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Mandatory vaccination?

There are no mandatory vaccines, but it is advisable to go to the traveler's consultation to know what care to take. Malaria prophylaxis is almost always recommended. For safety it is advisable to follow all precautions, prior and during the stay, which are recommended and obtained through consultation of the traveler.

Prevention of forms of the disease may be necessary by taking medication.

We advise you to be up to date on the following vaccines: tetanus, polio, diphtheria, hepatitis, yellow fever. The Yellow Fever vaccine is no longer compulsory for travelers to Sao Tome and Principe, except for those from countries at risk.

In May 2016, the competent authorities approved an order prohibiting entry into the country by passengers coming from countries where there is a risk of yellow fever transmission, according to the corresponding WHO list. Such passengers should therefore be provided with an international vaccination certificate stating that they have inoculated the vaccine for more than 10 days. Yellow fever inoculation continues to be part of the Sao Tome and Principe vaccination program. This disease does not exist in São Tomé and Principe.

Preventing mosquito bites is essential through the use of repellents, mosquito nets, footwear and appropriate clothing (prefer light clothing; long pants, baggy shirts). The use of flip flops on the beach is recommended.

Sun protection remains mandatory, especially during escapades to the shores of the archipelago's beaches. When using sunscreen, apply it before using the repellent.

Tourists who wish to follow the marked trails of exploratory trails are advised for the inherent and high danger of these paths, caution is advised and, in particular on the island of Principe, under no circumstances or under any pretext should be abandoned. route properly marked.

Hospital facilities are limited and many drugs do not exist, so it is highly recommended to bring a first aid kit including mosquito repellent, dressings, disinfectants, broad spectrum antibiotics and antidiarrheals.

Malaria (Malaria)

Significant regression of malaria incidence rate has been observed.

The traveler is nevertheless advised to undergo preventive antimalarial treatment, as a rule recommended by the doctor, in consultation with the traveler, to ensure a peaceful stay.


Tap water is not all potable so only bottled water is recommended.

Beware of water that can be served in the fields or villages because it can come from streams or springs that are poorly protected from animal droppings.

There are no cases of cholera in São Tomé and Principe, but it is recommended to wash fruits and vegetables thoroughly before consumption and preferably with bottled water.

Nature Walks / Walks:

The existence of the black snake in the archipelago, whose bite is fatal, requires some care in what requires first aid especially when making these types of excursions.

Aspivenin is a first aid measure and in no way replaces a mandatory and immediate consultation with a medical service which remains essential in case of snake bites, scorpion bites or other serious cases.

As such we recommend that you carry a Mini Pump: ASPIVENIN MINI PUMP, “Aspivenin Mini Pump has a mini pump that sucks the poison that has been injected by the insect, snake (viper ...), arachnids (scorpions, larvae ..) , fish (bright), wasps, bees, mosquitoes, ants, jellyfish, or certain plants (burning).

Reduces itching, pain, swelling bites and consecutive bites. Very easy to use, it can be used with one hand and is reusable hundreds of times. ”

Risks of AIDS?

Low rates of HIV / AIDS put the country in a favorable situation.

Use condoms and so Protect yourself from the risk of sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancies.

It is always advisable to have travel insurance contracted in the home country.

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