Summary

A volcano on the island of Fogo erupted on 23 November. The government of Cape Verde has ordered the evacuation of nearby villages.

There is no British Embassy in Cape Verde. If you need consular assistance you should contact the British Honorary Consul in Cape Verde or 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.

The Cape Verde government has announced restrictions on travel into the country by non-resident foreigners who in the last 30 days have been in Sierra Leone, Guinea or Liberia.

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.