Togo visa requirements for Sierra Leoneans

Travel and visa requirements

Togolese Visa is not required for Sierra Leoneans

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • Togo permits Sierra Leone passport holders to visit the country for a period of 90 days without visa.
  • The passport must have at least 2 blank pages for entry stamps and be valid for at least 1 year upon arrival at Togo.
  • All visitors are to provide proof of yellow fever vaccination on arrival into the country.
  • They are also expected to provide proof of enough funds to spend during their stay in the country.
  • While travelling to Togo, Sierra Leoneans are required to provide evidence of a confirmed means of accommodation for their entire stay in Togo. This could be in the form of a hotel reservation or an invitation letter from a host.
  • No airport tax is levied upon entry at the airport on visitors from Sierra Leon.
  • Maximum of XOF 3,000,000 local currency and its foreign currencies equivalent must be declared on arrival.
  • Intending visitors can get a flight to Togo from Lungi International Airport.
  • The estimated flight time from Freetown, Sierra Leone to Lome, Togo is 1 hour 52 minutes.
  • Togo has a humid and tropical climate. In the south there are two rainy seasons, from March to early July than in September and October. In the North, there is one rainy season which lasts from April to August.
  • An estimated 51% of the country's population practice or ancestor worship called voodoo, while the Christian and Muslim populations are about 20% and 19% respectively.
  • Due to French influence in the long history of Togo, French has become the country's official language. However, it has about 44 other spoken languages with Ewé and Kabiyé being major indigenous languages.
  • West African CFA franc (XOF) is the official currency in Togo.
  • The official name of the country is the Togolese Republic.
  • Homosexuality is not socially tolerated in Togo. Those convicted can get imprisoned for up to 3 years.
  • Visitors are expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and customs as they go about their activities.
  • Akume (porridge made from maize flour); riz sauce d'arichaide (a rice dish made with creamed peanuts) and fufu (made from cooked yams) are special cuisines in Togo.
  • Visitors can move around in Togo with buses, taxis, trains and car rentals.
  • There is no time difference between Sierra Leone and Togo.
  • Togo adopts the use of type C power plugs and sockets. The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • Basic greetings and polite phrases in French include: “hello” (bonjour), “my name is” (je m'appelle), “goodbye” (au revoir), “please” (s'il vous plait), and “thank you” (merci).
  • Togo is home to an interesting, unique and fascinating culture and history. Togoville, Koutammakou, Kpalamar, Aneho and Keran National Park are some tourists sites that allow visitors to have a taste of the uniqueness of Togo.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a visa to travel to Togo?

Citizens of Sierre Leone do not require a visa to travel to Togo for a period of 90 days, provided they have a valid passport.

Are credit cards accepted in Togo?

Togo is a cash-based society and credit cards are not generally accepted especially Mastercard.

What is Togo known for?

Although Togo is not extremely famous, the country is known for its coffee and cocoa and its cultural and topographical diversity.