Resolution no. 6/2020, of 12 March
Approval of the COVID-19 Epidemic Contingency Plan, suspending all travel by public officials to countries where the prevalence of the virus is deemed high

Presidential Decree no. 3/2020, of 18 March
Enacts the State of public health emergency

Resolution no. 86/XI/2020, of 18 March
Authorization for the President of the Republic to declare the State of National Emergency

Decree-Law no. 2/2020, of 18 March
This Decree-Law shall be immediately effective from 8:00 a.m. on 19 March 2020 for a 15-day period, which may be extended for the same period up to a maximum of 90 days (under the terms and for the purposes of Article 7 thereof).

Decree no. 10/2020, of 20 March
Airspace restriction covering all commercial and private flights from and to Sao Tome and Principe, from 12:00 pm on 21 March 2020 and not covering flights connecting the islands of Sao Tome and Principe, cargo flights or flights of humanitarian nature duly authorized by the Council of Ministers, and submitting passengers arriving at Sao Tome and Principe airports, from 12:00 am on 21 March 2020, to compulsory quarantine measures in isolation, in premises previously defined by the Government

Deliberation no. 14/2020, of 25 March
Authorization for an humanitarian TAP flight to repatriate Portuguese citizens held in Sao Tome

Deliberation no. 15/2020, of 25 March
Authorization for cargo flights for transport of consumables and materials to fight COVID-19, one from the African Union and one from the WHO

Resolution no. 8/2020, of 25 March
Rejection of the Regional Government's proposal to suspend flights between the islands of São Tomé and Príncipe for a period of 15 days and to reinforcement of health control measures at São Tomé and Príncipe's airports and ports

Decree-Law no. 3/2020, of 2 April
Amendment to the Restrictive Measures for the Prevention and Fight Against COVID-19, enacted by Decree-Law no. 2/2020, of 18 March, with regard to the derogatory measures to face the health emergency caused by Coronavirus, concerning the quarantine of national citizens and foreign residents, who return to the country, the suspension of commercial flights and the importation of "balões de fardos" (used clothes), further altering the effects of such measures to have a duration of 15 days as of 12:00 am on 02 April 2020, as provided for in the extension of the State of Emergency enacted by Presidential Decree no. 4/2020, of 31 March

Presidential Decree no. 4/2020, of 2 April
Extension of the State of Health Emergency in all national territory for a further 15-day period, upon the Government’s request

Decree-Law no. 4/2020, of 7 April
Introduces a second amendment to the Restrictive Measures for Prevention and Fight Against COVID-19, enacted through Decree-Law no. 2/2020, of 18 March

Presidential Decree no. 6/2020, of 20 April
Extends the state of health emergency in São Tomé and Príncipe for a further 15-day period

Law no. 4/2020, of 21 April
Derogatory Budgetary Measures to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic

Decree-Law no. 5/2020, of 24 April
Definition of Restrictive Measures in the Context of the Prevention and Fight Against COVID-19, notably sanitary measures for collective protection, which, when implemented, shall ensure full respect, integrity and dignity of people, families and communities, including, among others, the ban on entry in the country for all foreign nationals, the mandatory quarantine for all national citizens and resident foreigners returning to the country, the suspension of the right of strike, rules on home working, administrative requisition and sanctioning measures and establishing duty of cooperation as well as consequences in case of non-compliance, and repealing Decree-Law no. 2/2020, of 18 March, which established the former Restrictive Measures to Prevent and Fight COVID-19

Presidential Decree no. 8/2020, of 4 May
Extension of the State of Public Health Emergency in force since 17 March, for a further 15-day period, until 16 May, at the Government’s request

Decree-Law no. 6/2020, of 6 May
Defines Compulsory Confinement

Decree-Law no. 7/2020, of 7 May
Definition of a derogatory and transitional legal framework to deal with the direct and indirect social, economic and financial impacts arising from the Covid-19 pandemic in São Tomé and Príncipe (COVID-19 Measures), which also include the National Health Contingency Plan, effective during the Emergency Period and the following three months, extendable, in full or in part, encompassing measures relating to tax and social security, other economic, social and financial measures and a derogatory regime for the suspension of labour relations

Decree-Law no. 8/2020, of 7 May
Creation of the Resilience Fund (RF) with the single purpose of financing the implementation of measures arising from the direct and indirect social, economic and financial impacts of the Covid-19

Resolution 14/2020, of 12 May
Flexibility in the Movement of COVID-19 Emergency Funds

Corrigendum of 12 May
Rectification of Presidential Decree No. 7/2020 of 28 April, declaring the State of National Emergency in Health Matters, taking into account the Covid-19 pandemic

Dec. Law 10/2020, of 16 May
Amendment to the General Containment Regulation Mandatory

Presidential Decree 9/2020, of 18 May
Fourth Extension of the State of Emergency in Public Health, at the request of the Government, for another 15 days until 31 May, in force since 17 March

Resolution 7/2020, of 20 May
Authorisation for the Minister for Public Works, Infrastructure, Natural Resources and the Environment to proceed, as a matter of urgency, by direct adjustment or by restricted public tender, with the requalification works of the Bobo - lining market and the respective access routes, to allow the transfer of the fairgrounds to the new market and to facilitate the closure of the São Tomé Municipal Market and the Coco-coco Market, taking into account the situation of the São Tomé Municipal Markets and the danger they represent for the population, in the context of the propagation of the COVID-19 pandemic

Resolution 13/2020, of 22 May
Authorizes the payment of Extra Hours to employees of TVS - Televisão São-Tomense, RNSTP - Rádio Nacional de São Tomé e Príncipe and STP PRESS - Agência de Notícias de STP, for work performed outside normal working hours, taking into account the situation of media professionals, who have been in the front line in the process of combating COVID-19, regarding the production and dissemination of information, reports and awareness content, with no limit to working hours

Decree 15/2020, of 22 May
Fines for Violations of Restrictive Measures to Combat VOCID-19

Decree Law 11/2020, of 1 June
Amends Decree-Law no. 5/2020, of 24 April, which establishes the Restrictive Measures in the Context of the Prevention and Fight Against COVID-19, in respect to the mandatory home quarantine, suspension of flights, operation of businesses and municipal and district markets, occupation of taxis and privates vehicles, the mandatory use of face masks, the mandatory general confinement of all population from 6.30 pm to 5 am, burial ceremonies and public gatherings, keeping these measures in force as long as the State of Public Health Emergency prevails

Presidential Decree 11/2020, of 1 June
Extension of the State of Public Health Emergency, in force since 17 March, for a further 15-day period, until 15 June

Presidential Decree 12/2020, of 10 June
At the Government’s request, authorizes the Minister of Defence and Domestic Order to deploy, through the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces, two Armed Forces platoons to help Security Services and Forces maintaining the order during the State of Health Emergency, in compliance with the Constitution and the Laws.

Resolution 21/2020, of 15 June
Approves the general Protocol for funeral services of Covid – 19 victims. The act allocates responsibilities, sets forth how institutions must coordinate, provisions on costs and other provisions contemplating death occurred in hospitals or at home or in social institutions. A maximum 10 persons are allowed to attend the funeral service, who must wear masks and keep social distancing throughout

Resolution 23/2020, of 15 June
Declaration of a State of Public Calamity across the entire national territory between 0.00am on 16 June 2020 and midnight on 31 July 2020

Decree Law 12/2020, of 16 June
Approves general Measures within the Context of the Calamity Situation. The act defines the health measures aimed at the protection of the general population, the decrease of the risk of infection by COVID-19 and the protection of public health, while ensuring full respect for the citizens’, families’ and the community’s integrity and dignity during the 3 stages of implementation: Stage 1 – between 16 and 30 June 2020; Stage 2 – between 1 and 15 July 2020; and Stage 3 – between 16 and 31 July 2020

Resolution 25/2020, of 23 June
Approves a Derogation Regime to Relax Production Sharing Contracts’ conditions within the context of the COVID-19 Pandemic. The act vests full powers in the Executive Director of the Agência Nacional do Petróleo de São Tomé e Príncipe (San Tomean Petroleum Agency) (ANP-STP) to sign addenda to the Production Sharing Contracts on the extension of the Exploration Period for up to 12 months, upon submission of an expression of interest by the Contracting Party

Resolution 26/2020, of 23 June
Authorizes the use of funds provided by the oil companies in the Exclusive Economic Zone in connection with the fight against COVID-19, up to a limit of USD 160,000, with a view to strengthening the national capacity to carry out screening tests, considering that the Government has declared the situation of public disaster throughout the national territory, with effect between 16 June and 31 July 2020