Weather at the moment
Weather all year round
Temperatures in Togo are around 25°C all year round. While there is only one dry season and one rainy season in the central and coastal regions of Togo, there are two in the north: two rainy seasons (March-July and September-October) alternating with two dry seasons (November-March and August-September). But whatever the weather in Togo, it is never unpleasant
It is the CFA franc that is in force in Togo. If the cost of living is relatively low for Westerners, it is important to insist on the term "relatively", because very often the visitor seems surprised by the final cost of his trip. The budget increases quite quickly as soon as you travel (hotels, restaurants, car rental, guide) or bring back a few presents. It is therefore important to remain attentive to the budget and to prepare your trip to Togo
Nationals of countries outside ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States) must be in possession of a valid passport with a short-stay entry visa. This visa may be obtained from the diplomatic and consular representations of the Togolese Republic or, in the absence of a representation, from the French, Belgian, Swiss or Canadian embassies or consulates. A seven-day visa can be obtained at the entrance to the country for 10,000 CFA francs. These visas, issued for a stay of 48 hours or seven days, can be extended (up to one month) in Lomé to the National Gendarmerie, Passport Service (GTA-C2A building). The vaccination record is mandatory on arrival, so it is strongly recommended to be vaccinated against yellow fever before leaving for Togo.
It is mandatory to be vaccinated against yellow fever to go to Togo. Vaccines against tetanus, diphtheria, polio and hepatitis A (unless immunized) are also essential. The most frequent health problems in Togo are diarrhoea, airway infections and skin diseases. Fever outbreaks can be a sign of malaria. It is indeed frequent to be bitten by insects, some of which transmit diseases (such as malaria) that may only become apparent after the return. Moreover, insect bites are easily infected in tropical environments, it will be necessary to be attentive to small bumps and to take care to avoid bites mainly by a correct clothing cover. Water is not drinkable in Togo: bring mineral water bottles.