Citizens of Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Hong Kong, Liberia, Macau, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore and Togo do not require a visa to enter Cape Verde. Everybody else may obtain a visa on arrival at a cost of 25 euros.
The telephone system is effective and improving. There is mobile phone coverage in all cities and most towns. Check with your provider as to the roaming costs.
The country also has one Internet service provider.
People are polite and friendly: they will try to sell you something and if you refuse, they will invent stories about the hardship of their families. It is good to buy something, but important to bargain.
Festivals & Holidays
|January 1||New Year's Day|
|January 13||Democracy Day|
|January 20||Heroes' Day|
|May 1||Labour Day|
|June 1||Children's Day|
|July 5||Independence Day|
|August 15||Assumption (Day of Our Lady of Grace)|
|September 12||National Day|
|November 1||All Saints' Day|
|December 25||Christmas Day|
Stay safe / healthy
Crime rates are relatively low. The emergency number is 132.
In the resorts, the tap water is usually desalinated and safe to drink. In other areas, bottled water is cheap and commonly available.