"The company STP Airways, from São Tomé and Príncipe, informs the market and the São Tomé community in Portugal, like its customers and the general public, that it has already reopened its sales store", located at Avenida João XXI, in Lisbon, said the statement of the São Tome airline.

The airline clarifies, however, that access to the interior of the store is subject to the prevention rules of the health authorities with regard to combating the covid-19 pandemic, and that is why it is also working during reduced hours, Monday Friday, from 10am to 1pm and from 2pm to 5pm.

In the same note, the airline adds that it resumed, on 3 July, "the direct regular connections between São Tomé and Príncipe and Portugal, on flights operated with euroAtlantic Airways (EAA) aircraft, in code-share regime, performing a weekly frequency, on Fridays".

The Portuguese company EAA is a shareholder and manager of the company from São Tomé, jointly with the State of São Tomé and Príncipe and another private investor.

The Sao Tome airline, however, warns its customers that until the discovery of a vaccine against the new coronavirus, "there are new ways to travel safely, rules that airlines have been forced to adopt".

Thus, passengers on STP flights from 4 years of age are required to present a covid-19 test, performed 72 hours before departure, and to wear a surgical mask at the airport and during the flight, and must also have a 'stock' that allows them to change the mask after four hours.

Upon arrival in São Tomé, passengers are still subjected to thermal sorting.