Travel Vaccinations for Cape Verde

The table below provides a general guide as to the Travel Vaccinations that may be advised to you for travel to Cape Verde

Recommended Vaccinations for Cape Verde at a Glance
All Travellers: MMR, DTaP
Most Travellers: Typhoid, Hepatitis A
Some Travellers: Cholera, Hepatitis B, Rabies

Vaccination Major Risk Factors Course Price
MMR Person-to-Person Course of Two £60
DTaP Person-to-Person Single Dose £50
Typhoid Person-to-Person Single Dose £65
Hepatitis A Person-to-Person Single Dose £86
Cholera Person-to-Person Course of Two £47.50
Hepatitis B Person-to-Person Course of Three £66
Rabies Person-to-Person Course of Three - intramuscular £66
Rabies Person-to-Person Course of Three - intradermal £66

There is No Risk of Yellow Fever in Cape Verde

Keep up-to-date with the latest travel advice from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) before travelling.

Advice for Travellers to all Destinations

The Vaccinations and Medications that are needed for travel vary from person-to-person. Everyone should have a personal risk assessment with a travel health professional to take into account a range of factors such as itinerary, medical condition, occupational and lifestyle risk factors and previous vaccination history.

All Travellers

All Travellers should ensure that they are up-to-date with Routine Vaccinations including Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio and Measles, Mumps and Rubella.

Most Travellers

Most travellers will also need to consider a course or booster of Hepatitis A and Typhoid as there is a risk of these diseases across most parts of the world.

Some Travellers

Some Travellers may also be advised additional vaccinations such as Rabies, Japanese Encephalitis and Hepatitis B based on their individual risk assessment.

Risk of Malaria in Cape Verde

Malaria is spread by the plasmodium parasite passed to humans from the bite of an anopheles mosquito. Malaria is a serious illness with symptoms include fever, chills, sweats and flu like symptoms. In severe cases, malaria can be fatal. There isn’t currently a vaccine available for our travellers, although there are other ways to protect yourself, see Malaria Information for Travellers.

There is a Risk of Malaria in Cape Verde.

Malaria Prevention

Travellers to areas where there is a Risk of Malaria should get advice regarding Malaria Medication which can be taken to help stop the illness from developing. The type of medication required depends on your destination, itinerary, length of stay and current medical condition. Further reduce the risk of by practicing mosquito Bite Avoidance by using Insect Repellent such as DEET 50% and covering exposed skin by wearing long sleeves and trousers.

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Further Travel Health Advice for Cape Verde

Due to the fact that some parts of Cape Verde are situated higher than 2500m, altitude sickness may present a problem. You can obtain altitude sickness medication and practice appropriate acclimatisation and gradual ascents to counter altitude sickness. Don’t forget, it’s not just your climbing altitude but your sleeping altitude as well that must be considered. Our travel nurse will be able to discuss these with you.

Depending on where you go on Cape Verde, the weather can vary, although overall it is warm and mostly dry. Please check the weather for the time and areas you are travelling to so that you can adequately prepare.

Tap water safety depends on where you are staying, so please check with your hosts/ hotel, etc. as local advice may vary. To be extra safe, you might want to stick to the bottled stuff. Also, if it is safe, its generally desalinated water so may taste a bit different to what you are used to.

There is lots of good seafood on Cape Verde. Food here is heavily influenced by Portuguese and African styles of food. Drinks are quite good and the beer is generally considered okay.

Lots of different infections can be spread through animal bites, including rabies, malaria and dengue fever. Please make sure you have included rabies in your Cape Verde immunisations.

Make sure you have health insurance in place that will cover the full range of activities you plan to undertake while on Cape Verde, particularly if you are diving, windsurfing or jet skiing.

Cape Verde is a relatively safe place for tourists but please be sensible and exercise reasonable caution when travelling anywhere in the world. Theft and other crime can happen anywhere, so use your common sense. The number for emergencies is 132 should you ever need it.