Corona Virus in Boa Vista – Cape Verde
UPDATE March 25, 2020: This Monday the 23rd, the first death was recorded by COVID 19 on the island, this is the first case on the island, the 62-year-old Englishman was buried on the island with strong security measures, the other Dutch patient who inspires care was evacuated to her country.
UPDATE March 21, 2020: According to Health Minister Arlindo Do Rosário, a 56-year-old English citizen and a 60-year-old Dutch citizen are the newest cases of COVID 19 infection on the island, bringing the cases to 3 on the island.
UPDATE 17 March 2020: Prohibit air connections, with Portugal and all European countries marked by the COVID 19 epidemic and as well as with the USA, Brazil, Senegal and Nigeria. The ban is for a period of three weeks, and its termination may be anticipated or its validity may be extended according to the evolution of the epidemic in these countries. Except for the prohibition, cargo flights and return flights of citizens on vacation or on duty in Cape Verde to their countries of origin or residence.
Urgent medical evacuations and supplies of medicines, materials and hospital consumables in an emergency regime will be taken care of and ensured in a health flight regime.
The docking of cruise ships and sailing ships and the disembarkation of passengers in the ports of Cape Verde are prohibited.
Crew disembarking in Cape Verde’s ports on cargo, fishing and similar vessels is prohibited.
UPDATE 15 March 2020: At the moment no case has been reported in Cape Verde, which remains a tourist destination without Corona Virus patients. Many airlines have suspended flights to the country, therefore it is advisable to inquire by contacting your agency / tour operator or directly on the airline’s website, to move or cancel your holiday.
UPDATE 13 March 2020: In order to avoid the spread of the virus, local authorities have decided to temporarily suspend direct charter flights between Italy and Cape Verde until 30 June 2020.
The situation regarding the Corona Virus in Cape Verde is under control. In Boavista, Sal and on the other islands at the moment (15 March 2020) there are no cases and the Government has allocated 700,000 euros to strengthen the presence of medical personnel in health facilities, as well as to purchase consumables to cope to a possible emergency.
Cape Verde airports remain open for flights to and from Europe, as normal, until further notice. To date, the only precautionary measures in place are the temperature scanner for all incoming flights, in order to avoid the spread of Coronavirus. Action is also being taken to deal with an outbreak rather than a complete blockade of aircraft.
In Boavista the Corona Virus is not yet there and the situation is stable. Clearly the whole situation is viewed with concern, but the data regarding the mortality rate and the cure rate, as well as the containment of the virus in countries that have adopted drastic measures for its containment, bodes well for a possibility of a decrease in you get infected within a few weeks. The precautions to be taken to travel to Boavista are: do not travel if you are already sick, carefully evaluate the risks with your airline before leaving, follow the rules of personal hygiene and do not touch your face without first washing the hands.
COVID-19 is a very serious influence. If you already have a fever or the certainty of having come into contact with sick people (not only of Corona Virus) in the days just before departure, you should consider postponing the trip, not only to avoid becoming carriers of hardly treatable diseases in Cape Verde, but also not to spoil a holiday that in most cases can be repeated at another time.
For all the instructions regarding the best practices to be adopted before traveling, we refer you to the link to travel safe: TRAVEL TO CAPO VERDE. Cause the situation is evolving, we will update this news.
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