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Sao Tome and Principe is a singular country made up of a pair of islands.
The original settlers of the islands were Portuguese explorers in the 15th century. The islands are known for their rich volcanic soil. They are a hub for sugar, coffee, and cocoa.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Sao Tome and Principe. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Sao Tome and Principe: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, and influenza.
Malaria and chikungunya can be found on the islands. Be sure to bring mosquito repellents an netting. Antimalarials are highly recommended for all travelers.
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A visa is not required for stays under 15 days in Sao Tome and Principe. Travelers needs to have a passport with at least six months’ validity.
There is no restrictions on how much money you can bring into the country.
For more information, see our Sao Tome and Principe visa page. Or contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
Year-round, Sao Tome and Principe’s temperatures are in the 80’s.
The islands experience two separate rainy seasons and one dry season. There is a shorter rainy season in October and November. A longer rainy season takes place from February to May. The dry season lasts from mid-June to mid-September.
Petty crimes like pick-pocketing are common in highly-trafficked areas. This includes markets, downtown streets, and near hotels. Try to carry only what you need. Do not display large wads of cash when you’re paying for things.
Burglary and armed home invasion do occur on the island. Be especially careful around the holiday season. Keep valuables like expensive jewelry, cash and passports in a locked safe.
Tourism in Sao Tome and Principe is still small. There are many natural attractions to enjoy on these equatorial islands. One of these natural features is Obo National Park. This park, which takes up more than 30% of the island of Sao Tome, is home to Cao Grande Peak.
This geological phenomenon is a large volcanic cone that rises to over 2,000 feet from the beaches. The area is home to more than 700 different species of plants and animals.
Here are a few essential items that you’ll want to take with you on your trip to Sao Tome and Principe:
There is no U.S. dipolmatic presence on the islands. Contact the embassy in Gabon for any consular needs you may have:
U.S. Embassy Libreville
Sablière B.P. 4000
Phone: (241) 01-45-71-00
Visit the Embassy to Gabon website before departure to confirm correct contact details for the office.
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