Cape Verde visa requirements for Nigerians

Travel and visa requirements

Cape Verdian Visa is not required for Nigerians

Stay Duration: 30 days

Entry Requirements

  • Nigeria passport holders can get Cape Verde for a period of 30 days without the need for a visa.
  • Nigeria citizens hoping to travel to Cape Verde must register online, preferably five days prior to their arrival to Cape Verde.
  • An airport Security Tax of CVE 3400 is levied on tourists arriving in Cape Verde.
  • Intending visitors are required to have a passport valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of arrival in Cape Verde. The passport should have two blank pages for visa stamping.
  • Travellers under the age of 18 must show travel authorization from their parents or guardians.
  • Tourists travelling to Cape Verde must provide proof of a confirmed means of accommodation for their entire stay in Cape Verde. This could be in the form of a sponsor letter from a host living in the country or a hotel reservation.
  • Visitors are required to show proof of enough funds to spend during their in Cape Verde.
  • Prospective visitors can get to Cape Verde from any international airport in Nigeria. There are international airports in Lagos and Abuja.
  • British Airways, Ethiopia Airways, Air Europa, and Royal Air Maroc are some of the carriers that fly from Kenya to Cape Verde.
  • The estimated flight time from Lagos to Praia, Cape Verde is 18 hours, 20 minutes and from Abuja, it is 17 hours, 5 minutes.
  • The Cape Verdean Escudo is the official currency used in Cape Verde. Visitors can exchange their foreign currency at various banks and exchange outlets in the country.
  • The official language of Cape Verde is Portuguese. But the unofficial one, which is spoken by most ( if not all) is the Cape Verdean Creole, which is also known as kabuverdianu or simply called Creole or Kriolu.
  • Cape Verde's subtropical climate makes year-round travel pleasant and enjoyable. August is the hottest month in Cape Verde, and the coldest is January.
  • Fogo, Sal, Palmeira and Santa Maria are facinating places in Cape Verde Tourists can visit. 
  • While Cape Verde is home to diverse religious demography, Christianity is currently the religion practised by a vast majority of Cape Verde’s population.
  • Visitors can move around in Cape Verde with minibuses, taxis, boats and planes.
  • Canja, catchupa, morreia and percebes are some of the dishes tourists can enjoy while in Cape Verde.
  • The Time zone in Cape Verde is (GMT-1), which puts Nigeria two hours ahead in time.
  • The power and socket plug used in Cape Verde are of Type C and F. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • Cape Verde is a small country and very difficult to spot on a world map, but the country has a lot to offer.  Each island serves a different set of attraction and reasons to visit the region.

Frequently Asked Questions

When the best time to visit Cape Verde?

The best time to visit is between November and June when there's hardly any rain. Also, during this period of the year, you can make the most of the white-sand beaches the islands are known for.


1 month ago

I have lived in South Korea for three years which I have working permit in South Korea and i have visited China for 30 days. so please how can i come to Mauritius

Is English spoken in Cape Verde?

Portuguese is the official language in Cape Verde and it is used in everyday activities; schools, publications, etc. However, English is spoken by some and so visitors who don't understand Portuguese or French, which is also widely spoken, can get translators.

How safe is Cape Verde for tourists?

Cape Verde is a safe place for tourists to visit. 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.

Can I swim in Cape Verde?

Sea conditions are often dangerous in Cape Verde, visitors are advised to take care when partaking in water sports and aquatic activities.

How to dress in Cape Verde?

Casual clothing is best when visiting Cape Verde because of the open air and sea activities.

How much can actually take some one from Nigeria to cape verde?