COVID-19 Information – Last Updated: 06/27/2022

* PASSENGERS TRAVELING TO THE UNITED STATES:

  • As of 12:01 a.m. EDT June 12, 2022, the CDC order requiring all persons aged two and above to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the United States, is rescinded.  Starting at 12:01 a.m. EDT on June 12, 2022, the CDC will no longer order air passengers to show a negative COVID-19 test result, or show documentation of recovery from COVID-19, prior to boarding a flight to the United States.  Of note, CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect.  For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.

Also visit the website: travel.state.gov

 

Has the government of Togo approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes

Are vaccines available in Togo for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes

Which vaccines are available in Togo? AstraZeneca, Pfizer BioNtech, Johnson & Johnson, and Sinovac

All persons residing in Togo, regardless of nationality, have access to the vaccine. To know the procedure, please visit the official website of the government of Togo.

Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.

The U.S. government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas.  Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.

Your risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms may be lower if you are fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized vaccine.  Before planning any international travel, please review the CDC’s specific recommendations for vaccinated [https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/COVID-19-Country-Specific-Information.html] and unvaccinated [https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/COVID-19-Country-Specific-Information.html] travelers.

As of June 27, 2022, the Togo Ministry of Health announced 37361 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 275 deaths, 87 active cases, and 36999 recovered. These statistics are regularly updated on the Government of Togo’s COVID-19 website.

  • International airlines are offering commercial flight services (see section 6).
  • International primary and secondary schools are open, while local schools present some difficulties in reopening.
  • Restaurants, bars, night clubs, are open and expected to follow social distancing and hygiene guidelines.
  • Stores and markets in Lomé remain open. Public communications, food, water, fuel, electricity, and sanitation services continue as normal, with only occasional internet interruptions.
  • Cultural Centers present a reduced number of activities.
  • Most religious services and churches remain closed, a small number are open on a trial basis.
  • Face masks/cloth face coverings remain mandatory in public, including in vehicles.
  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter to Togo? Yes.
  • A valid U.S. passport with at least 2 available pages, a Togolese Visa and a Yellow Fever vaccination are required. If you are traveling to Lomé, you must follow these steps before your departure. Visit New Travel Procedures for more information.
  • You can apply for a Togolese Visa at the Togolese Embassy in Washington DC by visiting their official website or, the visa may be issued upon arrival in Lomé at Gnassingbé Eyadema International Airport (AIGE).
  • You should travel with 4 passport photos for the visa upon arrival at the airport in Lomé. The cost of the visa is $15,000 CFA (subject to change). Additional information can be found here.

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GENERAL PROCEDURES:

  • ALL passengers traveling to and from Togo must fill out the traveler declaration form at https://voyage.gouv.tg/?language=en.
  • Passengers traveling TO Lomé:
    • Fully vaccinated travelers are not required to have proof of negative PCR test. However, proof of vaccination must include a QR code (see here for details). CDC paper cards are not accepted as proof of vaccination by Togolese authorities, and passengers presenting these without an accompanying QR code must test upon arrival.
    • For unvaccinated travelers, proof of a negative PCR test is still required and these passengers will be subjected to a PCR test upon arrival.
    • The negative PCR test must be within 5 days of travel.
  • Passengers traveling FROM Lomé:
    • Fully vaccinated travelers are exempt from PCR testing when traveling to a country that does not require it as an entry document. Please see note on proof of vaccination above.
    • For unvaccinated travelers, proof of a negative PCR test is required.
    • The negative PCR test must be within 5 days of travel UNLESS the country of destination has different entry requirements. If the country of destination requires a negative PCR test with a shorter validity, those requirements will be followed.
  • Is a curfew in place? YES – The curfews implemented on January 17, 2021 by the GOT in the Savanes prefectures of Tone, Kpendjal, West Kpendjal, and Tanjouare remain in effect with no end date.
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? NO (Subject to change)
  • All land border crossings are now open. If you reside outside of Togo in West Africa,  please contact the U.S. Embassy in your country for assistance. For a detailed list of the flights available in country, visit our COVID-19 page.

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  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Yes, if you are not vaccinated or do not have a valid QR code proving vaccination, you will be required to quarantine at your hotel or residence until you receive the negative results from your arrival test. If you are vaccinated and have a valid QR code, then you do NOT have to quarantine.
  • The U.S. Embassy in Lomé will not intervene in a Togo required quarantine unless the quarantine exceeds 21 days and you have submitted to at least three nasal swab tests during quarantine.
  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
  • Currently six airlines are operating in Lome, see their schedules below.

Ethiopian Airlines

Flights from Lomé – Arrival in destination the same day.

To Addis – Everyday

To Newark – Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday

JFK – Monday, Wednesday, Saturday

Flights from U.S.

Newark – Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday (late evening departure and arrival in Lomé the following day)

JFK – Monday, Wednesday, Saturday (late evening departure and arrival in Lomé the following day)

Air France (Direct flights are temporarily scheduled two hours earlier to avoid conflict with the curfew for the next two weeks).

Flights from Lomé – Arrival in Paris the next morning.

To Paris – Tuesday and Sunday.

Via Niamey – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday.

Flight from U.S. via Paris – Arrival in Lome the same day, many origins in the US possible, departing the evening before.

Direct – Tuesday and Sunday.

Via Niamey – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday.

Brussels Air

Flights from Lome – Arrival in Brussels the next morning.

Thursday and Sunday.

Flights from US via Brussels – Arrival in Lome the same day, many origins in the US possible departing the evening before

Friday and Sunday

ASKY (Currently operating in 20+ countries)

Abidjan – Everyday

Accra – Everyday (several options)

Bamako – Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday

Bangui – Wednesday, Friday, Sunday

Bissau – Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday

Brazzaville – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday

Conakry – Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday

Cotonou – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Dakar – Everyday (several options)

Douala – Everyday

Freetown – Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday

Kinshasa – Monday, Wednesday, Saturday

Libreville – Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

Monrovia – Monday, Wednesday, Saturday

N’djamena – Monday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday

Niamey – Everyday

Ouagadougou – Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday

Yaounde – Monday, Saturday

Air Cote d’Ivoire

Daily flights to and from Abidjan

Burkina Air

Ouagadougou – Wednesday and Saturday

Cotonou – Wednesday

Air Maroc has not resumed operations.

  • Is public transportation operating? Yes
  • Services continue with reduced passengers. All moto-taxis and their passengers must wear face masks per government decree.

The U.S. Embassy in Togo is currently providing all regular consular services, although appointments are limited.

To schedule an appointment for American Citizen Services, follow this link.

To schedule a non-immigrant visa interview

  1. Complete the DS-160 form here.
  2. Schedule an appointment here.

For emergency services in Togo,

  • All questions regarding COVID-19 – 111
  • Police – 117
  • Gendarmerie – 172
  • Fire (fire brigade) – 118
  • Main Lomé Hospital Sylvanus Olympio – 22 21 25 01 (most suitable for trauma)
  • Ambulance services are mostly non-existent.

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