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USEFUL INFORMATION ON CABO VERDE

USEFUL INFORMATION ON CABO VERDE

CAPITAL: City of Praia

OFFICIAL LANGUAGE: Portuguese, Creole

TIME: (¬ 1h in the Fall/Winter), GMT:¬ 1 (¬ 2 in the Spring/Summer)

INTERNATIONAL DIALING CODE: +238

CURRENCY: Cabo Verdean Escudo (CVE)

ELECTRICITY: 220 Volts

CLIMATE AND TEMPERATURE:

Dry Tropical, with two seasons.
Dry season: November through June, tempered by the trade winds.
Rainy season (showers):  July through October.

PRACTICAL ADVICE:
Drink only bottled water.
All foods must be cooked, including vegetables, and fruit should be peeled.
Milk should be boiled and dairy products avoided.
Visitors are advised to wear light cotton or linen clothing, and bring a coat or sweater when traveling in the winter.

DOCUMENTS NEEDED:
Passport.
Visa: May be obtained at the consular services of Cabo Verde abroad or upon arrival. Citizens of the European Union and United Kingdom are exempted from visas for stays up to a maximum of 30 days.

HEALTH:
There are no compulsory inoculations required upon arrival
Anti-diarrheal medicine is recommended.