Official Travel Advice for Cape Verde
Safety and security section (Road travel) - addition of information about driving licence requirements
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Advice current as at 4:00 am 19 May 2019.
Most visits to Cape Verde are trouble-free, but you should take sensible precautions against petty crime. See Crime
UK health authorities have classified Cape Verde as having a moderate risk of Zika virus transmission. There is also a low risk of malaria in the capital city, Praia (Santiago Island). For more information and advice, visit the website of the National Travel Health Network and Centre website. See Health
Many British nationals have experienced serious problems when buying property in Cape Verde. Before buying property anywhere on the islands, you should seek independent qualified legal advice. See our list of English speaking lawyers in Cape Verde.
Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in Cape Verde, attacks can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism
Consular support is not available from the British government in Cape Verde as there is no British Embassy. However, the British Embassy Lisbon in Portugal can provide consular support to British nationals.
Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.
Quick Facts Tourist Information for:Cape Verde
Drive on the: right
Visitors/Tourists: 428,000 in 2011
Portuguese (official language) 76%