São Tomé & Príncipe : Factfile

Time

GMT

Languages

Portuguese is the official language, and Creole is also spoken. Some people speak English, but French is more common.

Currency

Dobra (Db). Some hotels accept Visa and MasterCard, but there are no ATMs.

Airlines

TAP Air Portugal (from Lisbon); local flights from Gabon

Flight time from UK

6-7 hours (including stopovers)

Visa requirements

All UK, Australian, Canadian, USA and EU passport holders need a visa to enter São Tomé & Príncipe. There is no embassy in the UK, but we will organise your visa when you book your holiday.

Health requirements

You will need certain immunisations and malaria prophylaxes before you travel. You will also need to be immunised against Yellow Fever and they will ask you to produce a certificate on entry. You should seek advice regarding all inoculations and health precautions from your doctor or travel clinic as soon as your departure date is known.

The MASTA (Medical Advisory Services for Travellers Abroad) website www.masta.org (09068 224100) will give you up-to-date immunisation and malarial advice, and give you the location of your nearest Travel Clinic.


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