First Choice holidays to Cape Verde are likely to start up again in the next few weeks.

Once the government advice changes, you’ll be able to go on holiday to Cape Verde with First Choice again. You’ll find everything you need to know about your holiday right here, from social distancing to face masks. There’s no doubt your getaway will be a little different, as we all get used to the new normal. But, here at First Choice, we’re working our flip flops off to make sure you still have a fantastic time. It’s all part of our Holiday Promise, which is designed to give you complete peace of mind.

We’ve got your back

COVID Cover*, which you can use as an add-on to your usual travel insurance, is included as standard on all 2020 First Choice holidays. It means you can change your booking if you get COVID-19 before your holiday – for free. A Holiday Guarantee insurance policy is also part of the package. This sorts you out for medical assistance abroad, testing costs and a flight home for treatment if you need it. *T&Cs apply.

On your flight and at your hotel

Flights for most First Choice holidays are with TUI, our sister company. They’ve got a heap of new measures in place to keep you safe. We’re talking regular deep-cleaning, online check-in and rules around face masks. We’re keeping a close eye on our hotels, too, to make sure they’re squeaky-clean and properly prepped before re-opening their doors. Find out more about changes to flights, hotels and transfers here. And, take a peep at our FAQs, for more info on the likes of hotel pools, entertainment and restaurants.

THE FIRST CHOICE HOLIDAY PROMISE

  • COVID Cover* included
  • First Choice quality standards guaranteed
  • Around-the-clock support
  • Quarantine-free destinations only
  • Flexible options if your holiday can’t go ahead

Find out more about our promise.

Here are the main things you need to be aware of.

Social distancing distance Not yet known – we’re working on it.
Face mask requirements for adults Face masks are mandatory in enclosed spaces, such as supermarkets, shops, health centres, banks, public services, ports, airports, restaurants, bars, sports/cultural/recreational venues and on public transport.
Face mask requirements for children Not yet known – we’re working on it.
Am I required to fill out a Passenger Locator Form? Visit the FCDO website for full details on Cape Verde entry requirements.
Other need-to-knows Not yet known – we’re working on it.

Here’s what you can expect while you’re out and about in Cape Verde.

Beaches Not yet known – we’re working on it.
Restaurants Restaurants, cafés and bars are limited to 50% capacity.
Sights Not yet known – we’re working on it.
Supermarkets Not yet known – we’re working on it.
Other facilities Not yet known – we’re working on it.

Here’s the key information on getting to Cape Verde.

Car Not yet known – we’re working on it.
Petrol stations Not yet known – we’re working on it.
Public transport Not yet known – we’re working on it.
Plane Not yet known – we’re working on it.
Flights with First Choice Check in for your flight on the First Choice or First Choice App or online. Check-in opens 24 hours before your flight, and closes three hours before departure. You’ll be asked to certify that you’re fit to travel.

Here are your options for travelling within Cape Verde.

Car rental Not yet known – we’re working on it.
Own car Not yet known – we’re working on it.
Public transport Not yet known – we’re working on it.
Hiking Not yet known – we’re working on it.
Biking Not yet known – we’re working on it.

For more information, take a look at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) advice on travelling to Cape Verde.

Read the full FCDO advice here