Bilateral relations Switzerland–Seychelles

Bilateral relations between Switzerland and Seychelles are good but not very extensive, and primarily centre on tourism.

Key aspects of diplomatic relations

Switzerland has set out a strategy for sub-Saharan Africa for 2021–24.

Switzerland maintains friendly diplomatic relations with Seychelles through its representation in Antananarivo. Seychelles has a consulate general in Zurich.

Treaty database

Sub-Saharan Africa Strategy 2021–2024 (PDF, 48 Pages, 3.1 MB, English)

Economic cooperation

The Seychelles are a popular holiday destination for the Swiss. Tourism is the main source of income for this group of islands off the east coast of Africa.

Cooperation in education, research and innovation

Researchers who are citizens of Seychelles can apply to the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) for Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships.

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists, SERI

Swiss nationals in the Seychelles

According to the statistics on the Swiss abroad, at the end of 2020 there were 113 Swiss nationals living in Seychelles; 56 Seychelles nationals were living in Switzerland.

History of bilateral relations

Although Switzerland and the Republic of Seychelles signed agreements on air transport and on cultural and technical cooperation in the 1980s and 1990s, exchanges between the two countries remain modest.

Seychelles, Historical Dictionary of Switzerland (de, fr, it)

Diplomatic Documents of Switzerland, Dodis


Last update 10.02.2022


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