Visa policy of Cape Verde

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Visitors to Cape Verde must obtain a visa to enter, unless they come from one of the visa-exempt countries, which are mostly in Africa and Europe. Visas may be obtained in advance from a Cape Verde embassy or consulate, or in person upon arrival at any of the international airports.[1]

Visa policy map[edit]

Visa policy of Cape Verde

Visa policy[edit]

Citizens of the following 57 countries and territories can visit Cape Verde without a visa (but must register online, preferably five days prior to arrival[2] and also pay the airport security fee of CVE 3400 either online or on arrival[3][4]):

A visa is not required for holders of diplomatic or service passports.

A visa is not required for former citizens of Cape Verde and their spouses and children.

A visa-free agreement for stays up to 60 days was signed with  Russia in April 2019 and it is yet to be ratified.[11]

Visa on arrival[edit]

Visitors from all other non-visa-exempt countries except  Morocco[12] may obtain a visa on arrival at Sal, Boa Vista, São Vicente or Santiago international airports.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Cape Verde: Entry requirements / VISA". Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  2. ^ EASE
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  4. ^ "Country information (visa section)". Timatic. International Air Transport Association (IATA) through Olympic Air. Retrieved 25 February 2019.
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  8. ^ Citizens of 32 European countries exempted from visas for Cape Verde from January 1
  9. ^ Cidadãos de 32 países europeus isentos de vistos para Cabo Verde a partir de 1 de janeiro
  10. ^ Governo aprova lista de países com isenção de visto a partir de 1 de Janeiro
  11. ^ "Соглашение между Правительством Российской Федерации и Правительством Республики Кабо-Верде о взаимной отмене визовых требований". (in Russian). Retrieved 1 May 2019.
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