Tap Water Safety in Seychelles

Last Update9:56 pm, May 8, 2020

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Can you drink the tap water in Seychelles?

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.

Wikitravel

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.

How do People In Seychelles Rate The Tap Water?

Travellers 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.

Tap water ratings

  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 48% Moderate
  • Water Pollution 48% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 52% Moderate
  • Water Quality 52% Moderate

Reminder

Always take extra precautions, the water may be safe to drink when it leaves the sewage treatment plant but it may pick up pollutants during its way to your tap. We advise that you ask locals or hotel staff about the water quality. Also, note that different cities have different water mineral contents.

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