Sao Tome and Principe international travel advice

Landscape view of Sao Tome and Principe

Sao Tome and Principe 🇸🇹

Sao Tome and Principe is part of Africa with main city at Sao Tome. Its Least Developed country with a population of 187K people. The main currency is Dobra. The languages spoken are Portuguese. the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe is the formal name of Sao Tome and Principe Get useful information like travel advice, temperatures, rainfall, socket plugs, languages spoken, SIM cards, ATM, currencies, road rules and emergency numbers.
👍 Least Developed   🌤️ ~24.65 °C   🌧 ~142.39 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 187K people


🌤️ Temperature

🌧 Rainfall


🔌 Sockets

São Tomé and Príncipe uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Portuguese


💱 Currencies Used

São Tomé and Príncipe uses the São Tomé and Príncipe dobra (symbol: Db), code STN.Banknotes come in denominations of 100000, 50000, 20000, 10000 and 5000 dobras. Dobra is subdivided into 100 cêntimos. Coins come in denominations of 2000, 1000, 500, 250 and 100 dobras.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are common in São Tomé and Príncipe. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.


📡 Internet

Internet speed in São Tomé and Príncipe is on average 2.3 Mbps.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 695.57 STN, which includes 3 GB of data plan. You can choose from 2 telecoms: CST or Unitel STP. São Tomé and Príncipe uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900. If you don't want to buy SIM card in São Tomé and Príncipe upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

📞 Calling

To call São Tomé and Príncipe, dial +, then 239 (the country code for São Tomé and Príncipe), then the area code and the local number. For local calls within São Tomé and Príncipe, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 22 .


🆘 Emergency





Fire department


Last updated: January 1, 2020