Health Alert: U.S. Citizen Travel Options in Sal

Location: Cabo Verde

Event: The Government of Cabo Verde has announced the closure of all international travel in and out of Cabo Verde.  The U.S. Embassy is exploring all options for U.S. citizens who remain in Cabo Verde.

If you are currently in Sal, TUI (operated by AVS) is flying out charter flights to Europe. The flights are full but TUI said that some passengers may have already made their way home and seats may be available. If you are interested in flying to Europe, you should go to the airport and ask the operator of the flight, AVS, how you can purchase a ticket if seats are available. They will not sell tickets until they have confirmed all ticketed passengers are boarded and there are seats available.

For information on travel restrictions in European countries, please visit the country specific information available on

Click here for the flight schedule. These flights are likely to end early next week.

We will continue monitoring local developments closely and will share additional information as it becomes available. We are experiencing a high volume of inquiries and will respond via email to those who have enrolled in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) or have otherwise provided contact information as we have additional information.

U.S. Embassy Praia
Rua Abilio Macedo 6
Praia, Cabo Verde
Phone: (238) 260-8900


State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
Cabo Verde Country Information

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