Cape Verde

Things To Know

Visa, Passport

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.

Internet, Comunication

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

Public holidays

Date English Name
January 1 New Year's Day
January 13 Democracy Day
January 20 Heroes' Day
February Carnival
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

Stay safe

Crime rates are relatively low. The emergency number is 132.

Stay healthy

In the resorts, the tap water is usually desalinated and safe to drink. In other areas, bottled water is cheap and commonly available.

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Cape Verde - Travel guide