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Sao Tome And Principe Travel Information

The Basics

Time

Local time in Sao Tome and Principe is GMT.

Electricity

Electrical current in Sao Tome and Principe is 220 volts, 50Hz. A variety of plugs are in use including the European-style two-pin plug and Schuko two-pin.

Language

The official language is Portuguese, and French is widely spoken, along with local languages.

Local Customs

In Sao Tome and Principe, customs are fairly casual and relaxed, but you shouldn't wear beachwear anywhere but on the beach. It is considered polite to ask a local's permission before taking their picture, and do not try to photograph the palace. Sao Tomeans are very respectful of older people and those with high social status. It is considered a privilege to be invited into a person's home, and you should remove your shoes upon entering.

Duty Free

Visitors to Sao Tome and Principe may import a reasonable quantity of tobacco and perfume for personal use. Alcoholic beverages and lottery tickets are prohibited.

Sao Tome And Principe Travel Information

The Basics

Time

Local time in Sao Tome and Principe is GMT.

Electricity

Electrical current in Sao Tome and Principe is 220 volts, 50Hz. A variety of plugs are in use including the European-style two-pin plug and Schuko two-pin.

Language

The official language is Portuguese, and French is widely spoken, along with local languages.

Local Customs

In Sao Tome and Principe, customs are fairly casual and relaxed, but you shouldn't wear beachwear anywhere but on the beach. It is considered polite to ask a local's permission before taking their picture, and do not try to photograph the palace. Sao Tomeans are very respectful of older people and those with high social status. It is considered a privilege to be invited into a person's home, and you should remove your shoes upon entering.

Duty Free

Visitors to Sao Tome and Principe may import a reasonable quantity of tobacco and perfume for personal use. Alcoholic beverages and lottery tickets are prohibited.