You need to complete a Traveller Pre-registration Form and, if arriving by air, pay the airport security tax (TSA) before you travel to Cape Verde (see Visas ).
You’ll also need to complete an International Travel Form to enter or travel through Cape Verde. Complete one form per person.
If you’re fully vaccinated
If you’re fully vaccinated, you can enter Cape Verde without needing to test or quarantine but you will need to present proof of your vaccination status when you check-in for your flight to Cape Verde.
Proof of vaccination status
You must present proof that you have been fully vaccinated when you check-in for your flight to Cape Verde.
You qualify as fully vaccinated if
- your final vaccine dose was administered at least 14 days and no more than 270 days before you travel, or
- you have had a full course of the vaccine and a booster dose at least 14 days before you travel
Cape Verde will accept the UK’s printed version of proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record and proof of COVID-19 vaccination issued in the Crown Dependencies. They will not accept digital proof. Your final vaccine dose must have been administered at least 14 days prior to travel. Your NHS 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.
If you’re not fully vaccinated
If you’re not fully vaccinated, you’ll need to show proof of a negative PCR test (taken no more than 72 hours before you travel) or an antigen test (taken no more than 48 hours before you travel) when you check-in for your flight to Cape Verde. See information on getting a test before you travel.
If you’ve had COVID-19 in the past year
If you’re not fully vaccinated but have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last year, you can enter Cape Verde with a COVID-19 recovery certificate showing you recovered from COVID-19 no less than 11 days and no more than 180 days before you travel. You will not need to take a test.
You can use your UK COVID Pass (printed version only) to demonstrate proof of COVID-19 recovery when checking in for your flight.
Children and young people
Children aged 11 and under do not need to show proof of their vaccination status or take a COVID-19 test to enter Cape Verde.
If you’re transiting through Cape Verde
If you are transiting through Cape Verde on your way to another country and staying in the airport (airside), you do not need to show proof of your vaccination status or take a COVID-19 test.
You should still check the COVID-19 entry requirements for your final destination.
For further information on travelling to Cape Verde, see the Cape Verde government’s Travel Guide.
Check your passport and travel documents before you travel
Check with your travel provider to make sure your passport and other travel documents meet their requirements.
Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Cape Verde.
If you have a British Citizen passport, you can enter Cape Verde as a visitor for up to 30 days without a visa.
Before you travel, you must complete a Traveller Pre-registration form and, if arriving by air, pay the airport security tax (TSA). This does not apply to children aged 1 and under or those who are resident in Cape Verde.
If you are travelling with a tour operator, check whether they have arrangements in place to complete the form on your behalf.
For further information on the pre-registration process, see this information leaflet.
If you’re travelling on a different type of British passport, are travelling for a purpose other than tourism, or intending to stay longer than 90 days, you should check the entry requirements with the nearest Cape Verde Embassy .
Yellow fever certificate requirements
Check whether you need a yellow fever certificate by visiting the National Travel Health Network and Centre’s TravelHealthPro website.