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Exercise normal precautions in Togo. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.
Reconsider Travel to:
Exercise Increased Caution in:
Read the country information page for additional information about travel to Togo.
If you decide to travel to Togo:
Northern Border Region – Level 3: Reconsider Travel
Extremist groups have carried out attacks, including kidnapping, in the northern border region of Togo, the adjacent areas of Burkina Faso, and Benin. Attacks may occur with little or no warning. The current travel policy for embassy personnel prohibits travel north of the town of Dapaong and Highway N24 or Highway N28, along with the district of Kpendjal and Kpendjal-Ouest without special authorization. Embassy personnel may not remain overnight in areas north of Mango. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in 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 force to disperse crowds. Authorities have interrupted internet and cellular data services during past protests, making communication difficult and unpredictable.