Cape Verde visa requirements for Sierra Leoneans

Travel and visa requirements

Cape Verdian Visa is not required for Sierra Leoneans

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • The Immigration policy in Cape Verde permits Sierra Leoneans to visit the country for a period of 90 days without a visa provided they possess a valid passport.
  • The passport must have at least 2 blank pages for entry stamps and be valid for at least 6 months after the planned departure date from Cape Verde.
  • All visitors are to tender certificate of yellow fever vaccination on arrival into the country.
  • Sierra Leoneans are required to provide proof of accommodation. This could be in the form of a confirmed hotel reservation or an invitation letter from a host.
  • They are also to provide proof of sufficient funds to sustain entire their stay in the country.
  • For travellers with pets, an International Veterinary Health Certificate, issued by the official veterinary authority of Sierra Leone is to be tendered.
  • The pet’s passport including the registration of a valid anti-rabies vaccination is also required.
  • Tax of CVE 3400 is levied upon entry at the airport on visitors from Sierra Leon.
  • There are restrictions on the quantity of alcohol and tobacco brought into the country.
  • There are no restrictions on foreign currencies, if the amounts are declared on arrival.
  • The estimated flight time from Freetown, Sierra Leone to Praia, Cape Verde is 2 hours 9 minutes.
  • Cape Verde is characterized by a sub-tropical climate. It experiences windy season from October to mid-July. Rainy season runs through August to September. However, the country receives sunshine all year round with the longest days from March to May.
  • Cape Verde uses the Cape Verde Standard Time (GMT-1) which makes Sierra Leone 1 hour ahead of the country. 
  • The constitution of Cape Verde provides for freedom of religion. However, about 93% of the country’s population is Roman Catholic.
  • The official language of instruction and government is Portuguese. The unofficial language spoken by most of the nationals is the Cape Verdean Creole also known as Kabuverdianu.  
  • The official currency used in the country is the Cape Verdean Escudo (CVE). 
  • Cape Verdeans are extremely generous and hospitable people. Even the poorest take pride in presenting guests with a meal. It is considered rude to eat in front of others without sharing, this is why one does not eat in a public setting such as on the street or on a bus.
  • Cachupa, stew of corn and beans is the national dish in Cape Verde. Arroz de Marisco (rice with seafood such as fish) and Caldo de peixa (boiled fish with potatoes and vegetables) are also main delicacies in the country.
  • The cheapest way to get around Cape Verde is via “aluguers, small minibuses that are easily identified and run along set routes through town. Taxis are also inexpensive.
  • Cape Verde uses type C and F power plugs and sockets. The standard voltage and frequency are 230 V and 50 Hz respectively.
  • “Bon Dia” means Good Morning and ‘Bon Tardi” means Good Afternoon
  • Praia de Santa Maria, Boa Vista Island and The Blue Eye are some of the best attractions in Cape Verde that would offer refreshing experiences to visitors. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a legal drinking age in Cape Verde?

The legal age for drinking and purchasing alcohol is 18 years.  It is illegal for anyone to supply or sell drinks to minors under the age of 18.

Is it safe to drink tap water in Abidjan?

The W.H.O says water in Abidjan is portable but it is advisable to drink bottled water.

What currency is used in Ivory Coast?

The West African CFA Franc is the official currency used in Cape Verde.

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