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Togo

Capital
Lomé
Time Zone
GMT
Telephone Services
Country Code: 228 Outgoing Code: 00
Emergency Telephone Numbers
Not present
Tourist Information
TDirection des Professions Touristiques, BP 1289; Lomé, Togo Tel 215 662 Fax: 218 927
Passport Information
Valid passport required by all except nationals of Great Britain, Australia, Canada; USA. Nationals of: Ghana, Mauritania, and Nigeria bearing a Carnet de Voyage. Nationals of: Benin, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea Republic, Mali, Niger, and Senegal bearing a Carnet de Voyage or a valid national ID card. Return Ticket Required. Requirements may change at short notice. Contact the embassy before departure
Visa Information
Visa required by all except nationals of those countries marked (*) above. Nationals of Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Spain, Sweden. Nationals of Andorra, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea Republic, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Monaco, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Senegal, Sierra Leone. Nationals of Cameroon for a period of 10 days
Health Information
Polio, Typhoid: Vaccination recommended
Malaria: Exists throughout the year in the Falciparum variety reported to be highly resistant to chloroquine
Yellow Fever: A vaccination certificate is required for all passengers arriving over one year of age
Other Health Risks: Bilharzia, Cholera, Meningitis, Rabies
Food & Drink
Water is untreated and not safe to drink. Avoid dairy products as they are not pasteurised. Fruit and vegetables should be peeled before consumption
Currency
CFA Franc (CFA Fr) = 100 Centimes Amex is widely accepted, but all other credit cards are unacceptable. Travellers cheques are only accepted in the capital city, The preferred currency is French francs
ATM availability: Unavailable
Cost of Living
Hotels are of international standard, but accommodation in general is in short supply. Consequently prices are high
Languages
French and local African languages. English is spoken very little
Weather
Raining season: Apr - June. Hottest months: Feb - Mar. Short rains: Oct - Nov
Electricity
220 Volts AC 50Hz single phase. Plugs are square or round 2 pin
Post
Up to 2 weeks by airmail to Europe. Postal facilities are limited to the main towns. Post Restante is available and very reliable
Transport
FLIGHTS: Air Togo runs flights to the main cities. ROAD: Are generally impassable during the raining season. RAIL: Services operate between Lomé an main cities. BUS/TAXI: Most are efficient and cheap. CAR HIRE: Available in Lomé. DOCUMENTATION: IDP is required
Special Information
Visitors should be vigilant at all times. Beachwear to be worn at the pool/beach side. Voodoo is still practised in some areas, which also serve the tourist industry. Visitors should stop at all check points on request
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