Whilst the FCDO (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) currently advises against all but essential travel to Cape Verde, we want to reassure you that in the meantime we’re doing everything we can to ensure that when travel to Cape Verde does resume, your holiday will be as safe as possible.
To give you an idea of what to expect, we’ve put together the following guide which shows you how to travel safely, from the moment you arrive at the airport to stepping foot into your accommodation, and how to keep yourself and others safe while you’re away.
When the advice changes and allows for travel from the UK, it’s important you read the government information relating to Cape Verde in full, as there may be a requirement to carry out a COVID-19 test a few days before travel. It may also be necessary to have a COVID-19 test locally if travelling between the islands. Please click here for the most up to date travel information.
We always recommend that individuals get adequate travel insurance, which is especially important this year due to the current situation. Please click here for details of insurers providing cover for COVID-19.
Every airport is different, so we suggest reading the advice from the UK airport you’re departing from (Gatwick, Birmingham, Bristol or Manchester). Here are some general tips to keep in mind before travelling.
All airlines, including TUI, have introduced additional safety measures to minimise the risk of infection and protect you at every stage. Please take a little time to familiarise yourself with the policy of the airline you will be flying with.
Every hotel will be different, but here’s a breakdown of the sort of safety measures you can expect.
A private transfer for each booking will be provided in accordance with local social distancing guidelines, but masks will be required.
Strict protocols are in place regarding the operation of excursions in each destination. Transportation will be cleaned between each group and face coverings will be required. Numbers may also be restricted. Your representative will explain specific details at the welcome meeting and will be able to answer your questions prior to booking.
We recommend reading government advice on travel to the country your holiday is based in. In addition, please note that everyone re-entering the UK is currently required to submit a locator form no more than 48 hours prior to travel. Please click here for more information
On behalf of everyone here at Cape Verde Experience, we hope we can whisk you away to the islands very soon!
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