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Risk Ratings  

    HIGH TRAVEL RISK for Northern areas within 18 miles (30km) of the Burkina Faso border

COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): High -

Inbound travel significantly restricted for most travellers.

Only citizens and those who meet certain criteria for exemption  may enter. Mandatory testing and quarantine in designated facilities may apply.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): Medium -

COVID-related impacts posing routine challenges to business operations.

The medical, logistics and security environments are impacted by the pressures of COVID-19. Pre-existing security risks increasingly likely to be exacerbated by COVID-19-related political and socio-economic concerns and associated pressures in the near/medium term. There may be delay in accessing urgent care due to pressures on the medical system. Core protective  elements of BCP likely to be implemented: non-essential staff  working from home, staff tracing in place, reinforced hygiene and segregation practices with robust escalation and de-escalation triggers as well as mitigation measures.

RestrictionsInboundAll those arriving in Togo (except transit passengers) must:

1- Take a COVID-19 PCR test seven days before boarding. The test results should be uploaded to the Health and Immigration Declaration form (found here: https://voyage.gouv.tg/#read They will also be requested when boarding. Only passengers with negative results less than seven days old are allowed to travel.

2- Complete, at least 24 hours before your departure, the Togo health and immigration declaration form available also in the link above.

3- Pay for the COVID-19 PCR test to be performed upon arrival at Lomé airport. Payment must be made via Flooz, TMoney, or Carte Bleue (VISA or Mastercard). An electronic receipt containing a QR-Code is sent to you by email once payment has been made.

4- Print the electronic receipt which serves as proof of payment. The airlines check on boarding that you are in possession of this proof of payment, without which you cannot travel.

Upon arrival at Lomé airport, you must:

5- Take a mandatory COVID-19 PCR test. This test is carried out in the laboratory dedicated to screening arriving passengers, located in the enclosure of the new terminal at Lomé airport.

6- Download, install and activate the TOGO SAFE application before leaving Lomé airport for your place of residence. You must keep the application activated for the duration of your stay or at least 30 days from your arrival in Togo. You must, moreover, indicate on the application, the place where you intend to carry out your self-isolation until obtaining the results of your COVID-19 PCR tests.
If you do not download this application, you will be quarantined within the monitoring structures set up by the State. You are responsible for the costs associated with it. To facilitate the activation of the application, a local SIM card is available free of charge if you do not have one. The phone number associated with the SIM card must be used to activate the TOGO SAFE application .

7- Stay at home, respecting the self-containment rules, until you receive the results of your COVID-19 PCR test by text and email.
Travelers who test positive are placed in strict quarantine until their screening tests are negative. They bear all the associated costs.

8- Respect the barrier gestures (wearing a mask, maintaining a social distance of 2 m, regular hand washing, etc.) and all the measures set out by the Togolese Government to stem the spread of COVID-19 in the territory.
(Until further notice)
Land borders remain closed.
(Until further notice)
OutboundTravellers departing from Lome airport are to provide a negative COVID-19 Test results taken less than 72 hours before. A form has also to be compiled which is available here: https://voyage.gouv.tg/#read
(Until further notice)
Land borders remain closed.
(Until further notice)
Internal / DomesticFace masks are compulsory in all public places. A 60 dinars (approximately US$22) fine is place. Public and private gatherings are limited to 15 people.
Open markets can open with strict sanitary rules. A ban on access to beaches is in place.
(Until further notice)
The state of emergency has been extended.
(Ends 15 September 2021)

19 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)

Risk Summary


Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for Togo

COVID-19 information for Togo

Dedicated COVID-19 website


The social climate is currently calm. Nevertheless, protests remain possible and can also involve the erection of roadblocks. The government enforces security measures to restrict opposition action and limit criminal activity. The level of crime is therefore generally low, though the risk is greater in Lomé and at border crossings. Provincial towns pose fewer security risks than the capital. Unscheduled closures of overland border crossings with Ghana and Benin are possible.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or an evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.


Vaccinations For Togo
CholeraOral vaccination is recommended for travellers
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Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Meningitis - meningococcalVaccination with the quadrivalent vaccine
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PolioAll travellers are recommended to be fully
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RabiesConsider for certain travellers, especially: For
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Typhoid feverRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Yellow feverTogo is a country with a risk of yellow fever
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Routine Vaccinations

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