Cape Verde Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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Import regulations:

Free import of:
- 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250 grams of tobacco or an assortment of tobacco products; and
- 2 bottles of wine of 1 liter each; and
- 1 liter of spirits; and
- 250 milliliters of eau de toilette and 50 grams of perfume.

Wild Fauna and Flora:

The import of certain endangered species of plant, live animals and their products is prohibited or restricted under CITES.
For further details please refer to CITES:

Export regulations:

There are no restrictions.


Required to hold:
- An international Veterinary Health Certificate, issued by the official veterinary authority of the country of origin;
- Rabies vaccination certificate;
- Pet passport including the registration of a valid anti-rabies vaccination;
- Certificate of Rabies Titration, depending on the country of origin.
For more information contact the Ministry of Agriculture and Environment, Zoosanitary Inspection Service. Tel: 238 2604180.

Baggage Clearance regulations:

This information is not available yet.


Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Cape Verde Escudo - CVE): prohibited.
Foreign currencies: no restrictions, if the amounts imported are declared on arrival.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Cape Verde Escudo - CVE): prohibited.
Foreign currencies are allowed up to the equivalent of CVE 20,000.-. Exceeding amount must have been declared on arrival.

Airport Tax

Airport Security Tax of CVE 3400.- is levied on passengers arriving in Cape Verde.
Place of payment: airport of arrival in Cape Verde or via the website
1. Nationals of Cape Verde;
2. Children younger than 2 years;
3. Passengers in transit;
4. Residents of Cape Verde.

Learn all about regulations for your destination country. From airport tax to be paid on departure, to importing pets, as well as rules on how much currency you may bring into and out of a country.