International travel to Cape Verde


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 or ferry – see Domestic Travel.

All visitors to Cape Verde are required to complete a Registration process. In addition, visitors from some countries will need a Visa. For more information on registration and visas, visit our visa page.

Cape Verde now requires a certificate of covid vaccination for international visitors to enter the country. This requirement came into effect on Friday 7 August 2021. The certificate needs to have been issued by recognised, or accredited organisations. The vaccine received must be one of the six that the World Health Organisation has approved.


Sao Vicente

Boa Vista