Here you will find important tips and useful information for Cape Verde.
Swiss Bankers Travel is not accepted in this country.
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)
Pay without cash at merchant locations, for hotel bookings and auto rentals
Acceptance of credit cards is limited. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
Keep exchange and transaction receipts for reconversion.
Small amounts better accepted than large amounts.
Travelers are advised to take cash in euro (EUR).
- 2 h / - 3 h during our summer time
English and French
Cidade de Praia
00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
220 volt / adapter recommended
Praia, Rotunda do Homem de Pedra, Edificio CVMovel, 3º Esq
Tel.: +238 261 98 68
8.00 - 15.00 h (Mon - Fri)
8.00 - 13.00 h and 15.00 - 19.00 h (Mon - Fri)
9.00 - 13.00 h (Sat)
Swiss driver's license accepted; international driver's license recommended.
Do not drink tap water.
Mosquito protection advised.
Minimum risk of malaria.
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.
Si consiglia di rispettare le abituali misure precauzionali contro la microcriminalità.
Special legal regulations
Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.
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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