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More on News and potentially when the borders will re-open and to whom, in the OCTOBER 2020 NEWS.
Dear guests, We have an update for you today: Our club will unfortunately remain closed until 31 October 2020. Therefore we have to cancel all stays in the club until this date with a heavy heart. If your booking is affected, you will be informed directly by your booking office.
As soon as we have new information about our reopening, we will of course share it with you here on Facebook.
Thanks for your patience and understanding!
Your ROBINSON Club Cabo Verde (no link - check for updates on their Facebook page)
13th - A new association has been formed on Sal : "ASSOCIATION OF SMALL AND MEDIUM COMPANIES". In the "ASSOCIATION OF SMALL AND MEDIUM COMPANIES" all companies that have their headquarters or representation in the island of Sal will be able to register and provide for the payment of a quarterly fee of 3,000 escudos (27 euros). (Renato Evarchi). More info:
13th - Some banks in CV have been contacting their customers to ask for updated details, so they can update their records. One owner of a property in Santa Maria who lives in the UK was contacted by email recently and asked to provide a copy of his passport, a recent Declaração NIF (NiF document available from Finanza Office), place of residence in UK........ As details may have changed since the owner originally opened a bank account in Cape Verde. (no link)
13th - Sal Airport: According to the Portuguese airline TAP, there will be no direct flights available from Lisbon to Sal Island until mid-December 2020 (please check their website for exact date) ........ NOTE: the air corridor for 'Essential Travel' (not a route available for tourists to travel through) via Lisbon to Praia on the island of Santiago is still open. From Praia, you would need to have an inter-island flight connection to Sal. (no link)
You can DHL or use other delivery services to request a 6 month visa from the Cape Verde Consul in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria. It currently costs 86 Euros per person per 6 month visa Please contact the Consulate directly to check if any of the following information has been updated since this posting. They do not use their Facebook page to answer queries. (11.9.20).
8th - We have produced a September News Update 2020, which newsletter subscribers would normally receive by email. However, we are still waiting for all Email Lists to be transferred over to this new system, therefor the update is being posted in the NEWS BLOG. The rest of the news for September 2020, will be posted on this page. The update can be found here: SEPTEMBER UPDATE 2020
7th - SNPCB Presidents Office Announcement - Approximation of Tropical Storm "Rene" to the Cape Verde Archipelago. Serviço Nacional de Proteção Civil - Cabo Verde). Read below:
Time in the Cape Verde archipelago is under the influence of a Tropical Depression that has now evolved into Tropical Storm RENE and whose formation is associated with a low pressure center coming from the west African coast in the west / northwest direction. Over the next few hours, the worsening weather conditions are expected, with wind intensification and precipitation, as well as the increase in maritime ripple, with greater incidence for groups of the eastern / western islands of the Windward - Saint Vincent / Saint Vincent Nicholas / Boavista / Salt. In view of the situation, the National Civil Protection and Fire Department is hereby informing the whole population at large and particularly those living in areas with greater risk of flooding and flooding to adopt the following self-protection measures:
1. Clearing and discouraging water lines, mainly with housing, aqueducts and other water bottlenecks;
2. Verification of possible landslides, rock blocks or walls in the vicinity of houses, on roads and access roads to the islands;
We also advise you to follow up the following recommendations:
1. Remove from flooding and flooding areas, so as not to be dragged through the stream;
2. Don't touch down electric wiring or electrical power stations, otherwise electrocuted;
3. In case of strong wind, avoid being close to high voltage posts, as well as metal sheet cover dwellings;
4. Keeping drainage systems clean and consolidating roofs, doors and windows;
5. Save the loose objects and close the windows, doors and blinds well;
6. Put crossbands (in the form of X) of duct tape on windows to avoid shrapnel throwing;
7. Have your emergency kit handy (flashlight, portable radio and reserve batteries, first aid kit, bottled water);
8. If you have to leave the house, turn off the water, gas and electricity and take your emergency kit;
9. Do not open the curtains, because they serve as protection against any shrapnel;
Avoid approaching and attending bathing areas;
11. Throw out food (even packaged) and medications if they are in contact with contaminated water;
12. Storage goods of first need (water, milk, cookies, canned goods, among others);
13. Always have waterproof clothes available;
Waterproof material cover all objects that may be damaged in contact with water;
15. If evacuation occurs, return only after giving you this indication;
16. Do not spread false rumors or exaggerated information about the situation;
17. Do not occupy phone lines. Use phone and emergency lines only in case of extreme urgency and necessity.
18. Follow the instructions of the authorities.
It is further informed that SNPCB will continuously monitor the situation's development, updating and reporting regularly and in good time whenever the situation so requires.
The second round of training at the health level for the prevention of COVID-19 for the certification of the seal of ′′ Safe Tourism ′′ will be held this September, so we hereby warn everyone interested to register with CTCV sending the following data:
Establishment / Company Name
Phone Contact (Mobile)
Location / Island
The sectors to be covered are Accommodation / Taxis / Transportation / Tranfers / Excursion / Restaurant / Bars and night / Travel and Various Agencies.
Those interested should send to the following email: email@example.com or call numbers 2421771/2421361.
3rd - Following the measures announced by the Government of Cape Verde extending the calamity situation in the islands of Santiago and Sal and declares a situation of calamity on the island of Fogo, in order to reinforce the containment measures that are justified in this situation, it is modified the bathing sea zones access and frequency regulation in accordance with the new government directives.
3rd: See here circular #13 / CD.IMP/2020 and learn about the changes to the national bathing beaches access and frequency regulation
2nd - SAL island: Warning! (Translation: Nuno Arrojado)
The Municipality of Sal, hereby informs the owners of the establishments, who are authorized to carry out the commercial activity according to the licensing permit, but under Resolution No. 113/2020, of August 7, the establishments of commerce in general, restaurants and services, and in general, all spaces of public service, must work upon presentation of Declaration of Sanitary Compliance, issued by the supervisory authorities designated for this purpose. IGAE (General Inspectorate of Economic Activities). Thus, the City Council, thanks the good understanding and collaboration of all. (Municipal do Sal)