São Tomé and Príncipe Practical Information

Any traveller wishing to visit the islands of São Tomé and Príncipe need a passport valid for 6 months after the scheduled return date. For a stay of less than 15 days, US and Canadian nationals, EU nationals do not need a visa. For a period of more than 15 days, a tourist visa is compulsory.
There are also other countries exempt from short stay visas.

For other nationalities or for more information on how to obtain visas and the documents to provide, please contact the local representation closest to your place of residence.


No compulsory vaccination.

Note:A Yellow Fever vaccination is required from those coming from countries with risk of Yellow Fever transmission. The international vaccination certificate can be requested upon arrival at the airport.

Following the global pandemic, Covid measures and tests can be applied from your country of origin and in your country of destination. Please consult your Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Health.

Driving License

Local and international driving licenses are required.

Jet lag

São Tomé and Príncipe Standard Time is 0 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+0).

São Tomé and Príncipe uses the Dobra
1 Euro (€) = 24,500 STD
1 Dollar (USD) = 20 749.38 STD

220 Volts; 50 Hz
Depending on your country of origin, it is recommended to travel with an adapter. More info here.

The linguistic universe of the São Tomé and Príncipe archipelago is made up of three Creoles, two varieties of Portuguese and a Bantu language (fang).
The official language of São Tomé and Príncipe is Portuguese, although Sãotomense and Principense are predominantly spoken in the archipelago. Although the official language is Portuguese, the majority of Santomeans speak it more as a second language.

São Tomé and Príncipe Gallery

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