Cabo Verde Travel Advisory: Level 3: Reconsider Travel

Location:  Cabo Verde

Event: Cabo Verde Travel Advisory: Level 3:  Reconsider Travel

The U.S. Department of State updated the Travel Advisory for Cabo Verde on August 17, 2020, to Level 3: Reconsider Travel to Cabo Verde due to COVID-19.  This Travel Advisory, which includes updated information on COVID-19 related conditions, is a downgrade from the previous Travel Advisory that initially replaced the Global Level 4 Health Advisory.  Travelers are encouraged to read the entire Advisory.

The pandemic poses unprecedented risks, and Department of State advisories take into account the latest data on COVID-related risks.  Given current global conditions, most countries around the world are currently at Level 3 or Level 4.

Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Cabo Verde due to COVID-19.

Cabo Verde has lifted stay at home orders and resumed some transportation options and business operations.  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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