Cape Verde, Africa

Malaria Risk & Vaccination Information

What is the risk of malaria in Cape Verde?

Generally the Cape Verde islands carry low risk of Malaria aside from the islands of Boavista and Sao Tiago where there may be a very low risk between the months of August and November. 

Because of the low risk of malaria in Cape Verde antimalarials are not usually advised, but please follow the bite avoidance measures below.

Click HERE to see a malaria map of Cape Verde on fitfortravel (a NHS website).

What else can I do to prevent malaria?

For more information and advice on how to prevent malaria, see our How To Avoid Insect & Mosquito Bites page.

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:

CholeraHepatitis AHepatitis BJapanese EncephalitisMeningitisRabies


TetanusTick Borne Encephalitis Typhoid Yellow Fever Vaccine
Rec  Rec  

Man = Mandatory
Con = Consider
Rec = Recommended
Req = Required if visiting from area with risk of transmission

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