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São Tomé and Príncipe Travel Restrictions

33.59% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 30.64% last week
Most visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result to enter São Tomé and Príncipe.

Outgoing travel to São Tomé and PríncipeTravelling from New Zealand to São Tomé and Príncipe

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

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

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from New Zealand are not required to quarantine after entering São Tomé and Príncipe.


Return travelReturning to New Zealand 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) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to the following:

1. Children who are under two years of age.

2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from São Tomé and Príncipe will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Niue and Cook Islands), must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel for Australian passengers are temporary suspended until further notice.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


FAQs

  • Most visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter São Tomé and Príncipe.

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter São Tomé and Príncipe without restrictions.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter São Tomé and Príncipe.

  • Travelers coming from New Zealand will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure.

  • Travellers from New Zealand are not required to quarantine.

  • Restaurants in São Tomé and Príncipe are closed. Bars in São Tomé and Príncipe are closed.