COVID-19 Information – Last Updated: 10/11/2022

The 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.

Testing is available in Togo.  PCR tests cost CFA 25,000 (apx, $40) with results generally available within 48 hours.  Express testing services may be available at the Institut National d’hygiène (INH) in Lome for an additional fee of CFA 10,000 (apx. $15).  Appointments are recommended.

Testing Centers:

Aéroport international Gnassignbe Eyadéma de Lomé
Tel:+228 22 23 60 60 / +228 22 26 09 20

Institut National d’hygiène (INH) Lomé
26, Rue Nangbéto
Quartier Administratif – B.P 1396
Lomé – Togo
Tel 22210633

Institut National d’hygiène (INH) Kara
Quartier ATEDA. S/C 26 Rue Nangbeto,
QAD 01 BP: 1396 Lomé 01

University of Lomé

Faculté des Sciences de la Santé (FSS)
Boulevard Gnassingbé Eyadema
01BP1515 Lomé -TOGO
(+228) 22 21 35 00
(+228) 22 51 30 25

  • Are vaccines available in Togo for U.S. citizens to receive? YES
  • All persons residing in Togo, regardless of nationality, have access to vaccines. Information can be found on the official website of the government of Togo.
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.
  • Are there COVID-related entry requirements for U.S. citizens? YES
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? NO, not for vaccinated travelers.   Travelers under the age of 12 are exempted from the PCR test on arrival and departure
  • 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.
    • Togo is now employing an e-visa system which requires U.S. citizens to apply and pay for their visas before arrival in Togo.
  • 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 negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? NO, not for vaccinated travelers.   
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? YES
  • 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.

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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