The U.S. Department of State updated the Travel Advisory for Cabo Verde on August 17, 2020, to Level 3 (“Reconsider Travel”). This update is a downgrade from the previous Level 4 Travel Advisory (“Do Not Travel”) for Cabo Verde that automatically replaced the Global Level 4 Health Advisory. Travelers are encouraged to read the entire Advisory, which includes updated information on COVID-19 related conditions.
On August 6, 2020, in close coordination with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Department of State lifted the Global Level 4 Health Advisory put in place on March 19, 2020, which advised U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.
With conditions improving in some countries while potentially deteriorating in others, the Department has returned to its previous system of country-specific levels of travel advice (with Levels from 1 to 4 depending on country-specific conditions), in order to give travelers detailed and actionable information to make informed travel decisions. We continue to recommend U.S. citizens exercise caution when traveling abroad due to the unpredictable nature of the pandemic.
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 a Level 3 or Level 4. For answers to frequently asked questions about Department of State travel advisories, please visit this link.
The Department of State has no greater responsibility than the safety and security of U.S. citizens overseas. We are committed to providing U.S. citizens with the most up-to-date information to keep them informed when they are abroad.
The U.S. Embassy in Praia is closely monitoring health and safety conditions across Cabo Verde and will continue to update information about the country for U.S. travelers as conditions evolve.
We encourage U.S. citizens in Cabo Verde to stay connected with us via Facebook (facebook.com/EmbassyPraia/), our website (cv.usembassy.gov/), and travel.state.gov, and to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) at step.state.gov to receive timely Alerts about evolving health and safety conditions.