Summary

Tropical Storm Fred is forecast to bring hazardous sea and weather conditions to Cape Verde from around 31 August. You should monitor local and international weather updates from the US National Hurricane Center.. See Tropical cyclones

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.

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.