Sao Tome and Principe

Entry allowed but some restrictions may apply. Test required.
Quarantine is not required.

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What is the COVID situation in Sao Tome and Principe?

0 New COVID cases in Sao Tome and Principe
0 New COVID deaths in Sao Tome and Principe
17.05% Fully vaccinated

Data source: Our World In Data / Data updated on December 3, 2021

Data last reviewed on: 15 October 2021

Basic facts about Sao Tome and Principe

Sao Tome and Principe is a country located in Middle Africa. The capital of Sao Tome and Principe is São Tomé and the most spoken language is Portuguese. The national currency in Sao Tome and Principe is São Tomé and Príncipe dobra (STD).

What taxi apps are available in Sao Tome and Principe?

Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Sao Tome and Principe. However, there may be also other local taxi apps available there.

Practical information

São Tomé and Príncipe dobra (STD)Official currency
1 EUR~23416.55 STD
1 USD~20697.99 STD

Check with your bank to determine if there are any costs for international transactions. When you use a foreign ATM, your home bank will typically charge you a fee. While some banks don't charge a fee, some charge a fixed fees for every withdrawal or provide a limited amount of free withdrawals.

When you spend money abroad with your card, you're unlikely to get the interbank exchange rate. This implies that each time you spend in a foreign currency, you may be paying a significant fee. Varying service providers may charge different markups, but they should not exceed 3% of the transaction value on average.

To reduce the transaction costs, you may choose to consider one of the travel cards offered by the following mobile banks: Wise.com, Revolut, N26 or Monose

What socket types are used in Sao Tome and Principe?

There are 2 common plug types used in Sao Tome and Principe:

Type C 220 V, 50 Hz  Type F 220 V, 50 Hz

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

What countries need visa to enter Sao Tome and Principe?

Currently, citizens of 55 countries can enter Sao Tome and Principe without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival. Please note that you may be needed to get an electronic visa before arriving.

What are visa requirements to enter Sao Tome and Principe?

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Sao Tome and Principe.

Data last reviewed on: 15 October 2021

Is it safe in Sao Tome and Principe?

The U.S. State Department uses a four-level travel advisory system. The levels show how safe it is to travel throughout the world. The countries with the lowest level (1) are considered safe for visitors, while those with the greatest level (4) should be avoided, at least temporarily.

On September 21, 2021, the risk level for Sao Tome and Principe was changed to Level 3: Reconsider Travel.

Emergency phones in Sao Tome and Principe

112 Police
112 Ambulance
112 Fire police
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