The Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, located 1500 km East of mainland Africa. The Seychelles is one of the worlds leaders in conservation, with 42% of the land reserved for conservation efforts to protect endangered wildlife. Environmental protection is considered a cultural value in the Seychelles.
87% of the population speaks Seychelles Creole (which is primarily based upon French), 51% speaks French, and 38% speaks English.
From 1976 to 2015, the Seychelles GDP grew sevenfold and the country now has one of the highest nominal per capita GDP in Africa. About 30% of the population works in the tourism industry.
Seychelles is a visa-free country which means that there are no visa requirements for any persons wishing to travel. Although a visa is not required to enter Seychelles, visitors should nevertheless have in their possession a valid passport or other travel documents recognized by the government of Seychelles in order to gain entry.
Many visitors to The Seychelles often want to move there to work or start up a new business. A Gainful Occupation Permit (GOP) allows the holder to be gainfully occupied in the Seychelles as either an employee or as a self-employed person.
The islands offer an abundance of activities and crystal clear waters offer some of the best diving anywhere in the world. The Seychelles is an outdoor lovers paradise with hiking, horse trails, sailing, white beaches and the best spots in the world for seeing whale sharks and turtles.