Reconsider travel to Togo due to COVID-19. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.
Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Togo due to COVID-19.
Togo has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations. Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Togo.
Reconsider Travel To:
Exercise Increased Caution In:
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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 COVID-19 information.