The official language is Portuguese. Crioulo, a Portuguese-based creole, serves as the colloquial language. English and French are also spoken.
01/01/2022 New Year
03.02.2022 Martyrs Day
05/01/2022 Labor Day
07/12/2022 Independence Day
06.09.2022 Armed Forces Day (memorial day honoring the military)
09/30/2022 Agrarian Reform Day
11/01/2022 all saints day
11/26/2022 Day of the Accord of Argel
Duty free shopping
The following items can be imported duty-free into São Tomé and Principe: Tobacco products for personal use (cigarettes are scarcely available in the country); Eau de toilette and perfume for personal use (opened). Valuables such as laptops, cameras or video cameras should be declared in order to avoid problems when exporting. More information is available from Countryaah.com.
Alcoholic beverages, weapons.
Honorary Consulate of the Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe
Consular district of the State of Bremen.
+49 (0)421 173 61 90.
Wed 10.00 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.
Embassy of the Republic of Sao Tome and Principe
(Also responsible for Germany, Austria and Switzerland.)
square Montgomery 175 Avenue de Tervuren
+32 (0)2 734 89 66.
Tropical clothing (safari suits) is appropriate. Prior appointment is usual.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Co-operationAvenue 12 July, CP 111, São ToméTel: (012) 223 09, (012) 210 17.
Limited auto dial long distance service.
GSM 900. According to Abbreviationfinder.org, network operator is CSTmovel, a subsidiary of Companhia Santomense de Telecomunicacoes (SARL) (Internet: (Internet: www.cstome.net).
Airmail shipments to Europe take up to two weeks.
Since the use of shortwave frequencies changes several times over the course of a year, it is advisable to contact Deutsche Welle customer service directly for the current frequencies (Tel: (+49) (0228) 429 32 08. Internet: www.dw-world.de) to request.