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  2. Safety and security
  3. Terrorism
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Advice current as at 4:00 am 19 Aug 2019.

Consular support is not available from the British government in Sao Tome and Principe as there is no British Embassy. However, the British Embassy in Luanda, Angola can provide consular support to British nationals.

Most visits to Sao Tome and Principe are trouble-free.

Crime rates are generally low, but armed robberies do occur. See Crime.

Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in São Tomé and Principe, attacks can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism.

You should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before travelling.


Quick Facts Tourist Information for:

Sao Tome and Principe
Currency: Sao Tomean Dobra (STD)
Exchange Rate: still loading ...
Dialling Code: 239
Drive on the: right
Visitors/Tourists: 8,000 in 2010
Languages Spoken:
Portuguese (official language) 85%

Capital City(s):
São Tomé
Telephone Area Code: +239-11x-xxxx through 14x-xxxx
Latitude: Longitude:

This tool is being re-developed. The exchange rate is today's; but until development is completed we are using data obtained from a variety of sources in 2013 for the rest of the info, and is not guaranteed to be free of errors - see disclaimer.
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