Since 2019 European citizens extempt from visa for visiting the Cape Verde islands for stays of up to 30 days. Visa free travel to Cape Verde has been extended since 2019 for travelers from 28 EU countries, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. With this change, the Cape Verdean government wants to make it easier to visit the Cape Verde islands. For stays longer than 30 days and some other exceptions, view our page with detailed information about Visa Cape Verde.
Countries visa free travel to Cape Verde
Citizens of the following countries and areas can visit Cape Verde for a short visit (maximum 30 days) without a visa. Always check the latest information before departure.
- Citizens of the European Union
- Burkina Faso
- Côte d’Ivoire
- Hong Kong
- Sierra Leone
For a stay in Cape Verde your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Cape Verde. Furthermore, you should register with the Cape Verde authorities via an online platform. When arriving by air – in most cases – you have to pay a security fee (Airport Security Fee – TSA). For more information read the article about the Airport Security Fee.