FCO reviews travel advice for the Seychelles

FCO reviews travel advice for the Seychelles

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has amended its travel advice for those visiting the luxurious Seychelles this summer

The FCO is warning visitors to the Seychelles to be on alert after a number of incidents of petty theft. According to the renewed advice, travellers relaxing on beaches and trekkers have been affected most. The FCO also warns parked cars could be vulnerable from targeted attacks as well as valuables that are left in accommodation without a secure safe.

Sensible precautions should be taken by those on a romantic break or honeymoon: do not leave valuables lying around or on show and take extra care if alone.

Both isolated areas and popular attractions have been highlighted as regions to take extra care in, including Beau Vallon and the back streets of Victoria.

The most recent attack was on a walker at knife point - thieves are targeting both marked and unmarked trails so the FCO advises trekkers to stick with larger groups and leave valuables behind.

There are currently no travel restrictions in place for the Seychelles and the advice adds that "most visits to Seychelles are trouble-free."

Image: Oliver Gryson

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