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Visa is not required for a stay up to 15 days

Visa is not required for a stay up to 15 days

COVID-19 / Health Insurance for travel to Sao Tome and Principe
  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • For minors. A Family Book or Birth Certificate must be presented.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

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A visa is not required for this destination.

A visa is not required for this destination.

Sounds good! What else do I need to know while planning a trip to Sao Tome and Principe?
  • First, check the current validity of your passport.

  • Second, make sure your passport has blank Visa pages.

  • Confirm if transit visa is required for any connections.

    Check with your airline in case you have connecting flights overseas as part of your journey to Sao Tome and Principe. It may be the case that countries you pass through en route to your destination may require a separate transit visa. Please refer to visa requirements of the specific country
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    Sao Tome and Principe COVID-19 travel restrictions

    • Entry is open
      Sao Tome and Principe's air borders are open for travelers, while sea borders remain closed. All international commercial flights may resume and the government will resume flights and transportation by boat between the islands of Príncipe and São Tomé.
      Prior to arrival requirements
      Valid passport. Valid national passport with at least 6 month remaining validity after the date of departure.
      Valid visa. Please see the instructions above if visa is needed and apply.
      Negative COVID-19 test prior to arrival: The São Toméan government has indicated that passengers arriving in São Tomé must provide proof that they tested negative for COVID-19 with a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test taken three days prior to departure.

      Passengers who are symptomatic upon arrival (e.g., have a temperature above 38 degrees) will be subject to a rapid test for COVID-19.
      Upon arrival restrictions
      😷Masks are required in public spaces and transport.
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    Frequently Asked Questions about Sao Tome and Principe visa

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