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Last verified: Wednesday, 8. July 2020 at 07:23 AM

Sao Tome and Principe Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to Sao Tome and Principe

Local Situation: 3.0 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to Sao Tome and Principe. We detected travel advisories from 3 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.0 / 5

This country shares no land border with any other country. Thus, the region score is identical to the country risk rating.

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Sao Tome and Principe

There are currently 724 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Sao Tome and Principe. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 13 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Sao Tome and Principe.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Sao Tome and Principe

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Sao Tome and Principe.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Sao Tome and Principe from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 3.0 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Global Health Advisory: Do Not Travel. Avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. Exercise normal precautions in Sao Tome and Principe.  Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/sao-tome-and-principe-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/sao-tome-and-principe

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Individual rating changes for Sao Tome and Principe

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Sao Tome and Principe. Most recent events first.

Changes from March 23rd 2020

The total rating for Sao Tome and Principe changed from 2.5 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Sao Tome and Principe with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Sao Tome and Principe changed from 2.0 to 2.5. Here are the influencing details:

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Sao Tome and Principe to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Sao Tome and Principe changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Sao Tome and Principe with a rating of 1.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Sao Tome and Principe with a rating of 3.0.

About Sao Tome and Principe

Sao Tome and Principe with its capital São Tomé is a country in Africa (Middle Africa), more than five times the size of Washington, DC (1,001 km²). The country is located Western Africa, islands in the Gulf of Guinea, straddling the Equator, west of Gabon. The climate can be described as tropical; hot, humid; one rainy season (October to May). The landscape is volcanic, mountainous. With a population of about 0.21 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital São Tomé
Population less than one million
Size 1.001 km²
Size comparable to more than five times the size of Washington, DC
Common languages Portuguese
Currency Dobra (short: STD)
Common voltage (electricity) 220V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900
International phone prefix +239
Internet Top Level Domain .st
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 ST
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 STP
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 678

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Sao Tome and Principe is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • deforestation
  • soil erosion and exhaustion

Natural hazzards

  • flooding

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Sao Tome and Principe. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. beer
  2. fish processing
  3. light construction
  4. soap
  5. textiles
  6. timber

Agriculture products

  1. bananas
  2. beans
  3. cinnamon
  4. cocoa
  5. coconuts
  6. coffee
  7. copra
  8. fish
  9. palm kernels
  10. papayas

Sao Tomean Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Sao Tome and Principe.

Export products

  1. cocoa
  2. coffee
  3. copra
  4. palm oil

Import products

  1. electrical equipment
  2. food products
  3. machinery
  4. petroleum products

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Sao Tome and Principe?

Sao Tome and Principe is currently rated at 3,0 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 3 official sources. We advise caution when travelling to Sao Tome and Principe.

Is it safe to travel Sao Tome and Principe in 2020?

Visiting the country Sao Tome and Principe is usually fine. The score is at 3,0 Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

How many travel advisories do you know for Sao Tome and Principe?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 3 individual sources for Sao Tome and Principe.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Sao Tome and Principe?

There are currently 724 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Sao Tome and Principe. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 13 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Sao Tome and Principe.

What is the size of Sao Tome and Principe?

Sao Tome and Principe has a size of 1,001 km² or 386 mi² which is more than five times the size of Washington, DC.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.