Cape Verde visa requirements for Swazis

Travel and visa requirements

Cape Verdian Visa is not required for Swazis

Stay Duration: 30 days

Entry Requirements

  • Eswatini citizens can get visa on arrival for travelling to Cape Verde as tourists and the maximum duration of stay is 30 days.
  • Your passport 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.
  • Eswatini citizens will be required to provide one recent two by two inches passport type photograph in colour, front view and with a plain/white background.
  • Citizens of Eswatini t travelling to Cape Verde are required to present International Yellow Fever Vaccination certificate.
  • Eswatini citizens who are above 2 years of age 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 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.
  • GulfAir, NokScoot, Lufthansa, Etihad airways, Qatar Airways, IndiGo and Royal Jordanian are major carriers from Eswatini to Cape Verde.
  • The estimated flight time from Swaziland to Cape Verde is 9 hours, 58 minutes.
  • Cape Verde adopts the Cape Verde Standard Time zone (GMT-1) placing Eswatini 3 hours ahead of Cape Verde.
  • Most visits to Cape Verde are trouble-free, but you should take sensible precautions against petty crime.
  • 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.
  • 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 travel to Cape Verde?

Although Cape Verde remains a peaceful and safe place with a very low incidence of crime. However, In the isolated spots of 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?

The capital and largest city of Cape Verde is Praia. The name Praia or Praya means beach in both Cape Verdean Creole and Portuguese. Praia is built on the southern coastline of the Island of Santiago.

What currency is used in Cape Verde?

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

Can I extend my stay in Cape Verde?

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