Coordinates: 4°35′S 55°40′E / 4.583°S 55.667°E / -4.583; 55.667

Seychelles (i/sˈʃɛlz/ say-SHELZ; French: [sɛʃɛl]), officially the Republic of Seychelles (French: République des Seychelles; Creole: Repiblik Sesel), is an archipelago in the Indian Ocean. The 115-island country, whose capital is Victoria, lies 1,500 kilometres (932 mi) east of mainland East Africa. Other nearby island countries and territories include Comoros, Mayotte, Madagascar, Réunion and Mauritius to the south.

Seychelles, with a population of 90,024, has the smallest population of any independent African state; however, it does have a larger population than the UK overseas territory Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha.


The Seychelles were uninhabited throughout most of recorded history. Some scholars assume that Austronesian seafarers and later Maldivian and Arab traders were the first to visit the uninhabited Seychelles. The earliest recorded sighting by Europeans took place in 1502 by the Portuguese Admiral Vasco da Gama, who passed through the Amirantes and named them after himself (islands of the Admiral). The earliest recorded landing was in January 1609, by the crew of the "Ascension" under Captain Sharpeigh during the fourth voyage of the British East India Company.

Latest News for: Seychelles mobile


First anniversary of Absa Bank Seychelles launch A year of innovation, passion and altruism | ...

Nation 13 Feb 2021
Absa Seychelles took strides in introducing the revolutionary biometric Absa mobile banking App that allowed customers to access their accounts with facial recognition or fingerprint, saving them time and allowing them to do their banking in a fast, safe and convenient way ... Contributed by Absa Bank Seychelles ....

Could the Seychelles show the flightpath to the future?

The Independent 19 Jan 2021
Could the Seychelles show the flightpath to the future? ... Seychelles to get rid of quarantine for all vaccinated visitors. Iata is also promoting its “Travel Pass,” which it describes as “a mobile app to help passengers easily and securely manage their travel in line with government requirements for Covid-19 tests or vaccines”....

No school: Will CWS offer extra GB to the students? | 13 January 2021

Nation 13 Jan 2021
In Seychelles to have access to cable TV, internet or phone services you have to buy either a post-paid or prepaid service from a provider ... Since November 2019, Cable & Wireless Seychelles became a 100% local entity and during the first lockdown in April-May 2020 we commended this company for providing 50gb of data for all students....

Project Blueyes by Wonderweiss represents Seychelles at Global Business Summit 2020 | 05 January 2021

Nation 05 Jan 2021
Seychelles was represented by Project BluEyes by WonderWeiss at the Global Business Summit co-hosted by the Republic of Estonia and the United Arab Emirates ... Project BluEyes is a solution that provides greater surveillance of the waters surrounding Seychelles ... in Seychelles....

Stricter SIM card registration to curb criminality | 16 December 2020

Nation 16 Dec 2020
As of Friday December 11, SIM cards are no longer available for sale through general retail shops, and can only be accessed in outlets owned and fully-controlled by telecommunications operators in Seychelles offering mobile communication services ... Seychelles offer mobile services....

Absa Bank mobile banking app now available for free download on Huawei AppGallery | 23 ...

Nation 23 Nov 2020
Absa Bank Seychelles has announced that the Absa Mobile Banking App is now available for free download on the Huawei AppGallery ... Huawei owners can now access several Apps, including Absa’s Mobile Banking App, on the manufacturer’s own store called AppGallery....

Seychelles’ online electronic health travel authorisation system well received | 18 September 2020

Nation 18 Sep 2020
... theirs through their mobile phones ... From the department of Civil Aviation, Ports & Marine website, visitors coming to Seychelles must provide the HTA travel authorisation, either on paper, PDF form downloaded on mobile, or in the ‘Seychelles Travel Authorisation’ mobile app....

BitMEX rolls out mobile trading app across 140 countries

BitRSS 01 Sep 2020
... rolling out its first mobile application....

Seychelles Electronic Funds Transfer (SEFT) System

ZDNet 27 Aug 2020
The SEFT Mobile App is designed for the Seychelles Electronic Funds Transfer (SEFT) System and it allows SEFT registered customer view... ....

Amid Strange Covid Electoral Season, United Seychelles Launches App to Bring People Together

All Africa 17 Aug 2020
The United Seychelles party on Friday launched a mobile application - "Koste"- ("Come Together" in Creole) which will be the official campaign platform for the upcoming presidential and legislative elections in October .......

Cabinet considers several legal and policy memoranda | 13 August 2020

Nation 13 Aug 2020
Cabinet approved for the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between The Republic of Seychelles and Travizory Border Security SA for the development of a Health Travel Authorization system to assist Seychelles in the safe reopening of its borders to international travellers....

Why should we move to per second billing? | 10 July 2020

Nation 10 Jul 2020
Mobile customers in Seychelles have always been charged on a per minute basis for local calls made from mobile networks ... In the case of Seychelles, more than 60 percent of mobile customers are prepaid customers. Are there any implications for mobile service providers?....