According to topmbadirectory, Togo (formerly Togoland) is a country in Africa bordering Ghana, Burkina Faso and Benin. Togo has been independent from France since 1960. The capital of Togo is Lome. A number of major cities in Togo are: Atakpamé, Dapaong and Sokodé.
Togo is a country that is mostly covered with savannah and rainforests. The country has a small stretch of coastline with sandy beaches in the south. Inland you will find several nature reserves. Animals that live in the country include monkeys, hyenas, lions, panthers, elephants, hippos, buffaloes and antelopes. The country is also known for voodoo and fufu (local dish of sweet apple).
Where is Togo located?
Travel information of Togo
Official name: Republic of Togo
Area: 56,785 km²
Country code: TG, TGO
Population: 8,608,444 inhabitants (2020)
Form of government: Republic
Highest point: 986 m (Mont Agou)
Distance (Amsterdam – Lomé): 4,930 km
Flight time: approximately 9 hours
Current status: All non-essential travel to the border area with Burkina Faso is discouraged.
Current color code: Yellow and orange.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be (temporary) measures in Togo that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of Togo, please visit Countryaah.
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete trips and holidays to Togo. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (car rental, hotels and airline tickets) with which you can compose your ideal trip yourself.
Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Togo?
Weather and climate
Togo has a tropical climate. Temperatures are around 20 to 35 degrees all year round.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Togo can be found on our extensive weather page.
Detailed information about the climate of Togo can be found at Climate info.
January and December are the best months to travel to Togo. This avoids the hot months with a chance of precipitation.
French is the official language in Togo. In addition, several local languages are spoken.
Would you like to translate from or into French for free? Use the Google translator for this.
You must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months upon arrival in Togo.
A visa is required. You can apply for this in person at the consulate of Togo in Brussels.
Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Ghana (also for Togo): netherlandsworldwide.nl.
Embassy of Togo in Belgium (also for the Netherlands): rijksoverheid.nl.
Consulates of Togo in the Netherlands: rijksoverheid.nl.
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.
Before visiting Togo, it is mandatory to get vaccinated against yellow fever.
In addition, there are one or more vaccinations that are recommended.
For extensive vaccination advice and to make a vaccination appointment at home, please visit Thuisvaccinatie.nl. You can also see here whether your health insurance reimburses the vaccination(s).
Malaria occurs in Togo. Malaria is an infectious disease transmitted by malaria mosquitoes. This infectious disease can lead to death if not treated in time and/or incorrectly.
For prevention and control of malaria, please visit our malaria page.
Money and Currency
In Togo you pay with the CFA franc (XOF).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
An overview of all ATMs in Togo can be found on our ATMs page.
Prices in Togo are much lower than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is -50% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (68% cheaper), food (15% cheaper), imported beer in catering (65% cheaper), cigarettes (75% cheaper) and public transport (68% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.
During our summer time it is 2 hours earlier in Togo.
During our winter time it is 1 hour earlier in Togo.
Togo has no difference in winter time and summer time.
The local time, date and time zone for Togo can be found on our time difference page.
Traffic and route
In Togo you have to drive on the right.
You do not need an international driver’s license to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle in Togo.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Togo.
In Togo you can use a Dutch flat plug.
More information about electricity in Togo can be found on our electricity page.
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 171
– Fire: 118
– Ambulance: 242
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.
If you are unable to buy bottled water, use a water purifier to purify the water or boil the water for 5 minutes. After this you can safely use it as drinking water and for things like brushing teeth, cleaning lenses and washing vegetables and / or fruit. More information about drinking water and/or the purchase of water purification products can be found on our drinking water page.
News and newspapers
The latest news related to Togo can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Togo can be found on Abyznewslinks.
Websites from Togo end in.tg.
Togo official website: republicoftogo.com.
The country code (international access code) to call someone in Togo is 00288 or +288.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Togo? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)
Company details can be found in Togo’s Yellow Pages.
Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of Togo.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Togo.
An overview of all public holidays in Togo can be found on Beleven.org.
Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations in Togo, supplemented with photos, videos and places of interest.
Are you looking for a travelogue about Togo?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Togo. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.
Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Togo can be found on Protected Planet.
An overview of the world heritage sites in Togo can be found on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Togo? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, money and perfume, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Togo.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking at all ages.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.42.
– Tobacco: Unknown
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Not allowed. Prison sentence up to 10 years.
Did you know that…
…99% of Togo is of African origin?
…Togo is known for its phosphate extraction?
…Approximately 30% of the inhabitants live below the poverty line?
…There was a coup in 1963, in which the president was killed?