Are you leaving soon for Sao Tome and Principe? After reading our travel advice about this country, you will know better how to prepare yourself for your trip. Which specific precautions and vaccinations Sao Tome and Principe require depends, among other things, on your trip and the length of your stay in this country.
The Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe is a country off the west coast of Africa, in the Gulf of Guinea. Sao Tome and Principe consists of several islands, of which Sao Tome is by far the largest. Then comes the much smaller Principe and a few uninhabited islands.
In Sao Tome and Principe you can come across diseases against which you are normally not resistant. The right vaccinations can protect you against these diseases. View the main health risks in this country below, so that you immediately know which specific vaccinations Sao Tome and Principe require. Also read our travel tips. This way you can optimally protect yourself against health risks from water, food, sun and insects.
In this country Yellow Fever is prevalent. There is a potential risk for travellers. Vaccination is recommended. Vaccination is possibly COMPULSORY when traveling from a Yellow Fever area. Please contact KLM Health Services to discuss or vaccination applies to you.
Recommended vaccinations and risks
In this country Chikungunya is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.
In this country dengue fever is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.
Vaccination against hepatitis B depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for a personal advice.
In this country there is a risk of getting malaria. Protection against mosquito bites is necessary during day- and nighttime. Sometimes malaria tablets are recommended, please contact KLM Health Services.
There is an increased risk of measles in this country. A MMR (Mumps Measles Rubella) vaccination is recommended for anyone who has not been vaccinated against measles or has experienced the disease.
In the Netherlands, most children now receive a vaccination against BMR. We therefore recommend a vaccination for some travellers. This advice depends on age, past vaccinations and diseases experienced.
Vaccination depends on your personal situation. In this country mammals could be infected with Rabies. Avoid contact with mammals. Please contact KLM Health Services for good and personal advice.
In this country Schistosomiasis is prevalent. Please contact KLM Health Services for personal advice.
Vaccination against tuberculosis depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for personal advice.