Cape Verde travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Cape Verde with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Cape Verde.

Kite Beach, Sal Island, Cape Verde © Anne-Marie Palmer - Alamy Stock Photo
Kite Beach, Sal Island, Cape Verde © Anne-Marie Palmer - Alamy Stock Photo

Cape Verde travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Cape Verde with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Cape Verde - quick facts
Flight time 6 hours
Time difference UK -1 hour
Language(s) Portuguese
Currency Cape Verdean Escudo
Electricity C + F plug (230V)
Driving side Right

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✝ = Typical flight time from the UK.

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Cape Verde weather

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The Cape Verde weather guide shows long term monthly averages for Espargos, Sal.

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Cape Verde travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Cape Verde from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Cape Verde.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Cape Verde travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Cape Verde with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Cape Verde, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Cape Verde covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Cape Verde with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Cape Verde FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Cape Verde including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Cape Verde due to Covid-19?

Cape Verde is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for Cape Verde.

Check out National Institute of Public Health, Cape Verde for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Cape Verde?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Cape Verde. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the flight time to Cape Verde from the UK?

The flight time to Cape Verde from the UK is typically 6 hours.

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What is the time difference between Cape Verde and the UK?

The time difference between Cape Verde and the UK is UK time-1 hour.

What is the main language spoken in Cape Verde?

The main language spoken in Cape Verde is Portuguese.

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What is the currency in Cape Verde?

The currency in Cape Verde is the Cape Verdean Escudo (CVE).

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Which plugs are used in Cape Verde?

Cape Verde uses electrical plug type C + F (230 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Cape Verde?

They drive on the right side of the road in Cape Verde.

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