Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to Cape Verde
Visitors from Canada must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Cape Verde.
Surveillance and Health Control Form
Must be filled out by either the traveler or their travel agency preferably 5 days prior to the departure date.
Surveillance and Health Control Form
Travelers need to fill out the online form prior to the departure date.
Masks: Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.
Most visitors from Canada need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Cape Verde. Prior to boarding for Cape Verde, travelers are required to present a negative PCR test and their confirmed hotel accommodation. They are also advised to have their health insurance with COVID-19 coverage.
Travelers are required to register and fill out the Health Monitoring Form that can be found here.
More details can be found on this site.
Read more about travel restrictions for Cape Verde
Visitors from Canada are not required to quarantine after entering Cape Verde.
An average direct flight from Canada to Cape Verde takes 28h 58m, covering a distance of 5896 km. The most popular route is Toronto - Praia with an average flight time of 26h 25m.
The cheapest ticket to Cape Verde from Canada found in the last 72 hours was C$ 1,187. The most popular route is Toronto Pearson Intl to Praia Nelson Mandela and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was C$ 1,187.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Yes, it was comfortable and they r nice."
Cons: "Ummmm delayed both flights were delayed, it was annoying"
Cons: "Boarding procedures"
Pros: "Tap crew is very nice."
Cons: "No turbulence"
Pros: "I didn’t like a thing. The crew from the gate all the way to the end was rude and nasty. The crew scanning people to get on the plane were so rude at the beginning it was the worst and I fly for my work and I’ll never fly TAP air Portugal again."
Cons: "Train the staff to be nice and pleasant"
Pros: "The staff"
Cons: "Providing more drinks and beverages"
Cons: "The early morning fight was delayed, and I appreciated that TAP notified me ahead of time. However, TAP did not communicate that despite the 2 hour delay, we were required to be at the airport checkin as if the flight was never delayed - and agent dismissed us as late. Only begging got us on flight."
Pros: "The flight crew was great. The boarding crew and gate staff where rude."
Cons: "Flight was delayed by 2 hours. Long day. Did not inform you of what was going on. Changed gated not very clear."
Pros: "Everything was on time"
Cons: "Lots of hidden fees, horrible customer service, no flight entertainment available, seats were uncomfortable. Definitely would not recommend"
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "A modern airplane properly equipped with padded seats and provisioned with quality food. Charging outlets!!"
Pros: "Nothing to like. Rude staff."
Cons: "Passenger was refused at check in because, according to the counter clerk, the ticket was not purchased in the country of residency but online in US. As a result, i lost the money, the passenger did not fly, and no refund was issued. this is the first time i ever heard of such BS. Not happy."
Pros: "everything was fine. nothing specifically wrong or bad."
Cons: "had the same food the third time this week. they could do more"
Pros: "The airplane crew was very professional. The entertainment was very good."
Cons: "Space and mobility was very limited."
Cons: "Delay one hour"
Pros: "Punctuality, calm flight. I have been already too generous with my ratings, above!"
Cons: "To buy a ticket on their site is a mess! Never intuitive, a terrible maze! TAP´s president should be required to buy one ticket each morning... May be the site would improve. Got a ticket with seats “free of charge” on the printed e-ticket, but had to pay for them at checkin. It seems to be a scam... There would be more, but i lost my patience with TAP."
Cons: "Flight was late and made me miss the connecting flight"
Cons: "Even though I paid for my seats they weren't reserved and I had to request new ones. I paid €80 for them so I'd imagine they would have been reserved. Then they took my blanket when we were getting close with no explanation even though I was cold. I don't get this airline."
Pros: "Free food and drinks. Pillow and blanket and ear buds all ready on each seat! More spacious seating."
Cons: "No indication booking was discounted flight on kayak website! Charges for baggage very , very high!. Very bad border crossing as we waited in line for a simple passport stamp for 3 hours!!!!!!"
Pros: "Good food serving times."
Cons: "The hospitality of the airline crew is very poor as they are extremely rude to their customers. The planes I flew on were very out of date and not comfortable for international travel. I have flown on many airlines, but these planes were by far the worst. Cheap price, for a reason. The seats didn’t recline, the food was terrible, no options were given for food, and the movies were pre-picked. No one had a choice in what they watched. Very outdated. I had 2.5 hours to board my connecting flight and they caused me to miss it. As I waited in the customs line entering Lisbon, I asked a TAP representative if I’d have to get out of the line up and go right through as my flight left at 2:10 pm. They said you will make it, stay in line. I get near the front of the line 2 hours later... hundreds of people were in this line and they only had 2/10 customs agents available!!! I ask another representative how far my gate is since my flight leaves in 30 min and she told me “no you missed it. but don’t worry others will be missing it too”. So no I did not miss it, you caused me to miss it cause I already asked if I would and you people told me no. I run to the gate, which has now changed to the other end of the airport, so I run to that gate and it is 10 min before the flight is to take off. I ask the desk agent at the gate and he tells me the flight has already left. Others had missed it too due to the insane customs line up. So the plane left 20 mins earlier than scheduled with only half it’s passengers..... unbelievable!!! When I went to the service desk they did not show any sympathy or apologetic behaviours whatsoever."
Cons: "Flight got canceled and delayed, staffs very mean and unprofessional"
Cons: "bad experience- The personnal was not that good! Lack of manners! Bording was evryone for himself; people with children left behind, evryone got in, all at once. The food was very bad, usual it is good..I dont know if i would fly again with TAP"
Pros: "I love flying TAP because I love having extended layovers in Lisbon. Lisbon itself, including the airport, is easy to navigate. The food is great and the culture and architecture is gorgeous. For shorter trips TAP doesn't have as many amenities as other airlines, but on this trip the typical video screens with movies, music, etc. was available."
Cons: "In this particular flight there was a male airline attendant who was fabulous and who could speak many languages, including German. I noticed the other airline attendants seemed to be giving him a really hard time and weren't friendly at all. In fact, I rang a bell to ask for attendant help at one point and no one came to help. I was just a seat back from the area where the helpful airline attendant was available. I think that overall TAP flight staff could be a bit more open to being friendly. However, on the ground in Lisbon I've found the staff to be amazingly helpful."
Pros: "Flight was on time and landed early. We got small samdwiches with a snack and juice."
Pros: "The check in was smooth and boarding was quick"
Cons: "We had problems with TAP up front related to baggage fares and them keeping the $85 I paid for my son who is 2 meters tall to be in an exit row and then assigned to a different seat. He was miserable for almost seven hours."
Cons: "Huge delay. No clear explanation what caused the delay"
Cons: "The flight was delayed 20 mins"
Cons: "I have traveled to and from Portugal in TAP for many years and never ever did I have to pay for a checked bag till this year. It is totally a robbery to be charging people for 1 checked bag of only 50lbs. not only is it ridiculous but robbery. You charge a lot of money for the flights as it is and to go and charge people to check a bag on an international flight is insane. It is to bad I have to fly back with you because I will not be flying with you ever again after this I will take my money elsewhere. Also you need to let people know that they are being charged for luggage when the are booking their flight because when I booked my flight nowhere did it say I had to pay for my luggage. It already was rediculous that we are only aloud 1 50lb bag checked and now you want people to pay for it too? Pretty soon you minus well have people just get on a plane naked!!"
Pros: "Despite the constant delays, overbookings, and other mediocre treatment of the passengers the crew and TAP personnel remained friendly"
Cons: "Flights constantly delayed, overbooked flight without a solution, overbooked hotel... Arrived at destination (Bru) 24h after arriving at airport in Faro. Will avoid TAP at all costs."
Cons: "Tap said that they could not find my seat (even through I paid Kayak / Webjet) and my tickets were cancelled. I lost my flight back and had to stay two days extra in a hotel and lost a day of work. Will never buy here again"
Cons: "As I keep metioning....you guys need to be more generous with the Victoria program. I fly you guys a minimum of 7 or 8 times a year, plus numerous partner flights, and what do I get? no free upgrades, 60,000 miles to become gold etc etc"
Pros: "Seats felt smaller than most international flights"
Pros: "Honestly I didn't like anything because before I boarded , I was charged for all my luggage . They said that tap changed there policy , how I suppose to know ? Why didn't it say anything while purchasing a ticket"
Cons: "I was charged for my 3 luggage . It's not fair . I still have the invoice , before ibbook the ticket it said that you get free luggage ."
Pros: "Seats were comfortable in economy although no one is ever happy with how little they recline, crew was friendly and helpful. Entertainment selection was larger than most airlines I've flown on."
Cons: "Flight left Toronto at midnight, the crew served a meal and it was about 2 hours after departure that the cabin lights were finally turned off. On an overnight, overseas flight, turn off the lights and service breakfast with a noon arrival like all the flights I've taken to London do."
Cons: "Our flight was DCA to Boston then to Lisbon, with similar return. Our return flight into Boston arrived early enough to allow us to get an earlier flight home but TAP customer service wasn't open until after the earlier flight departed. Also, Jet Blue, the domestic carrier, could not change our flight because it was booked through TAP."
Pros: "The food and air conditioning"
Cons: "I purposely got a seat in the front row for extra leg room next to my two friends whose tickets I paid for. The TV in my seat was broken and I therefore could not at all watch TV unless I moved to another seat. I ended up not being able to sit with my friends for the entire seven-hour flight. The flight was delayed multiple times. The first time it was delayed because they were doing an extra security search by hand in the Gated area awaiting to board the plane. I have never seen this in my life and it was definitely started. Then we were on board the plane for almost an hour before they made an announcement that they found a broken part on the plane and had to switch planes. It was all very fishy. Quite frankly that I want my money back."
Pros: "Nice little snack, horrible coffee"
Pros: "The staff were very pleasant, extremely helpful and stylish (the airline's choice for attire is clean with great usage of Portugal's national colors). Thank you for the enjoyable ride home."
Cons: "First flight was delayed by just a half an hour and we arrived in Portugal. We had a connecting flight to AMS with also TAP and had a two hour window to make the next flight with the same company (TAP). We were in line for passport and then security and talked to several TAP employees and they said we would be have time and wouldn't have a problem catching the second flight. Well, we got through the lines with 30 min before our next flight and they wouldn't let us on. Customer service and organization of the airline is really poor. The aircraft had minimal room and no entertainment. We got on our next flight five hours later and all they gave us was a $10 food voucher. So poorly managed."
Pros: "Flight attendants were very kind to all passengers."
Cons: "Although the flight crew was patient and kind, considering it was a late flight that arrived in Dakar around 2 am, it would've been helpful for them to assist talking with the passengers that were inconsiderate and unreasonably loud throughout the whole flight. Majority of the passengers were trying to sleep or enjoy their flight, which was difficult due to this situation. Additionally, the children of this family continued to kick seats and even stood during landing, and were yelled at by another passenger. I understand that the flight attendants can't see everything that happens, but the noise level was unacceptable."
Pros: "No reason given, just wouldn't let me check in online."
Pros: "No delays"
Cons: "The sit are very uncomfortable, no leg room. The audio was not working, no entertainment. The flight attendant gave us a card to call customer service, to provide for improvement on these flight."
Pros: "The seats were comfortable and already stocked with a pillow and blanket for all. we each had a personal screen stocked with movies, music, games and flight info. at no additional cost and that was great for passing the time during a long flight from Lisbon to NY. The crew was the best part, so pleasant and helpful and professional. We were instructed to close the shades and were allowed to sleep and woken up for the custom form and the great meal which had the option of soda or wine, etc. at no additional cost. The quality of the food was impressive and the salad even came with a packet of real Portuguese olive oil and vinegar. When appropriate we all had to open the shades and drinks were served again and later a small snack of a sandwich and a juice were given all in perfect timing."
Pros: "Flight staff was great, service was top notch. food was surprisingly good, red wine included in your ticket. movie choice was good. coach seat was as manageable for a long flight. you pretty much know what your getting yourself into flying coach overseas. this was a pretty good seat."
Cons: "We flew thru about an hour straight of moderate turbulence but i'm guessing that was unavoidable. Checkin was a bit weird, they had a gate change and never announced it. Fortunately, i checked the board. about 6 of us had been at the other gate for a long while."
Cons: "y extra bag cost more than my ticket. I should have just bought another ticket but was too flustered"
Pros: "Great flight! Unexpectedly good amount of food and good entertainment. On time. Seats were comfortable w good room."
Cons: "Boarding was pretty disorganized and crowded and seemed like it took even longer than it normally takes. we were lined up for a while before boarding initiated."
Pros: "They served a sandwich."
Cons: "I flew TAP in sept 2016. It was full service invoked TAP again because of this and then had to pay for a small checked bag at the airport. Also there were a lot of sick people on this flight. Two people near me theew up."
Pros: "Both meals very nice. Crew members pleasant"
Cons: "Food served a bit late"
Cons: "Serve better food"
Pros: "Good customer service"
Cons: "No one could lean their seats back throughout the entire flight. Also, the food was horrible. NO TASTE. Lastly, there were too many announcements throughout the entire flight making it difficult to rest."
Cons: "The ticket price is expensive"
Pros: "Very comfortable & spacious seats. We were provided with blanket, pillow, mask, socks. Nice food and tea service."
Cons: "No personal tv."
Cons: "The food options, the crew could have been friendlier and the seats were not too comfortable"
Cons: "Was not advise about Extra Charges for luggage 70.00 EUROS PRR CHECKED BAG"
Pros: "The crew was friendly and accommodating"
Cons: "The plane was delayed a few hours and no good reason was provided. The seats were not comfortable and the food was not good. Many of the televisions and chargers didn't work. bathrooms were dirty"
Cons: "They let people smoke on the plane and didn't do anything about it which was bizarre."
Pros: "Everything was amazing, Thank you :)"
Pros: "Seat was filthy. There was a gross locker room smell. Crew was decent/brusque."
Cons: "This was my worst flight experience. Our flight delayed 3 hours from JFK to Casablanca and the airline did not make arrangements for the connecting flights in Casablanca. Everyone on the flight from jfk missed their connection. This caused so much frustration for myself and others."
Cons: "There was nothing about the trip to like. I still have not made it to Agadir. The flight in Denver was delayed two hours, causing my family to miss all connections. This I turn required me to fork out $1000 additional to make it to my final destination."
Cons: "Baggage handlers strike caused 3 hour delay departure. Plane was hot and bathrooms dirty. Food was good along with entertainment. Luggage was slow. Overall I would not recommend this airline."
Pros: "Flights were on time, boarding was smooth and there was enough legroom."
Cons: "The selection of movies and TV-shows was comparably small."
Pros: "Gate agents and Flight Crew were friendly"
Cons: "Everything else"
Cons: "Sat on runway for 3 hours"
Pros: "Crew, aircraft"
Pros: "Boarding process, check in process."
Cons: "Delayed flight, no entertainment, food same thing."
Cons: "They rescheduled our flight so we would have missed out connection from Casablanca to Lisbon. They offered nothing except a flight two days later to Lisbon which would have stranded us two days in Casablanca. Do not fly this airline unless absolutely necessary"
Pros: "Good movie options"
Cons: "Awful food, slow service"
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Pros: "Very nice flight attendants. I had a great flight:)"
Cons: "Flight cancelled at last minute. No accommodations given. Very rude staff."
Cons: "I’m not sure how much the airlines can control this, but boarding in Morocco was an absolute nightmare both coming and going. There are gates but the boarding flights are not really posted clearly and not announced. Even standing right next to the final checkpoint, you are likely to miss the boarding call. Fortunately it is such a cluster that you have enough time to eventually figure it out and not get left behind. Also, many connecting passengers had to check in and get boarding passes in Casablanca and whoever was in charge of seat assignments simply could not have cared less. I was traveling solo, but witnessed at least 4 separate instances of families not getting seated together or even in close proximity - even couples!! I don’t think I’ve ever seen that many disgruntled passengers before a flight departs when a flight hasn’t been delayed or cancelled. Note to fellow passengers: If you’re traveling with others, check your tix/passes and ensure you’re sitting together before you walk away from the counter. And ask for clarification there if you’re not sure. If you make it to the plane with those passes, the plane crew will tell you that you accepted them so those are your seats - they will not work with you."
Cons: "I cant even begin to describe this airline. They have no customer service and they make no provisions for their customers. They oversold the flight and when you are 1 min late, they give away your seat ,even though they is a 2 hr delay. There was a cockroach on the plane, and the sad thing is that they had cockroach spay on the plane. This should not be. New tickets had to be bought my my other family, although their flight was delayed. I am definitely reporting them to the better business bureau. They should not be in business at all. Never again"
Pros: "Nice crew, good quality cabin"
Cons: "Delay in boarding the plane, they just didn’t allow passenger to enter the plane for 5 minutes and wait standing in the bridge"
Pros: "Thanks you so much everything is great"
Cons: "I don't see my 1 baggage"
Pros: "Very efficient to serve a meal and drinks on a one hour flight"
Cons: "The food, yogurt and a cheese sandwich was frozen. There were no female flight attendant. the attendant didn't speak very good English, French or Portuguese. The boarding process was not well organized. Some of the people seemed to not know how to act on a plane picking whatever seat they wanted and then arguing with the people that actually had the seats as well as getting up while the plane was still taxing."
Pros: "Customer service was great."
Pros: "New airplane. Great service. Great Food. Ontime."
Pros: "A host put up my carryy-on luggage in overhead compartment without my having to ask!"
Cons: "Wanted more water during the flight"
Pros: "Service is terrible"
Pros: "We arrived safely."
Cons: "A majority of the staff was rude. The plane was outdated. There was no in flight entertainment."
Pros: "Flight attendants very attentive and cheerful."
Cons: "Casablanca airport is utterly chaotic in terms of security lines, boarding and then getting on the plane in full sun with crowds pushing to get in."
Pros: "I was pleased with the crew member guy with the mustache. He was very helpful and courteous. no one else would help or even cares. The food wasn't as good as it used to be. The lentils had ice in the."
Cons: "There were 5 of us. 2 parents and 3 young children. All of are seats were scattered about the airplane. How could our 2 year old and six year old twins be away from both parents, sitting with strangers for all those hours. The crew member with the outstanding mustache rectified it all. He placed us together, then negotiated with the people who the seats were assigned to. No other crew members would help!!!"
Pros: "My seat was changed when my entertainment system wasn't working"
Cons: "The food wasn't good, breakfast was stale and dinner wasn't anything better"
Pros: "One member of the crew (flight attendant) was very helpful in rearranging our seats closer to each other. Plane seems to be new and clean."
Cons: "Long lines, no seats consideration for families, we had seats assigned to us all over the plane including a seat for a 2yrs old baby."
Pros: "No delays, flight was on schedule."
Cons: "Pretty much everything was okay"
Cons: "The seats were very small"
Cons: "They say they provide people with a lounge (salon) to rest in while in transit but the place has no clean toilets, and not Bligh seats to relax and be comfortable. The planes have no entertainment and I feel as though I was targeted and asked to move my seat 3 times before take off! Will not be flying Air Maroc anytime soon."
Pros: "food and time"
Pros: "Landed safely"
Cons: "Upon Boarding the plane, I was looking for somewhere to store my large backpack in an overhead bin, and instead of assisting or just waiting their turn, the crew is squeezing past me, forcing me to shove my bag into someone's face as I move to the side. This happened twice as I was headed to my seat. No "excuse me", "pardon" or nothing. Barely any English was spoken and I was yelled at to remove my headphones for landing when my music wasn't even playing, (although on any other flight, a device in airplane mode is not a problem). During the flight, the crew was extremely chatty and loud in the back of the cabin disturbing conversations I was trying to have with the person next to me. "Entertainment" was a kids tv show when I doubt that kids can even see the screen. No sound."
Cons: "Pain et viennoiserie glacial."
Pros: "I had the row to myself so my flight was very comfortable. The food was decent and boarding was easy even though it took a bit, which is to be expected on an international flight."
Cons: "The crew was just okay and the entertainment options were the same."
Pros: "Plane was well-maintained and reasonably comfortable. Boarding was fairly orderly and on time. On the flight over, crew was pleasant and accommodating."
Cons: "On the way back, the cabin crew were not friendly and the service was only ok. Entertainment went down for about an hour."
Pros: "The worst airline"
Cons: "Woooorst airline eveeeer"
Cons: "We were denied boarding passes when we arrived *before* the boarding desk closed according to the Air Maroc website (45-50 minutes before take-off) but *after* the local employees like to close the desk (60 minutes). None of the employees denied what was on the website, or that we were there 56 minutes before the flight took off. They nevertheless would not let us check in, and our vacation was ruined. We had to buy last-minute flights to avoid missing our trans-atlantic return home. We received zero compensation, nor any acknowledgement that they had wronged us, but the next day the changed the website! Filing a dispute, but I assume it will be ignored."
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