Generally, the Cape Verde islands carry low risk of Malaria. As of September 2018 the following advice is current.
Boa Vista - Risk is very low. No anti-malaria tablets are indicated. Please ensure you use effective bite avoidance measures.
San Tiago (Santiago) - Very low risk except in the city of Praia where risk has risen due to an outbreak. If travelling to Praia, Travelpharm recommends the use of anti-malaria tablets in those who have:
If you fall into one of these groups please ensure you take an anti-malaria medicine, the following are appropriate and ensure you observe strict insect bite avoidance:
It is always a good idea to prepare for ‘what if’ situations. Therefore we recommend a first aid kit, adjusted to your activities. Other medications you can consider include those for tummy upsets and analgesics.
Below is a table designed to show you what vaccines are mandatory, recommended or ones to consider when visiting Cape Verde:
Man = Mandatory
Con = Consider
Rec = Recommended
Req = Required if visiting from an area with risk of transmission