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Cape Verde Travel Restrictions

54,03% of citizens have been vaccinated No change since last week
Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa can enter Cape Verde with a negative COVID-19 test result.
Fully vaccinated visitors from South Africa can enter Cape Verde without restrictions.

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.


Cape Verde entry details and exceptions

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.


Outgoing travel to Cape VerdeTravelling from South Africa to Cape Verde

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

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.

Details and exceptions
Unvaccinated travelers must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR nasal swab test or a COVID-19 rapid antigen test result. The test must be taken in a certified private laboratory. Travelers must have a negative test result for inter-island travel as well. This requirement does not apply to travelers under the age of 12, fully vaccinated travelers with a vaccination certificate and travelers with a valid COVID-19 recovery certificate.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors from South Africa are not required to quarantine after entering Cape Verde.

Details and exceptions
Travelers are not required to quarantine on arrival in Cape Verde.
Documents
Health Declaration Form

All travelers are required to fill out an international health form online before departure to Cape Verde.

Pre-registration Form

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.

Health Declaration Form For Inter-island Travelers

Inter-island travelers will need to complete an online health surveillance form.

Airport Security Tax Form

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.


Return travelReturning to South Africa from Cape Verde

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Cape Verde must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to South Africa.

Details and exceptions
traveler with no proof of a negative COVID-19 test result will be required to do an antigen test on arrival at his or her own cost and if positive for COVID-19, he or she will be required to isolate at their own cost, for a period of 10 days.
Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Cape Verde are not required to quarantine upon entering South Africa.

Details and exceptions
Travelers who display any COVID-19–related symptoms must be tested on arrival. In the event that the result of the COVID-19 test is positive, they will be required to quarantine for 10 days. The cost of testing and quarantine will be on the travelers' expense.
Documents
Health Declaration Form

Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Cape Verde

Masks:Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants:Open
Bars:Open

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