Cabo Verde Travel Advisory

Travel Advisory
December 4, 2019

Cabo Verde - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions

O K E N H U T C

Exercise normal precautions in Cabo Verde.  Some areas have increased risk.  Read the entire Travel Advisory.

Exercise Increased Caution In:

  • Praia due to crime.

Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

If you decide to travel to Cabo Verde:

  • Do not physically resist any robbery attempt.
  • Use caution when walking or driving at night.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Do not display signs of wealth, such as expensive watches or jewelry.
  • Do not answer your door at your hotel/residence unless you know who it is.
  • Be extra vigilant when visiting banks or ATMs.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Review the Crime and Safety Report for Cabo Verde.
  • Prepare a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.

Praia – Level 2:  Exercise Increased Caution

Violent crime, such as burglary, armed robbery, and assault, occurs in Praia.

Last Update:  Reissued after periodic review with updates to the Risk Indicators, the Travel Advisory areas of Level 2, and the “If you decide to travel” section.

Travel Advisory Levels

Assistance for U.S. Citizens

U.S. Embassy Praia
Rua Abilio Macedo 6
C.P. 201
Praia, Santiago, Cabo Verde
Telephone
+(238) 260-8948
Emergency
+ (238) 991-3325
Fax
+(238) 261-1355

Cabo Verde Map