TOGO CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 UPDATE
For more information email OMA Togo
29th June 2020
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 and 24 hours minimum (4 working days) at the Airport.
To avoid further delays all documents must be sent 72 hours prior to the arrival of a shipment. Please see below Port Authority update for documentation requirements.
Is crew change possible?
No crew changes are permitted
Are road borders open for cargo?
Any airlines offering cargo flights?
Yes. For details please contact OMA Logistics Togo
3rd June 2020
Travellers still forbidden to enter Togo and borders for people remain closed (since March 20th)
No foreign citizens are allowed to embark or disembark in the port of Lomé or transit through Togo under any circumstances.
Mandatory curfew 2200 – 0500 hrs
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
18th June 2020
Further Information for Crew Change / Travel
15th June 2020
Due the measures introduced, the closure of borders (for people not cargo) and the non-availability of flights, no crew change for foreigners is possible. Below the information that we received from the local airlines and travel agent regarding the flights:
- Brussels Airlines: flights may resume from 15/07, but it all depends on the decision of the local authorities
- Ethiopians Airlines: flights may resume from 30/06, but it all depends on the decision of the local authorities
- Air France: flights may resume from 1/07, but it all depends on the decision of the local authorities
- Air Maroc: flights are expected to resume during July, but it all depends on the decision of the local authorities
The pandemic has led the Togolese authorities to set up a crisis committee chaired by the President of the Republic which has suspended the entry into Togo of any travellers.
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.