Cape Verde travel insurance

Before you buy travel insurance for your holiday to Cape Verde, there are a few things to think about:

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What’s covered with travel insurance to Cape Verde?

As standard, our policies cover over 50 sports and activities, so you can get up to more on your holiday. We also offer a range of benefits, some of which include:

To help you have the best holiday experience, we’ve put together some important information that we think you might want to know before your trip to Cape Verde:

CurrencyCape Verdean escudo or CV esc
Official language(s)Portuguese
PopulationApprox. 540k
Plug typePlug C and F
Driving sideRight-hand side

The Tempo das Brisas (Time of the Winds)

October – July

The Tempo das Chuvas (Rainy Season)

August – September

LawsLocal laws and customs

Do I need a visa for Cape Verde?

Yes, you will need to apply for a visa to travel to Cape Verde. You can get a visa before you travel from the Cape Verde Consulate in London, as well as other embassies around the world.

It’s also possible to get a visa on arrival, however it’s advised that you arrange your visa beforehand to avoid any possible difficulties or delays.

Healthcare in Cape Verde

The healthcare facilities in Cape Verde are quite limited, and not as well equipped as the hospitals and clinics in the UK. The larger hospitals are in Praia and Mindelo, and smaller facilities are located around the rest of Cape Verde. The two smaller islands off the coast of Cape Verde, Brava and Santo Antão, have no functioning airports, so air evacuation from these two islands is really difficult.

It’s important to make sure that you have adequate medical travel insurance in place before your trip, so you’re covered in case anything unfortunate happens. We also recommend that you speak to your GP at least four to six weeks prior to travel, to check whether there are any vaccinations or other preventatives needed.

You can find more information about healthcare in Cape Verde here.

Can you help if I need medical treatment while in Cape Verde?

Yes – all our policies come with access to our 24-hour emergency assistance team, so there will always be someone here to help you if you become ill or are injured while abroad.

If you need assistance just give our emergency medical team a call any time, day or night.

Did you know that…?


  1. Unlimited emergency medical expenses available on Black level policies.
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