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Published: Thu, 25 Jan 2007 22:46:35 +0100

Last Build Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2007 22:46:35 +0100

 



Required travel documents for Togo
Required travel documents for Togo: passport [...]



Electric power
Electric power: 220V / 50 Hz [...]



Area code to Togo
Area code to Togo: +228 [...]



Transportation
Air travel is the best way to get to Lome, which has daily international flights to and from Europe and major West African cities. Uncertain road conditions or frontier difficulties can complicate automobile travel to Benin other than via the direct road [...]



Telecommunications
Telecommunications improved dramatically when a new satellite ground station came into service in 1981. It is possible to directly dial many countries (including the United States) from Togo, and telecommunications services continue to be upgraded. [...]



Health
Avoid tap water and unwashed fruits and vegetables. Local medical services are limited.


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Customs:
U.S. citizens do not need a visa to enter the country for stays of under 3 months. If remaining in Togo for more than 10 days, an exit visa is required. Innoculation against yellow fever is required unless the traveler is arriving from a noninfected area [...]



Getting Directions
When asking directions to someplace, ask several people, and keep asking as you go. In some countries it is considered more impolite to say "I don't know" than it is to give a wrong answer.

Use a travel alarm clock to wake you up in time for t [...]



Negotiate First
Always settle on a fare before climbing into an unmetered taxi. If metered, make sure the driver will go by the meter or decide on a price. The same applies to collectivos. Make sure the price includes everyone in your party. In some countries, the meters [...]



Reconfirm...Reconfirm and Reconfirm
Reconfirm all airline flights along the way. It is possible to show up for a flight and not have a reservation because you did not reconfirm.

EVERY time you check in at the airport, check your tickets afterwards and make sure that the agent di [...]