Cape Verde visa requirements for Equatorial Guineans

Travel and visa requirements

Cape Verdian Visa is not required for Equatorial Guineans

Stay Duration: 30 days

Entry Requirements

  • Equatorial Guinea citizens travelling to Cape Verde are granted a visa upon arrival for a variable duration of stay of at least 30 days (depending on 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.
  • Equatorial Guinea citizens 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 Equatorial Guinea travelling to Cape Verde are required to present an International Yellow Fever Vaccination certificate.
  • Equatorial Guinea 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. 
  • 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 Malabo, Equatorial Guinea to Praia, Cape Verde is 5 hours, 10 minutes.
  • Cape Verde adopts the Cape Verde Standard Time zone (GMT-1) hence, Equatorial Guinea is 2 hours ahead of Cape Verde.
  • A lot of tourists visits to Cape Verde have been trouble-free but you are advised to be very cautious of petty crimes.
  • Cape Verde’s warm tropical climate, volcanic islands, wonderful musicians and delicious cuisine are its international landmark qualities.
  • The official language of instruction and government in Cape Verde is Portuguese.
  • Public bus transport runs periodically and taxis In the major cities of Cape Verde are common. In smaller towns, there are mostly hi aces and/or taxis. 
  • Boat transportation is also available in the country but it is not widely used nor dependable.
  • Cape Verde has two seasons, the dry season also called the Time of winds is between October to mid-July while the rainy season starts from August to September
  • Cape Verde inhabitants generally recognise 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 snorkelling adventures.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to visit Cape Verde?

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. In isolated spots in Boavista, there is an increasing amount of violent crime against tourists. Other islands remain virtually crime-free, at least with respect to tourists.

What is the capital of Cape Verde?

Cape Verde's largest city and the capital is Praia, located on Santiago island while almost 35% of the country's population lives in rural areas, the capital city has about 25% of Cape Verde's citizens.

How can I extend my stay in Cape Verde?

You can apply for an extension to your visa at a National Police station. However, the procedure can be quite lengthy on some islands.