Foreign travel advice

Cape Verde

Entry Requirements

The information on this page covers the most common types of travel and reflects the UK government’s understanding of the rules currently in place. Unless otherwise stated, this information is for travellers using a full ‘British Citizen’ passport.

The authorities in the country or territory you’re travelling to are responsible for setting and enforcing the rules for entry. If you’re unclear about any aspect of the entry requirements, or you need further reassurance, you’ll need to contact the embassy, high commission or consulate of the country or territory you’re travelling to.

You should also consider checking with your transport provider or travel company to make sure your passport and other travel documents meet their requirements.

Visas

You’ll need a visa to enter Cape Verde. Specialist travel agents dealing with Cape Verde can often arrange visas.

It’s also possible to get a visa on arrival, although some travellers have reported difficulties and delays.

You can get a visa before you travel from

  • the Cape Verde Embassy in Brussels, Ambassade du Cap-Vert, Avenue Jeanne 29, 1050, Bruxelles Telephone: +32 2 64 36 270 Fax:+32 2 64 63 385 emb.caboverde@skynet.be

  • the Cape Verde Consulate General in Holland Baan 6 Rotterdam 3011 CB Telephone: +31 10 477 8977 Fax: +31 10 477 4553 cons.cverde-nl@wxs.nl

  • the Embassy of Cape Verde, 3, Avenue El-Hadjily MBAYE, B.P. 11.269, Dakar, Senegal Telephone:+221-3382-11873/13936 email: acvc.sen@metissacana.sn

Passport validity

Your passport should be valid for the full duration of your stay in Cape Verde.

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.