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Total doses
given
221.7K
People fully
vaccinated
99.3K
% Fully
vaccinated
44.53%
Masks
Mask is required in all public indoor, public transport and all outdoor areas
COVID-19 test
Negative antigen test obtained within 48 hours prior to departure required
Quarantine
Not required
Passenger Locator Form
Not required
Health form
Not required
Vaccination
Not required
Insurance
Not required
Insurance
Not required
Pre-travel testing (vaccinated):
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated):
Test on arrival (vaccinated):
Test on arrival (unvaccinated):

Full Restrictions:

30.05.2022

All travellers

There are currently no restrictions on UK nationals entering São Tomé and Príncipe, provided you comply with the entry requirements outlined below.

All air passengers arriving or departing in São Tomé and Principe are not required to have proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test.

If you’re fully vaccinated

If you’re fully vaccinated, you can enter São Tomé and Principe without needing to quarantine regardless of your reason for travel. However, you should check with your airline in advance of travelling as the rules may differ if travelling from a third country. Only vaccines authorised by the European Medicines Agency or by the World Health Organisation are accepted.

Proof of vaccination status

São Tomé and Principe will accept the UK’s proof of COVID-19 recovery and COVID-19 vaccination record and proof of COVID-19 vaccination issued in the Crown Dependencies. Your NHS appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.

If you’re not fully vaccinated

You can still enter São Tomé and Principe without vaccination provided you have proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test.

If you’ve had COVID-19 in the past year

Entry requirements for São Tomé and Principe are the same for all travellers, regardless of whether you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past year.

Children and young people

Children under the age of 12 years old do not need to show proof of vaccination on entry to São Tomé and Príncipe.

If you’re transiting through São Tomé and Principe

Transiting is when you pass through one country on the way to your final destination.

Check with your airline before departing.

Exemptions

There are no exemptions to São Tomé and Principe’s entry requirements.

Check your passport and travel documents before you travel

Passport validity

Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay. No additional period of validity beyond this is required.

Visas

If you’re visiting São Tomé and Principe for tourism for a period of up to 15 days, you don’t need a visa. However, visitors are currently required to pay a €20.00 entry fee on arrival. For more information on visas, contact direccaosmf@gmail.com.

Yellow fever certificate requirements

Check whether you need a yellow fever certificate by visiting the National Travel Health Network and Centre’s TravelHealthPro website.