How to get to the Cape Verde Islands

How to get to the Cape Verde Islands

By plane:
Cape Verde has international airports on the islands of Sal, Santiago, Boa Vista. The airport on São Vicente will accept international flights in 2010. Connections to Europe, Africa and the Americas.
Not all the connections are visible to travel booking websites, it is usually worth checking with a travel agent.
From Europe:
There are regular flights from Amsterdam, Lisbon (daily), Madrid, Milan, Munich and Oporto operated by TACV
TAP Portugal fly from Lisbon.
You can fly direct to Santa Maria on Sal from London Gatwick and Manchester.

From the Americas:
There are regular flights from Boston (weekly), Fortaleza (Brazil) (weekly).
Delta Air Lines links Atlanta and Sal directly since June, 2009. They also link Sal with Monrovia, Liberia. Both flights operate once a week, and offer connections to all major South American, Latin American, North American, and Caribbean cities.

From Africa:
Cape Verde is also serviced by Air Senegal (from Dakar).

By boat:
There are only infrequent, expensive connections to the mainland.

If you are arriving from a country with a Cape Verde embassy, you will be required to purchase a Visa in advance. Otherwise a visa can be purchased on arrival.
The Cape Verde Bureau (Cape Verde Consul) in Liverpool, England provides travel visas for travelers from the UK and Ireland.
Cape Verde has an embassy in Brussels, Belgium; in Geneva, Switzerland; a consulate in Rotterdam, Netherlands and an embassy in Washington, D.C., USA

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