Travel advice for Cape Verde.

Here you will find important tips and useful information for Cape Verde.

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Travel money:

Prepaid Travel credit card

 

  • Swiss Bankers Travel is not accepted in this country.

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Banknotes

in euro (EUR)

  • Change cash in local currency

Local currency / ISO Code

Cape Verde escudo CVE

Currency exchange rate

CVE 100 = ~ CHF 0.00 ; CHF 1 = ~ CVE 0.00 (07/2015)

Further Information

Credit cards

 

  • Pay without cash at merchant locations, for hotel bookings and auto rentals

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Practical Information:

Time difference with Switzerland

- 2 h / - 3 h during our summer time

National language

Official language

Portuguese

Language capabilities

English and French

Capital

Cidade de Praia

Country code for calling Switzerland

00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)

Voltage

220 volt / adapter recommended

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Praia, Rotunda do Homem de Pedra, Edificio CVMovel, 3º Esq
Tel.: +238 261 98 68

Opening hours

Banks

8.00 - 15.00 h (Mon - Fri)

Stores

8.00 - 13.00 h and 15.00 - 19.00 h (Mon - Fri)
9.00 - 13.00 h (Sat)

Driving

Swiss driver's license accepted; international driver's license recommended.

Health situation
  • Do not drink tap water.

  • Mosquito protection advised.

  • Minimum risk of malaria.

  • Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.

Other information

Security

Si consiglia di rispettare le abituali misure precauzionali contro la microcriminalità.

Special legal regulations

Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.

Travel documents for Swiss citizens

Passport still valid after end of stay with visa (not required for tourists, who travel in groups and who are in possession of the 'Certificado Collectivo de Intentidade et Viagem').

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Important

While every precaution has been taken to verify the information provided, Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of Country Information. Swiss Bankers therefore shall not be held liable for any damage or loss sustained in connection with any errors or omissions contained therein.

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