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Who can travel to

Cape Verde

?

Tourists, Business Travellers, Partners to Foreign Nationals, Foreign Nationals, Permanent Residence Holders

Accepted tests for entry

PCR, ANTIGEN

Test window

72 hours

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Cape Verde COVID-19 Entry Requirements

Who can travel to

Cape Verde

?

Tourists, Business Travellers, Partners to Foreign Nationals, Foreign Nationals, Permanent Residence Holders

Do children need to be tested?

Testing is not required for children under the age of 7 years old.

Test Requirements

PCR, ANTIGEN

Test window

72 hours

Result format

Print, Digital

Quarantine required and quarantine length

No

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Can You Travel To Cape Verde ?

Prior to your travel you will need to complete:

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 this website: http://www.caboverdesafe.com/

  • Islands with a COVID-19 infection rate below 20 per 100,000 inhabitants are considered “green;” passengers from those islands do not need COVID-19 tests for inter-island travel. Travel from other islands requires proof of a negative rapid test.
  • All inter-island travelers are required to fill out a Health Surveillance Survey prior to departure.

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.

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.

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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Travelling To Cape Verde FAQs

Advice and answers from the Corona Test Centre Team

What do the three colours of the UK’s ‘Traffic Light System’ for travel mean?

  • Red: You must pay for a 10-day stay in a managed quarantine hotel, as well as taking a pre-departure test (a Fit to Fly test) and two PCR tests upon return to the UK (Day 2 & Day 8).
  • Amber: You will need to quarantine for 10 days, as well as taking a pre-departure test (a Fit to Fly test), and two PCR tests on return to the UK (Day 2 & Day 8). When you return to the UK,  you can take a test on Day 5 (Test to Release) to leave quarantine early.
  • Green: You will not need to quarantine on return, but you must take a pre-departure test (a Fit to Fly test), and a PCR test on return to the UK on Day 2.


How will the government decide which countries go on the green, amber or red lists?

Countries are assigned to the three lists, based on a range of Covid-19 health metrics, which include figures on population vaccination, infection rates and prevalence of variants. The different traffic light colours indicate the risk in each destination and the associated tests and quarantine periods required. Lists are reassessed every three weeks, to account for changes in each country’s COVID-19 situation.

Will I need a PCR Fit to Fly Certificate to travel to

Cape Verde

?

The PCR test is the gold standard for testing coronavirus and so is recommended for travel to all countries. For Cape Verde , PCR Fit to Fly Certificates are accepted, alternatively you can travel with an Antigen Fit to Fly Certificate.

Will I need an Antigen Fit to Fly Certificate to travel to

Cape Verde

?

While the PCR test is the gold standard for testing coronavirus and so is recommended for travel to all countries. For Cape Verde , PCR Fit to Fly Certificates and Antigen Fit to Fly Certificate can both be used to enter.

Will I need a Day 2 test or Day 2 and 8 when I return to the UK?

Cape Verde is currently on the red list, this means that you will need a Day 2 PCR test and a Day 8 PCR test. You will need to buy this before you travel to the UK and use the reference code on your passenger location form. You can book these tests online, but you will also have to arrange accommodation at a government chosen hotel on your arrival into the UK. Please note that the travel restrictions are subject to change at very short notice.

I’m vaccinated, what tests do I need?

Cape Verde is currently on the red list. Even though you are vaccinated, you will still need a Day 2 PCR test and a Day 8 PCR test. You will need to buy this before you travel to the UK and use the reference code on your passenger location form. You can book these tests online, but you will also have to arrange accommodation at a government chosen hotel on your arrival into the UK. Please note that the travel restrictions are subject to change at very short notice.

Can I enter

Cape Verde

with a double vaccination certificate?

Cape Verde does not accept vaccination as an entry requirement and so you will need to provide a PCR or Antigen Fit to Fly Certificate

What happens if I have visited another country before flying back to the UK from

Cape Verde

?

The government advice for passengers travelling from Cape Verde is that if you have visited another country in the 10 days before you arrive in the UK that is a higher risk than Cape Verde , you must follow the travel guidance for the highest risk country you visited.

What else will I need to return to the UK?

For all countries, including Cape Verde , you will need to take an Antigen Fit to Fly test before departing for the UK. This can be bought at Corona Test Centre’s to take with you on your travels.

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