Effective 1st August 2023, the Seychelles Government is implementing a new Environmental Sustainability Levy.

The levy has been introduced to generate funds which will be invested into preserving and enhancing the Seychelles’ natural environment by supporting green, renewable energy, and environmental conservation.

Under the newly introduced levy, all clients arriving in Seychelles as from 1st August 2023 will be required to contribute based on a per person/per night basis. The payment will be made in-destination, in Seychelles Rupees. It will be added directly to clients’ hotel invoice at check-out, ensuring payment is seamless and convenient.

The levy will be charged based on the size of the hotel as follows:

• Small Hotels (1-24 rooms) – SCR 25 (US$2) per person, per night
• Medium-sized hotels (25 – 50 rooms) – SCR 75 (US$6) per person, per night
• Large hotels (51+ rooms, island resorts*, yachts) – SCR 100 (US$8) per person, per night
*Island Resorts relate to establishments based on any island other than Mahe, Praslin, La Digue or Cerf Island.

Children under 12, airline company staff, and Seychellois citizens are exempt from the levy.

If you would like more information please contact Charlotte Chilcott or Peter McLeod or call us on +44 1980 847389. Alternatively click HERE if you would like us to contact you.

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