Cape Verde Vaccine Requirements

Cape Verde Vaccine Requirements
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Do Americans need any vaccines before visiting Cape Verde?

A Yellow Fever vaccination is required if traveling from a country or airport with risk of Yellow Fever virus transmission and the traveler is 1 year of age or older.

According to the World Health Organization, the following countries have a risk of Yellow Fever virus transmission:


  • Angola
  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Congo, Republic of the
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • The Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Kenya
  • Liberia
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Togo
  • Uganda

Central and South America

  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • French Guiana
  • Guyana
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Suriname
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Venezuela

Currently, there are no other specific vaccine requirements for American citizens visiting Cape Verde. However, it is always recommended to check with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), or the or the United States Embassy in Cape Verde for the most up-to-date information on recommended vaccinations for travel. Additionally, it’s always a good idea to consult with a healthcare provider before embarking on any international travel.

Recommended Vaccines When Visiting Cape Verde

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Malaria due to seasonal transmission on Santiago and Boa Vista from August to November.
  • Rabies
  • Typhoid

Which vaccines are required for Cape Verdean citizens to enter the United States?

The United States does not have any general vaccine requirements for entry into the country. However, there have been some changes in the travel requirements due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As of January 2022, the U.S. government has implemented a policy requiring all air passengers entering the U.S. to have a negative COVID-19 test taken within three days of their flight, or to have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 90 days. It’s important to check the most recent information on the travel restrictions and requirements before making any travel plans to the United States.

Which diseases are most prevalent in Cape Verde?

Cape Verde is considered to be a relatively healthy country, with most common illnesses being those found in tropical regions, such as dengue fever, malaria, and yellow fever. However, the prevalence of these diseases is considered to be low. Other common diseases in Cape Verde include respiratory infections, diarrheal illnesses, and skin conditions. Cape Verde has a high prevalence of HIV/AIDS, which is considered to be a significant public health concern.

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