Entry rules in response to coronavirus. *Entry to São Tomé and Principe: There are currently no restrictions on UK nationals entering São Tomé and Principe, provided you comply with the entry requirements outlined below.
*Testing prior to arrival: All air passengers arriving in São Tomé and Principe are required to have proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken in the 72 hours prior to their arrival.
*Travel in São Tomé and Príncipe: The government of São Tomé and Príncipe has declared a “State of Calamity”. This continues to impose a number of restrictions and public health measures to limit the spread of the virus. These measures have been reviewed several times, and the next review is due on 31 January.
*Accommodation: Some hotels remain closed. Other hotels and private rentals continue to operate with some restrictions and coronavirus precautionary measures in place. You should contact your accommodation provider before booking to confirm whether your preferred accommodation is open and what restrictions are in place.
*Public places and services: The majority of shops, banks and restaurants continue to operate, with some restrictions (e.g. reduced opening hours) and coronavirus precautionary measures in place.
• People are advised to maintain hygiene standards, which includes regular hand washing, wearing face masks in public and maintaining social distancing.
• Face masks are compulsory in all closed public areas and inside vehicles.
• Public gatherings at market places and churches to continue operate at 50% capacity
• Nightclubs and festivals continue to be banned.