Cape Verde, Africa

Malaria Risk & Vaccination Information in Cape Verde, Africa

What is the risk of malaria in Cape Verde?

Generally the Cape Verde islands carry low risk of Malaria, with the exception of the islands of Boavista and Sao Tiago. Both Sao Tiago and Boavista carry a low risk warning for malaria between the months of August and November.

Because of the low risk of malaria in Cape Verde antimalarials are not usually advised. However, do always make sure you follow the bite avoidance measures.

What else can I do to stay healthy on holiday?

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.

What Vaccines do I need for Cape Verde?

Below is a table designed to show you what vaccines are mandatory, recommended or ones to consider when visiting Cape Verde:


Hepatitis A

Hepatitis B

Japanese Encephalitis









Tick Borne Encephalitis




Yellow Fever Vaccine





Man = Mandatory

Con = Consider

Rec = Recommended

Req = Required if visiting from area with risk of transmission


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