COVID-19 entry restrictions for São Tomé and Principe

Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for São Tomé and Principe’s current entry restrictions and requirements. These may change with little warning. Monitor this advice for the latest updates and stay in contact with your travel provider.

Travelling from and returning to the UK

Check what you must do to travel abroad and return to England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

If you plan to pass through another country to return to the UK, check the travel advice for the country you’re transiting.

If you’re planning travel to São Tomé and Principe, find out what you need to know about coronavirus there in the Coronavirus section.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover. See the FCDO’s guidance on foreign travel insurance.

For information about COVID-19 vaccines, see the Coronavirus page.

If your return journey to the UK transits another country, you should check whether it is subject to a travel ban or any other additional requirements. If so, contact your travel provider.

Consular support is limited in São Tomé and Príncipe as there is no British Embassy. The Honorary Consul/Consular Agent in São Tomé and Príncipe can offer limited consular assistance. Contact the British Embassy in Luanda, Angola who can provide consular support.

Most visits to São Tomé and Príncipe are trouble-free.

Crime rates are generally low, but armed robberies do occur. See Crime

Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in São Tomé and Príncipe, attacks can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism