Cape Verde: Various travel information
Arrival and travel on and between the islands
With a few exceptions, tourists come to Cape Verde (Cape Verde) by plane. An international airport is located in Sal and Praia. Cape Verde can best be approached from Frankfurt/Main. With the exception of the island of Sal, tourism in Cape Verde is still underdeveloped. The visitor has to be prepared for deficiencies in the infrastructure. One problem is the inadequate and not always reliable flight and ship connections between the nine inhabited islands of the archipelago.
The road network is not very extensive. Rental cars are available in the main islands. An international driver’s license is recommended. Public buses are inexpensive, if not always comfortable, to travel across the islands.
Boats and ferries run between all islands. A new ferry service runs twice a week between Praia and the islands of Brava and Fogo.
There are a number of airports in the Cape Verdian Islands. The airports on the island of Sal and in Praia are served by international airlines. A flight from Frankfurt, for example with Condor, takes around 6 hours. The others are used for air traffic within the island state. These are airfields on or in: Mindelo, Santo Antão, Sâo Nicolau, Boevista Maio and Togo.
International license plate
According to Abbreviationfinder, the Cape Verde license plate is:
Travel medicine, vaccinations and warnings
In Cape Verde the following diseases are to be expected in Germany and Northern Europe:
- Dengue fever
- various intestinal diseases such as worm infestation, salmonella, shigella, amoeba or lamblia
- Typhoid, but only those who come into contact with contaminated food and drink
- Zika virus infection, it is transmitted by mosquitoes and is extremely dangerous for unborn babies
- Malaria. There is a risk of infection with tropical malaria in the capital Praia and on the island of São Tiago. The other islands are malaria free.
- Hepatitis A and B
- Influenze (flu vaccination)
- Whooping cough (pertussis)
For all persons older than one year and coming from a yellow fever infection area designated by the WHO, there is a compulsory vaccination against an illness with yellow fever.
Otherwise there is no further compulsory yellow fever vaccination
In most countries where a yellow fever vaccination is required, this also applies to children over one year of age, and in some countries even from six months. It should be noted that a vaccination against yellow fever had a number of side effects, such as encephalitis. Around two-thirds of those affected were children under six months. Therefore, under no circumstances should children under this age be vaccinated. But children under one year of age should also not be vaccinated if possible. If in doubt, yellow fever infection areas must then be avoided. Any vaccination against yellow fever may only be carried out in specially authorized yellow fever vaccination centers!
Cape Verde: currency
The local currency of Cape Verde is the Cape Verde Escudo (CVE) with a fixed exchange rate to the euro of:
110.265 CVE = 1 euro
Incidentally, the national currency was pegged to the euro in 1999.
Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany
Tel: 0049 – (0) 30 – 5000 – 2000
Cape Verde: Embassy, entry requirements
Germans, Austrians and Swiss and visitors from numerous other countries need a visa to enter the Cape Verde Islands (Cape Verde). A valid yellow fever vaccination must be proven when entering from a yellow fever infection area (according to WHO).
Embassy of the Republic of Cape Verde
Tel: 0049 (0) 30 – 20 45 09 55
Cape Verde: Diplomatic missions
Visit Countryaah for a full list of Cape Verde embassies and consulates in each country around the world.
Representations of Cape Verde in Germany
The building in which the embassy of Cape Verde is located is a beautiful villa on Stavangerstrasse in the Berlin district of Pankow. The ambassador’s residence is also located next to it. The Stavangerstraße branches off from Gotenstraße, which in turn is a cross street with Bornholmerstraße. The embassy is in a quiet, bourgeois area of Pankow. The embassies of Cuba, Ghana, Eritrea, Moldova and Bosnia and Herzegovina are in the vicinity of the Cape Verde embassy.
Embassy of the Republic of Cape Verde in Berlin
Stavanger Str. 16
Tel: 0049 – (0) 30 – 2045 0955
|Saxony, Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia||Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Cape Verde in DresdenKoenigstraße 5
Tel: 0049 – (0) 351 – 819 2700
Fax: 0049 – (0) 351 – 819 2699
|Hesse and Rhineland-Palatinate||Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Cape Verde in EschbornUnterortstrasse 30
Tel: 0049 – (0) 6196 – 777 5924
Fax: 0049 – (0) 6196 – 777 5922
|Hamburg, Bremen, Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein||Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Cape Verde in HamburgDeichstraße 9
Tel: 0049 – (0) 40 – 3785 7833
Fax: 0049 – (0) 40 – 3785 7841
|Saarla||Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Cape Verde in SaarbrückenSaargemünder Straße 136
Tel: 0049 – (0) 681 – 398 098
Fax: 0049 – (0) 681 – 390 5060
|Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria||Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Cape Verde in StuttgartAzenbergstrasse 31
Tel: 0049 – (0) 711 – 607 1558
Fax: 0049 – (0) 711 – 6066 1050
German representations in Cape Verde
The Federal Republic of Germany has no representation in Cape Verde. The embassy in Senegal is responsible.
Embassy in Senegal
20, Avenue Pasteur, intersection Rue Mermoz
Tel.: 00221 – (0) 338 – 894 884
The German embassy in Senegal is still responsible for:
- Cape Verde
The Federal Republic of Austria has no representation in Cape Verde. The embassy is responsible for:
Embassy in Senegal
18, rue Emile Zola
Tel: 00221 – (0) 33 – 849 4000
The Austrian Embassy in Senegal is still responsible for:
- Burkina Faso
- Ivory Coast
- Sierra Leone
Representations of Cape Verde in Austria
Embassy in Vienna
Tel.: 0043 – (0) 1 – 503 8727
Honorary Consulate in Vienna
Dornbacher Strasse 89
Tel.: 0043 – (0) 1 – 489 7882
Fax: 0043 – (0) 1 – 485 2300 – 14
Swiss representations in Cape Verde
Switzerland has no representation in Cape Verde. The embassy in Senegal is responsible:
Embassy in Senegal
Rue René N’Diaye Intersection Rue Seydou
Te.l: 00221 – (0) 33 – 823 0590
The Swiss Embassy in Senegal is still responsible for:
Representations of Cape Verde in Switzerland
Embassy in Geneva
Avenue Blanc 47
Tel.: 0041 – (0) 22 – 731 3336
Tel.: 0041 – 061 – 269 809