Travel information

Entry Requirements / Visa

To enter São Tomé e Príncipe a visa is required.

Tourists can apply online for a visa on the website of the Migration and Foreigners Services:

Climate and weather

At sea level, the climate is tropical—hot and humid with average yearly temperatures of about 27 °C (80.6 °F) and little daily variation. The temperature rarely rises beyond 32 °C (89.6 °F). At the interior's higher altitudes, the average yearly temperature is 20 °C (68 °F), and nights are generally cool. Annual rainfall varies from 5,000 mm (196.9 in) on the southwestern slopes to 1,000 mm (39.4 in) in the northern lowlands. The rainy season runs from October to May.

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São Tomé International Airport (IATA: TMS, ICAO: FPST) is an airport located on São Tomé Island, 5 kilometres (3 mi) from the city of São Tomé. It is the main airport serving São Tomé and Príncipe.


Of São Tomé and Príncipe's total population, about 137,500 live on São Tomé and 6,000 on Príncipe. All are descended from various ethnic groups that have migrated to the islands since 1485.