Entry and Exit Requirements
We recommend that all travelers to and from Lomé take out medical or travel insurance when purchasing their ticket if they do not already have international health insurance.
Travelers departing from Lomé must undergo a COVID-19 PCR test three (3) days before departure.
All passengers traveling to Lomé must show documentary proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than seven (7) days prior to boarding. The document containing proof of negative test results must also be uploaded as part of completing the traveler declaration form.
On arrival at Lomé Airport/LFW, all passengers will be subject to another mandatory COVID-19 PCR test at the terminal. They are therefore required to fill the online traveler declaration form available here and use the same platform to pay for the test before departure.
At boarding, airlines will verify if passengers are in possession of negative COVID-19 PCR test results and the proof of payment for testing on arrival at Lomé Airport
Procedures for passengers traveling to Lomé
Carry out your COVID-19 PCR test. You must upload the results of your test as part of completing the traveler declaration form. You will be asked to show the results of the test at boarding. Only passengers who received a negative test result no more than seven (7) days prior to departure will be allowed to travel.
Complete the traveler declaration form at least 24 hours before your departure to Togo. The form is available here.
Pay for the mandatory COVID-19 PCR test which you will carry out on arrival at Lomé Airport/LFW. You can pay via Flooz, T-Money, or major bank cards (VISA or Mastercard). An electronic receipt containing a QR Code serving as proof of payment will be sent to you by email following payment
Print out the electronic receipt which serves as proof of payment or have the receipt ready to show on your phone. Airlines will check if you are in possession of this proof of payment at boarding. Without it, you will not be allowed to travel.
On arrival at Lomé Airport/LFW, you must:
Take the mandatory COVID-19 PCR test. The test will be performed by the laboratory dedicated to testing inbound passengers in Lomé, located in the current (new) terminal of Lomé Airport/LFW.
Stay home and self-isolate until you receive your COVID-19 PCR test results by SMS and email. Results may take up to 24 hours to be ready.
Travelers who test positive may be placed under strict quarantine until they test negative. The traveller must bear all associated costs.
While in Togo, remember to practice preventative measures (wearing a face mask, maintaining social distancing of 2m, washing hands regularly, etc.) and all the measures outlined by the Togolese Government to halt the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.
Procedures for passengers departing from Lomé
Fill out the traveler declaration form and pay the fee for the COVID-19 PCR test, which must be completed within the 3 days prior to departure. Click here to access the form online.
Exception: Travelers whose stay in Togo does not exceed 5 days are exempted from re-testing for COVID-19, upon departure from Lomé, if the test done on arrival at the LFW airport is negative. *However, they must comply with the requirements of the country of destination.
Pay for the COVID-19 PCR test using either Flooz, T-Money, or major bank cards (VISA or Mastercard). An electronic receipt containing a QR Code as proof of payment is sent to you by email after payment.
Print out the electronic receipt which serves as proof of payment.
Go to the laboratory dedicated to testing outbound passengers, located at the former (old) terminal of Lomé Airport/LFW, and carry out the COVID-19 PCR test. You must carry along your identity document, flight ticket and the electronic receipt certifying payment of the COVID-19 PCR test fee.
Your test results are sent to you by SMS and email within 24 hours. (Please make sure you enter a valid email address while completing the traveler declaration form to ensure that you receive your test results.)
Travelers who test positive may be placed under strict quarantine until they test negative. The traveler must bear all associated costs.
Airline companies undertake to change the tickets of passengers who test positive and their accompanying persons free of charge.
If you are permitted to travel, remember to practice preventative measures (wearing a face mask, maintaining social distancing of 2m, washing hands regularly, etc.) and all the restrictive measures set out by the destination country’s government.
Fines for Non-Compliance
Passengers who fail to comply with the above will be refused to board.Travelers on arrival are required to self-isolate until the result of their COVID-19 PCR test taken on arrival at Lomé Airport (LFW) is known. In accordance with prevailing regulations, some passengers may be subject to mandatory quarantine in a state-designated containment facility. All costs associated with this are to be borne by the traveler.
Individuals in self-isolation must strictly adhere to COVID-19 preventive protocols while awaiting the results of their COVID-19 PCR test.
In accordance with Law No. 2009-007 of 15 May 2009 on the Public Health Code of the Togolese Republic, failure to comply with the rules of self-isolation/quarantine is punishable by a fine or by the transfer of the non-compliant individual to a state-provided containment facility at the individual’s expense or both.