Cape Verde visa requirements for Cameroonians

Travel and visa requirements

Cape Verdian Visa is not required for Cameroonians

Stay Duration: 30 days

Entry Requirements

  • Cameroonians travelling to Cape Verde are given visas upon arrival for a variable duration of stay of at least 30 days (depending on the embassy’s decision).
  • Passports of citizens should be valid for a minimum period of one month from the date of entry into Cape Verde.
  • Passports must have with at least one blank passport page available for Cape Verde visa stamp. 
  • Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for Cape Verde visa stamps.
  • Cameroonians will be required to provide a recent passport-type photograph of two by two inches with a front view and a white background.
  • Citizens of Cameroon  travelling to Cape Verde are required to present International Yellow Fever vaccination certificate
  • Cameroon citizens above the age of 2 years are required to pay a special entry tax on arrival to Cape Verde.
  • Guns, Ammunition and Drugs require a special license to be brought into the country. 
  • An additional health certificate is required if pets are brought into the country, particularly dogs.
  • There is zero tolerance towards possessing, using or trafficking any type of illegal drugs as convicted offenders can expect long jail sentences and heavy fines.
  • The estimated flight time from Yaounde, Cameroon to Praia, Cape Verde is 5 hours, 30 minutes.
  • Cape Verde adopts the Cape Verde Standard Time zone (GMT-1) placing Cameroon 2 hours ahead of Cape Verde.
  • Most visits to Cape Verde are trouble-free, but you should take sensible precautions against petty crimes.
  • Cape Verde is famous for its warm tropical climate, volcanic islands, wonderful musicians, and delicious cuisine.
  • The official language of instruction and government in Cape Verde is Portuguese.
  • In the major cities, public bus transport runs periodically and taxis are common. In smaller towns, there are mostly hi aces and/or taxis. Boat transportation is also available, though not widely used nor dependable.
  • Cape Verde has two seasons, the dry season (Time of winds) is between October to mid-July while the rainy season starts from August to September
  • Cape Verde inhabitants generally practice Christianity as its national religion.
  • For Cape Verde there are two associated plug types, C and F. The country operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz.
  • One of the biggest tourist attractions of Cape Verde are its Islands and safe snorkeling adventures.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Cape Verde safe for tourists?

Although Cape Verde remains a peaceful and safe place with a very low incidence of crime, theft has increased as a direct consequence of tourism

Do they speak English in Cape Verde?

Although Portuguese and French is known by many, some people also speak English.

What currency should I take to Cape Verde?

The currency is the Cape Verdean Escudo or CV Esc which can only be obtained in the islands. You can also take Sterling or Euros to exchange.

Are there sharks in Sal, Cape Verde?

Yes, Sal is home to the Lemon sharks, which are found along the west coast of Africa and can grow up to 3.4 metres long. Sal, the Portuguese word for salt, is one of ten volcanic islands off the west coast of Africa that make up Cape Verde.

Do you need injections to go to Cape Verde?

There are no Yellow Fever vaccinations required for entry into Cape Verde if travelling directly from Europe. Although it is a Yellow Fever risk region, there have been no cases for many years. Other vaccines that need to be considered are against food and water-borne diseases such as Hepatitis A & Typhoid.