Airplane passengers who land on the Cape Verde Islands should – in most cases – pay a security surcharge. This security surcharge in Cape Verde is called the Airport Security Fee (TSA) and covers the costs for border security, prevention and safety. Nowadays, most countries require a security surcharge. For the use of an airport within the European Union, for example, this extra charge is included in the flight ticket.
For who is the Airport Security Fee obliged?
For most air passengers, the Airport Security Fee (TSA) is obliged. The security fee applies to international and domestic airline passengers who use one of the airports on the Cape Verde islands. There are a number of exceptions, namely:
- Children under 2 years;
- Passengers on national official missions;
- Passengers of aircraft that use an airport in Cape Verde due to force majeure (e.g. meteorological);
- Transfer passengers;
- Citizens with a Cape Verdean passport, their children under the age of 18 and spouses;
- Residents with a passport other than those of Cape Verde on presentation of the residence permit, residence visa or other valid identification document.
What is the amount of the security fee?
The security fee for domestic flights is around 150 CVE (about 1.36 euro). This amount is usually charged when you purchasing the flight ticket.
The security fee for international flights is around 3,400 CVE (approximately 30.80 euro). The amount can be paid at the time of registration via the EASE platform registration is required. For the address see the following section.
Mandatory registration form and Airport Security Fee (TSA)
Registration must be made before departure to Cape Verde via the form of the online platform Ease.gov.cv. Preferably at least 5 days before departure. You will be asked for passport data, arrival and departure dates, flight number, place of accommodation, et cetera.
Note I: the implementation of the foregoing can still be in a transition phase. The security fee can also be paid to customs in cash or credit card, but with a small additional extra charge. If you have booked a trip through a travel organization, there is a chance that the tour operator has already arranged the registration / security fee for you. To be sure, always ask your tour operator whether the Airport Security Fee is included.
Note II: sometimes the platform of Ease.gov.cv is giving issues (errors). We would advice you to contact the website owners by mail: ease-support @ cv.zetes.com or via other ways.
Before leaving to the Cape Verde Islands, verify if you need a visa. And whether your passport is valid for a sufficient period of time.
Do we have to pay TSA on departure from Praia Airport to Dakar.
We are travelling to Cape Verde on 21st October 2022, and are unable to complete the registration form online, we keep getting an error message. Can we just turn up and pay at the airport?
We receive this signal more often. Yes, you can register at the airport. Expect some more waiting time. Enjoy your holiday!
Every time I put my information it says ‘Error: please verify data or try again” . What can I do?
That’s very frustating! Our experience is that you can contact the platform owners. If that’s not working, you can also register on arrival.
Happen to me also! If you try another browser like Internet Explorer you can fill the form, without the error. 😉
BETH SPENCE says
I keep getting and error message when trying to pay the airport tax. I have even tried emailing the owners of this platform and it states its not a valid email.
I’m tryng to fill the application for my parents, but I have some doubt. First of all, my mother was born in Cabo Verde but she have italian citizenship, she needs to fill the apllication? If yes, I can’t find, among the country of birth, Cabo Verde, so I can go on with the form.
If she doesn’t need to fill it, my father, that is italian but he is married with my mom, need to fill it?
Thank you in advance for the information!!
We would recommend you to contact the consulate or embassy as your case is pretty specific. They can help you further.
I am also having an issue finding Cape Verde as the country of birth so I’m unable to continue with the form.
Our application has been successfully submitted but we do not receive the confirmation. Emailing the support-ease@ cv.zetes.com comes back: “undelivered mail to sender”
Should we fly to CV anyways ?
For sure! In the worst case the application can also be arranged on arrival. I hope the platfrom of Ease will fix their issues soon.
Simon pitkin says
I am trying to use this form, but it keeps saying error
Simon did you resolve this issue?
Same i also get the error message – despite filling in the form correctly – it means we cannot progress or pay the AST in advance
Did anyone manage to get around this please? Getting the same error message
Just to be sure: in case you are still facing this issue you can contact the owners of the platform. If that’s not working you can also arrange the registration on the airport but it takes some more time.
We are also having the same problem. We’ve spent 3 hours trying to get it to work and fails and either keeps taking us back to a black form or fails at the payment point.
Every time I input my information it says ‘Error: please verify data or try again” what shall I do??
We would recommend you to contact the platform. The address is stated in our post.