We advise you to exercise a high degree of caution in Togo.
There have been widespread protests and civil unrest in Togo as supporters of the political opposition have been demonstrating against the government since August 2017. This unrest has led to numerous fatalities and injuries. We advise Irish citizens to avoid all protests and demonstrations, as well as exercise particular caution in the areas of Lomé, eastern district of Bè, Agoè, Attikoumé, Baguida, Kodjoviakopé and Sokodé.
While there is no indication that foreigners are being targeted, we advise Irish Citizens to maintain vigilance and pay heed to security alerts, maintain low profile and adhere to the advice of local authorities. Airports and borders remain unaffected and open.
Because there is no Irish Embassy or Consulate in Togo, we’re limited in the help we can offer you in an emergency. However, if you need assistance, please contact our Consular Assistance Unit at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Dublin on +353 1 408 2000.
EU DIRECTIVE ON CONSULAR PROTECTION
Under the EU Consular Protection Directive, Irish nationals may seek assistance from the Embassy or Consulate of any other EU member state in a country where there is no Irish Embassy or permanent representation.
Our tips for safe travels
- Purchase comprehensive travel insurance which covers all your intended activities
- Add an alert for your destination within the Travelwise App.
- Register your details with us so that we can contact you quickly in an emergency, such as a natural disaster or a family emergency
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- Read our Topical ‘Know Before You Go’ guide
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 15:04:39 BST