Bilateral relations Switzerland–Seychelles

Bilateral relations between Switzerland and the Seychelles are modest in scope and primarily centre on tourism.

Key aspects of diplomatic relations

Switzerland maintains cordial diplomatic relations with the Seychelles. The Swiss Embassy in Antananarivo is responsible for diplomatic matters.

Bilateral treaties

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 the domain of education

Scholars and artists from the Seychelles can apply to the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) for Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships.

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships

Swiss nationals in the Seychelles

As at the end of 2015, 110 Swiss nationals were living in the Seychelles.

History of bilateral relations

In the 1980s and 1990s, Switzerland and the Republic of the Seychelles signed an air transport agreement and an agreement on cultural and technical cooperation. Otherwise, exchanges between the two countries have always been limited.

Entry in the Historical Dictionary of Switzerland (de, fr, it)