Tips and recommendations for healthy travel to top destinations
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Togo has become well known for its coffee and cocoa, and its cultural and topographical diversity.
For those who enjoy passing the time shopping, and admiring artifacts, the Grand Marche in Lome offers several city blocks full of stalls, and shops.
Travelers in search of an outdoor adventure may find their answer in places like the Fazao National Park Reserve.
Whether traveling to Togo for its culture, or its natural wonders, travelers will walk away with a well-rounded experience.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Togo. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Togo: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, cholera, yellow fever, rabies, meningitis, and influenza.
Proof of yellow fever vaccination is required for entry to Togo. The disease is also present in the country and poses a risk to travelers.
Malaria, dengue and chikungunya are also present in Togo. These mosquito-borne diseases can be prevented through proper use of mosquito repellents and nettings. In the case of malaria, antimalarials should be taken before, during and after your trip.
See our vaccinations page to learn more about these infections and vaccines. Ready to protect yourself? Book your travel health appointment today by calling or schedule online now.
Togo’s most recent reported cholera outbreak was in 2013. Cholera is a very real risk for travelers to the area. Sanitation infrastructure and lack of oversight mean cholera could easily spread, especially to travelers visiting.
Cholera vaccination is recommended for travel to Togo. Passport Health clinics carry Vaxchora, the only cholera vaccine approved for use in the United States. Make sure you’re protected before you go.
Travelers to Togo must have a passport and visa to be allowed entry. Proof of yellow fever vaccination is also required.
It is best to receive your visa before arrival to avoid any issues upon entry.
For more information, see our Togo visa page. Or contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling or by filling out our online form.
Togo tends to generally have a hot and tropical climate. The year is spent between four seasons. From March to April, the climate tends to be hot and dry, while the rainy season comes May through October. The recommended time to visit Togo is during the drier winter, November through February.
While enticing, Togo’s beaches are not recommended for swimming. Water conditions tend to be dangerous due to strong waves and rip currents.
Towns along the coastline tend to be dangerous at night. Petty crime, theft and pick-pocketing at tourist frequented spots occurs.
Travelers should keep their bags and belongings close to their bodies. Avoid traveling too far from their hotel or lodging at night.
Driving throughout the country is also risky since it is common for traffic laws to not be followed. It is best to avoid any sort of travel at night.
Located roughly 7 miles outside of Kpalime, the waterfalls require a whole day to journey to and from. Admission must be paid at the Association Akatamanso, which is at the entrance of the village of Wome.
The hike itself is about 2 to 3 miles with the reward of refreshing waterfalls at the end.
Here are some essential items to consider for your trip to Togo:
All Americans visiting Togo should register online with the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program. This will inform the office of your travel plans within the country and will allow them to reach out in the case of an emergency or evacuation. If you plan to purchase a local SIM card you can also enter your phone number to receive SMS updates from the office.
U.S. Embassy Lome
B.P. 852, Lomé
Telephone: (+228) 2261 5470
Fax: (+228) 2261 5501
Visit the U.S. Embassy in Togo before you leave to confirm correct contact details for the office.
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