Do I need a passport or visa to enter?
A passport and visa are required. You are encouraged to obtain visas prior to arrival due to difficulties in obtaining them at the airport in Lomé or at land borders. Visas issued in Togo are limited to seven days. Travelers applying for visa extensions can also experience significant delays. Vaccination against yellow fever is required before entry.
To apply for a Togolese visa from the United States, you may contact the Togolese Embassy in Washington, D.C. at (202) 234-4212, or consult the Togolese Embassy website for the most current visa information. 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. 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 FCFA (approximately $30).
U.S. citizens should carry copies of their U.S. passports and vaccination records with them 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.