Although some cruise lines call at Cape Verde, international travel is mostly by plane. There are four main airports in Cape Verde that operate with international flights. These are on the islands of Santiago, Sal, Boa Vista and São Vicente. The other islands are then reached using internal fights operated by TICV or ferry – see Domestic Travel.
Some visitors to Cape Verde will require a visitor’s visa. All visitors are now required to complete a Registration process. This is done online at the EASE website. The registration costs 3,400 CVE (30€) and is payable at the time of registering. This registration should be done at least 5 days before your arrival.
Special notice: Cape Verde’s borders are open. TAP is flying into Praia and São Vicente. CV Connect Services has suspended flights between Lisbon and Cape Verde because of the state of emergency in Portugal, but the are flying weekly between Boston (USA) and Praia, via Ponta Delgada. Royal Air Maroc is flying weekly between Casablanca and Praia. Air Senegal is flying daily between Dakar and Praia. Luxair are starting weekly flights from Luxembourg to Sal at the end of March. TUI are now showing flights to Sal and Boa Vista starting in May. TAP is showing twice weekly flights to Sal starting in April. We recommend you check with the individual airlines’ flight schedules, as things can change. Travellers to Cape Verde are required to have a negative Covid test (PCR) result in the previous 72 hours before boarding the plane.