For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from Cape Verde for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.
Travelers are allowed to enter Cape Verde by air or by sea. Temperature screening is required for all travelers on arrival in Cape Verde.
Travelers are required to present a health pass before checking in to hotels and other tourist accommodations and when participating in a large sporting, cultural, recreational, and social gathering. The health pass consists of one of the following such as proof of vaccination, proof of a COVID-19 negative test, and proof of recovery from COVID-19. This requirement does not apply to travelers under the age of 18 accompanied by their parents.
Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 48 Antigen (quick-test) hours before departing to Cape Verde.
Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.
Visitors from South Africa are not required to quarantine after entering Cape Verde.
All travelers are required to fill out an international health form online before departure to Cape Verde.
Travelers must fill the pre-registration form online, preferably 5 days before travel to Cape Verde. This requirement does not apply to travelers under the age of 2 and travelers who are residents in Cape Verde.
Travelers must submit the Airport Security Tax Form (TSA) and pay 3,400 escudos (approximately £30). If you’re traveling with a tour operator, check whether the cost of the TSA is included in your package. This requirement does not apply to travelers under the age of 2 and travelers who are residents in Cape Verde.
Travellers returning from Cape Verde must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to South Africa.
Visitors returning from Cape Verde are not required to quarantine upon entering South Africa.
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