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Cabo Verde information
About Cabo Verde
Cape Verde uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.
The languages that are typically spoken are Portuguese
Cape Verde uses the Cape Verdean escudo (symbol: $), code CVE.Banknotes come in denominations of 5000, 2000, 1000, 500 and 200 escudos. Escudo is subdivided into 100 centavos. Coins come in denominations of 200, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1 escudos.
Automatic teller machines are common in Cape Verde. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.
Internet speed in Cape Verde is on average 4.5 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Cape Verde is low. It is not as easy to find one.
You can buy a SIM card for about 1,809.95 CVE, which includes 6 GB of data plan. You can choose from 2 telecoms: CV Móvel or t+ (Unitel T-Mais). Cape Verde uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Cape Verde upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.
To call Cape Verde, dial +, then 238 (the country code for Cape Verde), then the area code and the local number. For local calls within Cape Verde, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 2 .
Import and export information
Tobacco:250 grams of tobacco; or
Tobacco:Any combination of the above goods weighing not more than 250 grams.
Other items:250mL of eau de toilette and 50mL of perfume.
Other items:Medication for personal use.
Other items:Other goods for personal use, including jewellery, sporting equipment, musical instruments, and toys.
Zika outbreaks have been reported in Cape Verde. Because of the risk of birth defects in babies born to women who were infected with Zika while pregnant, women who are pregnant should not travel to Cape Verde.For further information on this recommendation, please visit the CDCZika Virus in Cape Verde.
Dengue, chikungunya, and African tick-bite fever are diseases carried by insects that occur in Africa. For information on disease prevention, please visit the CDCInsect Protection Advice.
Many countries in Africa have high incidence rates of tuberculosis (TB). For further information, please visit the CDC Tuberculosis Advice.
Many countries in Africa have high HIV prevalence rates. For further information, please visit the CDC HIV Advice.