On 18 February 2020, the U.S. Embassy in Lomé issued a Security Alert regarding Togo’s land border closures during the upcoming presidential election, which reads in part as follows:

Location: Land borders with Togo

Event: Presidential elections will take place in Togo on Saturday, February 22, 2020. Togo’s land borders with neighboring countries — Benin, Ghana, and Burkina Faso — will be closed for 24 hours on election day.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid overland travel to or from Togo on Saturday, February 22.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Avoid crowds and demonstrations.”