Sao Tome and Principe

Sao Tome

Limitations
27.09.2022 - 11.10.2022

Prior to travel

The Federal Foreign Office points out that in view of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, there are still risks associated with international travel, especially for people without full vaccination protection as well as vulnerable groups. Regulations on entry or international transport connections can change quickly with the pandemic situation.

The so-called 3G rule for entry into Germany has been suspended until the end of September 2022. Since 1 June, people entering Germany no longer have to prove that they have been vaccinated, have recovered or have been tested. As regards air travel, masks must generally be worn on all flights if mask-wearing is compulsory in either the country of departure or the country of destination. The implementation is enforced by the operating airline and may therefore vary. Travellers are advised to carry at least one mask with them at all times. For information on mask mandates, please see the respective category.

Entry requirements

Entry is permitted, international commercial flights have resumed. Cruise ships are also allowed to dock again.

There are no known restrictions.
No reliable information is currently available.

Information on quarantine regulations, testing requirements and possible exceptions for transit travellers that have been vaccinated can be found in the respective categories (if available).

Test to be presented upon entry: Rapid test. Rapid-Tests to be conducted within hours prior to entry: 48 hours.
Minors up to and including the age of 11 years are exempt from mandatory testing.

If provided by the test centre or pharmacy, the COVID test certificate should contain the passport/ID number of the passenger(s), as this is required by some airlines for transportation. Please note that some countries generally only accept a laboratory-based »RT-PCR« test for entry. Other PCR tests such as Express PCR test, PoC PCR test or PCR rapid test may lead to refusal of entry.

Travellers who cannot show a negative test on arrival are subject to 14 days of quarantine.

There are no known restrictions.

Travellers are considered fully vaccinated if they have completed the primary vaccination series, i.e. having received two doses of an authorized two-dose-vaccine or one dose of an authorized single-dose vaccine. Travellers are advised that their digital proof of vaccination in the "Cov-Pass app" and in the "Corona-Warn-app" must be renewed after 365 days. The technical implementation takes place via the respective update of the certificate within the app or via updating the app itself. Further information can be found on the respective websites of Corona-Warn-App and the Cov-Pass-App.

Only the relevant embassies, consulates and national authorities can provide binding information on which vaccines are accepted for entering a country.

There is no testing or quarantine requirement on entry for completely immunized persons.

Travellers are considered fully vaccinated if they have completed the primary vaccination series, i.e. having received two doses of an authorized two-dose-vaccine or one dose of an authorized single-dose vaccine. Travellers are advised that their digital proof of vaccination in the "Cov-Pass app" and in the "Corona-Warn-app" must be renewed after 365 days. The technical implementation takes place via the respective update of the certificate within the app or via updating the app itself. Further information can be found on the respective websites of Corona-Warn-App and the Cov-Pass-App.

Only the relevant embassies, consulates and national authorities can provide binding information on which vaccines are accepted for entering a country.

No reliable information is currently available.

There is no quarantine on entry for incompletely vaccinated persons.

There is no quarantine on entry for those who have recovered.

Local regulations

There is no ease of restrictions.

COVID-19 related documentary proof of vaccination, recovery, or a negative test result is not currently required.

Current value: 7. Previous week: 7

Data source: Our World in Data / European Center for Disease Control. The data is only available at country level and is updated daily.

The state of contingency ('situação de contingência') in São Tomé and Príncipe has ended in late July. Inter-island travel is now possible without any restrictions for unvaccinated individuals.

There are no known restrictions.

The mask requirement in public, enclosed spaces as well as in public transportation and private vehicles is no longer in effect. It is however still recommended to wear a mask.

There are no longer any COVID-19-related restrictions.

There are no longer any COVID-19-related restrictions.

There are no longer any COVID-19-related restrictions.

There are no longer any COVID-19-related restrictions.

There are no longer any COVID-19-related restrictions.

There are no longer any COVID-19-related restrictions.

International and domestic flights have resumed.

If travellers test positive for COVID-19 during their stay in São Tomé and Príncipe they will be required to self-isolate in private accommodation or in a hotel for 10 days. Compliance with quarantine may occasionally be monitored by local authorities.

Departure

There are no known restrictions.

Reentry to Germany

For travellers entering from a risk-free area, there is no obligation to register online before returning to Germany. The exact regulations are available on the Ministry of Health‘s information sheet.

Overall classification as a risk-free area according to the Robert Koch Institute.

There is no obligation to test before entering Germany.

Since 31 May, no proof of a negative test, a vaccination or recovery is required, in order to enter Germany.

Further information on the new entry regulation can be found at the Federal Government's website.

Returnees from virus-variant areas are generally required to present all test certificates on entry. In the case of virus variant areas, only a PCR test (maximum 48 hours old) is permitted. A proof of vaccination or recovery can not replace the negative test result.

Exceptions for delivery traffic, commuters and other groups of people do not apply to returnees for virus variant areas.

There is no obligation to test after entering Germany.

According to the Robert Koch-Institute, it is a risk-free area. There is no quarantine obligation after entry into or return to Germany.

There is no testing or quarantine requirement for completely immunized persons on entry/return.

Vaccinated persons are exempt from national quarantine and testing obligations. (Caution: In Germany, only the vaccines by BioNTech/Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, and Novavax have been approved so far.) Further information is available from the Federal Government.

According to the Robert Koch-Institute, it is a risk-free area. There is no quarantine obligation after entry into or return to Germany.

There is no testing or quarantine requirement on entry/return for incompletely vaccinated persons.

According to the Robert Koch-Institute, it is a risk-free area. There is no quarantine obligation after entry into or return to Germany.

There is no testing or quarantine requirement on entry/return for those who have recovered.

Recovered persons are exempt from quarantine and testing obligations nationwide, area of active circulation of highly contagious virus variants. Those who have recovered need proof of a positive PCR test (or other nucleic acid detection) at least 28 days and no more than 3 months ago. Recovered persons must not have any symptoms of a possible COVID-19 infection. Further information is available from the Federal Government.

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