Safety and Security:
U.S. citizens should avoid crowds, political rallies, and street demonstrations. It is dangerous to swim alone at some beaches due to strong currents. U.S. citizens should exercise caution when planning ocean activities. Currently, travel by ship to the Outer Islands including the Amirantes group, Coetivy, and Platte requires prior approval from Seychellois authorities. Two fatal shark attacks occurred in the waters off of Praslin Island in 2011. The Government of Seychelles is monitoring the waters and, in some locations, installing safety nets around swimming areas.