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Last verified: Thursday, 17. October 2019 at 07:24 AM

Cape Verde Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Travelling Cape Verde is (relatively) safe

Local Situation: 2.3 / 5

Travelling Cape Verde is (relatively) safe. We detected travel advisories from 4 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 2.3 / 5

This country shares no land border with any other country. Thus, the region score is identical to the country risk rating.

Advice scoring history for Cape Verde

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Cape Verde.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Cape Verde from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 2.3 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Exercise normal precautions in Cabo Verde. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/cabo-verde-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta normal försiktighet - Det allmänna säkerhetsläget är gott och Kap Verde är ett tryggt resmål. Fickstölder och rån vanliga. Undvik att röra dig ensam när det är mörkt.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/CV

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/cabo-verde

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Individual rating changes for Cape Verde

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Cape Verde. Most recent events first.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Cape Verde changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Cape Verde with a rating of 2.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Cape Verde with a rating of 3.0.

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Cape Verde with a rating of 3.0.

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The United States government issued a new warning for Cape Verde with a rating of 1.0.

About Cape Verde

Cape Verde with its capital Praia is a country in Africa (Western Africa), slightly larger than Rhode Island (4,033 km²). The country is located Western Africa, group of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Senegal. The climate can be described as temperate; warm, dry summer; precipitation meager and erratic. The landscape is steep, rugged, rocky, volcanic. With a population of about 0.43 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Praia
Population less than one million
Size 4.033 km²
Size comparable to slightly larger than Rhode Island
Common languages Portuguese
Currency Escudo (short: CVE)
Common voltage (electricity) 220V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900
International phone prefix +238
Internet Top Level Domain .cv
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 CV
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 CPV
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 132

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Cape Verde is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • deforestation due to demand for firewood
  • desertification
  • environmental damage has threatened several species of birds and reptiles
  • illegal beach sand extraction
  • overfishing
  • soil erosion
  • water shortages

Natural hazzards

  • Fogo (elev. 2,829 m), which last erupted in 1995, is Cabo Verde's only active volcano
  • prolonged droughts
  • seasonal harmattan wind produces obscuring dust
  • volcanically and seismically active

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Cape Verde. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. beverages
  2. fish processing
  3. food
  4. garments
  5. salt mining
  6. ship repair
  7. shoes

Agriculture products

  1. bananas
  2. beans
  3. coffee
  4. corn
  5. fish
  6. peanuts
  7. sugarcane
  8. sweet potatoes

Cape Verdean Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Cape Verde.

Export products

  1. fish
  2. fuel (re-exports)
  3. garments
  4. hides
  5. shoes

Import products

  1. foodstuffs
  2. fuels
  3. industrial products
  4. transport equipment

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Cape Verde?

Cape Verde is currently rated at 2,3 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 4 official sources. Travelling Cape Verde is (relatively) safe.

Is it safe to travel Cape Verde in 2019?

You are good to go, enjoy your trip to Cape Verde.

How many travel advisories do you know for Cape Verde?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 4 individual sources for Cape Verde.

What is the size of Cape Verde?

Cape Verde has a size of 4,033 km² or 1,557 mi² which is slightly larger than Rhode Island.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.