Foreign travel advice
Cases of Zika virus have been reported in 2015 and 2016. You should follow the advice of the National Travel Health Network and Centre, particularly if you’re pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Seek advice from a health professional if you have any further questions or concerns.
There is no British Embassy in Cape Verde. If you need consular assistance contact the British Embassy in Dakar, Senegal. See Consular assistance
An outbreak of Ebola virus disease has been confirmed in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia. If you travel to this region you should follow the health advice issued by the National Travel Health Network and Centre. There have been no suspected cases of Ebola in Cape Verde. For further details about this outbreak of Ebola, see the World Health Organization website, the NaTHNaC outbreak surveillance database and this map showing the areas affected.
Most visits to Cape Verde are trouble-free, but you should take sensible precautions against petty crime. See Crime
Many British nationals have experienced serious problems when buying property in Cape Verde. Before buying property anywhere on the islands, you should seek independent qualified legal advice.
There is a low threat from terrorism. See Terrorism
Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.