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São Tomé and Príncipe Travel Restrictions

37,29% of citizens have been vaccinated No change since last week
Most visitors from South Africa need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result to enter São Tomé and Príncipe.

Outgoing travel to São Tomé and PríncipeTravelling from South Africa to São Tomé and Príncipe

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to São Tomé and Príncipe.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from South Africa are not required to quarantine after entering São Tomé and Príncipe.


Return travelReturning to South Africa from São Tomé and Príncipe

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from São Tomé and Príncipe must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to South Africa.

Details and exceptions
traveler with no proof of a negative COVID-19 test result will be required to do an antigen test on arrival at his or her own cost and if positive for COVID-19, he or she will be required to isolate at their own cost, for a period of 10 days.
Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from São Tomé and Príncipe are not required to quarantine upon entering South Africa.

Details and exceptions
Travelers who display any COVID-19–related symptoms must be tested on arrival. In the event that the result of the COVID-19 test is positive, they will be required to quarantine for 10 days. The cost of testing and quarantine will be on the travelers' expense.
Documents
Health Declaration Form

Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


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