Global Health Advisory: Do Not Travel. Avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.
Exercise normal precautions in Togo. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.
Reconsider Travel To:
Exercise Increased Caution In:
Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.
If you decide to travel to Togo:
Northern Border Region – Level 3: Reconsider Travel
Extremist groups have carried out attacks, including kidnapping, in adjacent areas of Burkina Faso and Benin. Attacks may occur with little or no warning.
The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in areas north and northeast of the city of Dapaong as U.S. government employees must obtain special authorization to travel to these areas.
North of Kande – Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
Extremist groups have carried out attacks in nearby areas of Benin. Attacks may occur with little or no warning.
The Cities of Sokodé, Bafilo, and Mango – Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
There is a history of violent demonstrations in Sokodé, Bafilo, and Mango, during which protesters and security force members have been injured, and some killed. Police have used tear gas to disperse demonstrations that caused traffic disruptions in city centers and along National Route 1, and arrested demonstrators. Security forces have at times used excessive force to disperse crowds. Authorities have interrupted internet and cellular data services during past protests, making communication difficult and unpredictable.
Last Update: Reissued with updates to the Travel Advisory Risk Indicator, and Level 2 and 3 areas.