Cape Verde Travel Health Advice
No vaccinations are required for entry to Cape Verde, however it is recommended that precautions be taken against typhoid fever, polio and cholera. It is also recommended that visitors get vaccinated against hepatitis A, hepatitis B and MMR (measles, mumps and rubella). Outbreaks of Brucellosis are occasionally reported. A yellow fever certificate of innoculation is compulsory for travellers entering from a yellow fever infected area. There is a limited risk of malaria on Sao Tiago Island. Water is unsafe to drink without prior treatment, and milk is unpasteurised. Medical facilities are limited and some medicines are in short supply. Visitors receive free hospital treatment in general hospitals on presenting their passports, but health insurance is strongly advised, with coverage for emergency repatriation. If you require prescription medication for your holiday it is ideal to bring it with you; make sure you have the necessary documents from your doctor to get the medication through customs.
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