Vaccination before the trip to Cape Verde

Cape Verde has become a very popular destination with its sunny climate and wonderful winds, which attract many surfers and other sports-interested tourists. Cape Verde is also a safe destination to visit, which always feels good as a tourist. The local cuisine is also well wort a try, however be sure to have relevant protection before your departure.

Recommended vaccinations

Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis


Measles, mumps, rubella

Hepatitus A

Hepatitis B

Cholera / ETEC

Recommendation for long-term stays in the country, backpacking, volunteer work, residence, etc.


Mandatory vaccinations

Yellow fever

Only if you arrive within 6 days (ie stay, transit> 12h) from areas with yellow-fever transmission.

Other recommendations

Mosquito protection

There is a risk of mosquito-borne diseases. Protect yourself from mosquito bites.

Good to know before the trip to Cape Verde

According to many visitors, Cape Verde is one of the world’s most beautiful paradises with white beaches, turquoise seas and fantastic palm trees. The beautiful islands off the west coast of Africa offer a different climate, different food and unfortunately also some risks. In this article, we will therefore give you a few tips before your trip, so that you can have the vacation you dream without complications.


The Cape Verdean climate is warm and sunny, which for us northerners is like a dream, but the climate also brings a different bacterial flora. Some diseases that have long been eradicated in Sweden are still present in Cape Verde, and therefore you should consider taking special measures. Wash your hands often, always shower after swimming in the sea or the hotel pool and avoid food from street food stands. Drinking water can also be infected with various microorganisms or viruses, so always choose sealed water bottles and never drink water from taps or open containers. You should also bring a first-aid kit including, among other things, disinfectants and patches in case you get insect bites, sunburn or small wounds.

Vaccination before your trip to Cape Verde

Something that goes hand in hand with hygiene is the vaccinations that you should take before the trip. We recommend that you get vaccinated against Hepatitis A and B, malaria, tuberculosis, typhoid and tourist diarrhea, but the needs vary depending on where you are going and what environment you plan to stay in. Preferably contact a vaccination clinic already two months before departure, as some vaccinations consist of several doses that must be administered at different times. In addition, it can take up to two weeks after vaccination before you are protected.

Sunbathe & swim safely

To sunbathe and swim safely, you should always use sunscreen with a high sun protection factor, limit the time in the sun and use bathing shoes that protect against glass, shells and sharp stones. Jellyfish can also occur near beaches, and they should be avoided, whether they are poisonous or not. Even ordinary jellyfish can cause severe burning and very serious allergic reactions which in some cases can be life-threatening.

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