Cabo Verde Travel Advisory: Level 4: Do Not Travel

Location: Cabo Verde

Event: Cabo Verde Travel Advisory: Level 4: Do Not Travel

The U.S. Department of State updated the Travel Advisory for Cabo Verde on August 6, 2020. Do not travel to Cabo Verde due to COVID-19.

Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.  The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Cabo Verde due to COVID-19.

Travelers to Cabo Verde may experience border closures, airport closures, travel prohibitions, stay at home orders, business closures, and other emergency conditions within Cabo Verde due to COVID-19. Visit the Embassy’s COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Cabo Verde.

Exercise Increased Caution In:

  • Praia due to crime.

Read the country information page.

If you decide to travel to Cabo Verde:

  • See the U.S. Embassy’s web page regarding COVID-19.
  • Visit the CDC’s webpage on Travel and COVID-19.
  • Do not physically resist any robbery attempt.
  • Use caution when walking or driving at night.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Do not display signs of wealth, such as expensive watches or jewelry.
  • Do not answer your door at your hotel/residence unless you know who it is.
  • Be extra vigilant when visiting banks or ATMs.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Review the Crime and Safety Report for Cabo Verde.
  • Prepare a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.

Praia – Exercise Increased Caution 

Violent crime, such as burglary, armed robbery, and assault, occurs in Praia.


U.S. Embassy Praia
RuaAbilio Macedo 6
Praia, Cabo Verde

Phone:  (+238) 260-8900

State Department – Consular Affairs
1-888-407-4747 or 1-202-501-4444
Cabo Verde Country Information
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