Visas are necessary and a significant headache to obtain. There is an online system (www.smf.st/virtualvisa), but it's known to malfunction for long periods of time.
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Travellers will have no problem bringing children to São Tomé and Príncipe if they stick to the major resorts or ecolodges. Otherwise this is not a very child-friendly country. There are no child-focused sights or facilities, car seats are uncommon,...
Foreign workers must be sponsored by a local company, and have skills that cannot be sourced locally. Before giving a job to a foreign worker the opening is first announced on local TV and radio.