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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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COVID-19 Information

Please see the latest health alert from Embassy Praia. Only the islands of Brava and Fogo currently do not have confirmed COVID-19 cases. For the latest information on COVID-19 cases in Cabo Verde, please visit covid19.cv/ Entry and Exit Requirements:  As of August 1, there are weekly flights operating from Praia (Nelson Mandela International Airport – RAI) and Mindelo (Cesária Évora International Airport – VXE) to Portugal operated by either TAP, SATA, and Cabo Verde Airlines.  The flights are open to individuals …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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.  …

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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 …

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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 …

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