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Foreign Exchange Guide to Seychelles

Read this currency guide to Seychelles with money transfer and travel tips.   [USD/SCR=13.7212]

 
Seychelles
Country Code:
SC
Domestic Currency:
Seychellois Rupee
Symbol - Code:
₨ SCR
Telephone Prefix:
+248

This is a foreign exchange guide to Seychelles, the Seychellois Rupee currency plus SCR transfers and travel tips.

In this Seychelles currency guide we take a look at :

  1. Seychellois Rupee info - general info about the Seychellois Rupee
  2. Seychellois Rupee in the markets - recent SCR moves and predictions from the FX markets
  3. Travelling in Seychelles - currency & money saving tips
  4. Buying Seychellois Rupee cash online - travel money for Seychelles
  5. Sending money to Seychelles - save on Seychellois Rupee bank transfers to Seychelles
  6. Seychellois Rupee exchange rates - latest & historic exchange rates.

Seychellois Rupee (SCR) general currency information


What is the Seychellois Rupee currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Seychellois Rupee is SCR and the symbol is .


Which countries use the Seychellois Rupee?

It is the domestic currency in Seychelles.


Seychellois Rupee (SCR) in the markets

The interactive chart below shows the USD to SCR exchange rate for the previous 3 months with rate alerts for days when the exchange rate moved up or down significantly or for 30 day highs and lows.


USD-SCR 3 Month chart
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Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Seychelles

 

Though remote, the Seychelles attract visitors who come for the ultimate romantic escape. After all, there are few places more isolated than this heavenly cluster of islands. To many, the Seychelles is the image of what paradise looks like. Of course, there's more to the Seychelles than pristine beaches. In addition to stunning natural beauty and wildlife, the main island of Mahé, where the capital Victoria is located, boasts beautiful French and British colonial architecture. And of course on a set of beautiful islands such as these there is incredible seafood and incredible resorts.

This is not a budget destination whatsoever. Seychelles is a country that generally caters to honeymooners, celebrities, and high-end tourists. There are few ways to save money on the island but, for the most part, you're going to find this a place hard on your wallet. That being said, paradise is worth the price! But don't worry, if you're not a Hollywood A-lister, there is still a place for you. The Seychelles are not a cheap destination but there are plenty of smaller guest houses and loads of people take the bus to get around the island, which is a total bargain.

What language is spoken in the Seychelles?

The official languages ​​of Seychelles are English and French, while the “Seselwa Creole” is the native language. Road signs are mostly in English, but the names of the villages and beaches are in French.

What currency is accepted in the Seychelles?

The Seychelles Rupee is the currency of the country, one euro is worth about 15 rupees Seychelles. The Euro is the most widely-accepted foreign currency, and you will see prices listed in both Euros and sometimes in US dollars. Also, you can bargain down prices if you use euros in certain places, like small hotels. The United States Dollar is also acceptable, but not as favoured as the Euro.

There are also ATMs easily found on the three main islands and airport, but do warn your bank in advance in case they block the card from being used for security. Perhaps take a little cash and your cards for just to be sure.

How to get around in the Seychelles?

Several options are available for the traveler to move throughout Seychelles. Mahé is the only international airport in the Seychelles and on arrival you can have recourse to one of the many taxis on site or public transport. Bus services are the main kind of public transport in the Seychelles. A good solution if you're spending a bit of time on Mahé and Praslin is to rent a car for your holiday. Cheaper, fast and free, you can enjoy your holiday at your own pace.

The port of Mahé, several times a day shuttle boats connects the islands of the Seychelles. To go to Praslin, you can also make the trip by helicopter or by boat via Praslin. Prices remain quite affordable and the trip really worth the cost.

 

Travel money for Seychelles

 

Save money and time by Ordering your Seychellois Rupee online from Travelex, you get better rates and can pick up the SCR cash locally or even on travel day at the airport.

Another popular option is to use a Pre-paid Travel Card. Your Debit/Credit Card provider will charge you 2% from market mid-rate, but your bank may also charge an extra 3% as an “Overseas Transaction Charge” plus “Overseas ATM” fees for withdrawing cash.

For card purchases if offered a choice of currencies always select to Pay in Seychellois Rupee otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.

   

Seychelles Trip Checklist    

 
  1. Compare SCR travel cash rates - probably why you are here!
  2. Search Hotel deals - Save on your accomodation in Seychelles
  3. Lonely Planet - world's best travel guide (coupon and deals)

Sending money to Seychelles

When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to Seychelles you need to start with finding out the latest Seychellois Rupee foreign-transfer exchange rate.

Then compare your bank's exchange rates to several licensed FX providers exchange rate and fees to see how much you can save (we make that calculation easy here).


Get a better deal for foreign transfers to Seychelles

When sending money to Seychelles it’s important to compare your bank’s rates & fees with those we have negotiated with our partner money transfer providers. To get a better deal you should follow these 4 simple steps :

  1. Open an account with a BER reviewed FX provider (id docs may be required)
  2. You specify the local or Seychellois Rupee amount you want to transfer
  3. Make a local currency domestic transfer for the requested amount to the provider's bank account in your country
  4. Once your funds are received by the provider the converted SCR amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Seychelles.

Use our Send to SCR calculator to compare the exchange rates of FX specialist providers rates versus your bank's standard rates you can hopefully save around 5% and maybe more - end result is more Seychellois Rupee deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!

   

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SCR/USD - Seychellois Rupee to United States Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Apr 20190.07321 Week
15 Mar 20190.07281 Month
16 Oct 20180.07346 Months
14 Apr 20180.07431 Year
14 Apr 20170.07652 Years
15 Apr 20140.08255 Years
16 Apr 20090.066810 Years

SCR/EUR - Seychellois Rupee to Euro - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Apr 20190.06521 Week
15 Mar 20190.06421 Month
16 Oct 20180.06346 Months
14 Apr 20180.06021 Year
14 Apr 20170.07202 Years
15 Apr 20140.05975 Years
16 Apr 20090.050710 Years

SCR/GBP - Seychellois Rupee to British Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Apr 20190.05611 Week
15 Mar 20190.05471 Month
16 Oct 20180.05576 Months
14 Apr 20180.05221 Year
14 Apr 20170.06112 Years
15 Apr 20140.04935 Years
16 Apr 20090.044810 Years

SCR/JPY - Seychellois Rupee to Japanese Yen - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Apr 20198.17501 Week
15 Mar 20198.11051 Month
16 Oct 20188.24926 Months
14 Apr 20187.97841 Year
14 Apr 20178.30202 Years
15 Apr 20148.40015 Years
16 Apr 20096.621010 Years

SCR/AUD - Seychellois Rupee to Australian Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Apr 20190.10311 Week
15 Mar 20190.10271 Month
16 Oct 20180.10296 Months
14 Apr 20180.09571 Year
14 Apr 20170.10092 Years
15 Apr 20140.08825 Years
16 Apr 20090.092810 Years

SCR/CAD - Seychellois Rupee to Canadian Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Apr 20190.09791 Week
15 Mar 20190.09711 Month
16 Oct 20180.09506 Months
14 Apr 20180.09381 Year
14 Apr 20170.10192 Years
15 Apr 20140.09065 Years
16 Apr 20090.080610 Years

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