US State Dept Travel Advisory
The US Department of State currently recommends US citizens exercise normal precautions in Togo. Some areas have increased risk. Consult its website via the link below for updates to travel advisories and statements on safety, security, local laws, and special circumstances in this country.
US citizens should make sure their passport is valid at the date of their entering the country. They should also make sure they have at least 1 blank page in their passport for each entry stamp. A visa is required. US citizens will need to get in touch with the country’s embassy or nearest consulate to obtain a visa prior to visiting the country.
+(228) 22-61-54-70; US Embassy Lomé, 4332 Boulevard Eyadema, B.P.852, Lomé, Togo; consularLome@state.gov; https://tg.usembassy.gov/
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) travelers can face unique challenges when traveling abroad. Laws and attitudes in some countries may affect safety and ease of travel. Legal protections vary from country to country. Many countries do not legally recognize same-sex marriage. Approximately seventy countries consider consensual same-sex sexual relations a crime, sometimes carrying severe punishment.
Local Emergency Phone
An International Certificate of Vaccination for yellow fever is required for all travelers. See WHO recommendations.
Tropical; hot, humid in south; semiarid in north
Communaute Financiere Africaine francs (XOF)
220 V / 50 Hz / plug types(s): C
French, Ewe and Mina, Kabye, Dagomba
Christian 42.3%, folk religion 36.9%, Muslim 14%, Hindu <1%, Buddhist <1%, Jewish <1%
UTC 0 (5 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
Opt for bottled water
International Driving Permit
Road Driving Side
Keran National Park; Fosse aux Lions National Park; Sokode; Kara; Koutammakou
It is best to use your right hand or both hands to give and receive gifts, as the left hand is sometimes considered unclean.
Tipping is not the norm in local eateries. In upmarket restaurants, a tip of 10% is adequate. Tipping a guide 5-10% of a tour package is appropriate.
Tribal goods, including wood-carved ceremonial masks and statues; woven and dyed Kente fabric, custom-tailored items, precious metal and glass handmade jewelry
Akume — a savory porridge made from ground maize flour and served with a sauce made from eggplant, tomato, spinach, or fish
Please visit the following links to find further information about your desired destination.
World Health Organization (WHO) - To learn what vaccines and health precautions to take while visiting your destination.
US State Dept Travel Information - Overall information about foreign travel for US citizens.
To obtain an international driving permit (IDP). Only two organizations in the US issue IDPs:
American Automobile Association (AAA) and American Automobile Touring Alliance (AATA)
How to get help in an emergency?
Contact the nearest US embassy or consulate, or call one of these numbers:
from the US or Canada - 1-888-407-4747 or from Overseas - +1 202-501-4444
Page last updated: Wednesday, May 03, 2023