Sao Tome and Principe Travel Advice and Travel Advisories

Sao Tome and Principe Travel Vaccines and Advice

While traveling to Sao Tome and Principe, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.

The small and touristy Eden of Sao Tome and Principe is the perfect place to take a peaceful break. A stunning archipelago in Ecuador, you will be amazed by its warm population and exceptional natural environment. The country is adorned with parks and nature reserves rich in fauna and flora. However, look beyond this rare natural beauty to discover historical monuments of its colonial past. Take a moment to relax at one of the beautiful beaches in Sao Tome and Principe. Aside from swimming and relaxing, you will also be able to take a boat trip to see whales and dolphins at sea.

Sao Tomé and Principe’s Pico Cão Grande By Rui Almeida — originally posted to Flickr as São Tomé – Pico Cão Grande (2), CC BY 2.0,

Recommended travel vaccinations for Sao Tome and Principe

VaccineDisease Transmission
Traveler’s diarrheaContaminated water/food
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis BContaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
RabiesInfected Animals
InfluenzaAirborne Droplets

Recommended Medication for Travelling to Sao Tome and Principe

MedicationAdditional Information
Azithromycin or SupraxAntibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea
Malarone, Doxycycline or MefloquineRecommended anti-malaria medication

Current Weather in Sao Tome and Principe


Medical Care in Sao Tome and Principe

The health care system remains precarious in Sao Tome and Principe. Situated between the airport and the city center, the Ayres de Menezes Hospital services acts as the principal health center. Beyond the city, the clinics offered are poorly equipped. The island does not have the means to treat serious illnesses, and therefore medical evacuation will be necessary.

Whilst staying in Sao Tome and Principe does not pose many health risks, access to medication proves difficult. In order to enjoy your holiday, you should bring a medical kit containing cream for insect bites, intestinal antiseptics and sun protection products.

For medical assistance, dial 221221.

Is Sao Tome and Principe Safe for Travel?

Safety and Security Descriptive
Crime Risk present
Demonstrations Risk of violence
Road safety Many potholes; Hazardous driving
Public transportation Only taxis are available; Negotiate taxis fares before entering
Risk level Normal security precautions
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Do I Need a Visa to Visit Sao Tome and Principe?

Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.

Only a passport is required to enter Sao Tome and Principe for trips under 15 days. The passport must be valid for the duration of your stay.

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Embassy of Canada to Sao Tome and Principe information

When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:

  • A legal problem
  • A lost passport
  • The need to report a crime

It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.

Canadian High Commission to Nigeria
Street Address:
13010G, Palm close, Diplomatic drive,
Central Business District, Abuja, Nigeria

Tel.: +234 (09) 461 2900
Fax: +234 (09) 461 2902

Email: [email protected]

Please note that this is the website for the Canadian High Commission in Nigeria. There is no Canadian government office in Sao Tome and Principe.

Click here to access the high commission’s website