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Useful information to plan your trip to Cabo Verde

Getting to know a new country is synonymous with new adventures. Each country is a country. It is a different culture, with its own laws, customs, tastes and peculiarities distinct from any other part of the world.

Preparing your trip in advance can save you some challenges.

Here you can find the most frequent questions of travelers and some tips so that you can get to know the country smoothly.

Covid-19 - SARS-CoV-2

The new Coronavirus is responsible for serious respiratory infections in humans, having already exceeded 1 million deaths worldwide. The symptoms are similar to those of a common flu but can have more serious consequences like pneumonia, acute respiratory failure, kidney and other organ failure, or even death. To prevent contagion and prevent the spread of the virus, strict care is required in hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette, use of an individual mask and physical distance.

Visa & Immigration

Foreign citizens usually require visas for entry and stay in Cape Verde, however, in some situations, they can enter Cape Verde without a visa.
You can check here the list of countries whose citizens are exempt from entry visas into Cape Verdean territory or who can apply for visas upon arrival. Citizens residing in countries where Cape Verde does not have diplomatic representation can apply for visas at the borders.
It is recommended to register on the EASE platform, regarding the EFFICIENT, AUTOMATIC AND SAFE ENTRY PROCESS FOR TRAVELERS.

Currency & Costs

The official currency is the Cabo Verdean Escudo. If you do not bring Cabo Verdean escudos, you can exchange money at airports, hotels or banks.

In many parts of the island it is possible to make transactions in euros, considering 1€ is equivalent to 110 escudos.

There are ATMs in all major cities. Credit cards and Visa Electron cards are accepted for withdrawals at ATM and banks.

Cards are accepted at major hotel establishments, restaurants and supermarkets.

There is a Tourist Contribution amount charged to tourists for each night of stay - see the regulation here.

Flights & Airports

The Cabo Verde archipelago has four international airports:

  • Nélson Mandela International Airport, in the city of Praia,
  • Amílcar Cabral International Airport, on Sal Island,
  • Aristides Pereira International Airport, on Boa Vista Island,
  • Cesária Évora International Airport, on the island of São Vicente.

The connection between the islands is made through internal flights of BestFly Cabo Verde, except for trips to the island of Brava and Santo Antão, which are accessible only by sea.

Health care

When planning a trip to Cape Verde, take precautions for your health and well-being. Follow these recommendations:

  • Vaccines: Before traveling, confirm the necessary vaccinations. For those coming from risk areas, yellow fever vaccination is mandatory. Also consider vaccinations for hepatitis A, B, typhoid, and meningitis.
  • Water: Always prefer bottled water. Avoid tap water, except when guaranteed to be drinkable.
  • Food: Choose cooked foods and peeled fruits to reduce contamination risks. Be careful with dishes that may have questionable hygiene standards.
  • Sun Protection: Cape Verde, with its dry tropical climate, can have temperatures above 32°C, especially from August to October. Use high-factor sunscreen to avoid burns.
  • Health Insurance: Have insurance that meets potential medical needs and emergency evacuations.
  • Medical Consultation: Before your trip, consult a health professional for guidance tailored to your profile.
  • Preparation: Include essential medicines and a basic first aid kit. As health information can be updated, check the latest guidelines on the INSP - Cape Verde Public Health Institute website.
  • Medical Facilities: All islands have hospitals, clinics or medical posts. For details, consult the INSP on the official website To learn more please visit INSP – Instituto Nacional de Saúde Pública (gov.cv)

FAQ

Consult here useful information, answering the most frequently asked questions from travelers about the islands of the Cabo Verde archipelago.

Find out more information about healthcare, visas, climate, transport, healthcare, currency, gastronomy, animals and other important issues for those arriving in a new country.

If you have any other questions, talk to us.

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Explore Cabo Verde

Sun and beach, mountain trails, landscapes of a nature that so easily springs up everywhere and a wealth of customs and traditions that does not translate into any price: Cabo Verde is a paradise that rests by the sea.

With the morabeza of the people and the magic that is only found in Islands of sun and sea, this archipelago is a universe of experiences to discover.

Flavors, smells and colors permeate memories and here you can feel the warm breeze on the skin and the sweetness of life.

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