Destination Cape Verde (Sal) Destination Cape Verde (Sal)

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Practical informationPractical information

emergency numbers
- Police: 132
- Fire brigade: 131
- Ambulance: 130

You fly to the Sal Amilcar Cabral International Airport, located on Ilha do Sal. From the airport, it takes around 10 minutes by car to Palmeira and Beirona, and around 20 minutes to the southernmost town of Santa Maria.

transport around the island
The easiest way to get around the island is by taxi.

The taxi rank is located in front of the Arrivals hall. Taxis can be recognised by their light blue colour with yellow horizontal stripe.

important information
  • A visa is required to visit Cape Verde.
  • The UV index in Cape Verde is considerably high. It is advisable to apply sunscreen several times a day. Try to avoid the sun between noon and 3 p.m. as much as possible.
  • Tap water is desalinated salt water and not suitable for drinking. Mineral water can be purchased everywhere on the island.

passport and visa
In addition to a valid passport, all visitors to Cape Verde require a visa. The passport should be valid for at least 6 months as from the date of arrival in Cape Verde. You need to arrange this visa before you depart. More information about requesting a visa

time zone
UTC - 1
Cape Verde is 3 hours behind the Netherlands in the summer and 2 hours in the winter.

The official currency of Cape Verde is the Cape Verdean escudo (CVE).

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