Information for Patients
The public healthcare system in Cabo Verde provides free access to medical facilities to all citizens and travelers. However, medical facilities in Cape Verde are limited as there are only 6 hospitals and they can only provide basic clinical care. In the case of serious illness or accident, air evacuation overseas will be required. It is highly recommended to have adequate travel health insurance and accessible funds to cover medical treatment and repatriation costs.
Information for Health Care Professionals
No online information for a medical license application for foreign health care professionals has been found. However, there is a piece of evidence that a new medical center at Sal has opened with European doctors.
Information for Travelers
Hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, yellow fever, rabies and tetanus vaccinations are recommended for most travelers. Yellow fever vaccination is compulsory for all travelers travelling from a country with risk of yellow fever transmission. There is a risk of being infected the dengue, malaria or chikungunya while in Cabo Verde. Please use mosquito repellents and consider taking antimalarial medication.
The common language of hospitals in Cabo Verde is Portuguese and Cape Verdean Creole.