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Cape Verde travel restrictions

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Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) Antigen or RT-PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 7 years.

Passengers must obtain a pre-registration (EASE) before departure at www.ease.gov.cv and have an application number. Without a pre-registration (EASE) they must pay an additional fee on arrival.

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Flight Restrictions

published 01.10.2020

Entry restrictions
Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure.

All international flights are suspended
Flights to Cape Verde are suspended until 30 October 2020.
– This does not apply to medevac, repatriation and humanitarian flights.

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Quarantine

No updated information on self-isolation quarantine measures.

If you test positive for COVID-19, you will have to self-isolate for 14 days at home or at your hotel. If you continue to test positive, you may not be able to get a fitness-to-fly certificate.

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Certification

COVID-19 negative certification is required for entering the country.

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 or a COVID vaccination certificate, you will not be allowed to board your flight. Children under 7 do not need to present a COVID-19 test.

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  • Cape Verde Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Cape Verde: Cape Verde’s air and sea borders are open.
    You’ll need a COVID certificate or 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 or a COVID vaccination certificate, you will not be allowed to board your flight. Children under 7 do not need to present a COVID-19 test.
    You should arrange to take a private test.
    Prior to your travel you will need to complete and submit:
    the Airport Security Tax Form (TSA) on the EASE website and pay 3,400 escudos, This does not apply to visitors under 2 years of age or those who are normally resident in Cape Verde. (See Visas). If you’re travelling with a tour operator, check whether the cost of the TSA is included in your package.
    An International Travel Form on the Covid19.cv website
    .
    *Demonstrating your COVID-19 status: Cape Verde will only accept the letter version of proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. They will not accept digital proof. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *Screening on arrival: Your temperature will be taken on arrival in Cape Verde. If it is high, you will be taken to an assigned area at the airport where it will be measured again. If your temperature remains high, the Cape Verde authorities may need you to do a COVID-19 test.
    If you arrive in Cape Verde without a negative COVID-19 test or a COVID certificate, you won’t be allowed to disembark. In exceptional circumstances, the Cape Verde authorities may allow you entry but you will have to take a COVID-19 test at your own expense.
    Check the requirements for travel to Cape Verde with your airline before you book a flight.
    *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 present a COVID certificate or a negative RT-PCR or antigen test done 72 before departure. Children under the age of 12 are exempt from this requirement.
    You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Cape Verde: Inter-island travel: There are ferry and airline connections operating between islands. If you’re travelling between islands, you’ll need to
    complete an online health surveillance form and present a COVID certificate or a negative RT-PCR or antigen test done 72 before departure. Children up to the age of 12 are exempt from this requirement.
    *International travel: For international travel out of Cape Verde, you’ll need to present a COVID-19 test (RT-PCR or Ag-RDT) done in the last 72 hours before you travel or a COVID certificate. You can book your test online on some of the islands. This does not apply to children under the age of 12.
    Tests are available at health centres and cost 6500CV Escudos You can find a list of health centres online.
    You should also check with your airline or travel provider about entry requirements when transiting other countries.
    *Accommodation: Find accommodation that is suitable for your needs. Some hotel accommodation is open and there is self-catering accommodation available. Look for hotels that have been awarded the “Cabo Verde – Secure Tourism” certification.
    *Public places and services: Cape Verde is in a ‘state of contingency’. The Cape Verde government has started to ease 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 2m
    • wash your hands regularly
    • respect the rules on maximum occupancy in shops and service, 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
    • Lounge bars close at 12am on weekdays and at 2am on weekends and bank holidays
    • Parties and social gatherings are restricted to family groups up to a maximum of 10
    • 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
    • Beaches are open but access may be conditioned and rules on maximum capacity in force
    *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 bars and lounge bars 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)
    • from 1 September, to eat inside restaurants on the eve of public holidays and on weekends from 7pm on Fridays
    • from 1 October, to enter nightclubs and dance halls
    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
    *Face coverings: 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 2m 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.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you will have to self-isolate for 14 days at home or at your hotel. If you continue to test positive, you may not be able to get a fitness-to-fly certificate. You may also need to seek treatment.

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    22.09.2021
  • Cape Verde Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *International Travel: Cape Verde air and sea borders are open.

    *Entry to Cape Verde: 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:
    • the Airport Security Tax Form (TSA) on the EASE website and pay 3,400 escudos. This does not apply to visitors under 2 years of age or those who are normally resident in Cape Verde. (See Visas). If you’re travelling with a tour operator, check whether the cost of the TSA is included in your package.
    • an International Travel Form on the Covid19.cv website. You need to complete it online and submit it prior to your travel.
    You should arrange to take a private test. Your temperature will be measured on arrival in Cape Verde. If your temperature is high, you will be taken to an assigned area at the airport where your temperature will be measured again. If it remains high, the Cape Verdean authorities may need you to do a COVID-19 test. If you arrive in Cape Verde without a negative COVID-19 test, you won’t be allowed to disembark. In exceptional circumstances, the Cape Verdean authorities may allow you entry but you will have to take the test at your own expense.
    You’ll need to check the conditions for travel with the airline before you book a flight.
    *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 for some of the islands you’ll need to present a COVID-19 (rapid antigen test) done in the last 72 hours before you travel.
    Check if you need to present a COVID 19 (rapid antigen test) done in the last 72 hours before you travel between some of the islands. You can check the testing requirements between inter-island flights and ferries in the FAQs on the Cabo Verde Safe site.
    Children under the age of 7 are not required to present a test. You can have a COVID-19 test (rapid antigen test) in a local municipal health facility or in a certified private laboratory no later than 72 hours prior to travel. You can book your test online on some of the islands.
    You’ll need to pay 1,000 CV Escudos for the COVID-19 test (rapid antigen test), a health declaration and result certificate. You need to ensure that the fee you pay includes the health declaration and test result. You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Cape Verde: Inter-island travel: There are ferry and airline connections operating between islands. If you’re travelling between islands, you’ll need to a href=” https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/af3188749dbe4bfe898deca41009a72c”>complete an online health surveillance form and present a COVID certificate or a negative RT-PCR or antigen test done 72 before departure. Children up to the age of 12 are exempt from this requirement.
    *International travel: For international travel out of Cape Verde, you’ll need to present a COVID-19 test (RT-PCR or Ag-RDT) done in the last 72 hours before you travel. You can a href=” https://agendamento.covid19.cv/explore/provinces”>book your test online on some of the islands. This does not apply to children under the age of 12.
    Tests are available at health centres and cost 6500CV Escudos . You can find a a href=” http://www.caboverde-info.com/eng/Society/Health-and-Wellness/Health-Centers”>list of health centres online.
    If you are travelling to or from Cape Verde and transiting other countries, you will need to check the before your trip. You should also check with your airline or travel provider about entry requirements when transiting other countries.
    *Accommodation: Find accommodation that is suitable for your needs. Some hotel accommodation is open and there is self-catering accommodation available. Look for hotels that have been awarded the “Cabo Verde – Secure Tourism” certification.
    *Public places and services: Cape Verde is in a ‘state of contingency’. The Cape Verde government has started to ease 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 2m
    • wash your hands regularly
    • respect the rules on maximum occupancy in shops and service, 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
    • Lounge bars close at 12am on weekdays and at 2am on weekends and bank holidays
    • Parties and social gatherings are restricted to family groups up to a maximum of 10
    • 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
    • Beaches are open but access may be conditioned and rules on maximum capacity in force
    *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 bars and lounge bars 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)
    • from 1 September, to eat inside restaurants on the eve of public holidays and on weekends from 7pm on Fridays
    • from 1 October, to enter nightclubs and dance halls
    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 a href=” https://nhacard.gov.cv/”>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
    *Face coverings: 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 2m 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.
    *Be prepared for your plans to change: No travel is risk-free during COVID. Countries may further restrict travel or bring in new rules at short notice, for example due to a new COVID-19 variant. Check with your travel company or airline for any transport changes which may delay your journey home.
    If you test positive for COVID-19, you will have to self-isolate for 14 days at home or at your hotel. If you continue to test positive, you may not be able to get a fitness-to-fly certificate. You may also need to seek treatment.
    Plan ahead and make sure you: can access money; understand what your insurance will cover; can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned

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    05.08.2021
  • Cape Verde Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *International Travel: Cape Verde air and sea borders are open.

    *Entry to Cape Verde: 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:
    • the Airport Security Tax Form (TSA) on the EASE website and pay 3,400 escudos. This does not apply to visitors under 2 years of age or those who are normally resident in Cape Verde. (See Visas). If you’re travelling with a tour operator, check whether the cost of the TSA is included in your package.
    • an International Travel Form on the Covid19.cv website. You need to complete it online and submit it prior to your travel.
    You should arrange to take a private test. Your temperature will be measured on arrival in Cape Verde. If your temperature is high, you will be taken to an assigned area at the airport where your temperature will be measured again. If it remains high, the Cape Verdean authorities may need you to do a COVID-19 test. If you arrive in Cape Verde without a negative COVID-19 test, you won’t be allowed to disembark. In exceptional circumstances, the Cape Verdean authorities may allow you entry but you will have to take the test at your own expense.
    You’ll need to check the conditions for travel with the airline before you book a flight.
    *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 for some of the islands you’ll need to present a COVID-19 (rapid antigen test) done in the last 72 hours before you travel.
    Check if you need to present a COVID 19 (rapid antigen test) done in the last 72 hours before you travel between some of the islands. You can check the testing requirements between inter-island flights and ferries in the FAQs on the Cabo Verde Safe site.
    Children under the age of 7 are not required to present a test. You can have a COVID-19 test (rapid antigen test) in a local municipal health facility or in a certified private laboratory no later than 72 hours prior to travel. You can book your test online on some of the islands.
    You’ll need to pay 1,000 CV Escudos for the COVID-19 test (rapid antigen test), a health declaration and result certificate. You need to ensure that the fee you pay includes the health declaration and test result. You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Cape Verde: Inter-island travel
    Passenger ferries are operational. If you’re travelling between islands, you’ll need to complete an online health surveillance form and for most of the islands you’ll need to present a COVID-19 (rapid antigen test) done in the last 72 hours before you travel.
    You can check the testing requirements between inter-island flights and ferries in the FAQs on the Cabo Verde Safe site Children under the age of 7 are not required to present a test.
    You can have a COVID-19 (rapid antigen test) done in a local municipal health facility or in a certified private laboratory no later than 72 hours prior to travel. You can book your test online on some of the islands.
    You’ll need to pay 1,000 CV Escudos for the COVID-19 (rapid antigen) test, a health declaration and result certificate. You need to ensure that the fee you pay includes the health declaration and test result.
    *International travel: For international travel out of Cape Verde, you’ll need to present a COVID-19 test (RT-PCR or Ag-RDT) done in the last 72 hours before you travel. You can book your test online on some of the islands. This does not apply to children under the age of 12.
    Tests are available at health centres and cost 6500CV Escudos. You can find a list of health centres
    online.
    If you are travelling to or from Cape Verde and transiting other countries, you will need to check before. You should also check with your airline or travel provider about entry requirements when transiting other countries.
    *Accommodation: Find accommodation that is suitable for your needs. Some hotel accommodation is open and there is self-catering accommodation available. Look for hotels that have been awarded the “Cabo Verde – Secure Tourism” certification.
    *Public places and services: Until further notice all the islands in the Cape Verde archipelago are in a ‘state of calamity’. There are 4 ‘states’ under civil protection rules: state of emergency (highest), state of calamity (2nd highest), state of contingency (3rd highest) and state of alert (lowest). Each ‘state’ has its own restrictions.
    Face coverings are mandatory in enclosed spaces and outdoors where it is not possible to maintain social distancing.
    Confinement is mandatory for 14 days if you’re suffering from or infected with coronavirus symptoms. You must observe the rules on social distancing and hygiene:
    • keep a social distance of at least 2m
    • wash your hands regularly
    • respect the rules on maximum occupancy in shops and service, restaurants, cafés and on public transport
    The use of a face covering is mandatory in enclosed spaces, e.g. supermarkets, shops, health centres, banks, schools, public services, airports and port, restaurants and cafés and on public transport. Face coverings are also mandatory outdoors where social distancing cannot be maintained. This applies to everyone over the age of 10. You may be exempt from using a face mask on medical grounds if so authorised by the health authorities.
    All cultural, recreational, sporting, leisure and entertainment facilities are closed, including those which had re-opened earlier. Most nightclubs, dance halls, event venues and facilities, sporting academies and gymnastics and martial arts clubs remain closed.
    Parties and social gatherings are banned. Attendance at religious services and ceremonies is limited to one third capacity and subject to social distancing, temperature checking, hand hygiene and the use of a face mask. Beaches on islands may be closed. You’ll need to check with your local authority.
    Bars, and open air cafés selling alcohol, close at 9pm. Restaurants and snack bars close at 11pm. Lounge bars close at 9pm on weekdays, weekends and bank holidays.
    Shops and stores close at 8:30pm, with the exception of pharmacies and bread shops which close at 9pm.

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    29.07.2021
  • Cape Verde Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *International Travel: Cape Verde air and sea borders are open.

    *Entry to Cape Verde: 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:
    • the Airport Security Tax Form (TSA) on the EASE website and pay 3,400 escudos. This does not apply to visitors under 2 years of age or those who are normally resident in Cape Verde. (See Visas). If you’re travelling with a tour operator, check whether the cost of the TSA is included in your package.
    • an International Travel Form on the Covid19.cv website. You need to complete it online and submit it prior to your travel.
    You should arrange to take a private test. Your temperature will be measured on arrival in Cape Verde. If your temperature is high, you will be taken to an assigned area at the airport where your temperature will be measured again. If it remains high, the Cape Verdean authorities may need you to do a COVID-19 test. If you arrive in Cape Verde without a negative COVID-19 test, you won’t be allowed to disembark. In exceptional circumstances, the Cape Verdean authorities may allow you entry but you will have to take the test at your own expense.
    You’ll need to check the conditions for travel with the airline before you book a flight.
    *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 for some of the islands you’ll need to present a COVID-19 (rapid antigen test) done in the last 72 hours before you travel.
    Check if you need to present a COVID 19 (rapid antigen test) done in the last 72 hours before you travel between some of the islands. You can check the testing requirements between inter-island flights and ferries in the FAQs on the Cabo Verde Safe site.
    Children under the age of 7 are not required to present a test. You can have a COVID-19 test (rapid antigen test) in a local municipal health facility or in a certified private laboratory no later than 72 hours prior to travel. You can book your test online on some of the islands.
    You’ll need to pay 1,000 CV Escudos for the COVID-19 test (rapid antigen test), a health declaration and result certificate. You need to ensure that the fee you pay includes the health declaration and test result. You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Cape Verde: Inter-island travel
    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 for some of the islands you’ll need to present a COVID-19 (rapid antigen test) done in the last 72 hours before you travel.
    Check if you need to present a COVID 19 (rapid antigen test) done in the last 72 hours before you travel between some of the islands. You can check the testing requirements between inter-island flights and ferries in the FAQs on the Cabo Verde Safe site. Children under the age of 7 are not required to present a test.
    You can have a COVID-19 (rapid antigen test) done in a local municipal health facility or in a certified private laboratory no later than 72 hours prior to travel. You can book your test online on some of the islands. You’ll need to pay 1,000 CV Escudos for the COVID-19 (rapid antigen) test, a health declaration and result certificate. You need to ensure that the fee you pay includes the health declaration and test result.
    *International travel: For international travel out of Cape Verde, you’ll need to present a COVID-19 test (RT-PCR or Ag-RDT) done in the last 72 hours before you travel. You can book your test online on some of the islands. This does not apply to children under the age of 12.
    Tests are available at health centres and cost 6500CV Escudos (around £55). You can find a list of health centres online.
    If you are travelling to or from Cape Verde and transiting other countries, you will need to check the travel advice pages of that country. You should also check with your airline or travel provider about entry requirements when transiting other countries.
    *Accommodation: Find accommodation that is suitable for your needs. Some hotel accommodation is open and there is self-catering accommodation available. Look for hotels that have been awarded the “Cabo Verde – Secure Tourism” certification.
    *Public places and services: Until further notice all the islands in the Cape Verde archipelago, except for Ilha Brava, are in a ‘state of calamity’. Ilha Brava remains in a ‘state of contingency’. There are 4 ‘states’ under civil protection rules: state of emergency (highest), state of calamity (2nd highest), state of contingency (3rd highest) and state of alert (lowest). Each ‘state’ has its own restrictions. Face coverings are mandatory in enclosed spaces and outdoors where it is not possible to maintain social distancing. Confinement is mandatory for 14 days if you’re suffering from or infected with coronavirus symptoms. You must observe the rules on social distancing and hygiene:
    • keep a social distance of at least 2m
    • wash your hands regularly
    • respect the rules on maximum occupancy in shops and service, restaurants, cafés and on public transport
    The use of a face covering is mandatory in enclosed spaces, e.g. supermarkets, shops, health centres, banks, schools, public services, airports and port, restaurants and cafés and on public transport. Face coverings are also mandatory outdoors where social distancing cannot be maintained. This applies to everyone over the age of 10. You may be exempt from using a face mask on medical grounds if so authorised by the health authorities.
    All cultural, recreational, sporting, leisure and entertainment facilities are closed, including those which had re-opened earlier. Most nightclubs, dance halls, event venues and facilities, sporting academies and gymnastics and martial arts clubs remain closed.
    Parties and social gatherings are banned. Attendance at religious services and ceremonies is limited to one third capacity and subject to social distancing, temperature checking, hand hygiene and the use of a face mask.
    Beaches in Praia, on the island of Santiago, are closed until 15 May. Beaches on other islands may be closed too. You’ll need to check with your local authority.
    Bars, and open air cafés selling alcohol, close at 9:00pm. Restaurants and snack bars close at 11:00pm. Lounge bars close at 9:00pm on weekdays, weekends and bank holidays.
    Shops and stores close at 8:30pm, with the exception of pharmacies and bread shops which close at 9pm.
    On Ilha Brava:
    • Restaurants, snack bars, bars and open air cafés, including those selling alcohol, close at 11:59pm.
    • Lounge bars close at 12:00am on weekdays and at 02.00am on weekends and bank holidays.

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    05.05.2021
  • Cape Verde Latest News:


    International Restrictions:
    *International Travel: Cape Verde air and sea borders are open.

    *Entry to Cape Verde: 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:
    • the Airport Security Tax Form (TSA) on the EASE website and pay 3,400 escudos. This does not apply to visitors under 2 years of age or those who are normally resident in Cape Verde. (See Visas). If you’re travelling with a tour operator, check whether the cost of the TSA is included in your package.
    • an International Travel Form on the Covid19.cv website. You need to complete it online and submit it prior to your travel.
    You should arrange to take a private test. Your temperature will be measured on arrival in Cape Verde. If your temperature is high, you will be taken to an assigned area at the airport where your temperature will be measured again. If it remains high, the Cape Verdean authorities may need you to do a COVID-19 test. If you arrive in Cape Verde without a negative COVID-19 test, you won’t be allowed to disembark. In exceptional circumstances, the Cape Verdean authorities may allow you entry but you will have to take the test at your own expense.
    You’ll need to check the conditions for travel with the airline before you book a flight.
    *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 for some of the islands you’ll need to present a COVID-19 (rapid antigen test) done in the last 72 hours before you travel.
    Check if you need to present a COVID 19 (rapid antigen test) done in the last 72 hours before you travel between some of the islands. You can check the testing requirements between inter-island flights and ferries in the FAQs on the Cabo Verde Safe site.
    Children under the age of 7 are not required to present a test. You can have a COVID-19 test (rapid antigen test) in a local municipal health facility or in a certified private laboratory no later than 72 hours prior to travel. You can book your test online on some of the islands.
    You’ll need to pay 1,000 CV Escudos for the COVID-19 test (rapid antigen test), a health declaration and result certificate. You need to ensure that the fee you pay includes the health declaration and test result. You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Cape Verde: Inter-island travel. 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 for some of the islands you’ll need to present a COVID-19 (rapid antigen test) done in the last 72 hours before you travel.
    Check if you need to present a COVID 19 (rapid antigen test) done in the last 72 hours before you travel between some of the islands. You can check the testing requirements between inter-island flights and ferries in the FAQs on the Cabo Verde Safe site. Children under the age of 7 are not required to present a test. You can have a COVID-19 (rapid antigen test) done in a local municipal health facility or in a certified private laboratory no later than 72 hours prior to travel. You can book your test online on some of the islands.
    You’ll need to pay 1,000 CV Escudos (for the COVID-19 (rapid antigen) test, a health declaration and result certificate. You need to ensure that the fee you pay includes the health declaration and test result.
    *International travel: For international travel out of Cape Verde, you’ll need to present a COVID-19 test (RT-PCR or Ag-RDT) done in the last 72 hours before you travel. You can book your test online on some of the islands. This does not apply to children under the age of 12. Tests are available at health centres and cost 6500CV Escudos. You can find a list of health centres online.
    If you are travelling to or from Cape Verde and transiting other countries, you will need to check the travel advice pages of that country. You should also check with your airline or travel provider about entry requirements when transiting other countries.
    *Accommodation: Find accommodation that is suitable for your needs. Some hotel accommodation is open and there is self-catering accommodation available. Look for hotels that have been awarded the “Cabo Verde – Secure Tourism” certification.
    *Public places and services: All other islands in the Cape Verde archipelago are in a ‘state of contingency’. Face coverings are mandatory in enclosed spaces and outdoors where it is not possible to maintain social distancing. Confinement is mandatory for 14 days if you’re suffering from or infected with coronavirus symptoms. You must observe the rules on social distancing and hygiene:
    • keep a social distance of at least 2m
    • wash your hands regularly
    • respect the rules on maximum occupancy in shops and service, restaurants, cafés, gyms and on public transport
    The use of a face covering is mandatory in enclosed spaces, e.g. supermarkets, shops, health centres, banks, schools, public services, airports and port, restaurants and cafés and on public transport. Face coverings are also mandatory outdoors where social distancing cannot be maintained. This applies to everyone over the age of 10. You may be exempt from using a face mask on medical grounds if so authorised by the health authorities.
    Some cultural, recreational, sporting, leisure and entertainment facilities have reopened but are subject to limited capacity due to social distancing. Most nightclubs, dance halls, event venues and facilities, sporting academies and gymnastics and martial arts clubs remain closed. Attendance at religious services and ceremonies is limited to one third capacity and subject to social distancing, temperature checking, hand hygiene and the use of a face mask.
    Beaches on all the islands are open from 6am to 6pm and are subject to social distancing. Restaurants, snack bars, bars and open air cafés selling alcohol, close at midnight. Lounge bars close at midnight on weekdays and 2am on weekends and bank holidays. Shops and stores close at 8:30pm, with the exception of pharmacies and bread shops which close at 9pm.

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    23.04.2021
  • Cape Verde Latest News:


    International Restrictions:
    *International Travel: Cape Verde air and sea borders are open.

    *Entry to Cape Verde: 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:
    • the Airport Security Tax Form (TSA) on the EASE website and pay 3,400 escudos. This does not apply to visitors under 2 years of age or those who are normally resident in Cape Verde. (See Visas). If you’re travelling with a tour operator, check whether the cost of the TSA is included in your package.
    • An International Travel Form on the Covid19.cv website .You need to complete it online and submit it prior to your travel.
    You should arrange to take a private test.
    Your temperature will be measured on arrival in Cape Verde. If your temperature is high, you will be taken to an assigned area at the airport where your temperature will be measured again. If it remains high, the Cape Verdean authorities may need you to do a COVID-19 test.
    If you arrive in Cape Verde without a negative COVID-19 test, you won’t be allowed to disembark. In exceptional circumstances, the Cape Verdean authorities may allow you entry but you will have to take the test at your own expense.
    You’ll need to check the conditions for travel with the airline before you book a flight.
    *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.
    Check if you need to present a COVID 19 (rapid antigen test) done in the last 72 hours before you travel between islands. You can check the testing requirements between inter-island flights and ferries on the chart provided by the Ministry of Health and Social Security Children under the age of 7 are not required to present a test.
    You can have a COVID-19 test (rapid antigen test) in a local municipal health facility or in a certified private laboratory no later than 72 hours prior to travel. You can book your test online on some of the islands.

    You’ll need to pay 1,000 CV Escudos for the COVID-19 test (rapid antigen test), a health declaration and result certificate. You need to ensure that the fee you pay includes the health declaration and test result. You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Inter-island travel: 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 São Nicolau, Sal, Boa Vista, and Brava, you do not need to present a COVID-19 (rapid antigen test) prior to travel.
    If you are travelling from Santiago, 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.
    You can have a COVID-19 (rapid antigen test) done in a local municipal health facility or in a certified private laboratory no later than 72 hours prior to travel. You can book your test online on some of the islands.
    You’ll need to pay 1,000 CV Escudos for the COVID-19 (rapid antigen) test, a health declaration and result certificate. You need to ensure that the fee you pay includes the health declaration and test result.
    *International travel: For international travel out of Cape Verde, you’ll need to present a COVID-19 test (RT-PCR or Ag-RDT) done in the last 72 hours before you travel. You can book your test online on some of the islands. This does not apply to children under the age of 12.
    Tests are available at health centres and cost 6500CV Escudos. You can find a list of health centres online.
    If you are travelling to or from Cape Verde and transiting other countries, you will need to check the travel advice pages of that country. You should also check with your airline or travel provider about entry requirements when transiting other countries.
    *Accommodation: Find accommodation that is suitable for your needs. Some hotel accommodation is open and there is self-catering accommodation available. Look for hotels that have been awarded the “Cabo Verde – Secure Tourism” certification.
    *Public places and services: The island of São Vincente is currently in a ‘state of calamity’. All other islands in the Cape Verde archipelago are in a ‘state of contingency’. Face coverings are mandatory in enclosed spaces and outdoors where it is not possible to maintain social distancing. Confinement is mandatory for 14 days if you’re suffering from or infected with coronavirus symptoms. You must observe the rules on social distancing and hygiene:
    •keep a social distance of at least 2m
    •wash your hands regularly
    •respect the rules on maximum occupancy in shops and service, restaurants, cafés, gyms and on public transport
    The use of a face covering is mandatory in enclosed spaces, e.g. supermarkets, shops, health centres, banks, schools, public services, airports and port, restaurants and cafés and on public transport. Face coverings are also mandatory outdoors where social distancing cannot be maintained. This applies to everyone over the age of 10. You may be exempt from using a face mask on medical grounds if so authorised by the health authorities.
    Some cultural, recreational, sporting, leisure and entertainment facilities have reopened but are subject to limited capacity due to social distancing. Most nightclubs, dance halls, event venues and facilities, sporting academies and gymnastics and martial arts clubs remain closed. Attendance at religious services and ceremonies is limited to one third capacity and subject to social distancing, temperature checking, hand hygiene and the use of a face mask.
    Beaches on all the islands are open from 6am to 6pm and are subject to social distancing. Restaurants, snack bars, bars and open air cafés selling alcohol, close at midnight (see the exceptions below for São Vincente). Lounge bars close at midnight on weekdays and 2am on weekends and bank holidays. Shops and stores close at 8:30pm, with the exception of pharmacies and bread shops which close at 9pm.
    Until further notice, additional restrictions are in force on the island of São Vincente. These include:
    •bars and open air cafés selling alcohol close at 9pm
    •restaurants and snack bars close at 9pm

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    17.03.2021
  • Cape Verde Latest News: Cabo Verde Connect suspends flights to Cape Verde between 10 February and 17 March; TAP Air reduces flights between Cape Verde and Portugal (Media reports, 05.02.2021)

    International Restrictions:
    * Cape Verde air and sea borders are open.

    *Entry to Cape Verde: 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:
    • the Airport Security Tax Form (TSA) on the EASE website and pay 3,400 escudos. This does not apply to visitors under 2 years of age or those who are normally resident in Cape Verde. (See Visas). If you’re travelling with a tour operator, check whether the cost of the TSA is included in your package.
    • an International Travel Form on the Covid19.cv website. You need to complete it online and submit it prior to your travel.
    You should arrange to take a private test. Your temperature will be measured on arrival in Cape Verde. If your temperature is high, you will be taken to an assigned area at the airport where your temperature will be measured again. If it remains high, the Cape Verdean authorities may need you to do a COVID-19 test. If you arrive in Cape Verde without a negative COVID-19 test, you won’t be allowed to disembark. In exceptional circumstances, the Cape Verdean authorities may allow you entry but you will have to take the test at your own expense. You’ll need to check the conditions for travel with the airline before you book a flight.
    -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.
    You can have a COVID-19 test (rapid antigen test) in a local municipal health facility or in a certified private laboratory no later than 72 hours prior to travel. You can book your test online
    on some of the islands.
    You’ll need to pay 1,000 CV Escudos for the COVID-19 test (rapid antigen test), a health declaration and result certificate. You need to ensure that the fee you pay includes the health declaration and test result. You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities.

    Internal Restrictions:Travel in Cape Verde.
    *Inter-island travel: 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 São Nicolau, Sal, Boa Vista, and Brava, you do not need to present a COVID-19 (rapid antigen test) prior to travel.
    If you are travelling from Santiago, 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.
    You can have a COVID-19 (rapid antigen test) done in a local municipal health facility or in a certified private laboratory no later than 72 hours prior to travel. You can book your test online on some of the islands.
    You’ll need to pay 1,000 CV Escudos for the COVID-19 (rapid antigen) test, a health declaration and result certificate. You need to ensure that the fee you pay includes the health declaration and test result.
    *International travel: For international travel out of Cape Verde, you’ll need to present a COVID-19 test (RT-PCR or Ag-RDT) done in the last 72 hours before you travel. You can book your test online on some of the islands. This does not apply to children under the age of 12.
    Tests are available at health centres and cost 6500CV Escudos. You can find a list of health centres online.
    If you are travelling to or from Cape Verde and transiting other countries, you will need to check the travel advice pages of that country. You should also check with your airline or travel provider about entry requirements when transiting other countries.
    *Accommodation: Find accommodation that is suitable for your needs. Some hotel accommodation is open and there is self-catering accommodation available. Look for hotels that have been awarded the “Cabo Verde – Secure Tourism” certification.
    *Public places and services: The island of São Vincente is currently in a ‘state of calamity’. All other islands in the Cape Verde archipelago are in a ‘state of contingency’. Face coverings are mandatory in enclosed spaces and outdoors where it is not possible to maintain social distancing. Confinement is mandatory for 14 days if you’re suffering from or infected with coronavirus symptoms. You must observe the rules on social distancing and hygiene:
    •keep a social distance of at least 2m
    •wash your hands regularly
    •respect the rules on maximum occupancy in shops and service, restaurants, cafés, gyms and on public transport
    The use of a face covering is mandatory in enclosed spaces, e.g. supermarkets, shops, health centres, banks, schools, public services, airports and port, restaurants and cafés and on public transport. Face coverings are also mandatory outdoors where social distancing cannot be maintained. This applies to everyone over the age of 10. You may be exempt from using a face mask on medical grounds if so authorised by the health authorities.
    Some cultural, recreational, sporting, leisure and entertainment facilities have reopened but are subject to limited capacity due to social distancing. Most nightclubs, dance halls, event venues and facilities, sporting academies and gymnastics and martial arts clubs remain closed. Attendance at religious services and ceremonies is limited to one third capacity and subject to social distancing, temperature checking, hand hygiene and the use of a face mask.
    Beaches on all the islands are open from 6am to 6pm and are subject to social distancing. Restaurants, snack bars, bars and open air cafés selling alcohol, close at midnight (see the exceptions below for São Vincente). Lounge bars close at midnight on weekdays and 2am on weekends and bank holidays. Shops and stores close at 8:30pm, with the exception of pharmacies and bread shops which close at 9pm.
    Until further notice, additional restrictions are in force on the island of São Vincente. These include:
    •bars and open air cafés selling alcohol close at 9pm
    •restaurants and snack bars close at 9pm

    Read more
    26.02.2021
  • Cape Verde Latest News: Cabo Verde Connect suspends flights to Cape Verde between 10 February and 17 March; TAP Air reduces flights between Cape Verde and Portugal (Media reports, 05.02.2021)

    International Restrictions:
    * Cape Verde air and sea borders are open.

    *Entry to Cape Verde: 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:
    • the Airport Security Tax Form (TSA) on the EASE website and pay 3,400 escudos. This does not apply to visitors under 2 years of age or those who are normally resident in Cape Verde. (See Visas). If you’re travelling with a tour operator, check whether the cost of the TSA is included in your package.
    • an International Travel Form on the Covid19.cv website. You need to complete it online and submit it prior to your travel.
    You should arrange to take a private test. Your temperature will be measured on arrival in Cape Verde. If your temperature is high, you will be taken to an assigned area at the airport where your temperature will be measured again. If it remains high, the Cape Verdean authorities may need you to do a COVID-19 test. If you arrive in Cape Verde without a negative COVID-19 test, you won’t be allowed to disembark. In exceptional circumstances, the Cape Verdean authorities may allow you entry but you will have to take the test at your own expense. You’ll need to check the conditions for travel with the airline before you book a flight.
    -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.
    You can have a COVID-19 test (rapid antigen test) in a local municipal health facility or in a certified private laboratory no later than 72 hours prior to travel. You can book your test online
    on some of the islands.
    You’ll need to pay 1,000 CV Escudos for the COVID-19 test (rapid antigen test), a health declaration and result certificate. You need to ensure that the fee you pay includes the health declaration and test result. You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Cape Verde: Inter-island travel: 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, and Brava, you do not need to present a COVID-19 (rapid antigen 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. You can have a COVID-19 (rapid antigen test) done in a local municipal health facility or in a certified private laboratory no later than 72 hours prior to travel. You can book your test online on some of the islands. You’ll need to pay 1,000 CV Escudos for the COVID-19 (rapid antigen) test, a health declaration and result certificate. You need to ensure that the fee you pay includes the health declaration and test result.
    * International travel: For international travel out of Cape Verde, you’ll need to present a COVID-19 test (RT-PCR or Ag-RDT) done in the last 72 hours before you travel. You can book your test online
    on some of the islands. This does not apply to children under the age of 12.
    Tests are available at health centres and cost 6500CV Escudos (around £55). You can find a list of health centres online.
    If you are travelling to or from Cape Verde and transiting other countries, you will need to check the travel advice
    pages of that country. You should also check with your airline or travel provider about entry requirements when transiting other countries.
    *Accommodation: Find accommodation that is suitable for your needs. Some hotel accommodation is open and there is self-catering accommodation available. Look for hotels that have been awarded the “Cabo Verde – Secure Tourism” certification.
    *Public places and services: The island of São Vincente is currently in a ‘state of calamity’. All other islands in the Cape Verde archipelago are in a ‘state of contingency’. Face coverings are mandatory in enclosed spaces and outdoors where it is not possible to maintain social distancing. Confinement is mandatory for 14 days if you’re suffering from or infected with coronavirus symptoms. You must observe the rules on social distancing and hygiene:
    • keep a social distance of at least 2m
    • wash your hands regularly
    • respect the rules on maximum occupancy in shops and service, restaurants, cafés, gyms and on public transport
    The use of a face covering is mandatory in enclosed spaces, e.g. supermarkets, shops, health centres, banks, schools, public services, airports and port, restaurants and cafés and on public transport. Face coverings are also mandatory outdoors where social distancing cannot be maintained. This applies to everyone over the age of 10. You may be exempt from using a face mask on medical grounds if so authorised by the health authorities.
    Some cultural, recreational, sporting, leisure and entertainment facilities have reopened but are subject to limited capacity due to social distancing. Most nightclubs, dance halls, event venues and facilities, sporting academies and gymnastics and martial arts clubs remain closed. Attendance at religious services and ceremonies is limited to one third capacity and subject to social distancing, temperature checking, hand hygiene and the use of a face mask.
    Beaches on all the islands are open from 6am to 6pm and are subject to social distancing.
    Restaurants, snack bars, bars and open air cafés selling alcohol, close at midnight (see the exceptions below for São Vincente). Lounge bars close at midnight on weekdays and 2am on weekends and bank holidays. Shops and stores close at 8:30pm, with the exception of pharmacies and bread shops which close at 9pm.
    Until further notice, additional restrictions are in force on the island of São Vincente. These include:
    • bars and open air cafés selling alcohol close at 9pm
    • restaurants and snack bars close at 9pm
    All Carnival festivities including parades (public or private) will be banned on 16 February (Shrove Tuesday) and 17 February (Ash Wednesday) on all islands. Households can celebrate at home but it will be limited to those who live within the household.

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    15.02.2021
  • Cape Verde Latest News: Cabo Verde Connect suspends flights to Cape Verde between 10 February and 17 March; TAP Air reduces flights between Cape Verde and Portugal (Media reports, 05.02.2021)

    International Restrictions:
    * Cape Verde air and sea borders are open.

    *Entry to Cape Verde: 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:
    • the Airport Security Tax Form (TSA) on the EASE website and pay 3,400 escudos. This does not apply to visitors under 2 years of age or those who are normally resident in Cape Verde. (See Visas). If you’re travelling with a tour operator, check whether the cost of the TSA is included in your package.
    • an International Travel Form on the Covid19.cv website. You need to complete it online and submit it prior to your travel.
    You should arrange to take a private test. Your temperature will be measured on arrival in Cape Verde. If your temperature is high, you will be taken to an assigned area at the airport where your temperature will be measured again. If it remains high, the Cape Verdean authorities may need you to do a COVID-19 test. If you arrive in Cape Verde without a negative COVID-19 test, you won’t be allowed to disembark. In exceptional circumstances, the Cape Verdean authorities may allow you entry but you will have to take the test at your own expense. You’ll need to check the conditions for travel with the airline before you book a flight.
    -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.
    You can have a COVID-19 test (rapid antigen test) in a local municipal health facility or in a certified private laboratory no later than 72 hours prior to travel. You can book your test online
    on some of the islands.
    You’ll need to pay 1,000 CV Escudos for the COVID-19 test (rapid antigen test), a health declaration and result certificate. You need to ensure that the fee you pay includes the health declaration and test result. You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Cape Verde:
    -Inter-island travel: 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, and Brava, you do not need to present a COVID-19 (rapid antigen 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. You can have a COVID-19 (rapid antigen test) done in a local municipal health facility or in a certified private laboratory no later than 72 hours prior to travel. You can book your test online on some of the islands.
    You’ll need to pay 1,000 CV Escudos (around £8-£10) for the COVID-19 (rapid antigen) test, a health declaration and result certificate. You need to ensure that the fee you pay includes the health declaration and test result.
    *International travel: For international travel out of Cape Verde, you’ll need to present a COVID-19 test (RT-PCR or Ag-RDT) done in the last 72 hours before you travel. You can book your test online on some of the islands. This does not apply to children under the age of 12. Tests are available at health centres and cost 6500CV Escudos (around £55). You can find a list of health centres online.
    *Accommodation: Find accommodation that is suitable for your needs. Some hotel accommodation is open and there is self-catering accommodation available. Look for hotels that have been awarded the “Cabo Verde – Secure Tourism” certification.
    *Public places and services: The island of São Vincente is currently in a ‘state of calamity’. All other islands in the Cape Verde archipelago are in a ‘state of contingency’. Face coverings are mandatory in enclosed spaces and outdoors where it is not possible to maintain social distancing.
    Confinement is mandatory for 14 days if you’re suffering from or infected with coronavirus symptoms. You must observe the rules on social distancing and hygiene:
    • keep a social distance of at least 2m. • wash your hands regularly. • respect the rules on maximum occupancy in shops and service, restaurants, cafés, gyms and on public transport.
    The use of a face covering is mandatory in enclosed spaces, e.g. supermarkets, shops, health centres, banks, schools, public services, airports and port, restaurants and cafés and on public transport. Face coverings are also mandatory outdoors where social distancing cannot be maintained. This applies to everyone over the age of 10. You may be exempt from using a face mask on medical grounds if so authorised by the health authorities.
    Some cultural, recreational, sporting, leisure and entertainment facilities have reopened but are subject to limited capacity due to social distancing. Most nightclubs, dance halls, event venues and facilities, sporting academies and gymnastics and martial arts clubs remain closed. Attendance at religious services and ceremonies is limited to one third capacity and subject to social distancing, temperature checking, hand hygiene and the use of a face mask.
    Beaches on all the islands are open from 6am to 6pm and are subject to social distancing.
    Restaurants, snack bars, bars and open air cafés selling alcohol, close at midnight (see the exceptions below for São Vincente). Lounge bars close at midnight on weekdays and 2am on weekends and bank holidays. Shops and stores close at 8:30pm, with the exception of pharmacies and bread shops which close at 9pm.
    Until further notice, additional restrictions are in force on the island of São Vincente. These include:
    • bars and open air cafés selling alcohol close at 9pm.
    • restaurants and snack bars close at 9pm.

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    10.02.2021
  • Cape Verde Latest News: “State of calamity” extended for Fogo and Santiago islands until 14 November, other islands remain under ‘state of contingency’ (OSAC, 02.11.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    * Cape Verde air and sea borders are open.

    *Entry to Cape Verde: 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:
    • the Airport Security Tax Form (TSA) on the EASE website and pay 3,400 escudos. This does not apply to visitors under 2 years of age or those who are normally resident in Cape Verde. (See Visas). If you’re travelling with a tour operator, check whether the cost of the TSA is included in your package.
    • an International Travel Form on the Covid19.cv website. You need to complete it online and submit it prior to your travel.
    You should arrange to take a private test. Your temperature will be measured on arrival in Cape Verde. If your temperature is high, you will be taken to an assigned area at the airport where your temperature will be measured again. If it remains high, the Cape Verdean authorities may need you to do a COVID-19 test. If you arrive in Cape Verde without a negative COVID-19 test, you won’t be allowed to disembark. In exceptional circumstances, the Cape Verdean authorities may allow you entry but you will have to take the test at your own expense. You’ll need to check the conditions for travel with the airline before you book a flight.
    -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.
    You can have a COVID-19 test (rapid antigen test) in a local municipal health facility or in a certified private laboratory no later than 72 hours prior to travel. You can book your test online
    on some of the islands.
    You’ll need to pay 1,000 CV Escudos for the COVID-19 test (rapid antigen test), a health declaration and result certificate. You need to ensure that the fee you pay includes the health declaration and test result. You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Cape Verde:
    -Inter-island travel: Internal inter-island flights and passenger ferries are operational. If you’re travelling between islands, you’ll need to https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/af3188749dbe4bfe898deca41009a72c
    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, and Brava, you do not need to present a COVID-19 (rapid antigen 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.
    You can have a COVID-19 (rapid antigen test) done in a local municipal health facility or in a certified private laboratory no later than 72 hours prior to travel. You can book your test online
    on some of the islands. You’ll need to pay 1,000 CV Escudos for the COVID-19 (rapid antigen) test, a health declaration and result certificate. You need to ensure that the fee you pay includes the health declaration and test result.

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    04.02.2021
  • Cape Verde Latest News: “State of calamity” extended for Fogo and Santiago islands until 14 November, other islands remain under ‘state of contingency’ (OSAC, 02.11.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    * Cape Verde air and sea borders are open.

    *Entry to Cape Verde: 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:
    • the Airport Security Tax Form (TSA) on theEASE website and pay 3,400 escudos. This does not apply to visitors under 2 years of age or those who are normally resident in Cape Verde.
    Your temperature will be measured on arrival in Cape Verde. If your temperature is high, you will be taken to an assigned area at the airport where your temperature will be measured again. If it remains high, the Cape Verdean authorities may need you to do a COVID-19 test. If you arrive in Cape Verde without a negative COVID-19 test, you won’t be allowed to disembark. In exceptional circumstances, the Cape Verdean authorities may allow you entry but you will have to take the test at your own expense. You’ll need to check the conditions for travel with the airline before you book a flight.
    *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. You can have a COVID-19 test (rapid antigen test) in a local municipal health facility or in a certified private laboratory no later than 72 hours prior to travel. You’ll need to pay 1,000 CV Escudos for the COVID-19 test (rapid antigen test), a health declaration and result certificate. You need to ensure that the fee you pay includes the health declaration and test result. You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities.

    *Internal Restrictions:
    **Travel in Cape Verde:
    -Inter-island travel: Internal inter-island flights and passenger ferries are operational. If you’re travelling between islands, you’ll need tocomplete 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, and Brava, you do not need to present a COVID-19 (rapid antigen 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. You can have a COVID-19 (rapid antigen test) done in a local municipal health facility or in a certified private laboratory no later than 72 hours prior to travel. You’ll need to pay 1,000 CV Escudos for the COVID-19 (rapid antigen) test, a health declaration and result certificate. You need to ensure that the fee you pay includes the health declaration and test result.

    *International travel: For international travel out of Cape Verde, you’ll need to present a COVID-19 test (RT-PCR or Ag-RDT) done in the last 72 hours before you travel. This does not apply to children under the age of 12. Tests are available at health centres and cost 6500CV Escudos. You can find alist of health centres online. If you are travelling to or from Cape Verde and transiting other countries, you will need to check the requirements of that country. You should also check with your airline or travel provider about entry requirements when transiting other countries.
    *Accommodation: Find accommodation that is suitable for your needs. Some hotel accommodation is open and there is self-catering accommodation available. Look for hotels that have been awarded the “Cabo Verde – Secure Tourism” certification.
    *Public places and services: The island of São Vincente is currently in a ‘state of calamity’. All other islands in the Cape Verde archipelago are in a ‘state of contingency’. Face coverings are mandatory in enclosed spaces and outdoors where it is not possible to maintain social distancing.
    Confinement is mandatory for 14 days if you’re suffering from or infected with coronavirus symptoms. You must observe the rules on social distancing and hygiene: • keep a social distance of at least 2m; • wash your hands regularly; • respect the rules on maximum occupancy in shops and service, restaurants, cafés, gyms and on public transport. The use of a face covering is mandatory in enclosed spaces, e.g. supermarkets, shops, health centres, banks, schools, public services, airports and port, restaurants and cafés and on public transport. Face coverings are also mandatory outdoors where social distancing cannot be maintained. This applies to everyone over the age of 10. You may be exempt from using a face mask on medical grounds if so authorised by the health authorities. Some cultural, recreational, sporting, leisure and entertainment facilities have reopened but are subject to limited capacity due to social distancing. Most nightclubs, dance halls, event venues and facilities, sporting academies and gymnastics and martial arts clubs remain closed. Attendance at religious services and ceremonies is limited to one third capacity and subject to social distancing, temperature checking, hand hygiene and the use of a face mask. Beaches on all the islands are open from 6am to 6pm and are subject to social distancing. Restaurants, snack bars, bars and open air cafés selling alcohol, close at midnight (see the exceptions below for São Vincente). Lounge bars close at midnight on weekdays and 2am on weekends and bank holidays. Shops and stores close at 8:30pm, with the exception of pharmacies and bread shops which close at 9pm. Until further notice, additional restrictions are in force on the island of São Vincente. These include: • bars and open air cafés selling alcohol close at 9pm
    • restaurants and snack bars close at 9pm;

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    21.01.2021
  • Cape Verde Latest News: “State of calamity” extended for Fogo and Santiago islands until 14 November, other islands remain under ‘state of contingency’ (OSAC, 02.11.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    * Cape Verde air and sea borders are open.

    *Entry to Cape Verde: 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:
    • the Airport Security Tax Form (TSA) on theEASE website and pay 3,400 escudos. This does not apply to visitors under 2 years of age or those who are normally resident in Cape Verde.
    Your temperature will be measured on arrival in Cape Verde. If your temperature is high, you will be taken to an assigned area at the airport where your temperature will be measured again. If it remains high, the Cape Verdean authorities may need you to do a COVID-19 test. If you arrive in Cape Verde without a negative COVID-19 test, you won’t be allowed to disembark. In exceptional circumstances, the Cape Verdean authorities may allow you entry but you will have to take the test at your own expense. You’ll need to check the conditions for travel with the airline before you book a flight.
    *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. You can have a COVID-19 test (rapid antigen test) in a local municipal health facility or in a certified private laboratory no later than 72 hours prior to travel. You’ll need to pay 1,000 CV Escudos for the COVID-19 test (rapid antigen test), a health declaration and result certificate. You need to ensure that the fee you pay includes the health declaration and test result. You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities.

    *Travelling between islands:
    *Inter-island travel: Internal inter-island flights and passenger ferries are operational. If you’re travelling between islands, you’ll need tocomplete 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, and Brava, you do not need to present a COVID-19 (rapid antigen 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. You can have a COVID-19 (rapid antigen test) done in a local municipal health facility or in a certified private laboratory no later than 72 hours prior to travel. You’ll need to pay 1,000 CV Escudos for the COVID-19 (rapid antigen) test, a health declaration and result certificate. You need to ensure that the fee you pay includes the health declaration and test result.

    *International travel: For international travel out of Cape Verde, you’ll need to present a COVID-19 test (RT-PCR or Ag-RDT) done in the last 72 hours before you travel. This does not apply to children under the age of 12. Tests are available at health centres and cost 6500CV Escudos. You can find a > list of health centres *Accommodation: Find accommodation that is suitable for your needs. Some hotel accommodation is open and there is self-catering accommodation available. Look for hotels that have been awarded the “Cabo Verde – Secure Tourism” certification.

    *Public places and services: The island of São Vincente is currently in a ‘state of calamity’. All other islands in the Cape Verde archipelago are in a ‘state of contingency’. Face coverings are mandatory in enclosed spaces and outdoors where it is not possible to maintain social distancing. Confinement is mandatory for 14 days if you’re suffering from or infected with coronavirus symptoms. You must observe the rules on social distancing and hygiene:
    • keep a social distance of at least 2m;
    • wash your hands regularly;
    • respect the rules on maximum occupancy in shops and service;
    • restaurants, cafés, gyms and on public transport.
    The use of a face covering is mandatory in enclosed spaces, e.g. supermarkets, shops, health centres, banks, schools, public services, airports and port, restaurants and cafés and on public transport. Face coverings are also mandatory outdoors where social distancing cannot be maintained. This applies to everyone over the age of 10. You may be exempt from using a face mask on medical grounds if so authorised by the health authorities. Some cultural, recreational, sporting, leisure and entertainment facilities have reopened but are subject to limited capacity due to social distancing. Most nightclubs, dance halls, event venues and facilities, sporting academies and gymnastics and martial arts clubs remain closed. Attendance at religious services and ceremonies is limited to one third capacity and subject to social distancing, temperature checking, hand hygiene and the use of a face mask.
    Beaches on all the islands are open from 6am to 6pm and are subject to social distancing. Restaurants, snack bars, bars and open air cafés selling alcohol, close at midnight (see the exceptions below for São Vincente). Lounge bars close at midnight on weekdays and 2am on weekends and bank holidays. Shops and stores close at 8:30pm, with the exception of pharmacies and bread shops which close at 9pm. Until further notice, additional restrictions are in force on the island of São Vincente. These include:
    • bars and open air cafés selling alcohol close at 9pm;
    • restaurants and snack bars close at 9pm.

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    19.01.2021
  • Cape Verde Latest News: “State of calamity” extended for Fogo and Santiago islands until 14 November, other islands remain under ‘state of contingency’ (OSAC, 02.11.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *International travel: For international travel out of Cape Verde, you’ll need to present a COVID-19 test (RT-PCR or Ag-RDT) done in the last 72 hours before you travel. This does not apply to children under the age of 12. Tests are available at health centres and cost 6500CV Escudos. You can find alist of health centres online.

    *Entry to Cape Verde: 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:
    • the Airport Security Tax Form (TSA) on theEASE website and pay 3,400 escudos. This does not apply to visitors under 2 years of age or those who are normally resident in Cape Verde. (See Visas). If you’re travelling with a tour operator, check whether the cost of the TSA is included in your package. Your temperature will be measured on arrival in Cape Verde. If your temperature is high, you will be taken to an assigned area at the airport where your temperature will be measured again. If it remains high, the Cape Verdean authorities may need you to do a COVID-19 test. If you arrive in Cape Verde without a negative COVID-19 test, you won’t be allowed to disembark. In exceptional circumstances, the Cape Verdean authorities may allow you entry but you will have to take the test at your own expense. You’ll need to check the conditions for travel with the airline before you book a flight.
    *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 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 Santiago, Santo Antão, São Vicente and Fogo, you will need to present a COVID-19 test (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. You can have a COVID-19 test (rapid antigen test) in a local municipal health facility or in a certified private laboratory no later than 72 hours prior to travel. You’ll need to pay 1,000 CV Escudos for the COVID-19 test (rapid antigen test), a health declaration and result certificate. You need to ensure that the fee you pay includes the health declaration and test result. You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Cape Verde:-Inter-island travel: 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, and Brava, you do not need to present a COVID-19 (rapid antigen 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. You can have a COVID-19 (rapid antigen test) done in a local municipal health facility or in a certified private laboratory no later than 72 hours prior to travel. You’ll need to pay 1,000 CV Escudos for the COVID-19 (rapid antigen) test, a health declaration and result certificate. You need to ensure that the fee you pay includes the health declaration and test result.
    *Accommodation: Find accommodation that is suitable for your needs. Some hotel accommodation is open and there is self-catering accommodation available. Look for hotels that have been awarded the “Cabo Verde – Secure Tourism” certification.
    *Public places and services: The island of São Vincente is currently in a ‘state of calamity’. All other is*lands in the Cape Verde archipelago are in a ‘state of contingency’. Face coverings are mandatory in enclosed spaces and outdoors where it is not possible to maintain social distancing. Confinement is mandatory for 14 days if you’re suffering from or infected with coronavirus symptoms. You must 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 service, restaurants, cafés, gyms and on public transport
    The use of a face covering is mandatory in enclosed spaces, e.g. supermarkets, shops, health centres, banks, schools, public services, airports and port, restaurants and cafés and on public transport. Face coverings are also mandatory outdoors where social distancing cannot be maintained. This applies to everyone over the age of 10. You may be exempt from using a face mask on medical grounds if so authorised by the health authorities. Cultural, recreational, sporting, leisure and entertainment facilities remain closed. This includes nightclubs, dance halls, event venues and facilities, sporting academies and gymnastics and martial arts clubs. Attendance at religious services and ceremonies is limited to one third capacity and subject to social distancing, temperature checking, hand hygiene and the use of a face mask. Beaches on all the islands except São Vincente, are open from 6am to 6pm. Restaurants, snack bars, bars and open air cafés selling alcohol, close at midnight (see the exceptions below for São Vincente). Shops and stores close at 8:30pm, with the exception of pharmacies and bread shops which close at 9pm. Until further notice, additional restrictions are in force on the island of São Vincente. These include:
    • bars and open air cafés selling alcohol close at 9pm
    • restaurants and snack bars close at 9pm
    • access to the beach is limited to two periods between 6am and 10am and 12pm and 3pm and is subject to social distancing

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    15.01.2021
  • Cape Verde Latest News: “State of calamity” extended for Fogo and Santiago islands until 14 November, other islands remain under ‘state of contingency’ (OSAC, 02.11.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Cape Verde: 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: • the Airport Security Tax Form (TSA) on the EASE website and pay 3,400 escudos. This does not apply to visitors under 2 years of age or those who are normally resident in Cape Verde. If you’re travelling with a tour operator, check whether the cost of the TSA is included in your package. Your temperature will be measured on arrival in Cape Verde. If your temperature is high, you will be taken to an assigned area at the airport where your temperature will be measured again. If it remains high, the Cape Verdean authorities may need you to do a COVID-19 test. If you arrive in Cape Verde without a negative COVID-19 test, you won’t be allowed to disembark. In exceptional circumstances, the Cape Verdean authorities may allow you entry but you will have to take the test at your own expense. You’ll need to check the conditions for travel with the airline before you book a flight.
    *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 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 Santiago, Santo Antão, São Vicente and Fogo, you will need to present a COVID-19 test (rapid antigen test) done in the last 72 hours before you travel. The exception to this is if you are travelling between the islands of São Vicente and Santo Antão where you will not need to present a test. Children under the age of 7 are not required to present a test. You can have a COVID-19 test (rapid antigen test) in a local municipal health facility or in a certified private laboratory no later than 72 hours prior to travel. You’ll need to pay 1,000 CV Escudos for the COVID-19 test (rapid antigen test), a health declaration and result certificate. Make sure the fee you pay includes the health declaration and test result. You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Cape Verde: -Inter-island travel: 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, and Brava, you do not need to present a COVID-19 (rapid antigen 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. The exception is if you are travelling between the islands of São Vicente and Santo Antão where you will not need to present a test. Children under the age of 7 are not required to present a test.
    You can have a COVID-19 (rapid antigen test) done in a local municipal health facility or in a certified private laboratory no later than 72 hours prior to travel.
    You’ll need to pay 1,000 CV Escudos for the COVID-19 (rapid antigen) test , a health declaration and result certificate. Make sure the fee you pay includes the health declaration and test result.
    *Accommodation: Find accommodation that is suitable for your needs. Some hotel accommodation is open and there is self-catering accommodation available. Look for hotels that have been awarded the “Cabo Verde – Secure Tourism” certification.
    *Public places and services: The island of Fogo is currently in a ‘state of calamity’. All other islands in the Cape Verde archipelago are in a ‘state of contingency’. Face coverings are mandatory in enclosed spaces and outdoors where it is not possible to maintain social distancing. Confinement is mandatory for 14 days if you’re suffering from or infected with coronavirus symptoms. You must 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 service, restaurants, cafés, gyms and on public transport.
    The use of a face covering is mandatory in enclosed spaces, e.g supermarkets, shops, health centres, banks, schools, public services, airports and port, restaurants and cafés and on public transport. Face coverings are also mandatory outdoors where social distancing cannot be maintained. This applies to everyone over the age of 10. You may be exempt from using a face mask on medical grounds if so authorised by the health authorities. Cultural, recreational, sporting, leisure and entertainment facilities remain closed. This includes nightclubs, dance halls, event venues and facilities, sporting academies and gymnastics and martial arts clubs. Attendance at religious services and ceremonies is limited to one third capacity and subject to social distancing, temperature checking, hand hygiene and the use of a face mask. Beaches on all the islands except Fogo, are open from 6am to 6pm. During Christmas and New Year all celebrations taking place in public spaces will be banned. You can celebrate Christmas and New Year at home within your household and up to a maximum of 15 people. Restaurants, snack bars, bars and open air cafés selling alcohol, close at midnight (see the exceptions below for Fogo). Shops and stores close at 8:30pm, with the exception of pharmacies and bread shops which close at 9pm. Until further notice, additional restrictions are in force on the island of Fogo. These include:
    • bars and open air cafés selling alcohol close at 9pm;
    • restaurants and snack bars close at 9pm;
    • access to the beach is limited to two periods between 6am and 10am and 12pm and 3pm and is subject to social distancing.

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    31.12.2020
  • Cape Verde Latest News: “State of calamity” extended for Fogo and Santiago islands until 14 November, other islands remain under ‘state of contingency’ (OSAC, 02.11.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Cape Verde: 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: • the Airport Security Tax Form (TSA) on the EASE website and pay 3,400 escudos. This does not apply to visitors under 2 years of age or those who are normally resident in Cape Verde. If you’re travelling with a tour operator, check whether the cost of the TSA is included in your package. Your temperature will be measured on arrival in Cape Verde. If your temperature is high, you will be taken to an assigned area at the airport where your temperature will be measured again. If it remains high, the Cape Verdean authorities may need you to do a COVID-19 test. If you arrive in Cape Verde without a negative COVID-19 test, you won’t be allowed to disembark. In exceptional circumstances, the Cape Verdean authorities may allow you entry but you will have to take the test at your own expense. You’ll need to check the conditions for travel with the airline before you book a flight.
    *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 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 Santiago, Santo Antão, São Vicente and Fogo, you will need to present a COVID-19 test (rapid antigen test) done in the last 72 hours before you travel. The exception to this is if you are travelling between the islands of São Vicente and Santo Antão where you will not need to present a test. Children under the age of 7 are not required to present a test. You can have a COVID-19 test (rapid antigen test) in a local municipal health facility or in a certified private laboratory no later than 72 hours prior to travel. You’ll need to pay 1,000 CV Escudos for the COVID-19 test (rapid antigen test), a health declaration and result certificate. Make sure the fee you pay includes the health declaration and test result. You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities.

    Internal Restrictions:
    For inter-island travel from Santiago and Fogo to Sal and Boa Vista you’ll need to present a COVID-19 test done in the last 72 hours before you travel. You’ll also need to complete an online health surveillance form before you board. Tests are available locally at health centres and cost 1,000 CV Escudos (around $12-$13). For details of testing stations in Praia, scroll down to the bottom of the Cape Verde government’s COVID web page (in Portuguese). You can also have the test done at private laboratories on some islands. Make sure the fee you pay includes the test, the test results and a health declaration. Face coverings are mandatory in enclosed spaces and outdoors where it is not possible to maintain social distancing.
    Find accommodation that is suitable for your needs. Some hotel accommodation is open and there is self-catering accommodation available. Look for hotels that have been awarded the “Cabo Verde – Secure Tourism” certification.
    The islands of Santiago and Fogo are currently in a ‘state of calamity’. The remaining islands in the Cape Verde archipelago are in a ‘state of contingency’. Face coverings are mandatory in enclosed spaces and outdoors where it is not possible to maintain social distancing.
    Confinement is mandatory for 14 days if you’re suffering from or infected with coronavirus symptoms. You must 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 service, restaurants, cafés, gyms and on public transport. The use of a face covering is mandatory in enclosed spaces, e.g supermarkets, shops, health centres, banks, schools, public services, airports and port, restaurants and cafés and on public transport. Face coverings are also mandatory outdoors where social distancing cannot be maintained. This applies to everyone over the age of 10. You may be exempt from using a face mask on medical grounds if so authorised by the health authorities.
    Cultural, recreational, sporting, leisure and entertainment facilities remain closed. This includes nightclubs, dance halls, event venues and facilities, sporting academies and gymnastics and martial arts clubs. Private family gatherings are limited to 10 people. Attendance at religious services and ceremonies is limited to one third capacity and subject to social distancing, temperature checking, hand hygiene and the use of a face mask. Restaurants and snack bars and bars and open air cafés selling alcohol, close at midnight (see the exceptions below for Santiago and Fogo). Shops and stores close at 8:30pm, with the exception of pharmacies and bread shops which close at 9pm. Until further notice, additional restrictions are in force on the islands of Santiago and Fogo. These include: bars and open air cafés selling alcohol close at 9pm, restaurants and snack bars close at 11pm, access to the beach is limited to two periods between 6am and 10am and 12pm and 3pm and is subject to social distancing

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    22.12.2020
  • Cape Verde Latest News: “State of calamity” extended for Fogo and Santiago islands until 14 November, other islands remain under ‘state of contingency’ (OSAC, 02.11.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    Cape Verde’s air and sea borders are open. You’ll need a COVID-19 RT PCR nasal swab test to enter Cape Verde. The test has to be done in the last 72 hours before travel. If you don’t 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: the Airport Security Tax Form (TSA) on the EASE website and pay 3,400 escudos. (This does not apply to visitors under 2 years of age or those who are normally resident in Cape Verde). You will also need the online health surveillance form.
    Your temperature will be measured on arrival in Cape Verde. If your temperature is high, you will be taken to the medical facility at the airport where your temperature will be measured again. If it remains high, the Cape Verdean authorities may require you to do a COVID-19 test. If you arrive in Cape Verde without a negative COVID-19 test, you won’t be allowed to disembark. In exceptional circumstances the Cape Verdean authorities may take you to have the test done at your own expense. You’ll need to check the conditions for travel with the airline before you book a flight.
    For international travel out of Cape Verde, you’ll need to present a COVID-19 test (RT-PCR) done in the last 72 hours before you travel. This does not apply to children under the age of 12.
    Tests are available at health centres and cost 11,000 CV Escudos (around $123). You can find a list of health centres online.

    Internal Restrictions:
    For inter-island travel from Santiago and Fogo to Sal and Boa Vista you’ll need to present a COVID-19 test done in the last 72 hours before you travel. You’ll also need to complete an online health surveillance form before you board. Tests are available locally at health centres and cost 1,000 CV Escudos (around $12-$13). For details of testing stations in Praia, scroll down to the bottom of the Cape Verde government’s COVID web page (in Portuguese). You can also have the test done at private laboratories on some islands. Make sure the fee you pay includes the test, the test results and a health declaration. Face coverings are mandatory in enclosed spaces and outdoors where it is not possible to maintain social distancing.
    Find accommodation that is suitable for your needs. Some hotel accommodation is open and there is self-catering accommodation available. Look for hotels that have been awarded the “Cabo Verde – Secure Tourism” certification.
    The islands of Santiago and Fogo are currently in a ‘state of calamity’. The remaining islands in the Cape Verde archipelago are in a ‘state of contingency’. Face coverings are mandatory in enclosed spaces and outdoors where it is not possible to maintain social distancing.
    Confinement is mandatory for 14 days if you’re suffering from or infected with coronavirus symptoms. You must 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 service, restaurants, cafés, gyms and on public transport. The use of a face covering is mandatory in enclosed spaces, e.g supermarkets, shops, health centres, banks, schools, public services, airports and port, restaurants and cafés and on public transport. Face coverings are also mandatory outdoors where social distancing cannot be maintained. This applies to everyone over the age of 10. You may be exempt from using a face mask on medical grounds if so authorised by the health authorities.
    Cultural, recreational, sporting, leisure and entertainment facilities remain closed. This includes nightclubs, dance halls, event venues and facilities, sporting academies and gymnastics and martial arts clubs. Private family gatherings are limited to 10 people. Attendance at religious services and ceremonies is limited to one third capacity and subject to social distancing, temperature checking, hand hygiene and the use of a face mask. Restaurants and snack bars and bars and open air cafés selling alcohol, close at midnight (see the exceptions below for Santiago and Fogo). Shops and stores close at 8:30pm, with the exception of pharmacies and bread shops which close at 9pm. Until further notice, additional restrictions are in force on the islands of Santiago and Fogo. These include: bars and open air cafés selling alcohol close at 9pm, restaurants and snack bars close at 11pm, access to the beach is limited to two periods between 6am and 10am and 12pm and 3pm and is subject to social distancing

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    08.12.2020
  • Cape Verde Latest News: “State of calamity” extended for Fogo and Santiago islands until 14 November, other islands remain under ‘state of contingency’ (OSAC, 02.11.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    Cape Verde’s air and sea borders are open. You’ll need a COVID-19 RT PCR nasal swab test to enter Cape Verde. The test has to be done in the last 72 hours before travel. If you don’t 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: the Airport Security Tax Form (TSA) on the EASE website and pay 3,400 escudos. (This does not apply to visitors under 2 years of age or those who are normally resident in Cape Verde). You will also need the online health surveillance form.
    Your temperature will be measured on arrival in Cape Verde. If your temperature is high, you will be taken to the medical facility at the airport where your temperature will be measured again. If it remains high, the Cape Verdean authorities may require you to do a COVID-19 test. If you arrive in Cape Verde without a negative COVID-19 test, you won’t be allowed to disembark. In exceptional circumstances the Cape Verdean authorities may take you to have the test done at your own expense. You’ll need to check the conditions for travel with the airline before you book a flight.

    Internal Restrictions:
    For inter-island travel from Santiago and Fogo to Sal and Boa Vista you’ll need to present a COVID-19 test done in the last 72 hours before you travel. You’ll also need to complete an online health surveillance form before you board. Tests are available locally at health centres and cost 1,000 CV Escudos (around £8-£10). For details of testing stations in Praia, scroll down to the bottom of the Cape Verde government’s COVID web page (in Portuguese). You can also have the test done at private laboratories on some islands. Make sure the fee you pay includes the test, the test results and a health declaration. Face coverings are mandatory in enclosed spaces and outdoors where it is not possible to maintain social distancing.
    Find accommodation that is suitable for your needs. Some hotel accommodation is open and there is self-catering accommodation available. Look for hotels that have been awarded the “Cabo Verde – Secure Tourism” certification.
    The islands of Santiago and Fogo are currently in a ‘state of calamity’. The remaining islands in the Cape Verde archipelago are in a ‘state of contingency’. Confinement is mandatory for 14 days if you are suffering from or infected with coronavirus symptoms. You must observe the rules on social distancing and hygiene: keep a social distance of 1.5m, wash your hands regularly, respect the rules on maximum occupancy in shops and service, restaurants, cafés, gyms and on public transport. The use of a face covering is mandatory in enclosed spaces, such as supermarkets, shops, health centres, banks, schools, public services, airports and port, restaurants and cafés and on public transport. Face coverings are also mandatory outdoors where social distancing cannot be maintained. This applies to everyone over the age of 10. You may be exempt from using a face mask on medical grounds if so authorised by the health authorities. Cultural, recreational, sporting, leisure and entertainment facilities remain closed. This includes nightclubs, dance halls, event venues and facilities, sporting academies and gymnastics and martial arts clubs. Private family gatherings are limited to 10 people. Attendance at religious services and ceremonies is limited to one third capacity and subject to social distancing, temperature checking, hand hygiene and the use of a face mask. Restaurants and snack bars and bars and open air cafés selling alcohol, close at midnight (see the exceptions below for Santiago and Fogo). Shops and stores close at 8:30pm, with the exception of pharmacies and bread shops which close at 9pm.
    Until further notice, additional restrictions are in force on the islands of Santiago and Fogo. These include: Bars and open air cafés selling alcohol close at 9pm, Restaurants and snack bars close at 11pm, Access to the beach is limited to two periods between 6am and 10am and 12pm and 3pm and is subject to social distancing.

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    09.11.2020
  • Cape Verde Latest News: “State of calamity” extended for Fogo and Santiago islands until 14 November, other islands remain under ‘state of contingency’ (OSAC, 02.11.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    As of October 12, commercial flights and international maritime transportation of passengers resumed operation. You’ll need a COVID-19 test to enter Cape Verde. The test has to be done in the last 72 hours before travel. If you don’t present a COVID-19 test done in the last 72 hours, you will not be allowed to board.
    Children under 7 do not need to present a COVID-19 test. Prior to your travel you will need to complete: the Airport Security Tax Form (TSA) on the EASE website and pay 3,400 escudos. (This does not apply to visitors under 2 years of age or those who are normally resident in Cape Verde). You will also need the online health surveillance form.
    Your temperature will be measured on arrival in Cape Verde. If your temperature is high, you will be taken to the medical facility at the airport where your temperature will be measured again. If it remains high, the Cape Verdean authorities may require you to do a COVID-19 test. If you arrive in Cape Verde without a negative COVID-19 test, you won’t be allowed to disembark. In exceptional circumstances the Cape Verdean authorities may take you to have the test done at your own expense. You’ll need to check the conditions for travel with the airline before you book a flight.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Travelling between islands: Internal inter-island flights and passenger ferries are operational. If you are travelling between islands, you’ll need to complete an online health surveillance form and you’ll need to present a COVID-19 test done in the last 72 hours before you travel. You can have a COVID-19 test in a local municipal health facility or in a certified private laboratory, no later than 72 hours prior to travel
    You’ll need to pay 1,000 CV Escudos (around £8-£10) for the test, a health declaration and result certificate. Make sure the fee you pay includes the health declaration and test result. You can consult Cape Verde legislation on testing requirements online (in Portuguese only). You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities.

    *Accommodation: Find accommodation that is suitable for your needs. Although most hotel accommodation is closed, there is self-catering accommodation available.
    *Public places and services: The Cape Verdean government has introduced a de-confinement plan for the whole country. This includes:
    • The maintenance of social distancing measures (1.5 m and hand hygiene at all times).
    • The need to self-isolate for 14 days if you’ve got COVID-19 symptoms. The mandatory use of non-surgical masks in enclosed spaces, such as supermarkets, shops, health centres, banks, schools, public services, ports, airports, restaurants, bars, sports/cultural/recreational establishments and on public transport.
    • The mandatory use of surgical masks at all times, including outdoors, if you are over the age of 65 or you have a chronic illness
    Cultural, recreational, sporting, leisure and entertainment facilities remain closed.
    Until further notice, additional restrictions are in force on the islands of Santiago and Fogo. These include:
    • Nightclubs remain closed
    • Bars and open air cafés can sell alcohol until 9pm
    • Parties and social gatherings are banned
    • Restaurants, cafés and food stalls close at 10pm
    • Shops and stores close at 7:30pm, with the exception of pharmacies and bread shops
    • Bread shops close at 9pm; in-house consumption ends at 7:30pm
    • Pharmacies close at 9pm
    • Religious ceremonies are allowed subject to 1/3 capacity, use of masks, social distancing, temperature checking and good hand hygiene
    • Water sports and beach activities are allowed from 6am to 10am in Santiago. Similar restrictions are in place in Sal and on the island of Fogo.

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    02.11.2020
  • Cape Verde Latest News: “State of Calamity” extended until 31 October because of COVID-19 (OSAC, 03.09.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    Cape Verde’s air and sea borders have now re-opened. You’ll need a COVID-19 test to enter Cape Verde. The test has to be done in the last 72 hours before travel. If you don’t present a COVID-19 test done in the last 72 hours, you will not be allowed to board.
    Children under 7 do not need to present a COVID-19 test. Prior to your travel you will need to complete: the Airport Security Tax Form (TSA) on the EASE website and pay 3,400 escudos. (This does not apply to visitors under 2 years of age or those who are normally resident in Cape Verde). You will also need the online health surveillance form.
    Your temperature will be measured on arrival in Cape Verde. If your temperature is high, you will be taken to the medical facility at the airport where your temperature will be measured again. If it remains high, the Cape Verdean authorities may require you to do a COVID-19 test. If you arrive in Cape Verde without a negative COVID-19 test, you won’t be allowed to disembark. In exceptional circumstances the Cape Verdean authorities may take you to have the test done at your own expense. You’ll need to check the conditions for travel with the airline before you book a flight.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Travelling between islands: Internal inter-island flights and passenger ferries are operational. If you are travelling between islands, you’ll need to complete an online health surveillance form and you’ll need to present a COVID-19 test done in the last 72 hours before you travel. You can have a COVID-19 test in a local municipal health facility or in a certified private laboratory, no later than 72 hours prior to travel
    You’ll need to pay 1,000 CV Escudos (around £8-£10) for the test, a health declaration and result certificate. Make sure the fee you pay includes the health declaration and test result. You can consult Cape Verde legislation on testing requirements online (in Portuguese only). You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities.

    *Accommodation: Find accommodation that is suitable for your needs. Although most hotel accommodation is closed, there is self-catering accommodation available.
    *Public places and services: The Cape Verdean government has introduced a de-confinement plan for the whole country. This includes:
    • The maintenance of social distancing measures (1.5 m and hand hygiene at all times).
    • The need to self-isolate for 14 days if you’ve got COVID-19 symptoms. The mandatory use of non-surgical masks in enclosed spaces, such as supermarkets, shops, health centres, banks, schools, public services, ports, airports, restaurants, bars, sports/cultural/recreational establishments and on public transport.
    • The mandatory use of surgical masks at all times, including outdoors, if you are over the age of 65 or you have a chronic illness
    Cultural, recreational, sporting, leisure and entertainment facilities remain closed.
    Until further notice, additional restrictions are in force on the islands of Santiago, Sal and Fogo. These include:
    • Nightclubs remain closed
    • Bars and open air cafés can sell alcohol until 9pm
    • Parties and social gatherings are banned
    • Restaurants, cafés and food stalls close at 10pm
    • Shops and stores close at 7:30pm, with the exception of pharmacies and bread shops
    • Bread shops close at 9pm; in-house consumption ends at 7:30pm
    • Pharmacies close at 9pm
    • Religious ceremonies are allowed subject to 1/3 capacity, use of masks, social distancing, temperature checking and good hand hygiene
    • Water sports and beach activities are allowed from 6am to 10am in Santiago. Similar restrictions are in place in Sal and on the island of Fogo.

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    14.10.2020
  • Cape Verde Latest News: “State of Calamity” extended until 31 October because of COVID-19 (OSAC, 03.09.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    There are no regular commercial flights flying to and from Cape Verde. International flights are expected to resume in mid-August. TAP Air Portugal are now operating a limited number of flights between Lisbon and Santiago and São Vicente islands for essential travel only. You’ll not be allowed to enter Cape Verde if you cannot prove your travel is of an essential nature. The Cape Verdean authorities have re-opened sea borders and passenger ferries have resumed services. Internal inter-island flights are now operational. If you are travelling between islands, you’ll need to complete a travel form online before you travel.
    If you are travelling from the islands of São Nicolau, Santiago, Sal and Ilha Do Fogo: You must have a COVID-19 test in a local municipal health facility or in a certified private laboratory, no later than 72 hours prior to travel. You’ll need to pay 1,000 CV Escudos (around £8-£10) for the test, a health declaration and results certificate. Make sure the fee you pay includes the health declaration and test result. You can consult Cape Verde legislation on testing requirements online (in Portuguese only). You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Cape Verde: Inter-island travel is allowed but you’ll need to present a COVID-19 test done in the last 72 hours before you travel. You’ll also need to complete an online health surveillance form before you board.
    Tests are available locally at health centres and cost CVE 1,000. You can also have the test done at a private laboratory. Make sure the fee you pay includes the test, the test results and a health declaration.
    It is mandatory to wear a non-surgical mask when using public transport in Cape Verde and when accessing ports and airports.
    *Accommodation: Find accommodation that is suitable for your needs. Although most hotel accommodation is closed, there is self-catering accommodation available.
    *Public places and services: The Cape Verdean government has introduced a de-confinement plan for the whole country. This includes:
    • The maintenance of social distancing measures (1.5 m and hand hygiene at all times).
    • The need to self-isolate for 14 days if you’ve got COVID-19 symptoms. The mandatory use of non-surgical masks in enclosed spaces, such as supermarkets, shops, health centres, banks, schools, public services, ports, airports, restaurants, bars, sports/cultural/recreational establishments and on public transport.
    • The mandatory use of surgical masks at all times, including outdoors, if you are over the age of 65 or you have a chronic illness
    Cultural, recreational, sporting, leisure and entertainment facilities remain closed.
    Until further notice, additional restrictions are in force on the islands of Santiago, Sal and Fogo. These include:
    • Nightclubs remain closed
    • Bars and open air cafés can sell alcohol until 9pm
    • Parties and social gatherings are banned
    • Restaurants, cafés and food stalls close at 10pm
    • Shops and stores close at 7:30pm, with the exception of pharmacies and bread shops
    • Bread shops close at 9pm; in-house consumption ends at 7:30pm
    • Pharmacies close at 9pm
    • Religious ceremonies are allowed subject to 1/3 capacity, use of masks, social distancing, temperature checking and good hand hygiene
    • Water sports and beach activities are allowed from 6am to 10am in Santiago. Similar restrictions are in place in Sal and on the island of Fogo.

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    07.10.2020
  • Cape Verde “State of Calamity” extended until 31 October because of COVID-19 (OSAC, 03.09.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    There are no regular commercial flights flying to and from Cape Verde. International flights are expected to resume in mid-August. TAP Air Portugal are now operating a limited number of flights between Lisbon and Santiago and São Vicente islands for essential travel only. You’ll not be allowed to enter Cape Verde if you cannot prove your travel is of an essential nature. The Cape Verdean authorities have re-opened sea borders and passenger ferries have resumed services. Internal inter-island flights are now operational. If you are travelling between islands, you’ll need to complete a travel form online before you travel.
    If you are travelling from the islands of São Nicolau, Santiago, Sal and Ilha Do Fogo: You must have a COVID-19 test in a local municipal health facility or in a certified private laboratory, no later than 72 hours prior to travel. You’ll need to pay 1,000 CV Escudos (around £8-£10) for the test, a health declaration and results certificate. Make sure the fee you pay includes the health declaration and test result. You can consult Cape Verde legislation on testing requirements online (in Portuguese only). You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    It is mandatory to wear a non-surgical mask when using public transport in Cape Verde and when accessing ports and airports. Most hotel accommodation is closed, there is self-catering accommodation available. The Cape Verdean government has introduced a de-confinement plan for the whole country, which includes: The maintenance of social distancing measures (1 metre and hand hygiene at all times. The need to self-isolate for 14 days if you’ve got symptoms of COVID-19. The mandatory use of surgical masks at all times, including outdoors, if you are over the age of 65 or you have a chronic illness.
    Cultural, recreational, sporting, leisure and entertainment facilities remain closed.
    Until further notice, additional restrictions are in force on the islands of Santiago, Sal and Ilha do Forgo. These include: Nightclubs remain closed. Bars and open air cafés can sell alcohol until 9pm. Parties and social gatherings are banned. Restaurants, cafés and food stalls close at 10pm. Shops and stores close at 7:30pm, with the exception of pharmacies and bread shops. Bread shops close at 9pm; in-house consumption ends at 7:30pm. Pharmacies close at 9pm. Religious ceremonies are allowed subject to 1/3 capacity, use of masks, social distancing, temperature checking and good hand hygiene. Water sports and beach activities are allowed from 6am to 10am in Santiago. Similar restrictions are in place in Sal and Ilha do Forgo.

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    11.09.2020
  • Cape Verde *****

    International restrictions:

    There are no regular commercial flights flying to and from Cape Verde. International flights are expected to resume in mid-August. TAP Air Portugal are now operating a limited number of flights between Lisbon and Santiago and São Vicente islands for essential travel only. You’ll not be allowed to enter Cape Verde if you cannot prove your travel is of an essential nature. The Cape Verdean authorities have re-opened sea borders and passenger ferries have resumed services. Internal inter-island flights are now operational. If you are travelling between islands, you’ll need to complete a travel form online [https://covid19.cv/] before you travel.
    If you are travelling from the islands of São Nicolau, Santiago and Sal: You must have a COVID-19 test in a local municipal health facility or in a certified private laboratory, no later than 72 hours prior to travel
    You’ll need to pay 1,000 CV Escudos (around £8-£10) for the test, a health declaration and results certificate. Make sure the fee you pay includes the health declaration and test result. You can consult Cape Verde legislation on testing requirements online (in Portuguese only). You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    It is mandatory to wear a non-surgical mask when using public transport in Cape Verde and when accessing ports and airports. Most hotel accommodation is closed, there is self-catering accommodation available. The Cape Verdean government has introduced a de-confinement plan for the whole country, which includes: The maintenance of social distancing measures (1 metre and hand hygiene at all times. The need to self-isolate for 14 days if you’ve got symptoms of COVID-19. The mandatory use of non-surgical masks in enclosed spaces, such as supermarkets, shops, health centres, banks, schools, public services, ports, airports, restaurants, bars, sports/cultural/recreational establishments and on public transport. The mandatory use of surgical masks if you are over the age of 65 and if you have a chronic disease at all times when outside your home. Government advice is to stay at home, except: to buy food or other essential times; to go to work if you’re unable to work from home;
    to go to hospital or health centres; to carry out caring or similar duties or in case of real need; to exercise outdoors and at some facilities and to walk pets. Public gatherings are banned but religious ceremonies will resume subject to social distancing rules, use of masks, etc. Public services are accessible by appointment only and attendance at funerals is restricted to family members up to a maximum of 20 people. Restaurants, cafes and bars will be limited to 50% capacity.

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    28.08.2020
  • Cape Verde *****

    International restrictions:

    There are no regular commercial flights flying to and from Cape Verde. International flights are expected to resume in mid-August. TAP Air Portugal are now operating a limited number of flights between Lisbon and Santiago and São Vicente islands for essential travel only. You’ll not be allowed to enter Cape Verde if you cannot prove your travel is of an essential nature. The Cape Verdean authorities have re-opened sea borders and passenger ferries have resumed services. Internal inter-island flights are now operational. If you are travelling between islands, you’ll need to complete a travel form online [https://covid19.cv/] before you travel. If you are travelling from the islands of Santiago and Sal: You must perform a rapid COVID-19 test in a local municipal health facility (e.g. police stations or health centres) or in a certified private laboratory, no later than 72 hours prior to travel. You’ll need to pay a fee of 1,000 Escudos for the test, the health declaration and the results certificate. Alternatively, you can take the test in a private laboratory. The fee you pay must include the health declaration and the test result.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    It is mandatory to wear a non-surgical mask when using public transport in Cape Verde and when accessing ports and airports. Most hotel accommodation is closed, there is self-catering accommodation available. The Cape Verdean government has introduced a de-confinement plan for the whole country, which includes: The maintenance of social distancing measures (1 metre and hand hygiene at all times. The need to self-isolate for 14 days if you’ve got symptoms of COVID-19. The mandatory use of non-surgical masks in enclosed spaces, such as supermarkets, shops, health centres, banks, schools, public services, ports, airports, restaurants, bars, sports/cultural/recreational establishments and on public transport. The mandatory use of surgical masks if you are over the age of 65 and if you have a chronic disease at all times when outside your home. Government advice is to stay at home, except: to buy food or other essential times; to go to work if you’re unable to work from home;
    to go to hospital or health centres; to carry out caring or similar duties or in case of real need; to exercise outdoors and at some facilities and to walk pets. Public gatherings are banned but religious ceremonies will resume subject to social distancing rules, use of masks, etc. Public services are accessible by appointment only and attendance at funerals is restricted to family members up to a maximum of 20 people. Restaurants, cafes and bars will be limited to 50% capacity.

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    25.08.2020
  • Cape Verde *****

    International restrictions:

    TAP Air Portugal are now operating a limited number of flights between Lisbon and Santiago and São Vicente islands for essential travel only. You’ll not be allowed to enter Cape Verde if you cannot prove your travel is of an essential nature.. Full international flight schedules are expected to resume in mid-August. The Cape Verdean authorities have re-opened sea borders and passenger ferries have resumed services. Internal inter-island flights are now operational. If you are travelling between islands, you’ll need to complete a travel form online [https://covid19.cv/] before you travel. If you are travelling from the islands of Santiago and Sal: You must perform a rapid COVID-19 test in a local municipal health facility (e.g. police stations or health centres) or in a certified private laboratory, no later than 72 hours prior to travel You’ll need to pay a fee of 1,000 Escudos for the test, the health declaration and the results certificate.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    It is mandatory to wear a non-surgical mask when using public transport in Cape Verde and when accessing ports and airports. Most hotel accommodation is closed, there is self-catering accommodation available. The Cape Verdean government has introduced a de-confinement plan for the whole country, which includes: The maintenance of social distancing measures (1 metre and hand hygiene at all times. The need to self-isolate for 14 days if you’ve got symptoms of COVID-19. The mandatory use of non-surgical masks in enclosed spaces, such as supermarkets, shops, health centres, banks, schools, public services, ports, airports, restaurants, bars, sports/cultural/recreational establishments and on public transport. The mandatory use of surgical masks if you are over the age of 65 and if you have a chronic disease at all times when outside your home. Government advice is to stay at home, except: to buy food or other essential times; to go to work if you’re unable to work from home;
    to go to hospital or health centres; to carry out caring or similar duties or in case of real need; to exercise outdoors and at some facilities and to walk pets. Public gatherings are banned but religious ceremonies will resume subject to social distancing rules, use of masks, etc. Public services are accessible by appointment only and attendance at funerals is restricted to family members up to a maximum of 20 people. Restaurants, cafes and bars will be limited to 50% capacity.

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    11.08.2020
  • Cape Verde The Government of Cabo Verde announced on June 23 that international commercial flights will not resume until at least August. The government previously announced that COVID-19 testing and mandatory quarantine measures will not be required for individuals traveling via inter-island or international flights.

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    International restrictions:

    Cape Verde’s external borders are closed and international flights are suspended. There are currently no commercial options available to leave Cape Verde. International flights are due to resume in August.
    The Cape Verdean authorities have re-opened sea borders and passenger ferries have resumed services. Internal inter-island flights are now operational. If you are travelling between islands, you’ll need to complete a travel form online [https://covid19.cv/] before you travel.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    It is mandatory to wear a non-surgical mask when using public transport in Cape Verde and when accessing ports and airports. The Cape Verdean government has introduced a de-confinement plan for the whole country, which includes: The maintenance of social distancing measures (1 metre and hand hygiene at all times. The need to self-isolate for 14 days if you’ve got symptoms of COVID-19. The mandatory use of non-surgical masks in enclosed spaces, such as supermarkets, shops, health centres, banks, schools, public services, ports, airports, restaurants, bars, sports/cultural/recreational establishments and on public transport. The mandatory use of surgical masks if you are over the age of 65 and if you have a chronic disease at all times when outside your home. Public gatherings are banned but religious ceremonies will resume subject to social distancing rules, use of masks, etc. Public services are accessible by appointment only and attendance at funerals is restricted to family members up to a maximum of 20 people. Restaurants, cafes and bars will be limited to 50% capacity.

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    21.07.2020
  • Cape Verde The Government of Cabo Verde announced on June 23 that international commercial flights will not resume until at least August. The government previously announced that COVID-19 testing and mandatory quarantine measures will not be required for individuals traveling via inter-island or international flights.

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    International restrictions:

    As of 19 March non-Cabo Verdean citizens are not being permitted entry into the country.

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    Internal restrictions:

    The Cape Verdean government has introduced a de-confinement plan for the whole country which includes: The Government of Cabo Verde announced on June 29 that inter-island flights and maritime transport will not resume until 15 July. Maritime transportation to and from Sal and Santiago will also not resume until July 15. The maintenance of social distancing measures (2 metres) and hand hygiene at all times; The ongoing need for social isolation of anyone with COVID-19 symptoms; The mandatory use of non-surgical masks in enclosed spaces, such as supermarkets, shops, health centres, banks, schools, public services, ports, airports, restaurants, bars, sports/cultural/recreational establishments and on public transport. The mandatory use of surgical masks for those over the age of 65 and those with chronic diseases at all times when outside their homes.
    There is an ongoing civic duty to stay at home, except: to buy food or other essential times;; to go to work if unable to work from home; to go to hospital or health centres; to carry out caring or similar duties or in case of real need; to exercise outdoors and at some facilities and to walk pets.
    Public gatherings are banned but religious ceremonies will resume subject to social distancing rules, use of masks, etc. Public services are accessible by appointment only and attendance at funerals is restricted to family members up to a maximum of 20 people. Restaurants, cafes and bars will be limited to 50% capacity.

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    30.06.2020
  • Cape Verde The Government of Cabo Verde announced on June 23 that international commercial flights will not resume until at least August. The government previously announced that COVID-19 testing and mandatory quarantine measures will not be required for individuals traveling via inter-island or international flights.

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    International restrictions:

    On March 18, the Government of Cabo Verde suspended international travel into/out of the country.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Inter-island maritime transportation has resumed and inter-island flights are scheduled to resume for all islands on June 30.
    Cabo Verde’s State of Emergency ended May 29 for Santiago. However, certain restrictions on businesses and public areas remain in effect under the “State of Calamity” designation, including restrictions on beach access and restaurant operations. Additionally, under Cabo Verdean law, all individuals outside their home are required to wear a facemask and to apply social distancing.

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    24.06.2020
  • Cape Verde

    International restrictions:

    On March 18, the Government of Cabo Verde suspended international travel into/out of the country. Media reports indicate commercial international flights will resume sometime in July, although the Cabo Verdean government has not announced when it will allow international commercial air travel to resume.

    Internal restrictions:

    As of June 1, passenger maritime transportation resumed between Boa Vista and other islands. The government announced that maritime transportation would resume between Santiago and other islands effective June 30.
    Cabo Verde’s State of Emergency ended May 29 for Santiago. However, certain restrictions on businesses and public areas remain in effect under the “State of Calamity” designation, including restrictions on beach access and restaurant operations. Additionally, under Cabo Verdean law, all individuals outside their home are required to wear a facemask and to apply social distancing.

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    05.06.2020
  • Cape Verde

    International restrictions:

    All sea borders are closed and air links are suspended with limited exceptions for citizens returning to/from Cabo Verde on repatriation flights and for medical emergencies.
    A form to be filled out is distributed to travellers coming from the areas most at risk.
    Cabo Verde Airlines has suspended all commercial flights until 1 July.
    Passenger and cruise ships are allowed to dock but passengers are not allowed to disembark at all ports.

    Internal restrictions:

    A state of emergency is in place until 29 May for Santiago island. For the rest of the country, certain restrictions on businesses and public areas remain in effect.
    All inter-island connections are suspended with limited exceptions for some ferries.

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    18.05.2020
  • Cape Verde

    International restrictions:

    All sea borders are closed and air links are suspended with limited exceptions for citizens returning to/from Cabo Verde on repatriation flights and for medical emergencies. A form to be filled out is distributed to travellers coming from the areas most at risk. Cabo Verde Airlines has suspended all commercial flights until 1 July. Passenger and cruise ships are allowed to dock but passengers are not allowed to disembark at all ports.

    Internal restrictions:

    A state of emergency is in place until 14 May for Boa Vista island and until 29 May for Santiago island. For the rest of the country, certain restrictions on businesses and public areas remain in effect. All inter-island connections are suspended with limited exceptions.

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    16.05.2020
  • Cape Verde Flights to Cape Verde are suspended.
    – This does not apply to special, repatriation and humanitarian flights.

    International restrictions:

    All sea borders are closed and air links are suspended with limited exceptions for citizens returning to/from Cabo Verde on repatriation flights and for medical emergencies. A form to be filled out is distributed to travellers coming from the areas most at risk. Cabo Verde Airlines has suspended all commercial flights until 1 July. Passenger and cruise ships are allowed to dock but passengers are not allowed to disembark at all ports.

    Internal restrictions:

    A state of emergency is in place until 14 May for Boa Vista, Santiago and Sao Vicente islands. For the rest of the country, certain restrictions on businesses and public areas remain in effect. All inter-island connections are suspended with limited exceptions.

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    10.05.2020
  • Source OSAC Travel Advisories/
    Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK/
    US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information/
    Covid-10 Country Link/
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