TOGO CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 UPDATE
For more information email OMA Togo
6th April 2021
Are port operations continuing for cargo ships?
The port is operational for both vessel movements and STS.
Customs clearance time is extended to
– 72 hours minimum (8 working days) at the Port
– 24 hours minimum (4 working days) at the Airport.
Please see the Lomé Port Authority Update below for documentation requirements and to avoid further delays all documents must be sent 72 hours prior to the arrival of a shipment.
Is crew change possible?
YES under certain circumstances, please see below a Covid-19 test is required prior to arrival and departure from Togo, all passengers must register online www.voyage.gouv.tg Please contact OMA Togo for further information.
Are road / coastal borders open for cargo?
Yes both coastal borders and hinterland borders are open for cargo but closed for travellers
Any airlines offering cargo flights?
Yes. For details please contact OMA Logistics Togo
Crew Change & Vessel calls
Following the opening of the air borders on August 1st, crew changes are now possible under certain circumstances.
The draft procedures can be downloaded here: OMA Togo Crew Change Procedures 01Dec20 but please check with the office first as we are still awaiting confirmation from the port authority on some items. You can email us here.
All vessels calling at Lomé, both offshore and in the port, must send the following documents at least 72 hours prior to arrival. In cases where this is not possible documents must be sent immediately on leaving the previous port of call.
- Crew list – this must state crew embarkation port/Country and date.
- Maritime Declaration of Health
- Last 10 ports of call
Port Health will attend vessels arriving from affected countries, in order to disinfect the vessel first before any other persons embark to carry out their assigned jobs.
In the event of a person being contaminated or showing symptoms of the COVID-19 virus, the port health authorities must immediately be called and an assessment of the state of health of the people on board will be carried out. Either they will be asked to remain confined to their cabins, or they will be disembarked and quarantined at the hospital CHU Campus de Lomé (Bd. Gnassingbé Eyadéma, Campus, Cité OUA – 03 BP 30284-Lomé-TG).
Summary of Services
|SERVICES||Current Status||Further information|
|Crew Change||Possible in some situations||Crew change are restricted due to COVID-19 quarantine rules.
Some special authorisations are possible, see above for details.
|Spare Parts Delivery||√||There is no restriction for goods to transit in the country.
It is possible to handle freight and to deliver goods.
|Delivery of provisions, fresh water Garbage/slops removal||√||Delivery is possible.
Garbage and slops removal are also possible.
72hrs notice is recommended.
|Port calls||√||No restrictions received, the port is working as normal.|
|STS & Bunkering operations||√||No restrictions received, the port is working as normal.|
ADDRESS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF TOGO 1st April
- State of health emergency for a period of three months
- Introduction of a curfew from 2 April 2020 between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. * time amended to 8pm on 2nd April
- Creation of a special anti-pandemic force composed of 5000 men.
- A cash transfer programme for the most vulnerable will be launched in the coming days.
- Free water and electricity for social groups for three months.
- Reflection in progress to support Togolese companies
- Reflection on the situation of young entrepreneurs who have just launched their activities
- Introduction of specific accompanying measures to support agricultural production and ensure food self-sufficiency
- Ongoing discussions with the private sector with a view to the adoption of measures to support consumption, production and safeguarding employment
- Study by the government of the tax situation of companies, especially those most exposed to the consequences of the crisis
- Creation of a National Solidarity and Economic Recovery Fund of 400 billion CFA Francs
Communiqué du gouvernement- Coronavirus
As part of the measures planned by the government to prevent the spread of the coronavirus epidemic, the following additional measures are taken:
We have been informed of below notification by the local government of Togo March 19th
(Free translation of Conseil des ministres Tg)
STATEMENT FROM THE MINISTERIAL MEETING – MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2020
- From Friday 20th March 2020 – Suspension for two weeks of all air routes from high-risk countries, namely: Italy, France, Spain and Germany.
- Cancellation of all international events scheduled to take place in Togo for three weeks from 16 March 2020.
- Suspension of non-essential official missions to high-risk countries, as of today 16 March 2020.
- Compulsory self-isolation for 14 days for any person arriving in Togo and having stayed in a high-risk country. In case of non-compliance with self-isolation, strong sanctions are foreseen.
- The Government advises against travelling to countries where the pandemic is declared.
- A ban on any assembly of more than 100 people throughout the country for one month, starting at midnight on Thursday 19 March 2020.
- Reinforcement of surveillance and individual and collective prevention and protection measures: washing hands with soap, using hydroalcoholic gel, not shaking hands when greeting each other, avoiding hugs and kisses, etc.
- For urgent actions, the Government is releasing the sum of two (02) billion CFA francs.
- Administrative, traditional, military and religious authorities and the entire population must contribute to the implementation of these measures, which are necessary for all.