TUi starts flights from Germany

We recently reported that German travel restrictions were being eased, making it possible to travel to Cape Verde from Germany. Then more recently we reported on the scarcity of TUI flights to Cape Verde. However, it is now reported that TUI have just re-commenced flights from Germany (Dusseldorf, Frankfurt and Hannover) to Boa Vista and Sal. It is also reported that the Robinson Club in Santa Maria is re-opening.  This will be extremely welcome news for the island, which so desperately needs the tourists to return.

The Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organisation (WTO), has also announced that it is safe to travel to Sal island, which he described as ‘one of the best and most attractive destinations for tourists and investors’.

Mr Pololikashvili was speaking at the 64th meeting of the WTO, taking place in Santa Maria, Sal. This is only the second time the these meetings have taken place in Africa. They are normally held in Spain. The WTO headquarters are in Madrid.

Visitors to Cape Verde will now require a Covid vaccination certificate to access bars, restaurants, gyms, hotels and sports and cultural venues. The European digital vaccination certificate is accepted. It is not clear how visitors from outside of Europe will be able to comply with this legislation. That does ,of course, now include the UK. 

[10 September 2021]