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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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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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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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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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: 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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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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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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