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Last updated: 11 October 2021

COVID-19

From 4th October 2021 the UK government simplified its traffic light system into two tiers for international travel - red destinations and the rest of the world. For more information on what this means, please click here: Government rules for entering England. Please also ensure you comply with the exit and entry requirements for both the UK and Cape Verde.

Please continue to check the latest FCDO (Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office) advice for travel to Cape Verde and be mindful that the information given is only for travel at the present time so do check it regularly Foreign travel advice for Cape Verde.

It has never been more important to book with a reputable Tour Operator. Our ATOL and ABTA bonding means that any package holiday booked with us is fully protected. For more information, please see our FAQs below:

How is my money financially protected?

The package holidays (flight inclusive) or flight only arrangements we sell are protected by ATOL under our Air Travel Organiser’s Licence number [1866]. ATOL is the UK's financial protection scheme and protects you when you book a holiday with us, a UK ATOL holder. It will provide support so that you are not at a financial loss or without assistance abroad if we cease trading. Our accommodation-only holidays are covered by ABTA bonding.  

The latest on our holidays to Cape Verde 

TUI flights are now cancelled until 21st October 2021 and we will not be offering any holidays until that date, which is subject to a review of FCDO advice updates. We have contacted anyone due to travel before this date to offer a range of options, including amendment to a future date or cancellation with a refund. 

What reasons might there be for my holiday not going ahead?

  • If government advice changes and it becomes illegal to travel abroad for holidays.
  • If the FCDO (Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office) advises against non-essential travel to your destination.
  • If you are required to quarantine on arrival at your destination and there isn't the option to forgo this quarantine period by providing evidence of a negative Covid-19 test, or that you are fully vaccinated.
  • If the destination you are travelling to is on the red list, which requires you to quarantine in a hotel on your return to the UK. 

We would like to reassure you that if your holiday is cancelled for one of the reasons shown above, you will be offered to change your holiday to another destination (where possible) or date with no amendment fee (difference in price applies) or receive a full refund. In this event, one of our agents will be in touch to advise you of your options

What do I need to know if I am travelling to a destination not on the red list?

If you are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and a resident of England, as from 4th October, you are required to take one PCR test on or before day 2 of your arrival home; this is likely to change to an antigen test in late October. You are no longer required to self-isolate at home for 10 days. The same rules apply for those under the age of 18 travelling with a fully vaccinated adult.

If you are not fully vaccinated and a resident of England, you are required to take an antigen test or a PCR test before you return home, and two PCR tests (one on or before day 2 and one on day 8). You will also be required to self-isolate for 10 days. If you are a resident of Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, please check updated government advice as rules may differ.

Please continue to check the entry requirements for the destination you are travelling to as these may change.

There are many companies offering PCR testing in the UK now, however pricing can vary widely. RANDOX offer good value testing which fulfils all government requirements, visit https://www.randoxhealth.com/ and use discount code AITO43 at checkout. In Cape Verde our local representatives will  offer advice regarding booking a pre-departure test if required. 

What if I need assistance whilst on holiday?

Our local representatives will be on hand to guide you every step of the way, from the moment you arrive until you leave. From advice on the local guidelines to specialist knowledge in your destination, we’ve got it covered.

 

 

 

 

 

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Meet our expert team...

The Cape Verde Experience Sales Staff

Kerry Townsend

Sales Consultant, joined 1999

 

Kerry highly recommends the Hotel Morabeza on Sal - it's an absolute gem

The Cape Verde Experience Sales Staff

Debbie Seierland

Sales Consultant, joined 2001

 

Debbie loves the climate in Cape Verde - hot sunshine with a welcome cooling breeze

The Cape Verde Experience Sales Staff

Alison Westerman

Sales Consultant, joined 2011

 

Alison loves the rugged mountainous scenery on the island of Santo Antao

The Cape Verde Experience Sales Staff

Lydia Emery

Sales Consultant, joined 2007

 

Lydia loves basing herself on Sal & taking day trips to other islands

The Cape Verde Experience Sales Staff

Jess Petrie

Sales Consultant, joined 2012

 

Jess is a beach lover & thinks you just can't beat the beaches on Boa Vista!

The Cape Verde Experience Sales Staff

Becky Dorey

Sales Consultant, joined 2015

 

Becky recently went on a mesmerising Island-hopping trip across Cape Verde.