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.
Scott Bowling says
I am a US Citizen that is also a resident of Portugal. As a resident (not a citizen) of Portugal, do I need a visa? I am asking because my passport expires in less than 6 months.
As an USA passport holder you do not any visa, but you need to register. Preferable in advance. Please make sure your ID (passport) is valid for 6 months or longer.
I have a german passport and my wife has a french passport, we are going to stay for 7 days,
Do we need a visa?
You only need to register.
I am from Estonia, do I need visa to voisit Sal on Cape Verde Ford less than 30 days?
As Estonia is part of the EU you do not a tourist visa. Please be aware that you still have to register, preferable before arriving.
I have a residence card of Belgium (I live in Belgium) but I have Turkish passport. Do I need visa
As Turkisch passport holder you can obtain a tourist visa upon arrival. So you need a visa.
Hi, I’m arriving at Cape Verde for 7 days on 11 November 2022. I have Bulgarian passport , do I need visa?
Bulgaria is a member of the EU, so you do not need a tourist visa for Cape Verde. Note: you still have to register.
Hello, a Roumanina nationals ( part of EU ) are we required visa for holiday less than 30 days
Please check the above article with all information.
Hana Lesner says
We are preparing holiday in Cape Verde, Sal, for 14 days, our family have passports
Just to make sure we are free of Visa for visit at Cape Verde, 14 days
On this page you can find a list of countries that are extempt for a visa: Visa Cape Verde.
Hello I am from Cameroon and I am Cameroonian passport holder . do I need visa to visit cap Verde ? Can I get arrival visa ? I intend to visit the end of November for 10 days . I am actually in Ghana knowing Ghana don’t have the ambassy of cap verde. I want to going from Ghana to cap verde
As a Cameroonian passport holder you need indeed a tourist visa. You can apply for it upon arrival at one of the interational airports of Cape Verde.
I have a Malaysia passport, do I need a visa to go to Cape Verde for less then 7 days?
As a Malaysia passport holder you also need a tourist visa when staying less then 7 days.
I’m from Brazil, do I need a visa to visit Sal in Cape Verde for less than 30 days?
As a Brazilian passport holder you need indeed a tourist visa.