Official Travel Advice for Togo
Safety and security (Political situation) and Summary - factual update on the likelihood of political protests ahead of presidential elections in February 2020
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Advice current as at 4:00 am 14 Dec 2019.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to within 5km of the border with Burkina Faso.
There have been sporadic marches and protests in Lomé and around the country since August 2017, over demands to restore the 1992 constitution. Tensions remain heightened and further marches and protests, by supporters of the government and opposition are possible, particularly ahead of presidential elections in February 2020. You should remain vigilant, avoid crowds and demonstrations, monitor local media and follow advice of local authorities. See Political situation
Terrorist attacks in Togo can’t be ruled out. Attacks could be indiscriminate. You should be vigilant, especially in places visited by foreigners. See Terrorism.
Consular support is limited in Togo. The Honorary Consul in Togo can offer limited consular assistance. British nationals should contact the British High Commission in Accra, Ghana who can provide consular support. See Consular Assistance.
Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.
Quick Facts Tourist Information for:Togo
Drive on the: right
Visitors/Tourists: 300,000 in 2011
Lomé (also largest city)
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