Ambassador Jeff Daigle remarks at the Earth Day 2021 event promoted by ADAD

The United States Ambassador to Cabo Verde Jeff Daigle participated in the celebrations of the Earth Day event promoted by ADAD. Delivered in Portuguese.   DISCURSO DO EMBAIXADOR DOS EUA, JEFF DAIGLE POR OCASIÃO DO DIA DA TERRA PRAIA, 22 DE ABRIL DE 2021   Excelentíssimo Senhor Presidente da Câmara Municipal da Praia Senhor Presidente ... Read More»

Joint Statement on the Third United States-Cabo Verde Partnership Dialogue

The Governments of the United States and Cabo Verde held their third bilateral Partnership Dialogue on March 30, 2021.  With interagency participation from both countries, U.S. Acting Assistant Secretary of State Robert Godec and Cabo Verde Minister of Foreign Affairs and Communities Abroad and of Defense Rui Figueiredo Soares launched the Dialogue. Economic Growth and ... Read More»

Ambassador Daigle remarks at the CNDHC event regarding the Social and Judicial situation of the LGBTQ community

United States Ambassador to Cabo Verde, Jeff Daigle delivered remarks at the National Committee of Human Rights in Cabo Verde (CNDHC) event regarding the Social and Judicial situation of the LGBTQ community. Remarks delivered in Portuguese:   DISCURSO DO EMBAIXADOR JEFF DAIGLE, POR OCASIÃO DA SOCIALIZAÇÃO DA VERSÃO PRELIMINAR DO ESTUDO DA COMISSÃO NACIONAL DOS ... Read More»

Ambassador Daigle brief remarks at the ACRIDES Child Friendly Justice project

REMARKS OF AMBASSADOR JEFF DAIGLE, ON THE OPENING OF THE NATIONAL DIALOGUE OF ACRIDES – CHILD FRIENDLY JUSTICE PROJECT REMARKS DELIVERED IN PORTUGUESE   DISCURSO DO EMBAIXADOR JEFF DAIGLE, POR OCASIÃO DA ABERTURA DO DIÁLOGO NACIONAL, ORGANIZADO NO ÂMBITO DO PROJETO JUSTIÇA AMIGA DA CRIANÇA, IMPLEMENTADO PELA ACRIDES   Salão de Banquetes da Assembleia Nacional, ... Read More»

Business Opportunities: Minor Construction Project

The United States Embassy located in Praia has a minor construction project as listed below:  (1)      Supplying & Installing a Perimeter Fence with screening and an entrance gate (2)      Supplying & Installing a Perimeter lighting grid with concrete footers (3)      Supplying, Converting, and setting level a 20-ft Container to serve as Guard Booth with windows, a door, a single-phase ... Read More»

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with the Cabo Verdean Minister of Foreign Affairs and Defense Rui Figueiredo.

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with the Cabo Verdean Minister of Foreign Affairs and Defense Rui Figueiredo. The Secretary noted that the United States is proud to be a friend to Cabo Verde, which is a model of democratic governance and human rights in Africa. Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister Figueiredo discussed our ... Read More»

U.S. Provides $1 Million to Cabo Verde to Strengthen Criminal Justice to Fight Organized Crime.

The Ambassador of the United States, Jeff Daigle, the Minister of Justice, Janine Lelis, the UN Resident Coordinator in Cape Verde, Ana Graça and the UNODC Senior Coordinator, Cristina Andrade participated in the official launch of the three-year program that will combat and prevent organized crime in Cabo Verde. The project will be implemented by ... Read More»

Ambassador Daigle Remarks at the Groundbreaking for Four Points by SHERATON

REMARKS BY U.S. AMBASSADOR JEFF DAIGLE GROUNDBREAKING FOR FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON Mindelo, São Vicente February 16, 2021 Your Excellency the Prime Minister, Mayor of São Vicente, Maseyka Holdings Investments Chief Operating Officer, President of Cabo Verde TradeInvest, Invited guests, It is with great pleasure that I participate today in the groundbreaking ceremony for this ... Read More»

Ambassador Daigle brief remarks at the COOPESCA-SN site visit in Rincão

REMARKS OF AMBASSADOR JEFF DAIGLE, ON THE OCCASION OF A PROJECT SITE VISIT Promotion of Artisanal Fishing and Marketing, implemented by COOPESCA-SN Rincão, Santa Catarina, February 12, 2021   It is with immense pleasure that I make this visit to the Artisanal Fishing Promotion project that COOPESCA is implementing. I am very happy to be ... Read More»

Alert: Reduction in International Flights Via Portugal

Reduction in International Flights Via Portugal Due to the rising incidence of COVID-19 cases in Portugal, the Government of Portugal instituted a state of emergency from January 31 through February 14.  The new restrictions include strict limitations on international travel.  See  U.S. Embassy Lisbon’s website  for more details on how these restrictions may affect your travel plans.  Cabo Verde ... Read More»

Statement by President Joe Biden On Black History Month

Statement by President Joe Biden On Black History Month FEBRUARY 01, 2021 •  STATEMENTS AND RELEASES This February, during Black History Month, I call on the American people to honor the history and achievements of Black Americans and to reflect on the centuries of struggle that have brought us to this time of reckoning, redemption, and hope. We have ... Read More»

Rising COVID-19 Cases in Cabo Verde 

As of January 20, Cabo Verde had a total of 698 known active COVID-19 cases.  The active cases are on Santiago (262), São Vicente (303),  Santo Antão (68), Fogo (37), Maio (24), Sal (2), and Boa Vista (2). Brava and Sao Nicolãu had no known active cases. Additional information is available at  https://covid19.cv . State of Calamity Declared in São Vicente  On January 19, the Government of Cabo ... Read More»

Health Alert – Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs

Location: Worldwide – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director has signed an order requiring all airline passengers traveling to the United States, including U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs), to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 viral test or recovery from COVID-19. Event:  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide either a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel or provide a positive test result and ... Read More»

COVID-19 Tests No Longer Needed for Inter-Island Travel From Santiago But Required From Fogo, Maio, Sao Vicente, and Santo Antao

Message for U.S. Citizens: COVID-19 Tests No Longer Needed for Inter-Island Travel From Santiago But Required From Fogo, Maio, Sao Vicente, and Santo Antao Inter-island Travel As of December 28, COVID-19 rapid test results are no longer required for inter-island passengers traveling from Santiago island.  Islands with a COVID-19 infection rate below 20 per 100,000 ... Read More»

Ambassador Daigle’s Remarks at Reading Project “PALAVRA PALAVRA”

U.S. Ambassador to Cabo Verde, Jeff Daigle delivered remarks at the reading promotion project “Palavra Palavra”. December 18, 2020   Representatives of the Ministry of Education and of educational entities here today, Project implementation partners – public, private, and international,  Project coordinator, Teachers, students, interns, parents, and guardians, Ladies and Gentlemen   Good morning everyone! ... Read More»

Alert: State of Calamity Extended on Fogo, Santiago Reduced to a State of Contingency But Restrictions Remain

“State of Calamity” Extended on Fogo The Government of Cabo Verde has extended the “State of Calamity” designation for the island of Fogo through January 14.  The designation for Santiago changed to “State of Contingency,” which continues to apply to all other islands, but most restrictions remain in place. Mandatory Face Covering  Effective November 5, all individuals are required to wear a face ... Read More»

Press Release: Request for Expressions of Interest in private sector grants from the Trade Hub’s COVID-19

U.S. Embassy Praia, Cabo Verde FOR DISTRIBUTION: Wednesday, December 9, 2020 PRESS RELEASE Request for Expressions of Interest in private sector grants from the Trade Hub’s COVID-19 Rapid Response in Cabo Verde co-investment program. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) West Africa Trade and Investment Hub issued a solicitation on December 8, 2020 ... Read More»

Job Opportunities – Security Cooperation Assistant

U.S. Mission Praia is seeking applications from qualified individuals for the below mentioned position. Security Cooperation Assistant – FSN 8 Deadline to Apply: Not Later than 16-DECEMBER-2020. All applications must be submitted through Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA) to be considered. To apply online, please visit this page  Electronic Recruitment Applications the link will function better under google chrome. Link: https://erajobs.state.gov/dos-era/cpv/vacancysearch/searchVacancies.hms. Thorough consideration is ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Resumption of Additional Consular Services

Location: Cabo Verde Event: Resumption of Additional Consular Services U.S. Citizen Services  Effective December 1, the U.S. Embassy in Praia will resume all American Citizen Services including all passports, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBAs), and notarial services.  To request an appointment, please use the Embassy’s on-line appointment system .  To ensure adequate social distancing for both staff ... Read More»

Ambassador Daigle remarks at the University of Cabo Verde’s 14th anniversary.

U.S. Ambassador to Cabo Verde, Jeff Daigle delivered remarks at the University of Cabo Verde’s 14th anniversary. Remarks in Portuguese: DISCURSO DE SUA EXCELÊNCIA, EMBAIXADOR JEFF DAIGLE Universidade de Cabo Verde – Cerimónia de Aniversário   Magnífica Reitora, Dra. Judite Nascimento Caros colegas do Corpo Diplomático Ilustres Convidados Minhas Senhoras e Meus Senhores   É ... Read More»

Ambassador Daigle remarks at ACRIDES Child-Friendly Justice Project Launch.

U.S. Ambassador to Cabo Verde, Jeff Daigle delivered remarks at ACRIDES Child-Friendly Justice Project November 20, 2020 Prime Minister Ulisses Correia e Silva, President of the National Assembly Jorge Santos, Minister of Justice and Labor Janine Lélis, Minister of Education, Family, and Social Inclusion Maritza Rosabal, ACRIDES President Lourença Tavares Invited guests, Ladies and gentlemen, ... Read More»

Health Alert: Mandatory Face Covering/State of Calamity Extended

Location: Cabo Verde Event: Mandatory Face Covering/State of Calamity Extended Mandatory Face Covering Effective Thursday, November 5, all individuals are required to wear a face covering in public spaces including on sidewalks and roadways when around people who are not members of the same household.  Children under the age of ten and individuals with health ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Praia, Cabo Verde

Location: Cabo Verde Event: Resumption of Commercial International Flights and Maritime Transportation International Travel Effective Monday, October 12, commercial flights and international maritime transportation of passengers resumed operation.  Travelers entering Cabo Verde must present results of a negative COVID-19 PCR-RT test that was administered within 72 hours of departure to gain entry to Cabo Verde.  ... Read More»

Resumption of Additional U.S. Passport Services

Location: Cabo Verde Event: Resumption of Additional U.S. Passport Services U.S. Citizen Services Effective September 21, the U.S. Embassy in Praia will begin to accept passport appointments for U.S. citizens with less than six months validity remaining on their passport in addition to those with expired or lost/stolen passports.  The Embassy will also accept appointments for Consular ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: It is Time to Vote!

The U.S. general election is less than seven weeks away, but you can still register to vote and request an absentee ballot (available via email for most states) if you act now.  U.S. citizens age 18+ can vote wherever they are in the world and absentee ballots are being sent out now.  Simply follow the  step-by-step instructions on our website  and look at  fvap.gov  for more resources.  ... Read More»

Weather Alert: U.S. Embassy Praia

(12 September 2020) Location: Cabo Verde Event:   Flooding in Praia; Heavy rains forecasted through September 14 A tropical wave weather system near Cabo Verde is producing large amounts of rain.  The Instituto Nacional de Meteorologia e Geofísica (INMG) issued an alert that the weather system could continue to produce large amounts of rain through Monday, September 14.  Praia is ... Read More»

Weather Alert: U.S. Embassy Praia

(September 7, 2020) Location: Cabo Verde; heavy rains possible country-wide. Event:  Tropical Storm Warning in Effect for Cabo Verde The National Hurricane Center issued a Tropical Storm Warning for Cabo Verde on Monday, September 7.  Tropical storm conditions are expected to begin over the eastern portions of the Cabo Verde islands on the afternoon of Monday, September ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Praia, Cabo Verde

Location: Cabo Verde Event: “State of Calamity” Extended Through October 31 On September 2, the Government of Cabo Verde extended the “State of Calamity” for the islands of Santiago and Sal and implemented the measure for the island of Fogo until October 31.  Social distancing measures remain in place for all of Cabo Verde, including the mandatory use of face ... Read More»

The United States Provides Over $1.5 million to Help Cabo Verde Respond to COVID-19

Press Release – September 3, 2020 The United States Provides Over $1.5 million to Help Cabo Verde Respond to COVID-19   The U.S. government is prioritizing foreign assistance to maximize the impact of the United States’ global response to COVID-19 and meet urgent needs.  As part of this effort, on August 21, the Department of State ... Read More»

Updated Department of State Travel Advisory for Cabo Verde

The U.S. Department of State updated the Travel Advisory for Cabo Verde on August 17, 2020, to Level 3 (“Reconsider Travel”).  This update is a downgrade from the previous Level 4 Travel Advisory (“Do Not Travel”) for Cabo Verde that automatically replaced the Global Level 4 Health Advisory.  Travelers are encouraged to read the entire Advisory , which ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Statement in Support of Cabo Verde’s Independent Judiciary

Press Release – August 25, 2020 U.S. Embassy Statement in Support of Cabo Verde’s Independent Judiciary The ongoing litigation concerning the United States’ request to extradite Alex Saab to face charges of money laundering is a judicial matter to be decided by the independent courts of Cabo Verde. Judicial independence is a cornerstone of democracy. ... Read More»

Limited “Essential” International Flights to Resume Starting August 1

Location: Cabo Verde Event: Limited “Essential” International Flights to Resume Starting August 1 The Government of Cabo Verde announced on July 27 that limited “essential” international flights will resume as of August 1, 2020.  Flights from Praia and Mindelo to Portugal will reportedly be operated by TAP, SATA, and Cabo Verde Airlines.  A negative COVID-19 RT-PCR ... Read More»

Learn More about U.S. Cabo Verde University Partnership (USCVUP) Initiative

The U.S. Embassy Praia is proud to announce as part of our U.S. Cabo Verde University Partnership (USCVUP) Initiative a new open grant competition that allows U.S. and Cabo Verdean organizations to submit proposals for programs focused on strengthening existing ties and fostering new collaboration between U.S. and Cabo Verdean higher education institutions.   NOTE: Embassy Praia will host a Zoom ... Read More»

COVID-19 Cases Continue to Increase/TAP Humanitarian Flight July 31

Location: Cabo Verde Event: COVID-19 Cases Continue to Increase/TAP Humanitarian Flight July 31 As of July 23, there were 998 active COVID-19 cases in Cabo Verde.  Cabo Verde remains under a “State of Calamity” and social distancing measures remain in place for all of Cabo Verde.  TAP will be operating a humanitarian flight on July 31.  Please ... Read More»

Inter-island Transport Resumed

(July 17, 2020) Location:  Cabo Verde Event:  Inter-island Transport Resumed As of July 15, inter-island flights and maritime transport resumed between all islands.  A negative COVID-19 test is required to travel from the islands of Santiago and Sal.  As of July 17, there were 1,016 active COVID-19 cases in Cabo Verde.  Cabo Verde remains under a “State ... Read More»

COVID-19 Cases Continue to Rise Across Several Islands

Location:  Cabo Verde Event:  COVID-19 Cases Continue to Rise Across Several Islands As of July 10, there were 802 active COVID-19 cases in Cabo Verde.  All municipalities of Santiago have reported a confirmed COVID-19 case and there is one suspected case on the island of Brava. Cabo Verde remains under a “State of Calamity” and social distancing measures remain in ... Read More»

Inter-island Flights Delayed Until July 15/First COVID-19 Cases Confirmed on Maio

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Praia, Cabo Verde (June 29, 2020) Location:  Cabo Verde Event:  Inter-island Flights Delayed Until July 15/First COVID-19 Cases Confirmed on Maio The Government of Cabo Verde announced on June 29 that inter-island flights will not resume until July 15.  Maritime transportation to and from Sal and Santiago will also not resume until July 15.  The government cited ... Read More»

Alert: International Commercial Flights Remain Suspended Until August

Location:  Cabo Verde Event:  International Commercial Flights Remain Suspended Until August The Government of Cabo Verde announced on June 23 that international commercial flights will not resume until at least August.  The government previously announced that COVID-19 testing and mandatory quarantine measures will not be required for individuals traveling via inter-island or international flights. Inter-island maritime transportation has resumed and inter-island ... Read More»

Health Alert: COVID-19 Cases Rise/International Commercial Flights Remain Unconfirmed

Location: Cabo Verde Event: COVID-19 Cases Rise/International Commercial Flights Remain Unconfirmed Cabo Verde remains under a “State of Calamity” and social distancing measures remain in place for all of Cabo Verde.  Inter-island maritime transportation and flights are anticipated to resume for all islands on June 30. Media reports have indicated international commercial flights will resume sometime in July; however, the government has not announced ... Read More»

Health Alert: New COVID-19 Infections Continue to Increase, First Cases on Santo Antão

Location: Cabo Verde Event: New COVID-19 Infections Continue to Increase, First Cases on Santo Antão Cabo Verde remains under a “State of Calamity” and social distancing measures remain in place for all of Cabo Verde.  Inter-island maritime transportation and flights are anticipated to resume for all islands on June 30.  Increased travel between islands may ... Read More»

Routine Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting in U.S. Elections from Cabo Verde

Location:  Cabo Verde Event: Voting in U.S. Elections from Cabo Verde General elections in the United States are just 146 days away.  All U.S. citizens can receive their blank ballots electronically.  Depending on the state in which you are eligible to vote, you may get your ballot by email, fax, or internet download.   FVAP.gov  includes information and resources for voting in  Massachusetts ... Read More»

Cabo Verde 2019 International Religious Freedom Report

CABO VERDE 2019 INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM REPORT Executive Summary The constitution and other laws protect the right of individuals to choose, practice, profess, and change their religion. The law provides for freedom of religion and worship and provides for equal rights in accordance with the constitution and international law. The law requires religious groups to prove they have 500 members before they ... Read More»

Health Alert: End of State of Emergency/Confirmed COVID-19 Cases on Sal

Location:  Cabo Verde Event:  End of State of Emergency/Confirmed COVID-19 Cases on Sal The State of Emergency ended for Santiago on May 29; however, social distancing measures remain in place for all of Cabo Verde.  As of June 3, there are four confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Sal. As of June 1, maritime passenger transportation resumed for Boa Vista.  Inter-island maritime transportation and ... Read More»

Health Alert: May 29 Repatriation Flight Fully Booked

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Praia, Cabo Verde (May 28, 2020) Location:  Cabo Verde Event:  May 29 Repatriation Flight Fully Booked The repatriation flight to Boston, now scheduled for Friday, May 29, is fully booked.  Individuals confirmed on the flight have been notified by email.  Only passengers with a confirmation email should go to the airport ... Read More»

Health Alert: Final Repatriation Flight Planned for Sal, Mindelo, and Praia

Location:  Cabo Verde Event:  Thursday, May 28:  Repatriation Flight Planned for Sal, Mindelo, and Praia U.S. Embassy Praia is organizing a final repatriation flight to Boston on Thursday, May 28, with pick-ups in Sal and Mindelo before departing from Praia.  The cost of the one-way ticket for this flight is approximately: Adult – $1604.25; Child – $1259.75; Infant – $151.85.  All passengers will be required to disembark in Praia to ... Read More»

Health Alert: Repatriation Flight Planned for Sal, Mindelo, and Praia on Thursday, May 28

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Praia, Cabo Verde (May 24, 2020) Location:  Cabo Verde Event:  Repatriation Flight Planned for Sal, Mindelo, and Praia on Thursday, May 28 U.S. Embassy Praia is organizing a final repatriation flight to Boston on Thursday, May 28, with pick-ups in Sal and Mindelo before departing from Praia.  The cost of the one-way ticket for this flight is approximately: Adult – $1604.25; Child – $1259.75; Infant – $151.85.  All passengers will be ... Read More»

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Praia, Cabo Verde

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Praia, Cabo Verde (May 23, 2020) Location:  Cabo Verde Event:  Repatriation Flight Planned for Sal, Mindelo, and Praia on Thursday, May 28 U.S. Embassy Praia is organizing a final repatriation flight to Boston on Thursday, May 28, with pick-ups in Sal and Mindelo before departing from Praia.  The cost of the ... Read More»

Health Alert: Repatriation Flight Planned for Sal, Mindelo, and Praia on Thursday, May 28

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Praia, Cabo Verde (May 22, 2020) Location:  Cabo Verde Event:  Repatriation Flight Planned for Sal, Mindelo, and Praia on Thursday, May 28 U.S. Embassy Praia is organizing a final repatriation flight to Boston on Thursday, May 28, with pick-ups in Sal and Mindelo before departing from Praia.  The cost of the ... Read More»

Health Alert: State of Emergency Extended for Santiago/Repatriation Flight Planning Still in Process

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Praia, Cabo Verde (May 14, 2020) Location:  Cabo Verde Event:  State of Emergency Extended for Santiago/Repatriation Flight Planning Still in Process On May 13, the Cabo Verdean government extended the State of Emergency for the island of Santiago.  As of May 11, limited inter-island movement via ferry was possible for some ... Read More»

State of Emergency Extended for Santiago and Boa Vista/Repatriation Flight Postponed Until After May 14

Location:  Cabo Verde Event:  State of Emergency Extended for Santiago and Boa Vista/Repatriation Flight Postponed Until After May 14 On May 1, the Cabo Verdean government extended the State of Emergency for the islands of Santiago and Boa Vista through May 14, as well as nation-wide restrictions on inter-island movement of people to prevent the ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Repatriation Flight Postponed Until After May 2/Five New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed in Praia

Message for U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy Praia, Cabo Verde (April 22, 2020) Location:  Cabo Verde Event:  Repatriation Flight Postponed Until After May 2/Five New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed in Praia The Cabo Verdean government has informed U.S. Embassy Praia that charter repatriation flights will not be allowed to resume until after May 2, 2020, the last day of the current State ... Read More»

Health Alert: Additional confirmed COVID-19 Cases on Santiago and Boa Vista

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Praia, Cabo Verde (April 21, 2020) Location:  Cabo Verde Event:  Additional confirmed COVID-19 Cases on Santiago and Boa Vista New COVID-19 Cases As of April 21, Cabo Verde has 68 confirmed COVID-19 cases (52 cases on Boa Vista, 15 on Santiago, and one on Sao Vicente).  Since April 17, when the Government ... Read More»

Health Alert: New Confirmed COVID-19 Case in Praia/Planning for POTENTIAL Boston Flight Delayed

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Praia, Cabo Verde (April 17, 2020) Location:  Cabo Verde Event:  New Confirmed COVID-19 Case in Praia/Planning for POTENTIAL Boston Flight Delayed New COVID-19 Case in Praia On April 17, the Government of Cabo Verde confirmed a new COVID-19 case in Praia: a 43-year-old male living in the Ponta d´Agua neighborhood.  This ... Read More»

Alert: Government of Cabo Verde extends National State of Emergency

Location:  Cabo Verde Event:  Government of Cabo Verde extends National State of Emergency On April 16, the Government of Cabo Verde extended the State of Emergency for the islands of Boa Vista, Santiago, and Sao Vicente until May 2, 2020.  The State of Emergency was extended for the islands of Santo Antão, São Nicolau, Sal, Maio, Fogo, ... Read More»

Health Alert: Government of Cabo Verde confirms 45 new COVID-19 cases on Boa Vista

U.S. Embassy Praia, Cabo Verde (April 16, 2020) Health Alert:  Government of Cabo Verde confirms 45 new COVID-19 cases on Boa Vista  Location:  Cabo Verde On April 15, the Government of Cabo Verde confirmed 45 new cases of COVID-19 on the island of Boa Vista among employees of the Hotel Riu Karamboa.  These individuals spent 25 days under quarantine at the Hotel Riu Karamboa.  The Government ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens:  Possible FINAL U.S. Repatriation Flight from Cabo Verde

U.S. Embassy Praia, Cabo Verde (April 13, 2020) Message for U.S. Citizens:  Possible FINAL U.S. Repatriation Flight from Cabo Verde  Location:  Praia, Cabo Verde On March 28, the Government of Cabo Verde implemented a national state of emergency, which includes the suspension of international travel into/out of the country and severe restrictions on all air and ... Read More»

Health Alert: IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED for POSSIBLE flights

Location:  Praia, Cabo Verde Event:  IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED for POSSIBLE flights The U.S. government is working to organize repatriation flights for U.S. citizens in certain West African countries which would include limited space-available seating for passengers in Praia, Cabo Verde.  These flights are projected to take place the week of April 5.  At this time, the Embassy is uncertain if ... Read More»

Health Alert: Action Required for U.S. Citizens Interested in a Repatriation Flight

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Praia, Cabo Verde (April 2, 2020) Location:  Praia, Cabo Verde Event:  Action Required for U.S. Citizens Interested in a Repatriation Flight The U.S. Embassy continues to explore all options for repatriating U.S. citizens to the United States, including those citizens located on islands other than Santiago; however, due to the Government of Cabo ... Read More»

Alert: Cabo Verde State of Emergency

Alert:  U.S. Embassy Praia, Cabo Verde (April 1, 2020) Location:  Praia, Cabo Verde Event:  Cabo Verde State of Emergency On March 28, the Government of Cabo Verde implemented a national state of emergency.  Under the state of emergency, in addition to the previous suspension of both international and inter-island air and maritime passenger travel, individuals ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: POSSIBLE Repatriation Flights

Location:  Praia, Cabo Verde Event:  Message for U.S. Citizens:  POSSIBLE Repatriation Flights The U.S. government is working to organize repatriation flights for U.S. citizens in certain West African countries over the coming days, which could include limited space-available seating for passengers in Praia, Cabo Verde.  To register interest in these POSSIBLE flights, U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) must complete ... Read More»

COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Last updated:  05/04/2021 ***  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel.  Alternatively, travelers to the United States may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: POSSIBLE Repatriation Flights on Tuesday, March 31 and Wednesday, April 1.

Location:  Praia, Cabo Verde  Event: Message for U.S. Citizens:  POSSIBLE Repatriation Flights on Tuesday, March 31 and Wednesday, April 1 The U.S. government is working to organize repatriation flights for U.S. citizens in certain West African countries on Tuesday, March 31 and Wednesday, April 1, which would include limited space-available seating for passengers in Praia, ... Read More»

Alert: IMPORTANT ACTION REQUESTED for Those Continuing to Seek Repatriation Assistance to the United States

U.S. Embassy Praia, Cabo Verde (March 29, 2020) Location:  Praia, Cabo Verde  Event:  Message for U.S. Citizens:  IMPORTANT ACTION REQUESTED for Those Continuing to Seek Repatriation Assistance to the United States The Government of Cabo Verde’s current suspension of international travel into/out of the country and severe restrictions on all air and maritime inter-island connections ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy Praia Continues to Explore All U.S. Repatriation Options

U.S. Embassy Praia, Cabo Verde (March 28, 2020) Message for U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy Praia Continues to Explore All U.S. Repatriation Options Location:  Praia, Cabo Verde Event:  Message for U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy Praia Continues to Explore All U.S. Repatriation Options Effective March 19, the Government of Cabo Verde suspended all commercial international travel into ... Read More»

Health Alert UPDATE:  U.S. Embassy Praia, Cabo Verde (March 27, 2020)

Health Alert UPDATE:  U.S. Embassy Praia, Cabo Verde (March 27, 2020) Location:  Praia, Cabo Verde Event:  Message for U.S. Citizens:  UPDATED Instructions for March 28 Special Flight to the U.S.; Third Charter Under Discussion, But Not Confirmed (This message has been updated to reflect that passengers on Saturday’s special repatriation flight from Cabo Verde to Boston ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Instructions for March 28 Special Flight to the U.S.; Third Charter Under Discussion, But Not Confirmed

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Praia, Cabo Verde (March 27, 2020) Location:  Praia, Cabo Verde Event:  Message for U.S. Citizens:  Instructions for March 28 Special Flight to the U.S.; Third Charter Under Discussion, But Not Confirmed Effective March 19, the Government of Cabo Verde announced the closure of all international travel into and out of Cabo ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: March 28 Repatriation Flight Fully Booked, New COVID-19 Restrictions Announced

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Praia, Cabo Verde (March 26, 2020) Location:  Praia, Cabo Verde Event:  March 28 Repatriation Flight Fully Booked, New COVID-19 Restrictions Announced On March 26, the Prime Minister of Cabo Verde announced new restrictions to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the country including, but not limited to, the suspension of all air ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Special Flight Leaving on March 28 to the United States

U.S. Embassy Praia, Cabo Verde (March 26, 2020) Message for U.S. Citizens:  Special Flight Leaving on March 28 to the United States Location:  Praia, Cabo Verde Event:  Special Flight Leaving on March 28 to the United States Effective March 19, the Government of Cabo Verde announced the closure of all international travel into and out ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Instructions for Special Flight to the U.S.; Second Charter Flight Details Forthcoming

Effective March 19, the Government of Cabo Verde announced the closure of all international travel in and out of Cabo Verde.  We recognize this has been a challenging period for many of our fellow Americans, particularly those of you seeking to depart Cabo Verde. U.S. Embassy Praia organized a charter repatriation flight for Tuesday, March ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Special Flight Leaving on March 24 to the United States

Message for U.S. Citizens: Special Flight Leaving on March 24 to the United States. Effective March 19, the Government of Cabo Verde announced the closure of all international travel in and out of Cabo Verde.  We recognize this has been a challenging period for many of our fellow Americans, particularly those of you seeking to ... Read More»

Health Alert: Cabo Verde Confirms COVID19 Case in Boa Vista

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Praia, Cabo Verde (March 20, 2020) Location:  Praia, Cabo Verde Event: On March 20, the Cabo Verde Ministry of Health confirmed a case of COVID-19 on the island of Boa Vista.  Guests and staff at the Hotel Riu Karamboa will be quarantined for 14 days. The government announced that flights and ferries to and ... Read More»

Travel Advisory: Level 4 – Do Not Travel

The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  ... Read More»

Ambassador Daigle delivers brief remarks at the Acceler8 Startup in Maio

U.S. Ambassador to Cabo Verde, Jeff Daigle delivered brief remarks at the Acceler8 Startup closing ceremony in the island of Maio. Remarks delivered in Portuguese:   Excelentíssimo Senhor Pedro Lopes, Secretário de Estado para a Inovação e Formação Profissional, Senhor Samir da Cruz Silva, Diretor Executivo da Business Center do Maio, Senhor Diretor da Escola ... Read More»

Global Level 3 Health Advisory – Reconsider Travel

The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19.  Many areas throughout the world are now experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks and taking action that may limit traveler mobility, including quarantines and border restrictions.  Even countries, jurisdictions, or areas where cases have not been reported may restrict travel ... Read More»

Proclamation: Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus

Presidential Proclamation on Travel to the United States Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus On January 31, 2020, I issued Proclamation 9984 (Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus and Other ... Read More»

Ambassador Daigle brief remarks for the Media Virtual Program

U.S. Ambassador to Cabo Verde, Jeff Daigle delivered brief remarks for the Media Virtual Program. Remarks in Portuguese: INTERVENÇÃO DO EMBAIXADOR DOS ESTADOS UNIDOS  POR OCASIÃO DA CONFERÊNCIA  “A ESSÊNCIA DO JORNALISMO EM TEMPOS DE PANDEMIA” PRAIA, 11 DE MAIO DE 2020    Boa tarde a todos que nos acompanham através do Facebook live! Sejam ... Read More»

Ambassador Daigle’s Remarks: Opening of the English Course for Cabo Verdean Journalists

U.S. Embassy Praia Public Affairs Section For Public Release (As Prepared) January 15, 2019 Opening Remarks at the English Course for Cabo Verdean Journalists AMBASSADOR DAIGLE: I would first like to thank the Cabo Verdean Association of Journalists (AJOC) for the invitation to be here with you on this important occasion to open the English ... Read More»

Ambassador Daigle’s Remarks: Opening of the University of Cabo Verde English Master’s Program

U.S. Embassy Praia Public Affairs Section For Public Release (As Prepared) University of Cabo Verde January 6, 2020 Opening of University of Cabo Verde English Master’s Program AMBASSADOR DAIGLE: It is an honor to be here for the opening of the University of Cabo Verde’s English Language Teaching and Linguistics Master’s Program. The United States ... Read More»

Security Alert – Heightened Middle East Tensions

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Cabo Verde (January 7, 2020)  Location: Cabo Verde Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad.   Out of an abundance of caution, U.S. Embassy personnel are instructed to remain vigilant.  The Embassy will continue to ... Read More»

Ambassador Daigle deliver brief remarks at the Whaling Museum in S. Nicolau

U.S. Ambassador in Cabo Verde, Jeff Daigle deliver brief remarks at the inauguration of the Whaling Museum in São Nicolau. Remarks delivered in Portuguese: Discurso do Embaixador dos EUA por ocasião da inauguração da Exposição Baleiro e Museu da Pesca    Tarrafal, São Nicolau – 21 de Novembro de 2019   Excelentíssimo Sr. Secretário de Estado ... Read More»

Ambassador Daigle remarks at the Conference on Disaster Preparedness and Prevention.

U.S. Ambassador to Cabo Verde, Jeff Daigle delivered remarks at the Conference on Disaster Preparedness and Prevention. Remarks in Portuguese:   Discurso do Embaixador Jeff Daigle por ocasião da Conferência sobre Preparação e Prevenção contra Catástrofes Praia – 23 de Outubro de 2019   Capitão Rodrigues, ilustres conferencistas, caros convidados, minhas senhoras e meus senhores Tenho imenso ... Read More»

Deputy Secretary John J. Sullivan Remarks at Roundtable Discussion on Enhancing Trade and Investment in Africa

DEPUTY SECRETARY SULLIVAN:  Well, thank you, Keith.  It’s a great honor for me to be here. Your Excellencies, members of the business community, distinguished guests, friends and colleagues, thank you so much for being here for this important discussion we have this morning to discuss trade and investment between the United States and Africa. And ... Read More»

Ambassador Jeff Daigle remarks at Fonte Aleixo, Santa Catarina do Fogo.

U.S. Ambassador to Cabo Verde, Jeff Daigle delivered remarks at the inauguration of the Fruticultura project in Fogo. Remarks in Portuguese: DISCURSO DO SENHOR EMBAIXADOR DOS ESTADOS UNIDOS DA AMÉRICA, JEFF DAIGLE POR OCASIÃO DA INAUGURAÇÃO DO PROJECTO DE PROMOÇÃO À FRUTICULTURA    Fonte Aleixo, Santa Catarina do Fogo  18 de setembro de 2019   ... Read More»

Ambassador Daigle Credentialing Ceremony Remarks

U.S. Ambassador Jeff Daigle delivers his remarks at Cabo Verdean president palace during his credentials ceremony. Remarks delivered in Portuguese:   DISCURSO DO SR. EMBAIXADOR JEFF DAIGLE POR OCASIÃO DA APRESENTAÇÃO DAS CARTAS CREDENCIAIS   10 de Setembro de 2015,   Sua Excelência, Senor Presidente da República de Cabo Verde, Dr. Jorge Carlos Fonseca Excelência ... Read More»

Commander of U.S. Naval Forces Africa Admiral Foggo Visits Praia

Admiral James Foggo, the Commander of Allied Joint Force Command Naples, U.S. Naval Forces Europe, and U.S. Naval Forces Africa, visited Praia, Cabo Verde on March 19-20, 2019. Admiral Foggo meet with National Defense Director Paulo Lopes and National Security Advisor Carlos Reis to discuss regional security cooperation and enhancing African maritime security. Under Admiral ... Read More»

In tribute: George H.W. Bush, 41st president

By Lauren Monsen  – Dec 1, 2018 George Herbert Walker Bush, who served as the 41st president of the United States, died November 30 at the age of 94. He was the longest-lived president in U.S. history and a statesman whose service to his country spanned his entire adult life. Before becoming president, he served in posts ranging ... Read More»

Rededication of Jewish cemeteries in Santo Antão.

On November 6, two newly restored jewish cemeteries were inaugurated in Ponta do Sol and Penha de França in Ribeira Grande, Santo Antão. The event was attended by the United States Chargée d’Affaires, Marissa Scott, the President of the National Assembly of Cabo Verde, Jorge Santos, the Mayor of Ribeira Grande, Orlando Delgado, the President ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: National Police Strike in Praia

The U.S. Department of State alerts U.S. citizens traveling and residing abroad that a Cabo Verdean National Police strike is currently underway in Praia and throughout all nine islands. The strike began at midnight Tuesday, Dec. 26 to protest grievances over benefits and pay. This is the first strike in the force’s 147 year history, so it’s ... Read More»

New Entry Period for Diversity Visa Program (DV- 2019)

Praia, October 16, 2017;  Due to technical issues, the registration period for DV-2019 is being restarted, and all entries made prior to October 18, 2017, will need to be resubmitted for the entrant to be considered. We regret the inconvenience to Diversity Visa entrants. The new registration period for DV-2019 opens for electronic entries at ... Read More»

2016 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor

Cabo Verde Moderate Advancement In 2016, Cabo Verde made a moderate advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. The Government approved a National Plan to Combat Sexual Violence Against Children and Adolescents and expanded the Code of Ethics Against the Sexual Exploitation of Children to Fogo Island. However, children in Cabo ... Read More»

CABO VERDE – 2017 TIP Report

The Government of Cabo Verde does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking; however, it is making significant efforts to do so. The government demonstrated significant efforts during the reporting period by initiating six sex trafficking investigations under the 2015 anti-trafficking penal code amendments and convicting one trafficker to four years ... Read More»

EducationUSA – Advising Prospective Students

The EducationUSA Advising Center provides information for those considering study in the United States of America. The purpose of the Center is to provide unbiased information about higher education opportunities. The advisor can guide the interested person through research on institutions and courses of study, and provide counsel on application procedures and financial assistance options. ... Read More»

How to Apply for a U.S. Visa Online. It’s easier than!

Every year, millions of people are issued visas to travel to America, some for tourism, some to visit friends and family, some to study, some for medical treatment, some for business meetings and even some who just like to shop. All these people have something in common, they all applied for their visa to visit ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Update on Zika Virus

The U.S. Embassy in Praia, Cabo Verde informs U.S. citizens that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has upgraded its advisories regarding the Zika Virus .  For general information about Zika, please visit the CDC website .  To obtain Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ) travel notices, call the CDC at 1-800- CDC -INFO (1-800-232-4636) from within the United States, or 1-404-639-3534 ... Read More»
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