Cape Verde vaccinations: which ones do you need?

Are you going to Cape Verde? On this page, we provide travel advice and tell you which vaccinations you may require. We recommend certain vaccinations for Cape Verde, though most of these are not mandatory. Which specific vaccinations you require for your trip to Cape Verde depends on the your travel itinerary and on the duration of your stay in this wonderful archipelago.

Cape Verde is an archipelago off the west coast of the African continent. The Cape Verde Islands have a tropical climate with temperatures ranging from 18 tot 24 degrees Celsius in winter and between 30 and 35 degrees Celsius during summertime. Do you like sports or do you rather relax on the beach? In Cape Verde you can do both. You can also spot turtles, whales and birds, go on jeep safaris, visit charming villages and explore untouched areas. Cape Verde is very versatile and suitable for anyone who likes a bit of adventure. Regardless of what you plan to do, it is important to take into account various infectious diseases and strong sunshine. Our KLM Health Services nurses gladly tell you which vaccinations you require and how to prepare your trip to this heavenly spot. Click here to make an appointment with one of our nurses.

Cape Verde vaccinations: the most common risks

Vaccines can make you and your children resistant to various (tropical) diseases that occur in Cape Verde. Below is a list of the most common risks and diseases in Cape Verde so that you know what precautions you can take and what vaccinations you need for your vacation on these wonderful islands.


In this country Chikungunya is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.


In this country dengue fever is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.


Vaccination against DTP is recommended for all travelers to this country.

Hepatitis A

Vaccination against hepatitis A is recommended for all travelers to this country.

Hepatitis B

Vaccination against hepatitis B depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for a personal advice.


In this country there is a risk of getting malaria. Protection against mosquito bites is necessary during day- and nighttime. Sometimes malaria tablets are recommended, please contact KLM Health Services.


Mumps, Measles and Rubella (MMR) vaccination (BMR vaccination in Dutch) is recommended for travelers to this country who are not protected against measles yet. This includes children from 6 months and up who have not yet received their childhood MMR immunization.

Yellow Fever - possibly compulsory

In this country Yellow Fever is not prevalent. However, when you’re traveling FROM a Yellow fever area vaccination can be COMPULSORY. Please contact KLM Health Services to discuss or vaccination applies to you.

Zika virus

In this country Zika virus is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.

A healthy trip to Cape Verde? Prepare for your trip with our tips

Make your trip to Cape Verde as pleasant as possible and avoid unexpected surprises. Below you will find helpful tips and tricks to prepare yourself for your journey.

Our KLM Health Services’ Doctor Connect service allows your to contact a KLM Health Services expert 24/7, either by telephone, text message or WhatsApp. Not only in case of emergency but also if you have doubts. Subscribe to Doctor Connect.

Seemingly innocent things such as food, water and bright sunlight can pose a risk to your health during your travels. Want to know what measures you can take to reduce these health risks? Please read our travel tips.

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs travel advice helps you prepare for safety risks during your stay abroad. The travel advice, for example, tells you which regions are safe and to which regions you should not travel. Sometimes there are security risks. If this is the case, please be alert or, preferably only travel to the country concerned if genuinely necessary. The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has set up a central telephone number for travellers, which can be reached 24/7. Please call: +31 247 247 247.

Schedule a vaccination for Cape Verde? Make an appointment!

Please make an appointment online for your Cape Verde vaccinations. An overview of our branches can be found here. Do you have any other questions about immunisations for Cape Verde? Please feel free to contact us and send an email to You can also visit our frequently asked questions page.

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