Security Message For U.S. Citizens: Fuel Hike Demonstrations in Lome February 28, 2017


February 28, 2017

The U.S. Embassy in Lomé informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are on going in various locations in downtown Lomé related to the recent hike in gas prices. Demonstrations have caused road closures in the downtown area. The Embassy recommends that U.S. citizens avoid demonstrations and exercise caution if caught within the vicinity of any demonstrations.  U.S. citizens should also stay aware of their surroundings, monitor local media for security information, including possible demonstrations, and avoid large crowds or stopped traffic.

We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Togo enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) at Travel.State.GovSTEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates, and makes it easier for the U.S. embassy or nearest U.S. consulate to contact you in an emergency.  If you don’t have Internet access, enroll directly with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.

Regularly monitor the State Department’s website, where you can find current Travel Warnings,Travel Alerts, and the Worldwide Caution. Read the Country Specific Information for Togo. For additional information, refer to “A Safe Trip Abroad” on the State Department’s website.

Contact the U.S. embassy or consulate for up-to-date information on travel restrictions. You can also call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries.  These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).  Follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and download our freeSmart Traveler iPhone App to have travel information at your fingertips.

The U.S. Embassy in Lomé is located on boulevard Eyadéma, Cité OUA; mailing address P.O. Box 852.  The Embassy telephone number is (228) 22-61-54-70.  The Embassy fax number is (228) 22-61-55-01.

For after-hours emergencies, U.S. citizens should call (228) 22-61-54-70 and ask to speak with the duty officer.