Sao Tome and Principe

Capital São Tomé

Population 187,356

Area 964 km2

Key facts

Sao Tome and Principe is a country located in Middle Africa. The country has no land neighbors. The official language of Sao Tome and Principe is Portuguese.

The national currency in Sao Tome and Principe is São Tomé and Príncipe dobra (STD).

With today's currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 20077.88 STD and 1 USD is worth 20697.99 STD.

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest No data available.

ATM Density It may be difficult to locate an ATM in Sao Tome and Principe.26.38 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Sao Tome and Principe, a passport or ID is required as identification.

Socket types

There are 2 socket types used in Sao Tome and Principe. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries.

Type C 220 V, 50 Hz  Type F 220 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Food & Hotels

What hotel chains are present in Sao Tome and Principe?

There are no Mariott hotels in Sao Tome and Principe.

There are no Hilton hotels in Sao Tome and Principe.

There are no IHG hotels in Sao Tome and Principe.

There are no Best Western hotels in Sao Tome and Principe.

There are no Radisson hotels in Sao Tome and Principe.

There are no Accor hotels in Sao Tome and Principe.

What fast food chains are present in Sao Tome and Principe?

If you are not a fan of trying new dishes, have a look at the following list of fast-food chains in Sao Tome and Principe.

The McDonald's chain does not operate in Sao Tome and Principe.

The KFC chain does not operate in Sao Tome and Principe.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Sao Tome and Principe.

The Subway chain does not operate in Sao Tome and Principe.

The Domino's Pizza chain does not operate in Sao Tome and Principe.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Sao Tome and Principe.

Weather

Today the sun in São Tomé, rises at 5:19 AM and sets at 5:27 PM. The climate of São Tomé may be categorized as a equatorial savanna (As), according to Koppen's classification system.
TodaySep 29OvercastLow: 24.3°C (75.74°F)High: 29.2°C (84.56°F)
FridaySep 30ThunderstormLow: 23.6°C (74.48°F)High: 28.1°C (82.58°F)
SaturdayOct 1ThunderstormLow: 24.1°C (75.38°F)High: 28.1°C (82.58°F)
SundayOct 2Rain showersLow: 24.4°C (75.92°F)High: 28.3°C (82.94°F)
MondayOct 3ThunderstormLow: 24.5°C (76.1°F)High: 27.7°C (81.86°F)
TuesdayOct 4ThunderstormLow: 24.4°C (75.92°F)High: 28.1°C (82.58°F)

Weather data for São Tomé (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are no passenger trains available.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Sao Tome and Principe.

Car Rental Avis , Sixt , Hertz are not available in Sao Tome and Principe.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  No data available.

Driving Side No data available.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  10.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2011.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 27.90 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 1: Exercise normal precautions. 

Emergency phones in Sao Tome and Principe

112 Police
112 Ambulance
112 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban No known rules against smoking, or no information is available.

Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.

Visa

What are visa requirements to enter Sao Tome and Principe?

Currently, citizens of 56 countries can enter Sao Tome and Principe without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival. Please note that you may be needed to get an electronic visa before arriving.

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Sao Tome and Principe.

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