Entry requirements

This page has information on travelling to Cape Verde.

This page reflects the UK government’s understanding of current rules for people travelling on a full ‘British Citizen’ passport, for the most common types of travel.

The authorities in Cape Verde set and enforce entry rules. If you’re unsure how Cape Verde’s entry requirements apply to you, contact its UK embassy, high commission or consulate.

All travellers

There are no longer any COVID-19 vaccination, testing or passenger locator form requirements for entry to Cape Verde

You need to complete a Traveller Pre-registration Form and, if arriving by air, pay the airport security tax (TSA) before you travel to Cape Verde (see Visas ).

If you’re fully vaccinated

Entry requirements for Cape Verde are the same for all travellers, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.

If you’re not fully vaccinated

Entry requirements for Cape Verde are the same for all travellers, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.

Children and young people

There are no specific requirements for children and young people.

If you’re transiting through Cape Verde

If you are transiting through Cape Verde on your way to another country, you do not need to show proof of your vaccination status or take a COVID-19 test.

You should still check the COVID-19 entry requirements for your final destination.

For further information on travelling to Cape Verde, see the Cape Verde government’s Travel Guide.

Check your passport and travel documents before you travel

Check with your travel provider to make sure your passport and other travel documents meet their requirements.

Passport validity

Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Cape Verde.

Visas

If you have a British Citizen passport, you can enter Cape Verde as a visitor for up to 30 days without a visa.

Before you travel, you must complete a Traveller Pre-registration form and, if arriving by air, pay the airport security tax (TSA). This does not apply to children aged 1 and under or those who are resident in Cape Verde.

If you are travelling with a tour operator, check whether they have arrangements in place to complete the form on your behalf.

For further information on the pre-registration process, see this information leaflet.

If you’re travelling on a different type of British passport, are travelling for a purpose other than tourism, or intending to stay longer than 90 days, you should check the entry requirements with the nearest Cape Verde Embassy .

UK Emergency Travel Documents

UK Emergency Travel Documents (ETDs) are accepted for entry, airside transit and exit from Cape Verde.

Yellow fever certificate requirements

Check whether you need a yellow fever certificate by visiting the National Travel Health Network and Centre’s TravelHealthPro website.