A valid passport and visa are required. Visas issued upon arrival in Togo are limited to seven days and can be extended at no cost during the seven day period, although travelers will need to surrender their passport to Togolese authorities for several days, and they may experience delays in receiving the extension.
To apply for a visa at a land border or the airport, you will need to fill out an application form, and provide a passport photograph and 15,000 West African CFA franc (FCFA) (approximately $30). Low-traffic land borders may not be able to issue a visa on arrival. Visas issued at an embassy abroad may be issued for a longer validity.
In response to the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa, Togolese authorities are screening incoming travelers for fever or other EVD symptoms.
To apply for a Togolese visa in the United States, you may contact the Togolese Embassy in Washington, D.C. at (202) 234-4212. The Embassy of Togo is located at 2208 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20008. If you are overseas, inquiries should be made at the nearest Togolese embassy or consulate. Visit the Embassy of Togo website for the most current visa information.
U.S. travelers should carry copies of their passports and vaccination records at all times while traveling in Togo so that, if questioned by local officials, they have proof of identity, U.S. citizenship, and required vaccinations readily available.
Documentation of Yellow Fever vaccination is required for all individuals entering Togo who are over one year of age. Visit the CDC website for detailed information on vaccinations and other health precautions.
We are unaware of any HIV/AIDS entry restrictions for visitors to or foreign residents of Togo.