Foreign travel advice
UK health authorities have classified Cape Verde as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. There have also been sporadic cases of malaria reported in the capital city, Praia (Santiago Island). For more information and advice, visit the website of the National Travel Health Network and Centre website. See Health
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.
Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in Cape Verde, attacks can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism
If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.
Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.