Tap Water Safety in Seychelles

Can you drink the tap water in Seychelles?

In general, no.

The US Center for Disease Control's travel advisory recommends avoiding tap water and drinking bottled or disinfected water in Seychelles (source).

Like all countries though, water accessibility, sanitation, and treatment vary widely from location to location, so we encourage looking for specific city information.

What do people in Seychelles think about the tap water?

As a general rule, tap water in the Seychelles is safe to drink, but always take care immediately after a cyclone or cyclonic storm as mains water supplies can become contaminated by dead animals and other debris washed into the system. Never drink from streams as this might put you at risk of waterborne diseases.


Tap water is safe to drink on Mahe and Praslin, but water quality is variable in undeveloped areas. It is recommended to drink bottled water only and to avoid bodies of fresh water like lakes, rivers, ponds, etc.

The most commonly searched cities in Seychelles are:

For a full list of cities in Seychelles, scroll to the bottom of this post or click here.

World Health Organization Seychelles Water Summary

The World Health Organization estimates that 96 percent of Seychelles have access to drinkable tap water.

World Health Organization's 2017 Seychelles Water Data

The World Health Organization data on water quality and availability throughout Seychelles includes the national average, averages for urban population centers, and averages for rural areas.

Safely ManagedA location that safe, drinkable water that is free of biological or chemical contaminants available on premise.
At Least BasicSafe drinkable water is available within 30 minutes from the location
LimitedIt would take more than 30 minutes from the location to access safe, drinkable water.
YearPopulation in 1000sSafely managedAt Least BasicLimited

What Do People In Seychelles Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of Seychelles have rated the water quality and pollution as follows, according to subjective survey data.

A score of 100% is considered very high, and a score of 0% is very low. Please be cautious that "moderate to very high" water pollution is bad and the higher the rate of water quality the better.

Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility48%Moderate
Water Pollution48%Moderate
Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility52%Moderate
Water Quality52%Moderate

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