On 16 July, STP re-opened its airspace to international flights. All air passengers arriving in São Tomé and Principe are required to have proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken in the 72 hours prior to their arrival.
Cargo flights continue operating normally. Nationals and non-national residents who return to the country are subject to mandatory home quarantine accompanied by health agents and police forces upon arrival. The docking of cruise ships at the country’s ports is also suspended. The suspension of all sea and air connections include movements between all the islands of Sao Tome and Principe - except for the health emergency services.
All travellers will be checked upon arrival and authorities will quarantine any traveller presenting fever or similar infection symptoms.
From 16 June the Government São Tomé and Principe declared a “situation of public calamity” which imposes a number of restrictions and public health measures to limit the spread of the virus. This has been reviewed several times, and the next review is due on 15 September. Individuals are encouraged to stay at home and apply social distancing. Face masks are compulsory in all public areas and in motor vehicles. Public Transport is operating at 50% capacity. Hotels and private rentals continue to operate with some restrictions and coronavirus precautionary measures in place. The majority of shops, banks and restaurants continue to operate, with some restrictions (e.g. reduced opening hours) and coronavirus precautionary measures in place.
Quarantine requirement at government designated site or self-isolation at home.
All travelers arriving in the country are subject to a 14-day self-quarantine in a private residence or hotel (at your their own expense).
COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.
All air passengers arriving in São Tomé and Principe are required to have proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken in the 72 hours prior to their arrival.
Passengers who are symptomatic upon arrival (e.g., have a temperature above 38 degrees) will be subject to a rapid test for COVID-19.