Togo visa requirements for Zimbabweans

Travel and visa requirements

Togolese Visa is not required for Zimbabweans

Stay Duration: 7 days

Entry Requirements

  • The immigration policy in Togo permits Zimbabwe passport holders to visit the country for a period of 7 days.
  • These visitors can get a visa upon their arrival at any international airport in Togo.
  • Citizens of Zimbabwe who want to stay beyond the 7-day validity can extend their stay by applying for an extension at the Immigration department.
  • Prospective visitors are required to have a passport valid for a minimum of 1 year from the date of arrival in Togo. The passport should have at least one blank page for visa stamping.
  • A detailed printed itinerary of your time in Togo and proof of enough funds to spend during their stay in the country.
  • While travelling to Togo, Zimbabweans 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 a sponsor letter from a host living in the country.
  • All visitors are to provide proof of yellow fever vaccination on arrival into the country.
  • Tourists with amounts above $10,000 will be required to declare it on arrival and departure.
  • Intending visitors can get to Togo from any international airport in Zimbabwe. There are international airports in Harare and Bulawayo.
  • Ethiopian Airways, Air Zimbabwe and Kenya Airways are some of the carriers that fly from Zimbabwe to Togo.
  • The estimated flight time from Harare to Lome, Togo is 13 hours, 10 minutes and from Bulawayo, it is  17 hours, 45 minutes.
  • Togo is a multilingual country, which according to one count has 44 languages spoken in the country. The official language in Togo is French, and the national languages are Ewé and Kabiyé, which is also the most spoken.
  • Togo has a dry and tropical climate, In the south there are two rainy seasons, from March to early July and in September and October, and North of the Togo Mountains, there is one rainy season which lasts from April to August.
  • About 51% of the country's population practise indigenous beliefs or ancestor worship called voodoo, while the Christian and Muslim populations are about 20% and 19%, respectively.
  • West African CFA franc is the official currency in Togo. Visitors can exchange their foreign currencies at banks, hotels and other exchange outlets.
  • koklo meme (grilled chicken served in a chili sauce), riz sauce d'arichaide (a rice dish made with creamed peanuts), and fufu (made from cooked yams)  are special delicacies in Togo.
  • Visitors can move around in Togo with buses, taxis, trains and car rentals.
  • Togo uses Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which puts Zimbabwe two hours ahead in time.
  • The power and socket plug used in Togo are of Type C. The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • Koutammakou, Keran National Park and Aneho are some tourists sites in Togo.
  • Although Togo is home to an interesting, unique and fascinating culture and history, Visitors are, however, expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and customs as they go about their activities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a visa to visit Togo?

Tourists from Zimbabwe do not need a visa to visit Togo for a period of seven days. Tourists must have a valid passport of six months beyond the date of exit from Togo.  The passport should have at least two blank pages for visa stamps.

Do I need a proof of vaccination when travelling to Togo?

Nationals of Zimbabwe traveling to Togo must provide evidence of yellow fever vaccination on entry into Togo. Tourists are, however, advised to be vaccinated 10 days before their date of travel.

Is Togo safe for tourists?

 Violent crime, theft and pick-pocketing are common throughout Togo and you should be especially cautious in Lomé, along the beach, and in the markets. You should avoid traveling alone when possible, even within Lomé city limits, especially at night.

What is the best time of the year to travel to Togo?

Winter is dry and warm, becoming colder further north, while summer is ideal for beach relaxation or hiking in national parks, although it can be very hot and humid. Spring and autumn are the best times to travel to Togo, with pleasant temperatures throughout.