted for major purchases such as hotel rooms, they can be easily exchanged for local currency at the airport and at exchange offices on Praslin Island.
Participants typically spend $100-$150 per week on non-project meals, transportation, beverages, internet use, excursions, etc.
We recommend traveling with cash as your primary source of funds, although it is wise to have a credit/debit card in reserve. ATMs are available on the three main islands.
The main hospital in Victoria is the one located on the main island of Mahé. Staff on the project are trained in first aid, and during your training you will receive first aid training. First aid kits are provided on the base and in the boats/vehicles. Please note that we cannot provide medical advice.
Please let us know of any health issues before starting the project. Failure to do so may result in serious consequences and may result in your removal from the expedition. It is also recommended that you have a credit card with you on an expedition, so that you can get the fastest possible treatment in the event of a medical emergency.