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If you have been fully vaccinated by an approved vaccination programme at least 14 days ago, you will not need to quarantine on return or take a pre-departure test before you arrive in the UK. You will still have to take a PCR test on return to the UK on Day 2.
*If you were fully vaccinated in the UK, EU, or USA at least 14 days ago, you do not need to quarantine, but still need to take a pre-departure test before arriving in the UK (a Return PCR or Antigen Fit to Fly test), and one PCR test on return to the UK (Day 2).

Sao Tome and Principe Travel Restrictions

Updated:

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Who can travel to

Sao Tome and Principe

?

Open for most visitors

Accepted tests for entry

All arrivals to Sao Tome and Principe are required to present a negative PCR test, no older than 72 hours. Arrivals from Portugal are only required to present a negative antigen test, no older than 48 hours.
Open For Travel
If you have been fully vaccinated by an approved vaccination programme at least 14 days ago, you will not need to quarantine on return or take a pre-departure test before you arrive in the UK. You will still have to take a PCR test on return to the UK on Day 2.
*Travellers who have not been vaccinated in the UK, EU, USA, or by another approved vaccination programme at least 14 days ago, will need to quarantine, take a pre-departure test before arriving in the UK (a Return PCR or Antigen Fit to Fly test), and two PCR tests on return to the UK (Day 2 & 8).

Sao Tome and Principe Travel Restrictions

Updated:

15

/

10/2021

-

Reviewed:

Current

Who can travel to

Sao Tome and Principe

?

Open for most visitors

Accepted tests for entry

All arrivals to Sao Tome and Principe are required to present a negative PCR test, no older than 72 hours. Arrivals from Portugal are only required to present a negative antigen test, no older than 48 hours.
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Sao Tome and Principe COVID-19 Entry Requirements

Who can travel to

Sao Tome and Principe

?

Open for most visitors

Do children need to be tested?

Testing is not required for children under the age of 5 years old.

Test Requirements

PCR

Test window

72 hours

Result format

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Quarantine required and quarantine length

No quarantine required

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Can You Travel To Sao Tome and Principe?

Sao Tome and Principe is currently under a state of calamity.

Sao Tome and Principe's air borders are open for travelers, while sea borders remain closed.

There is no requirement to quarantine when arriving to Sao Tome and Principe.

All arrivals to Sao Tome and Principe are required to present a negative PCR test, no older than 72 hours.

Arrivals from Portugal are only required to present a negative antigen test, no older than 48 hours.

Public transportation in Sao Tome and Principe is operating.

Restaurants, cafes and bars in Sao Tome and Principe are open.

  • Non-essential businesses and attractions in Sao Tome and Principe are open from 7:00 to 17:00, under socials distancing requirements.
  • Nightclubs are closed.
  • A nightly curfew between 17:00 and 5:00 is in place in Principe.

Wearing face masks is required in enclosed public places.

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Travelling To Sao Tome and Principe FAQs

Advice and answers from the Corona Test Centre Team

What do the three colours of the UK’s ‘Traffic Light System’ for travel mean?

As of October 4th, the government has changed the current traffic light system which classifies international travel destinations based on Covid-19 risks. The rules for international travel to England have changed from the red, amber, green traffic light system to a single red list of countries and simplified travel measures for arrivals from the rest of the world.


What do the different categories of the UK’s ‘Traffic Light System’ for travel mean?

  • Red: You must pay for a 10-day stay in a managed quarantine hotel, as well as a pre-departure test and two PCR tests upon return to the UK (Day 2 & Day 8). You will only be allowed to enter the UK if you are a British or Irish national or you have residence rights in the UK.
  • Rest of the world (unvaccinated): You will need to quarantine for 10 days, as well as taking a pre-departure test, and two PCR tests on return to the UK (Day 2 & Day 8). Optionally you can take a test on Day 5 (Test to Release) to leave quarantine early.
  • Rest of the world (vaccinated): You will not need to quarantine on return, and you do not need to take a pre-departure test. You are required to take a PCR test on or before Day 2 of your return to the UK.


How will the government decide which countries go on the red list?

Countries are assigned to the red lists, based on a range of Covid-19 health metrics, which include figures on population vaccination, infection rates and prevalence of variants. The red light category indicates a high level of risk in a given destination and the associated tests and quarantine periods required. Lists are reassessed every three weeks, to account for changes in each country’s COVID-19 situation.

What vaccination programmes are recognised in the UK?

The UK continues to recognise vaccination programmes from the UK, EU, and USA. As of October 4, the UK recognises vaccination certificates with a full course of the Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer BioNTech, Moderna or Janssen vaccines from a relevant public health body in Australia, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Bahrain, Brunei, Canada, Dominica, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan or the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Formulations of the 4 listed vaccines, such as AstraZeneca Covishield, AstraZeneca Vaxzevria and Moderna Takeda, qualify as approved vaccines.

You must have had a complete course of an approved vaccine at least 14 days before you arrive in England.

Where 2 doses of a vaccine are required for a full course, you will be able to mix 2 different types of vaccine, for example Oxford/AstraZeneca and Moderna. You are also allowed to have the 2 vaccinations under 2 different approved programmes, for example Australia and Japan, UK and USA, EU and Canada.

Will I need a PCR Fit to Fly Certificate to travel to

Sao Tome and Principe

?

The PCR test is the gold standard for testing coronavirus and so is recommended for travel to all countries. For Sao Tome and Principe, only PCR Fit to Fly Certificates are accepted.

Will I need an Antigen Fit to Fly Certificate to travel to

Sao Tome and Principe

?

The PCR test is the gold standard for testing coronavirus and so is recommended for travel to all countries. For Sao Tome and Principe, only PCR Fit to Fly Certificates are accepted. You will not be able to use an Antigen Fit to Fly Certificate to enter Sao Tome and Principe but you will be able to use one to return to the UK.

Will I need a Day 2 test or Day 2 and 8 when I return to the UK?

Sao Tome and Principe is currently open for travel, this means that you will need a Day 2 PCR test. You will need to buy this before you travel to the UK and use the reference code on your passenger location form. You do not need to quarantine on arrival unless you test positive. Please note that the travel restrictions are subject to change at very short notice. If you have not been fully vaccinated in the UK, EU, USA, or other accepted vaccination program at least 14 days ago, you will also need to book a Day 8 test before you return to the UK.

I’m vaccinated, what tests do I need?

Sao Tome and Principe is currently open for travel, this means that you will need a Day 2 PCR test, even though you are double vaccinated. You will need to buy this before you travel to the UK and use the reference code on your passenger location form. You do not need to quarantine on arrival unless you test positive. Please note that the travel restrictions are subject to change at very short notice.

Can I enter

Sao Tome and Principe

with a double vaccination certificate?

Sao Tome and Principe does not accept vaccination as an entry requirement and so you will need to provide a PCR Fit to Fly Certificate

What happens if I have visited another country before flying back to the UK from

Sao Tome and Principe

?

The government advice for passengers travelling from Sao Tome and Principe is that if you have visited another country in the 10 days before you arrive in the UK that is a higher risk than Sao Tome and Principe, you must follow the travel guidance for the highest risk country you visited.

What else will I need to return to the UK?

If you have not been fully vaccinated in the UK, EU, USA, or other accepted vaccination program at least 14 days ago, for all countries, including Sao Tome and Principe, you will need to take an Antigen Fit to Fly test before departing for the UK. This can be bought at Corona Test Centre’s to take with you on your travels.

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