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Togo travel restrictions

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Airlines Updates

Published on 21.11.2020
ASKY increases its fleet to 10 aircraft with the acquisition of a 4th Boeing 737-800.

Published on 02.11.2020
Asky Airlines resumes flights to Gambia

22.10.2020 Asky Airlines in November 2020 plans to operate Lome – Johannesburg service, on board Boeing 737-700 aircraft. Originally scheduled to begin in mid-March 2020, the airline will now operate this daily flight from 19NOV20.

KP064 LFW1245 – 2150JNB 737 D
KP065 JNB0700 – 1125LFW 737 D

For the month of November 2020, Asky Airlines plans to operate following service. Various travel restrictions continue to impact the airline’s planned operation, leading to possible last minute changes.

Lome – Abidjan 7 weekly 737/Dash8-Q400
Lome – Accra – Freetown 4 weekly 737
Lome – Accra – Monrovia 3 weekly 737
Lome – Bamako – Conakry 4 weekly 737
Lome – Cotonou – N’Djamena 2 weekly 737
Lome – Cotonou – Niamey 2 weekly
Lome – Dakar 3 weekly 737
Lome – Dakar – Bissau 4 weekly 737
Lome – Douala – Bangui 3 weekly 737-800
Lome – Douala – Yaounde – N’Djamena 2 weekly 737
Lome – Johannesburg eff 19NOV20 1 daily 737
Lome – Kinshasa – Brazzaville 3 weekly 737-800
Lome – Lagos 1 daily 737
Lome – Libreville 3 weekly 737
Lome – Ouagadougou – Niamey 5 weekly 737

Published on 21.10.2020
Asky Airlines adds Johannesburg; Nov 2020 operations as of 20OCT20

Published on 09.09.2020
Asky Airlines adds Lome – Brazzaville sector from late-August 2020

Asky Airlines earlier this month resumed regular passenger service. As of 26JUL20, the airline plans to operate following service for the month of August 2020. Ongoing travel restrictions continue to impact the airline’s planned operation and affect planned frequencies and routing.

Lome – Abidjan 4 weekly Dash8
Lome – Abidjan – Conakry 3 weekly 737/Dash8
Lome – Abuja – N’Djamena 4 weekly 737
Lome – Abuja – Yaounde 3 weekly 737/Dash8
Lome – Accra – Freetown – Banjul 4 weekly 737
Lome – Accra – Monrovia – Banjul 3 weekly 737
Lome – Bamako – Conakry 4 weekly 737
Lome – Cotonou – Bamako 3 weekly 737
Lome – Dakar 3 weekly 737
Lome – Dakar – Bissau 4 weekly 737
Lome – Douala – Bangui 4 weekly 737
Lome – Douala – N’Djamena 3 weekly 737
Lome – Kinshasa – Brazzaville 4 weekly 737
Lome – Kinshasa – Pointe Noire 3 weekly 737
Lome – Lagos – Douala 3 weekly 737 (until 14AUG20)
Lome – Lagos – Douala – Johannesburg eff 16AUG20 3 weekly 737
Lome – Lagos – Libreville 4 weekly 737 (until 15AUG20)
Lome – Lagos – Libreville – Johannesburg eff 17AUG20 4 weekly 737
Lome – Ouagadougou – Niamey 1 daily 737/Dash8

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Full Restrictions
Open for travel from Togo
Crossing Rules
  • Passengers are not permitted to enter Togo unless they meet the following requirements:
    • Hold a negative PCR test result obtained no more than 7 days prior to departure to Togo,
    • Hold proof they have submitted a “Health and Immigration Declaration Form”. The form can be submitted here.
    • Either download the TOGO SAFE contact tracing app onto their phone, or quarantine for at least 14 days in a state-provided facility upon arrival at the passenger’s own cost,
    • Be subject to a PCR test on arrival. It is recommended passengers pay for this test in advance (40,000 XOF or €61 EUR) here.
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Flight Restrictions

Published on 28.10.2020

Entry restrictions
A “Traveler Form” must be completed online at voyage.gouv.tg.

Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 7 days before arrival.

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Quarantine

Published on 28.10.2020

Home/self isolation
Passengers are subject to medical screening and self-quarantine.

Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

All passengers arriving in Togo must complete an online immigration and health form and pay for a COVID-19 test (on the same website) before travel. The cost of the test is CFA 40,000. You will need a print-out of the electronic receipt to be allowed to board the aircraft. The COVID-19 PCR test will be carried out on arrival at Lomé international airport. Before leaving the airport you must download the Togo Safe application, which will allow you to specify the location where you will self-isolate until you receive your test results. This application is available from App stores. Test results should arrive within 24 hours. Those with positive test results will be required to self-isolate either at home or at a government facility until they test negative.

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Vaccination

Yellow fever (2018)
Country requirement at entry: a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for all travellers aged 9
months or over.
WHO vaccination recommendation: yes

Malaria (2018)
Malaria risk due predominantly to P. falciparum exists throughout the year in the entire country.
WHO recommended prevention: C

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Full Restrictions

  • Togo Latest News: Extension of the State of Emergency until March 2021 (TogoFirst.com, 17.09.2020). Authorities announce curfews in three prefectures from August 25 (Garda World, 27.08.2020). Togolese government extends emergency state for the second time (TogoFirst, 19.08.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *Borders in Togo: Air borders reopened on 1 August and limited commercial flights are due to start running during week beginning 3 August. Land borders have been closed since 20 March and remain closed.
    *Quarantine requirements: All passengers arriving in Togo must complete an online immigration and health form and pay for a COVID-19 test (on the same website) before travel. The cost of the test is CFA 40,000. You will need a print-out of the electronic receipt to be allowed to board the aircraft. The COVID-19 PCR test will be carried out on arrival at Lomé international airport. Before leaving the airport you must download the Togo Safe application, which will allow you to specify the location where you will self-isolate until you receive your test results. This application is available from App stores. Test results should arrive within 24 hours. Those with positive test results will be required to self-isolate either at home or at a government facility until they test negative.

    Internal Restrictions:
    On 25 August, the Togolese authorities introduced a curfew from 9pm – 5am in Sokodé, Tchamba and Adjengre in the Central Region until further notice. There are no other restrictions in place in the rest of the country. Travel around the whole of the country is permitted. Hotels in Togo are generally open. The wearing of face masks in public is mandatory. Working hours are from 8:00am – 4:00pm until further notice. Restaurants and schools are currently open.

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    09.10.2020
  • Togo Authorities announce curfews in three prefectures from August 25 (Garda World, 27.08.2020). Togolese government extends emergency state for the second time (TogoFirst, 19.08.2020).

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    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights to and from Togo remain very limited. Air borders reopened on 1 August and limited commercial flights are due to start running during week beginning 3 August. All land border crossings have been closed since 20 March and regional air connections with Togo, Ghana, and Burkina Faso are temporarily suspended- except for humanitarian services. All arriving passengers must show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 5 days prior to boarding. On arrival at Lomé Airport/LFW, they will be subject to another mandatory COVID-19 PCR test at the terminal. All travelers (both departing and arriving passengers) must register online at the GOT website [https://voyage.gouv.tg/checkphone] prior to boarding, which will include payment for the COVID test upon arrival. You should expect to spend one to two days under personal quarantine at a hotel or private residence in Lomé until you are informed of your COVID-19 test results. You should limit your contact with anyone during this time. After this period, if it is determined by the Togo Ministry of Health from your nasal swab that you may have COVID-19, you will be required to quarantine for 14 to 21 days at the Eda-Oba Hotel [http://www.edaoba.com/] in Lomé at your own expense until being cleared by the Ministry of Health to resume your activities in Togo. Exit testing is now required 72-hours in advance of a flight by visiting the Institute National d’Hygiène near 2 Fevrier hotel and three blocks north of the French Embassy. The cost is 40,000 CFA per test. All passengers, including infants and children, now require testing before boarding a flight.

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    Internal restrictions:

    On 25 August, the Togolese authorities introduced a curfew from 9pm – 5am in Sokodé, Tchamba and Adjengre in the Central Region until further notice. There are no other restrictions in place in the rest of the country. Travel around the whole of the country is permitted. Hotels in Togo are generally open. The wearing of face masks in public is mandatory. Working hours are from 8:00am – 4:00pm until further notice. Restaurants and schools are currently open.

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    27.08.2020
  • Togo Togolese government extends emergency state for the second time (TogoFirst, 19.08.2020).

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    International restrictions:

    Air borders reopened on 1 August and limited commercial flights are due to start running during week beginning 3 August. All land border crossings have been closed since 20 March and regional air connections with Togo, Ghana, and Burkina Faso are temporarily suspended- except for humanitarian services. All arriving passengers must show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 5 days prior to boarding. On arrival at Lomé Airport/LFW, they will be subject to another mandatory COVID-19 PCR test at the terminal. All travelers (both departing and arriving passengers) must register online at the GOT website [https://voyage.gouv.tg/checkphone] prior to boarding, which will include payment for the COVID test upon arrival. You should expect to spend one to two days under personal quarantine at a hotel or private residence in Lomé until you are informed of your COVID-19 test results. You should limit your contact with anyone during this time. After this period, if it is determined by the Togo Ministry of Health from your nasal swab that you may have COVID-19, you will be required to quarantine for 14 to 21 days at the Eda-Oba Hotel [http://www.edaoba.com/] in Lomé at your own expense until being cleared by the Ministry of Health to resume your activities in Togo. Exit testing is now required 72-hours in advance of a flight by visiting the Institute National d’Hygiène near 2 Fevrier hotel and three blocks north of the French Embassy. The cost is 40,000 CFA per test. All passengers, including infants and children, now require testing before boarding a flight.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Authorities extended the state of emergency until 15 September.
    There are no restrictions in place and travel around the whole of the country is permitted. Hotels in Togo are generally open. The wearing of face masks in public is mandatory. Working hours are from 8:00am – 4:00pm until further notice. Restaurants and schools are currently open.

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    19.08.2020
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    International restrictions:

    Air borders reopened on 1 August and limited commercial flights are due to start running during week beginning 3 August. All land border crossings have been closed since 20 March and regional air connections with Togo, Ghana, and Burkina Faso are temporarily suspended- except for humanitarian services. All arriving passengers must show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 5 days prior to boarding. On arrival at Lomé Airport/LFW, they will be subject to another mandatory COVID-19 PCR test at the terminal. All travelers (both departing and arriving passengers) must register online at the GOT website [https://voyage.gouv.tg/checkphone] prior to boarding, which will include payment for the COVID test upon arrival. You should expect to spend one to two days under personal quarantine at a hotel or private residence in Lomé until you are informed of your COVID-19 test results. You should limit your contact with anyone during this time. After this period, if it is determined by the Togo Ministry of Health from your nasal swab that you may have COVID-19, you will be required to quarantine for 14 to 21 days at the Eda-Oba Hotel [http://www.edaoba.com/] in Lomé at your own expense until being cleared by the Ministry of Health to resume your activities in Togo. Exit testing is now required 72-hours in advance of a flight by visiting the Institute National d’Hygiène near 2 Fevrier hotel and three blocks north of the French Embassy. The cost is 40,000 CFA per test. All passengers, including infants and children, now require testing before boarding a flight.

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    Internal restrictions:

    There are no restrictions in place and travel around the whole of the country is permitted. Hotels in Togo are generally open. The wearing of face masks in public is mandatory. Working hours are from 8:00am – 4:00pm until further notice. Restaurants and schools are currently open.

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    17.08.2020
  • Togo *****

    International restrictions:

    Air borders reopened on 1 August and limited commercial flights are due to start running during week beginning 3 August. Land borders have been closed since 20 March and remain closed. All passengers arriving in Togo must hold negative PCR COVID-19 Test Certificate done not more than 5 days prior to arrival.
    Passengers must also complete an online immigration and health form [https://voyage.gouv.tg/?language=en] at least 24 hrs prior to arrival date and pay for the confirmation test on arrival (XOF40,000.00). Payment can be done online using Mastercard or VISA Credit Card. Upon arrival and before leaving the airport passengers must download the TOGO SAFE application, to specify the location where they will self-isolate until they receive COVID-19 test results.

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    Internal restrictions:

    There are no restrictions in place and travel around the whole of the country is permitted. Hotels in Togo are generally open. The wearing of face masks in public is mandatory. Working hours are from 8:00am – 4:00pm until further notice. Restaurants and schools are currently open.

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    12.08.2020
  • Togo *****

    International restrictions:

    Air borders reopened on 1 August and limited commercial flights are due to start running during week beginning 3 August. Land borders have been closed since 20 March and remain closed. All passengers arriving in Togo must complete an online immigration and health form [https://voyage.gouv.tg/?language=en] and pay for a COVID-19 test (on the same website) before travel. The cost of the test is CFA 40,000. You will need a print-out of the electronic receipt to be allowed to board the aircraft. The COVID-19 PCR test will be carried out on arrival at Lomé international airport. Before leaving the airport you must download the Togo Safe application, which will allow you to specify the location where you will self-isolate until you receive your test results. This application will be available shortly from App stores. Test results should arrive within 24 hours. Those with positive test results will be required to self-isolate either at home or at a government facility until they test negative.

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    Internal restrictions:

    There are no restrictions in place and travel around the whole of the country is permitted. Hotels in Togo are generally open. The wearing of face masks in public is mandatory. Working hours are from 8:00am – 4:00pm until further notice. Restaurants and schools are currently open.

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    03.08.2020
  • Togo *****

    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights from Togo remain very limited. Airports are open, albeit with limited commercial options to Europe.and regional air connections with Togo, Ghana, and Burkina Faso are temporarily suspended, except for medevac, cargo and humanitarian flights. Land borders have been closed since 20 March and there are now no options for entering the country on flights although there are limited commercial options for departures. Those who already arrived in Togo from countries with a significant number of coronavirus cases will self-isolate for two weeks under medical supervision, and then for a further week after testing for coronavirus. Those with confirmed cases of coronavirus are being hospitalised in CHR Lome Commune hospital.

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    Internal restrictions:

    A curfew is in place in Grand Lomé from 9:00pm – 5:00am until further notice. An anti-pandemic special force has been put in place to police the curfew. Hotels in Togo are generally open. The wearing of face masks in public is mandatory. Working hours are from 8:00am – 4:00pm until further notice. Restaurants and schools are currently open.

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    13.07.2020
  • Togo *****

    International restrictions:

    Airports are open, albeit with limited commercial options to Europe.and regional air connections with Togo, Ghana, and Burkina Faso are temporarily suspended, except for medevac, cargo and humanitarian flights.Land borders have been closed since 20 March.
    Those who already arrived in Togo from countries with a significant number of coronavirus cases will self-isolate for two weeks under medical supervision, and then for a further week after testing for coronavirus. Those with confirmed cases of coronavirus are being hospitalised in CHR Lome Commune hospital.

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    Internal restrictions:

    A state of emergency was declared on 2 April for 3 months and there is a curfew from 8 pm to 6am. An anti-pandemic special force has been put in place to police the curfew.

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    28.06.2020
  • Togo Flights to Togo are suspended.
    – This does not apply to repatriation flights.

    International restrictions:

    All land borders are closed indefinitely. 14-day self-isolation is mandatory for anyone arriving in Togo who is returning from a high risk country.

    Internal restrictions:

    A state of health emergency has been declared until the end of June. This includes the creation of a special anti-pandemic force of 5,000 men, composed of the defence and security forces. A curfew from 21.00 to 05.00 has been imposed in the Grand Lomé region. Sanitation cordons are in place around the key cities of Lomé, Tsévié, Kpalimé and Sokodé. Police controls are in place at Tsévié on RN1, at Aného toll gate on RN2 and in Amoussou-Copé on RN5. Gatherings of more than 15 people are suspended. Masks are mandatory in markets. Indefinite closure of schools and social venues, including bars, restaurants and places of worship. Prohibition of frequenting beaches along the entire coast.

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    12.05.2020
  • Togo Flights to Togo are suspended.
    – This does not apply to repatriation flights.

    International restrictions:

    All land borders are closed indefinitely.
    14-day self-isolation is mandatory for anyone arriving in Togo who is returning from a high risk country.

    Internal restrictions:

    A state of health emergency has been declared until the end of June. This includes the creation of a special anti-pandemic force of 5,000 men, composed of the defence and security forces.
    A curfew from 20.00 to 06.00 has been imposed nationwide.
    Sanitation cordons are in place around the key cities of Lomé, Tsévié, Kpalimé and Sokodé. Police controls are in place at Tsévié on RN1, at Aného toll gate on RN2 and in Amoussou-Copé on RN5.
    Gatherings of more than 15 people are suspended.
    Masks are mandatory in markets.
    Indefinite closure of schools and social venues, including bars, restaurants and places of worship. Prohibition of frequenting beaches along the entire coast.

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    10.05.2020
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    Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK/
    US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information/
    Covid Togo page/
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