Sao Tome and Principe visa requirements for Angolans

Travel and visa requirements

Sao Tomean Visa is not required for Angolans

Stay Duration: 15 days

Entry Requirements

  • Citizens of Angola visiting Sao Tome and Principe do not need to apply for a visa for a duration of stay within 15 days.
  • It is necessary for citizens to provide a passport within the validity of the visa granted.
  • Passports of visitors should be with one blank page made available for visa stamps.
  • There are no restrictions on the number of currencies in the possession of visitors on entry.
  • A report required from visitors when exiting with more than 10,000 Euros.
  • Visitors are also required to provide the International Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate on entry.
  • Taking photographs of the Presidential Palace, military, or other government buildings is strictly forbidden in Sao Tome and Principe.
  • The major means of transportation within the country includes buses, taxis and private cars.
  • Visitors must hold proof of onward/return airline tickets.
  • Visitors are advised to confirm with their airline that boarding will be permitted without a visa as these conditions are subject to change.
  • Visitors must hold evidence of sufficient funds in the form of a recent bank statement to prove financial capability to support visit.
  • Cats and dogs must be accompanied by an official certificate of veterinary health as well as a certificate of vaccination against rabies that are issued in the home country.
  • The estimated flight time from Angola to Sao Tome and Principe is 2 hours, 53 minutes.
  • Sao Tome and Principe use Greenwich Mean Time zone (GMT) hence, Angola is 1 hour ahead of São Tomé and Príncipe.
  • São Tomé and Príncipe is the second-smallest African sovereign state after Seychelles, as well as the smallest Portuguese-speaking country.
  • Sao Tome, its capital is surrounded by palm-fringed beaches, untouched jungles and crystal clear waters, the city has an easy-going atmosphere. 
  •  the climate is tropical with a hot and humid temperature.
  • The islands are home to a larger number of endemic birds and plants, including the world's smallest ibis (the Sao Tome ibis), the world's largest sunbird (the giant sunbird).
  • São Tomé and Principe is an important marine turtle-nesting site like the hawkbill turtles.
  • Portuguese is the official and the national language of São Tomé and Príncipe, with about 98.4% speaking it, although, French and English are foreign languages taught in schools.
  • Christianity is the major religion in the country as well as a small but growing Muslim population.
  • Staple foods include fish, seafood, beans, maize and cooked banana. 
  • Tropical fruits, such as pineapple, avocado and bananas are significant components of the country’s cuisine.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to visit Sao Tome and Principe?

Generally, São Tomé and Príncipe is a very safe place for travellers. There is very little violent crime, and armed robberies and rapes are rare still. There has, however, been a rise in petty crime.

Is it safe to drink Tap water in Sao Tome and Principe?

Tap water is safe to drink from resorts around the island and most parts of the country.

Are the beaches safe in Sao Tome and Principe?

The beaches in Sao Tome and Principe are not protected and the currents are really high but tourists can enjoy a good time by exercising caution while on the beach.

What is the national currency of Sao Tome and Principe?

The dobra is the currency of São Tomé and Príncipe. It is abbreviated Db and is divided into 100 cêntimos.