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Cape Verde customs regulations

It is important to know about customs regulations before traveling to Cape Verde to avoid legal issues and potential fines. As you know, customs regulations widely depend on the country. Before traveling to (or from) Cape Verde make sure to check the allowance and limits for the next things:

  • Alcohol and tobacco
  • Currency
  • Medicines (especially those containing drugs)
  • Animals
  • Cultural artifacts
  • Plants, fruits, vegetables and other agricultural products

Check the information below to be sure that you are complying with Cape Verde customs regulations.

Import regulations in Cape Verde

Duty-free allowance

Tobacco limit

Restricted to travellers 18 years and over. One of the following:

  • 200 cigarettes;
  • 50 cigarettes;
  • 250 grams of tobacco; or
  • Any combination of the above goods weighing not more than 250 grams.

Bringing alcohol

  • Restricted to travellers 18 years and over;
  • 2 litres of wine;
  • and 1 litre of spirits.

Other goods

  • 250mL of eau de toilette and 50mL of perfume.
  • Medication for personal use.
  • Other goods for personal use, including jewellery, sporting equipment, musical instruments, and toys.

For further information, please visit the Cape Verde Finance Ministry.

Information has been updated: .