Cape Verde Visa policy map


Cape Verde Visa Policy

Citizens of the following 61 countries and territories can visit Cape Verde without a visa (but must register online, preferably five days prior to arrival and also pay the airport security fee of CVE 3400 either online or on arrival


Cape Verde Quarantine Information:

Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No

The Ministry of Health may require individuals exposed to a COVID-19 case or those displaying symptoms to self-quarantine. Should you be required to self-isolate at home, it is advisable to ensure you maintain at least a two–week supply of food, water, and any essential medicines.

Cape Verde Visa exemption and non-visa-exempt

  • 30 April 1980: ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States): Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo
  • 1 January 2019: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom
  • February 2020: Brazil, Canada, United States
  • 4 July 2020: Russia
  • A visa is not required for holders of diplomatic or service passports.
  • A visa is not required for former citizens of Cape Verde and their spouses and children.
  • Visitors from all other non-visa-exempt countries except Morocco may obtain a visa on arrival at Sal, Boa Vista, São Vicente or Santiago international airports.

Cape Verde Movement Restrictions:

  • Is a curfew in place? No
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? Yes
    • Islands with a COVID-19 infection rate below 20 per 100,000 inhabitants are considered “green;” passengers from those islands do not need COVID-19 tests for inter-island travel.
    • All inter-island travelers are required to fill out a Health Surveillance Survey prior to departure.
    • For available flights, please visit  For the latest ferry schedule, please visit

Cape Verde Transportation Options:

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
    • Effective October 12, commercial flights and international maritime transportation of passengers resumed operation.
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes
    • Effective November 5, all individuals are required to wear a face covering in public spaces including on sidewalks and roadways when around people who are not members of the same household. Children under the age of ten and individuals with health conditions that prevent them from wearing a face covering are exempt from the requirement. Individuals who are exercising and able to social distance themselves are also exempt from the requirement. Anyone in violation of the law may be subject to a fine up to 15,000 CVE (approximately $165) all citiens and U.S. citizens in Cabo Verde are reminded that all Cabo Verdean laws and regulations apply to them.

Travelling between islands

Internal inter-island flights and passenger ferries are operational. If you’re travelling between islands, you’ll need to complete an online health surveillance form and you’ll need to present a COVID-19 (rapid antigen test) done in the last 72 hours before you travel from some of the islands.

If you are travelling from the islands of Santiago, São Nicolau, Sal, Boa Vista, Maio and Brava, you do not need to present a COVID-19 (rapid antigen test) test prior to travel.

If you are travelling from Santo Antão, São Vicente, Maio and Fogo, you will need to present a COVID-19 (rapid antigen test) done in the last 72 hours before you travel.

Children under the age of 7 are not required to present a test.

Cape Verde COVID-19 RT PCR

Cape Verde’s air and sea borders are open. You’ll need a COVID-19 RT PCR nasal swab test or an antigen test (Ag-RDT) to enter Cape Verde. The test has to be done in the last 72 hours before travel. If you do not present a COVID-19 test done in the last 72 hours, you will not be allowed to board your flight.

Children under 7 do not need to present a COVID-19 test. Prior to your travel you will need to complete:

Cape Verde Country?

Cape Verde Country in Africa

Cape Verde or Cabo Verde, officially the Republic of Cabo Verde, is an island country spanning an archipelago of 10 volcanic islands in the central Atlantic Ocean. It forms part of the Macaronesia ecoregion, along with the Azores, Canary Islands, Madeira, and the Savage Isles

Cape Verde eVisa and how it is Process

All visitors entering Cape Verde require a visa (cost: 40 euros) and a passport that is valid for at least another 6 months after the travel date. As a European or British citizen, you can obtain a visa at the respective embassy or consulate in your country in advance or upon arrival on Sal, Boa Vista, São Vicente and Santiago international airports (the latter is only valid for four weeks). The visa allows you to stay for 90 days. You must enter the country within 180 days after the visa has been issued. Application forms can be submitted via the Internet, fax or mail and are available on the website of the Embassy of Cape Verde.

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