Cape Verde EASE

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The Cape Verde EASE is a mandatory requirement for all travelers arriving in Cabo Verde by air. Depending on their nationality, foreign nationals may also need to apply for a visa for the country.

Cape Verde EASE Information

EASE for Cabo Verde is an electronic travel authorization that air passengers arriving in the island nation must register for online, regardless of nationality and whether or not they need a visa for Cape Verde.

The EASE for Cape Verde was implemented in order to pre-screen all passengers arriving in the country by air for any health or security risks. It is intended to strengthen the island nation’s borders and expedite entry at border control.

Once approved, an EASE for Cape Verde is electronically linked to the traveler’s passport and is valid for a single entry to the country.

To register for this electronic travel authorization, travelers are required to complete the online Cape Verde EASE application. This simple form can be filled out in a matter of minutes with basic personal, passport, and travel information.

When submitting the form, travelers also have the option to pay the mandatory Airport Security Tax for Cape Verde (TSA) online. Paying this compulsory tax online removes the need to wait in long immigration lines to complete the payment on arrival, and removes the need to pay an extra processing fee at the border.

Please note that all foreign citizens who are not visa-exempt will also need a Cape Verde visa in addition to an approved EASE. It will either be necessary to Cape Verde visa on arrival or submit a visa application at an embassy or consulate of Cabo Verde.

Highlights
Single entry electronic travel authorization
Mandatory for passengers arriving by air
Electronically linked to the traveler’s passport
What is Necessary?

Valid passport

Travel information

Email address

Credit/debit card

Cape Verde EASE Requirements

In order to submit a Cape Verde EASE application form, it is necessary to have a passport valid for at least 6 months beyond the period of intended stay in the country.

In addition to passport and personal information, it is also necessary to supply the following travel details on the online form:

  • Flight number
  • Arrival and departure dates
  • The address of accommodation in Cape Verde where the visitor will stay.

Cape Verde EASE requirements also state that the traveler should provide a current email address to receive confirmation that their registration has been successfully approved.

Additionally, travelers are advised to pay the TSA using a valid credit or debit card at the moment of completing their EASE application. This removes the need to pay an extra processing fee for the Airport Tax on arrival.

Please note that you may also need to meet the Cape Verde visa requirements for your nationality if you do not have a visa-exempt passport for Cape Verde.

Countries Eligible for Cape Verde

Citizens from the countries listed below are eligible to apply online to enter Cape Verde

Countries Eligible for Cape Verde

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Czech Republic
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Ivory Coast
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau
  • Macedonia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • North Korea
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestinian Territory
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Republic of Cyprus
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • South Sudan
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Application Steps

STEP 1
Complete online application
STEP 2
Confirm Payment
STEP 3
Receive approved Visa

Covid Update for Cape Verde

Last update: 13/01/2021

Flights to and from Cape Verde have resumed. All arriving passengers must present a medical certificate showing that they tested negative for coronavirus via RT-PCR or antigen test result a maximum of 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. Children under 7 are exempt from this. All passengers are subject to health screening on arrival in Cape Verde.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Cape Verde Visa FAQ

  • Which countries need a visa for Cape Verde?

    Travelers from over 200 countries do not need a visa for Cape Verde for short stays that vary from 30 to 90 days. However, all travelers arriving in the country by air, regardless of whether they need a Cape Verde visa or not, must register for an EASE, unless in transit. It is also necessary to register for an EASE if taking a domestic flight within Cape Verde.

  • What is the Cape Verde EASE?

    EASE is an Electronic Travel Authorization that all travelers arriving in Cape Verde must apply for online. EASE is not a visa for Cape Verde, and it may also be necessary for foreign citizens to obtain a visa in order to visit the country.

  • Who is eligible for an EASE for Cape Verde?

    All foreign citizens are required to have an EASE for Cape Verde to enter the country, whether or not they need a Cape Verde visa. It is necessary to gain entry for all purposes other than transit if the traveler is arriving by air.

  • How long can I stay in Cape Verde with the travel authorization?

    The stay permitted with an EASE for Cape Verde depends on the amount of time a foreign citizen can stay in the country without a visa, depending on their nationality, or the period of stay permitted with their approved visa for Cape Verde.

  • Can I obtain my EASE authorization online?

    Yes, the EASE authorization can be obtained online by completing a simple registration form, which only takes a few minutes to fill out.

  • What do I need to submit an application for the Cape Verde electronic travel authorization?

    In order to submit an application for the Cape Verde EASE, it is necessary to have:

    • Passport with 6 months minimum validity beyond the duration of intended stay in Cabo Verde
    • Current email address to receive notifications about your registration
    • Debit/credit card to pay the Airport Security Tax online (optional, but recommended to avoid the extra charge at the border)

    Additionally, it is necessary for the traveler to provide their flight number, arrival and departure dates, and accommodation address in Cape Verde in order to submit a form.

  • When must you fill out the Cape Verde EASE form?

    In order to ensure enough processing time, travelers are advised to register for their Cape Verde EASE no later than 5 business days before their intended date of arrival in the country.

  • How much does the EASE online visa cost?

    The government of Cabo Verde does not currently impose any Cape Verde EASE fees in order to submit the online registration. However, travelers are required to pay the mandatory Airport Security Tax (TSA).

    The Cape Verde TSA cost is 3,400 CVE (37 USD) for international flights, and 150 CVE ( 2 USD) for domestic flights, if paid online at the moment of submitting an EASE application. The traveler must pay an extra fee if they wish to make their payment for the tax at the border on arrival.

  • Why was my EASE for Cape Verde application denied?

    The most common reason for a denial of an EASE for Cape Verde is that the information supplied on the application form contained small errors. Therefore. it is necessary to ensure all of the data supplied is correct before submitting the form in order to avoid a refusal.

  • Do I need to print a copy of the Cape Verde EASE?

    No, it is not necessary to print a copy of the Cape Verde EASE. Once approved, the EASE is electronically linked to the traveler’s passport.

  • Do I need a travel authorization if I am in transit in Cape Verde?

    No, passengers do not need to register for EASE for Cape Verde if they are only in transit through the country to an onward destination.

  • Can I extend my EASE while in Cape Verde?

    No, an EASE only permits a single entry to Cape Verde. The traveler will be required to complete a new EASE registration if they intend to leave the country and take another flight to Cape Verde (as well as if they intend to take a domestic flight once on the island).

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