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Last update 13 July 2018Diplomatic missions

Risk index

Level 2: Increased attention (please be informed in detail about the current situation in the country)

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Regular passport: visa not required

Diplomatic passport: visa not required

Official passport: visa not required

Togolese Republic

 

The Republic of Bulgaria does not have an embassy in Togo. Bulgarian nationals residing for a short or longer period of time in Tanzania can contact on consular issues the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Abuja, Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Abuja
Address: 10 Euphrates str., Off Aminu Kano Crescent, Maitama, Abuja
Telephone: +234 9 413 00 34; +234 9 672 43 59
Fax: +234 9 413 27 41
Officehours: 09.00 - 12.30 h
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.mfa.bg/embassies/nigeria

Bulgarian citizens planning to visit Togo should contact the French Embassy in Sofia for further information.

Embassy of the French Republic in Bulgaria
Address: 1504 Sofia, 27-29 Oborishte Str.
Telephone: +359 2 9651100
Fax: +359 2 9651120
Consular Office
Address: 1504 Sofia, 21A Oborishte Str.
Telephone: +359 2 965 11 00
Fax: +359 2 9651171
Cooperation and Cultural Center
Address: 1000 Sofia, 2 Dyakon Ignatii Str.
Telephone: +359 2 937 79 22
Regional Economic Service
1504 Sofia, 21A Oborishte Str.
Telephone: +359 2 960 79 79,
Office hours: 09.00 am – 05.00 pm
Email: [email protected]

General information

general information

Local currency

CFA-Franc (XOF)

It is recommended to have US dollars, euro, credit cards or traveller’s cheques.

Crime and security

Travellers are advised to exercise a high degree of caution as regards their personal security.

Togo has seen high levels of violent crime throughout the country, including abduction, robbery and petty theft mostly in big cities and tourist centers.

Legislation specifics

Homosexuality is illegal under Togolese law.

Customs requirements

Travelers can import local and foreign currency not exceeding EUR 1500. Personal belongings can be imported duty free, including 100 pieces of cigarettes, 50 cigars, 100 grammes of tobaccoand 1 bottle of wine or 1 bottle of alcoholic beverage.  

Export of foreign currency is allowed up to the amounts reported and declared on arrival, local currency – not exceeding XOF 25 000. There are no restrictions on the export of goods.

Road traffic

To enter the country by car travelers need motor insurance. All visitors wishing to drive in Togo require a valid International Driving Permit and a Bulgarian driving licence.

Healthcare

Healthcare and medical facilities are poor in Togo. 

Travel papers and visas

You must hold a valid international passport to enter Togo. Your passport must be valid for a minimum period of sixmonths from the date of entryinto Togo.

A yellow fever vaccination is recommended.

Up-to-date information about the vaccines required for Togo is available at the National Center of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, telephone: +359 2 944 69 99 / 221.

Bulgarian nationals travelling to Togo (holders of ordinary, official and diplomatic passports) need a valid visa for a maximum stay of 90 days. Entry visas can be obtained at the Embassy of France in Sofia.

Practical advice

Travellers are strongly encouraged to drink plenty of liquids and avoid high fat foods. You should be sensible about alcohol intake.

Competitive service

Certification and Legalization

In order to be used in Bulgaria, any documents issued by Togolese authorities to Bulgarian nationals have to bear a seal of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Togo before they can be recognized as valid.

Then they have to be certified by the French Embassy in Sofia which is accredited for Bulgaria. Compiled in this way, the documents have to be translated into the Bulgarian language by an authorized Translation Agency in Bulgaria, and the translation must be legalized by the Certification and Legalization Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria.

Emergency Travel Document

In extreme situations – in case of damaged, lost or stolen passport, Bulgarian nationals can apply for an Emergency Travel Document at the Embassy of any EU Member State in Lomé.

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