This page was last updated on 16 December, 2021.
At a Glance
Entry For Vaccinated Travelers: Allowed
Tourist Entry: Allowed
Testing: Negative PCR test results is required for some travelers.
Quarantine Required: No
Quarantine Details: Quarantine not Required
Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions
Detailed Travel Advisory
1. Passengers must register online at https://www.ease.gov.cv/ at least 5 days before departure.
2. Passengers and airline crew must have a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; or
– a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years.
3. Passengers are subject to medical screening.
Detailed Tourist Information
Cape Verde’s air and sea borders are open.
Travelers entering the country must possess vaccination certificates or prove having tested negative for COVID-19 using a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 72 hours before travel.
The vaccination is considered valid after 14 days following the second dose of a two-dose vaccine and 28 days after a single-dose vaccine.
Persons must also complete an online health surveillance form and an airport security tax form before arrival.
Arriving travelers will be screened and may get tested depending on their temperature.
Positive travelers will be placed in an isolation center for up to 14 days.
Cape Verde is in a ‘state of alert’. The Cape Verde government has eased some of the restrictive measures previously in place, while maintaining the need to observe the rules on social distancing and hygiene:
-keep a social distance of at least 1m
-wash your hands regularly
-respect the rules on maximum occupancy in shops and services, restaurants, cafés and on public transport
If you test positive for COVID-19, it is still mandatory to self-isolate at your accommodation for 14 days.
With immediate effect:
-Shops and stores close at 8:30pm, with the exception of pharmacies and bread shops which close at 9pm
-Bars, open-air cafés selling alcoholic drinks, restaurants, snack bars and takeaways close at 12am in most areas but 2am in pedestrianised and beach-front areas
-Lounge bars, night clubs and discos close at 4am
-Cultural, recreational, sporting and leisure activities and family events, such as weddings and christening, are permitted, subject to the rules on social distancing and hygiene
Use of COVID certificates and negative test results
The Cape Verde government has introduced the use of COVID certificates and negative test results to access services and activities, including:
-to enter restaurants, bars, snack bars, takeaways, lounge bars, night clubs and discos on the eve of public holidays and on the weekend from 7pm on Fridays
-to use gyms
-to check in to hotels and other tourist accommodation (with the exception of children up to the age of 18 when accompanied by a parent or guardian)
-to attend cultural, sporting, corporate, recreational and family events (with the exception of children up to the age of 18 when accompanied by a parent or guardian)
There are three Cape Verde COVID certificates – one proving the holder has been vaccinated, one proving the holder has recovered from COVID-19 and one showing evidence of a negative COVID test.
If you are resident in Cape Verde, check whether you are eligible for a COVID certificate on the Cape Verde government website.
If you are not eligible for a Cape Verde COVID certificate, you may show a negative COVID test result, obtained by one of the following means:
-Certified PCR test done within the previous 72 hours
-Certified antigen test done within the previous 72 hours
You must wear a face mask in enclosed spaces, such as shops and supermarkets, health centres, schools, airports and ports, cafes and restaurants and on public transport. You should wear your face covering when you enter the building and keep it on until you leave. In cafes and restaurants, keep your mask on until you are seated.
You must also wear a face mask outdoors where it is not possible to maintain a 1m social distance from people outside your family group.
These measures apply to everyone over the age of 10.
You may be exempt from using a face mask on medical grounds if authorised by the health authorities.
Data Source: covidcontrols.co