Language: Portuguese is the official language of São Tomé and Príncipe; travelers who do not speak Portuguese may face communication difficulties associated with the language barrier.
Identification: You should always carry identification in the event you are stopped by police.
Photography: Taking photographs of the Presidential Palace, military, or other government buildings is strictly forbidden.
Currency: Visitors are limited to 10,000 Euros of cash on hand when entering or exiting the country. Currency exceeding this amount requires permission from the Central Bank of São Tomé and Príncipe. Letters of justification should be presented to the Central Bank from a credible financial institution located outside the country.
Airlines: Airline service to São Tomé and Príncipe is limited. There are currently two flights from Lisbon, Portugal - TAP Air on Fridays and STP Airways on Saturdays. Regionally, Ceiba Airline has service on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from Libreville, Gabon and Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. African Connection flies between São Tomé and Príncipe islands four times a week and also has charter flights.