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Cape Verde Travel Restrictions

63.17% of citizens have been vaccinated No change since last week
Unvaccinated visitors from the United States can enter Cape Verde with a negative COVID-19 test result.
Fully vaccinated visitors from the United States can enter Cape Verde without restrictions.

For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from Cape Verde for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.


Cape Verde entry details and exceptions

Travelers are allowed to enter Cape Verde by air or by sea. Temperature screening is required for all travelers on arrival in Cape Verde.


Outgoing travel to Cape VerdeTraveling from the United States to Cape Verde

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated visitors from the United States must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken within 72 hours for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 48 hours for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Cape Verde.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Details and exceptions
The certificate of vaccination is valid if the full course of vaccination has been issued by the competent authorities no more than 270 days or 9 months. Otherwise, the administration of a COVID-19 booster shot must be presented.
Travelers under the age of eleven (11) are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test
Quarantine requirements

Visitors from the United States are not required to quarantine after entering Cape Verde.

Details and exceptions
Travelers are not required to quarantine upon entry to Cape Verde.
Documents
All travelers are required to fill out an international health form online before departure to Cape Verde.
Travelers must fill the pre-registration form online, preferably 5 days before travel to Cape Verde. This requirement does not apply to travelers under the age of 2 and travelers who are residents in Cape Verde.
Inter-island travelers will need to complete an online health surveillance form.
Travelers must submit the Airport Security Tax Form (TSA) and pay 3,400 escudos (approximately £30). If you’re traveling with a tour operator, check whether the cost of the TSA is included in your package. This requirement does not apply to travelers under the age of 2 and travelers who are residents in Cape Verde.
Travelers are required to present a health pass before checking in to hotels and other tourist accommodations and when participating in a large sporting, cultural, recreational, and social gathering.

The health pass consists of one of the following:

1. Proof of vaccination

2. Proof of a COVID-19 negative test

3. Proof of recovery from COVID-19

Citizens and residents in Cape Verde may check if eligible for a COVID certificate issued by Cape Verde.

This requirement does not apply to travelers under the age of 18 accompanied by their parents.


Return travelReturning to the United States from Cape Verde

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travelers returning from Cape Verde must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken within 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departure to the United States.

Details and exceptions
Effective:December 6th, 2021: A COVID-19 negative test result taken within 1 day before departure must be presented to the airline before boarding your flight. This applies to ALL incoming air travelers, regardless of vaccination status or nationality.
Children under the age of 2 are exempt from test requirements as well as travelers who have both valid proof or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in the past 90 days and a letter from a valid healthcare authority who has stated that they are cleared for travel. Refer to the CDC Website for more details.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Cape Verde are not required to quarantine upon entering the United States.

Details and exceptions
Foreign nationals (non-U.S. citizens and non-U.S. immigrants) who are not fully vaccinated and are permitted to travel to the US by air by meeting certain vaccine exemptions are required to self quarantine for 7 days, unless they have a valid COVID-19 recovery document.
Travelers should also follow state and local requirements and recommendations after travel.

Other COVID-19 restrictions for Cape Verde

Masks:Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants:Open
Bars:Open

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