Togo Travel Vaccines and Advice
Togo is also referred to as the “Smile of Africa” because of its warm and welcoming population. The locals, some of which are Kabyés, Tems or Adja-Tado, share their history and culture in the form of colourful markets, traditional music or their turreted mud houses. You will be exposed to references to Togo’s turbulent past which are best explored through museums or monuments. The country also offers many natural attractions such as turquoise waters perfect for bathing, fishing and hiking. The parks of Fazao-Malfakassa and Oto-Mandouri reserves will also impress nature lovers.
Recommended travel vaccinations for Togo
|Traveler’s diarrhea||Contaminated water/food|
|Hepatitis B||Contaminated body fluids|
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
|Yellow Fever||Mosquito bites|
Recommended Medication for Travelling to Togo
|Azithromycin or Suprax||Antibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea|
|Malarone, Doxycycline or Mefloquine||Recommended anti-malaria medication|
Current Weather in Togo
Medical Care in Togo
Togo suffers from under-equipped health centers and poor human resources. If you need to go to a health center, you can be treated at the Bethesda Clinic or the Lome Surgical Clinic.
Pharmacies are scare in the country, and medical supplies or medicines prove difficult to source. It is best to equip yourself with a first aid kit especially if you plan to leave the big cities.
Togo lacks sufficient emergency medical services, and therefore you will need to be medically evacuated if you are suffering from a serious disease or have been a victim of an accident.
Is Togo Safe for Travel?
|Safety and Security||Descriptive|
|Crime||Risk present; Higher risk in Lomé|
|Demontrstations||Risk of violence|
|Road safety||Caution required|
|Public transportation||Caution required; Avoid sharing taxis|
|Fraud||Beware of ATM scams|
|Swimming||Caution required if swimming in costal water|
|Health||Lassa fever warning|
|Risk level||High degree of caution|
Do I Need a Visa to Visit Togo?
Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.
Both, a visa and a passport are required to enter Togo. The passport must be valid upon arrival.
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Embassy of Canada to Togo information
When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:
- A legal problem
- A lost passport
- The need to report a crime
It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.
Canadian High Commission to Ghana (ACCRA)
42 Independence Avenue,
Tel.: 233 (302) 21 15 21 / 233 (302) 22 85 55
Fax: 233 (302) 21 15 23 or 77 37 92
Email: [email protected]
Please note that this is the website for the Canadian High Commission in Ghana. There is no Canadian government office in Togo.