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Getting to Sao Tome and Principe

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All persons entering Sao Tome and Principe must have a one year valid passport and visa. Visas are issued at Sao Tome and Principe overseas missions. If one isn't present in close proximity, please see our visa helping page to find out how we can help.

Depending on where you are beginning your journey, you may be able to fly direct to Sao Tome and Principe main airport. If not, Sao Tome and Principe enjoys regular links with Europe and African main land which provide a plentiful supply of onward connections.

Travel from Europe
Direct flights from Europe are available from Lisbon through TAP Air Portugal and STP Airways. TAP Air Portugal have a weekly flight that departs from Lisbon - Portugal on Fridays at 00:15am (Please note: that due to daylight savings – the departure during winter time is one hour earlier; Thursday's at 23:15pm ) that arrives at São Tomé International Airport at 05:15am (Local Time). STP Airways also have one weekly flight that departs Lisbon – Portugal on Saturdays at 00:30am and arrives at São Tomé International Airport at 05:30am (Local time). Both airlines have a one hour stop in São Tomé before they return to Lisbon - Portugal. Sao Tome and Principe lies in the same time zone as Europe and only 6 flying hours direct from Lisbon. There is no jet lag flying this route. See our flight schedule for an updated list of flights into Sao Tome and Principe.

Travel from Africa
CEIBA operate 2 weekly flights that departs from Libreville - Gabon on: Friday's, and Monday's .

TAAG - Angola Airlines also operates two weekly flights that departs on Friday's and Monday's from Praia - Cape Verde; and Thursday's and Sunday's from Luanda - Angola.

Travel from North America, Central & South America, Asia, Australasia, Midle East.
Unfortunately, at the moment there are no direct flights from this part of the world with Sao Tome and Principe. However, Sao Tome enjoys good air links with south of Europe (Lisbon) and african main land (Sal, Libreville, Luanda and Lagos), making onward travel easy.

List of air routes linking North America airports with Sao Tome
List of air routes linking Central & South America airports with Sao Tome
List of air routes linking Asia airports with Sao Tome
List of air routes linking Australasia airports with Sao Tome
List of air routes linking Middle East airports with Sao Tome

Direct flights into Sao Tome and Principe are operated from Lisbon, Praia, Luanda, Malabo and Libreville.

All international flights arrive at Sao Tome and Principe International Airport, Sao Tome. Please see our flight schedule for more information.