Togo Travel Information
The possibility of traveling in and out of the
country is impossible or very limited. For more
information about coronavirus, see the section Health.
Crime in Togo has increased in recent years,
especially in the capital and in the largest cities.
The crime that affects tourists is usually
money-motivated, in the form of theft and armed robbery.
Events happen both daytime and evening. Travelers are
encouraged to take reasonable precautions and to show
particular care in choosing a place of residence and
location. Luggage should be kept under close supervision
at airports, bus stations etc.
Togo is not particularly prone to natural disasters,
but during the rainy season (May - October) the amount
of rainfall can be so severe that floods occur,
especially in northern Togo.
Elsewhere in the country, there can be so heavy
rainfall that roads are flooded and air traffic is
The Embassy in Abuja (Nigeria) is responsible for
Togo and can be contacted on +234 9291 5429 or +234 9291
5487. The embassy is open at. 8-16 Monday through
Thursday and 8-13 on Friday. Outside the opening hours
of the embassy, the public can contact the UD's
24-hour operating center on +47 23 95 00 00 or UDops@mfa.no
Please note that entry regulations may change. The
Foreign Service is not responsible if the following
information on entry regulations or visa requirements is
changed at short notice. It is the responsibility of the
traveler to ensure that travel documents are valid for
entry and to familiarize themselves with the current
entry rules for each country.
Norwegians must have a visa to Togo. It cannot be
expected that visas can be obtained at a border
crossing. Visas can be applied for at eg. Togo Embassy
in Berlin. This should be done well in advance of
departure. Access to longer work stays in Togo must be
checked with the employer or the client.
- Countryaah: Lome is the capital
of Togo. Check to find information of population, geography, history,
and economy about the capital city.
Coronavirus (covid-19): The virus
has been detected in Togo. Togo has closed all borders
including all flights in and out of the country.
Norwegian citizens should seek to stay informed of any
flight options that may be set up. The possibility of
health care is very limited or non-existent. The ability
of the Embassy (Nigeria) to provide consular assistance
is very limited.
The health services in the country are generally weak
and have poor capacity, even in the big cities.
Norwegian travelers should keep abreast of the
development of the corona virus. Follow local
authorities' advice, guidance and instructions on how to
deal with the situation, including restrictions on entry
and exit and rules on arrival from abroad. Relevant
information can be found on the government's website and
on twitter. Authorities also provide information through
local media and it may be necessary to contact the
airline in advance of departure.
You can find more information and guidance from the
Norwegian health authorities on the website of the
Norwegian Institute of Public Health. See also UD's
answers to frequently asked questions about travel and
Normally, yellow fever vaccine is required for entry.
Other travel vaccines are recommended and should be
checked by a doctor. For current travel vaccines, check
the Public Health Institute's website.
Prevention tablets for malaria are recommended.
It is recommended to boil and filter water and wash
fruits and vegetables in chlorine solution or HIV virus
is widespread. There are private clinics of acceptable
standard for treating the most common diseases in the
big cities. Hospitals abroad are recommended for more
serious cases. Therefore, it is important to have good
There are restaurants of acceptable standard in the
Area code for phone calls to Togo is +228.
In general, there is no need to pay special attention
to local customs and clothing, beyond normal respectful
behavior. For visiting women in Muslim areas in the
north, half-length or long skirts or pants are
recommended. It should be taken into account during
There are severe penalties for crime, including drug
possession and punishable by illegal import and export
Common administrative and national languages are
French, which is mastered by most with a certain minimum
level of education. However, the local variants of
French can be difficult to understand for a first-time
visitor. In addition, there are a large number of other
languages in Togo. The local main languages are ewe,
mine and kaby¨¦.
There is 220 volts of AC power in the country.
Voltage varies greatly and power outages occur
frequently. There is mobile coverage in most of the
country, at least in urban areas and along the busiest
Banks and public offices normally open at. 8 and
closes around 5:30 pm. Shops are often open late into
the evening and Saturdays.
Togo mainly has a cash-based economy, and the use of
credit cards is mostly only possible at the big hotels
in Lom¨¦. However, the use of credit cards is not
recommended due to. the danger of fraud.
Norway and Togo are in the same time zone (GMT + one
hour), but when there is summer time in Norway there is
an hour time difference (Norway one hour ahead).
Climate: It is a dry season from November to March,
while it is rainy season from April to October.
Public transport is not recommended. Car hire with
driver is possible and should be booked in advance
through reliable contacts.