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Please see the latest health alert from Embassy Praia on possible repatriation flights.
- As of July 10, Cabo Verde had 1,553 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including on Boa Vista (57), Sal (273), Santiago (1,194), Santo Antão (4), Sao Nicolau (11), São Vicente (12), and Maio (2) of which 802 were active. As of July 10, there was one suspected case on the island of Brava. Only the island of Fogo has not recorded a suspected or confirmed case.
- On March 28, 2020 the Government of Cabo Verde declared a “State of Emergency” meant to allow the government to enforce social-isolation and social-distancing measures more strictly and oblige non-essential businesses to close. Inter-island passenger travel is also prohibited. Cabo Verde’s State of Emergency was extended until May 2, 2020, for Boa Vista, Sao Vicente. For the island of Santiago it was extended until May 29, 2020. The State of Emergency was lifted for the islands of Santo Antão, São Nicolau, Sal, Maio, Fogo, and Brava on April 26, 2020.
- Since March 19, the Government of Cabo Verde suspended commercial passenger flights in and out of Cabo Verde, including flights to Portugal, Senegal, the United States, and other European countries, with limited exceptions for citizens returning home from Cabo Verde and for medical emergencies. In addition, passengers on board cruise ships and sailboats are not allowed to disembark.
Entry and Exit Requirements:
- As of March 19, non-Cabo Verdean citizens are not being permitted entry into the country.
- The Ministry of Health may require individuals exposed to a COVID-19 case or those displaying symptoms to self-quarantine. Should you be required to self-isolate at home, it is advisable to ensure you maintain at least a two–week supply of food, water, and any essential medicines.
- U.S. citizens traveling to Cabo Verde should also follow local radio and television for new information.
- You can also visit the National Institute of Public Health and COVID-19 website.
If you are experiencing symptoms, dial 800-11-12.
- COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov
- CDC page on COVID-19
- Travel.state.gov – Country Information and Travel Advisory page