Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Increased Security for the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum, July 26-August 11

U.S. Embassy Lomé, Togo
Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Increased Security for the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum, July 26-August 11

July 26, 2017

The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens residing or traveling in Togo that Lomé will be hosting the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum from August 8-11 at the hotel Radisson Blu.  U.S. citizens should expect large crowds, traffic disruptions, and enhanced security throughout the city during this time.

Togolese security forces are expected to increase security checks in the vicinity of the AGOA Forum beginning July 26.

The primary area of Lomé that will be affected is the Boulevard de la Republique, from Boulevard du 13 Janvier to the Avenue de la Nouvelle Marche.  This area constitutes the western half of the space inside the Circulaire, stretching down to the beach road.

We recommend:

  • exercising caution and being aware of your surroundings;
  • monitoring media and local news;
  • being flexible with your travel plans;
  • reporting specific safety concerns to local law enforcement authorities;
  • enrolling in the Smart Traveler-Enrollment Program (STEP).

For further information:

  • See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for Togo.
  • Contact the S. Embassy in Togo located on Boulevard Eyadema in Lomé, at (228) 2261-5470,  Monday – Thursday from 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Fridays from 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is (228) 2261-5470.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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