Cape Verde Visa Waiver and TSA take effect. Survival Guide

Cape_Verde_Airport.jpgLegal rules that exempt citizens of the European Union who wish to enter Cape Verde for short stays are now in force. At the same time, the new rules of the Airport Security Tax (TSA) will also be in force. Keep the official flyer with all the information.

As of today, January 1, 2019, citizens of the 28 countries of the European Union and other European states, namely Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, United Kingdom, Switzerland, San Marino and Vatican City will benefit from the exemption of short-stay visas (30 days) for entry into Cape Verde national territory.

To compensate for the loss of revenue caused by the visa, the government approved in August the  new rules of the TSA , now set at $ 3,400 on international flights and $ 150 on inter-island flights.

The payment of the fee, on international flights, is done through an  online platform or upon arrival at the airport. Holders of Cape Verdean passports, minor children and spouses are also exempt from payment (only on international flights), also Cape Verdeans, minor children and spouse. Likewise, foreigners living in Cape Verde, in addition to other passengers, are exempt in situations provided for by law. On domestic flights, the fee is charged on transit tickets, as heretofore.