Cape Verde is an archipelago off the west coast of the African continent. The Cape Verde Islands have a tropical climate with temperatures ranging from 18 tot 24 degrees Celsius in winter and between 30 and 35 degrees Celsius during summertime. Regardless of what you plan to do, it is important to take into account various infectious diseases and strong sunshine.
Vaccination against yellow fever is required if coming from a country with a high risk area
In this country Yellow Fever is prevalent. There is a potential risk for travellers. Vaccination is recommended. Vaccination is possibly COMPULSORY when traveling from a Yellow Fever area. Please contact KLM Health Services to discuss or vaccination applies to you.
Recommended vaccinations and risks
In this country Chikungunya is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.
Vaccination against hepatitis A is recommended for all travelers to this country.
Vaccination against hepatitis B depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for a personal advice.
In this country there is a risk of getting malaria. Protection against mosquito bites is necessary during day- and nighttime. Sometimes malaria tablets are recommended, please contact KLM Health Services.
There is an increased risk of measles in this country. A MMR (Mumps Measles Rubella) vaccination is recommended for anyone who has not been vaccinated against measles or has experienced the disease.
In the Netherlands, most children now receive a vaccination against BMR. We therefore recommend a vaccination for some travellers. This advice depends on age, past vaccinations and diseases experienced.
In this country Zika virus is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.