Baggage carried in the cabin, free of charge, which you are fully responsible for.

Hand Baggage is all items that can be accommodated in the appropriate compartment (under the seat in front of you, or in the overhead compartment) with maximum dimensions of 115 cm (55 in height x 40 cm length x 20 wide) and a maximum weight of 08Kg.

Each passenger is allowed to carry alcohol-based hand sanitizer in the cabin up to a maximum limit of 100ml.

The number of items you can carry for free in the cabin depends on the fare type:

Economy Light, Economy Plus, Economy Flex  – 1 piece of hand baggage up to 08kgs/17lbs. 

Morabeza Light, Morabeza Flex – 1 piece of hand baggage up to 10kgs/22lbs.


Passengers are allowed to carry, for each baby or infant (less than two years) traveling with them, a portable stroller, bassinet, or a baby seat, in addition to the baby food necessary for the flight.

Items carried free of charge

In addition to the hand luggage, one of following items may be carried free of charge:

  • A coat, an overcoat, or a blanket;
  • An umbrella or cane;
  • A briefcase and / or lady’s handbag;
  • Books and magazines in reasonable quantity for reading during the flight;
  • A camera or video recorder and / or binoculars;
  • Baby food for the flight;
  • Walking aids such as portable wheelchair/a pair of crutches and / or orthopedic equipment or prosthesis, if the passenger depends on them;
  • Medical devices: upon prescription/prior approval;
  • Duty Free Shop Bag: A bag with up to 2 bottles of alcoholic beverages, or other items (provided they do not exceed the maximum 2kgs).

Items prohibited as/in hand luggage    

For security reasons, it is prohibited to carry certain items as/in hand luggage:

1.Prohibited Items in carry-on luggage: Pistols, firearms and other devices that fire projectiles – devices that can or appear to be used to cause serious injury by firing a projectile, including:

  • Firearms of any kind, such as pistols, revolvers, shotguns, shotguns;
  • Toy weapons, replicas or imitations of firearms that can be confused with real weapons;
  • Lighters as a form of firearm;
  • Firearm components, excluding telescopic sights;
  • Air pressure and CO2 weapons, such as pistols, pellet guns, shotguns and skewer weapons;
  • Alarm pistols;
  • Nail gun and nail gun, industrial;
  • Crossbows, bows and arrows;
  • Slings and slings;
  • Underwater hunting weapons.

2. Neutralizing devices – devices specifically designed to stun or immobilize, including:

  • Electroshock devices such as electric stun guns, electric dart guns (tasers) and electric sticks;
  • Cattle slaughter guns or devices;
  • Neutralizing or incapacitating chemicals, gases and aerosols such as mace, pepper spray, tear gas, acid gas and animal repellent aerosols.

3. Pointed weapons and sharp objects – objects that, due to their sharp point or their sharp edges, can be used to cause serious injury, including:

  • Axes;
  • Arrows and darts;
  • Harpoons and arrows;
  • Ice picks;
  • Ice skates;
  • Lock knives and point and spring knives, with blades of any length;
  • Knives, including ceremonial knives, with a blade longer than 6 cm, of metal or other material strong enough to be used as a weapon;
  • Cleavers;
  • Machetes;
  • Razor razors and razor blades, excluding refill razor blades, and disposable razor blades, with encapsulated blades;
  • Sabers, swords and canes from stock;
  • Scalpels;
  • Scissors with blades longer than 6 cm;
  • Ski and walking pole;
  • Throwing rosettes (shurikens);
  • Sharp or sharp martial arts equipment.

4. Work Tools – Tools that can be used to cause serious injury or to threaten the safety of the aircraft, including:

  • Crowbars;
  • Drills and drill bits, including cordless portable electric drills;
  • Tools with a blade or rod longer than 6 cm that can be used as a weapon, such as screwdrivers and chisels;
  • Saws, including cordless portable power saws;
  • Torches;
  • Nail guns and nail guns;
  • Screwdrivers, screwdrivers or nuts;
  • Pliers.

5. Blunt objects – objects that can cause serious injury if used to physically harm someone, including:

  • Baseball and softball bats;
  • Clubs or clubs, rigid or flexible, including rattles, clubs, truncheons;
  • Cricket bats;
  • Golf clubs;
  • Hockey sticks;
  • lacrosse clubs;
  • Kayak and Canoe Paddles;
  • Skateboards;
  • billiard cues;
  • Fishing rods;
  • Martial arts equipment, including knuckles, bats, clubs, nunchakus, kubatons, kubasaunts;
  • Tennis rackets.

6. Explosives and flammable substances – objects that can or appear to be used to cause serious injury or to threaten the safety of the aircraft, including:

  • Ammunition;
  • Explosive cartridges;
  • Detonators and Fuzes;
  • Explosives and explosive devices;
  • Replicas or imitations of explosive material or devices;
  • Mines, grenades and other military explosives;
  • Grenade of all types;
  • Gases and gas containers, including butane, propane, acetylene, oxygen, in bulk;
  • Fireworks, torches of any kind and other fireworks, including poppers and fun fulminants;
  • Non-amorphous matches;
  • Lighters of any kind;
  • Smoke generators;
  • Flammable liquid fuels including gasoline, diesel, lighter fluid, alcohol,
  • Thanol;
  • Sprayable paints;
  • Turpentine and thinners;
  • Alcoholic beverages with an alcohol content greater than 70%.

7. Chemical and toxic substances

  • Acids and bases, including cells and batteries with a risk of spillage;
  • Corrosive or discoloring substances, including mercury, chlorine;
  • Neutralizing or incapacitating chemicals, gases and aerosols such as mace, pepper spray, tear gas, acid gas and animal repellent aerosols;
  • Radioactive materials such as medicinal or commercial isotopes;
  • Poison;
  • Infectious materials and hazardous biological agents, including contaminated blood, bacteria and viruses;
  • Materials susceptible to spontaneous ignition or combustion;
  • Fire extinguishers.

Note: These items must only be transported in your hold baggage. CVA assumes no responsibility for any item removed for safety reason.

Items that  are recommended to be carried in hand luggage

  • Electronic equipment: laptop, tablet, phone, electronic calendar, PlayStation, cd player, and similars;
  • Value documents: credit papers, bonds, commercial papers, etc;
  • Passports and other identification documents;
  • Cash, checks, credit cards, and similar;
  • Precious metals;
  • Articles of jewelry;
  • Medicines;
  • Fragile or perishable objects.

If your hand luggage has to be transported as checked luggage, we recommend you remove all valuable items and medication.

Cabo Verde Airlines is not liable for any loss or damage to the above-mentioned items, or a similar one if transported in your checked-in luggage.

Extra Hand Luggage

At the boarding gate, if the passenger has more than one hand baggage or its weight is more than the stipulated (08 Kg) that must be collected and tagged with EXTRA LUGGAGE tags to be collected charge and delivered to the passenger at the destination.

For extra HAND LUGGAGE, the following rates are applicable:

All destinations: 20euros per Kg

USA: 50usd per Kg

Liability limit of items carried in hand luggage

When hand luggage has to be carried as checked baggage, it is recommended to be removed all valuables and medications recommended to carry in hand baggage (see Items recommended to carry in hand luggage above).

Cabo Verde Airlines is not responsible for the loss or damage of similar objects carried in checked luggage.