Visa and Immigration Procedures to Sao Tome and Principe
All visitors to Sao Tome and Principe are required to carry valid passports at all times. Visitors to Sao Tome and Principe must also have valid return tickets. Visitors to Sao Tome and Principe who are planning to stay for 15 days or less do not require a visa if they are from the US, UK, Canada or the European Schengen Area. Nationals of China, Hong Kong and Macau may obtain a visa on arrival. All other visitors to Sao Tome and Principe staying for longer than 15 days must have a valid visa.
Things/Items Allowed into Sao Tome and Principe
Travelers are permitted to bring a reasonable quantity of tobacco products and a reasonable quantity of perfume in opened bottles.
Things/Items Forbidden out of Sao Tome and Principe
Things/Items Forbidden into Sao Tome and Principe
•Plants and Animals
Voice of Travelers to Sao Tome and Principe
Sao Tome and Principe Is a Wonderful African Destination
I had never heard of Sao Tome and Principe before my boyfriend suggested that we buy some tickets to go there and visit. He is always picking the most interesting locations for our adventures, so I agreed to buy some tickets to go there with him. We had to fly from Frankfurt to Lisbon on a Delta Airlines flight. It was very fast, comfortable and friendly, which was nice considering how little we had paid for the tickets. When we arrived in Sao Tome and Principe, we hired a local guide who took us to a bunch of really beautiful places to observe all the nature and wildlife in Sao Tome and Principe. We even bought tickets for a short boat tour around the islands of Sao Tome and Principe, which was very exciting.
My Fishing Trip to Sao Tome and Principe
Me and the guys are always looking for cool new tickets to fresh places for our yearly fishing expedition. This year my friend suggested that we buy tickets to Sao Tome and Principe because they are meant to have some of the best fishing in the world. I had never bought a ticket to Africa before, so this trip to Sao Tome and Principe was very exciting for me. We had to fly to Lisbon first from New York on an American Airlines flight, which was very long, but we made the most of our economy class tickets and enjoyed some good food and a very funny in-flight movie. When we arrive in Sao Tome and Principe we bought some tickets for a professional fishing tour, which took us to all the best fishing spots in Sao Tome and Principe. It was the best fishing trip ticket that money can buy.
My Sao Tome and Principe Wedding
My husband and I were both born on Sao Tome and Principe, but we had to move to London when we were young to find jobs. When we decided to get married, my family thought that it would be a great idea if we bought tickets back to Sao Tome and Principe for our wedding. We bought first class tickets with Lufthansa, who provided incredible customer service for every part of our flight. The captain even made a special announcement about our wedding, which was very nice. We had a great time in Sao Tome and Principe, and buying the tickets to have our wedding there was the best idea ever. We will definitely be buying tickets to go back to Sao Tome and Principe for our wedding anniversaries and to see our families in the future.
Sao Tome and Principe Travel FAQs
Q. What is there to do in Sao Tome and Principe?
A. Sao Tome and Principe is most famous for its natural beauty. As a small volcanic island chain separated from the main continent of Africa, Sao Tome and Principe contains a lot of rare and beautiful wildlife and plants that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. There are a number of high quality tours that sell tickets for safari expeditions in and around the islands of Sao Tome and Principe.
Q. What is the weather like in Sao Tome and Principe?
A. Sao Tome and Principe features tropical weather, which means that it is hot and humid throughout most of the year. As an island chain, Sao Tome and Principe is also prone to long stretches of rainfall. June to September is the dry season and comparatively has little rainfall.
Q. Do I need any shots for my trip to Sao Tome and Principe?
A. Generally you should not need to have any shots for your trip to Sao Tome and Principe. Check with your airline to see if there are any concerns about zika or dengue for when your trip to Sao Tome and Principe is scheduled. If there is, then be sure to dress in a way that protects you from mosquito bites.
Sao Tome and Principe - Direct Flights to Major Airports
Airports handling direct flights toSao Tome International Airport•Lisbon Portela Airport
Flight Routes to Sao Tome and Principe
The most reliable direct air routes to Sao Tome and Principe are from from Lisbon, Portugal. There are three weekly flights from Lisbon, offered by TAP. It is possible to buy tickets from the neighboring countries on the continent, Gabon and Angola, but there are not many flights. On Tuesdays TAAG Angola Airlines flies to São Tomé from Luanda. Passengers looking to buy tickets to Sao Tome and Principe from outside of Europe will need to first fly to Lisbon and buy the tickets for their direct flight to Sao Tome and Principe from there. As of 2017, there is no longer a departure tax fee.