On 10 August 2023, the U.S. Embassy in Lome issued a Security Alert, which reads in part as follows: “Due to the ongoing security situation in the northern border region of Togo, the Government of Togo has implemented restrictions on travel to the Savanes region. Non-Togolese citizens, to include private U.S. citizens, must obtain written authorization from the Ministry of Defense before traveling to the Savanes region. Extremist groups have carried out attacks, including kidnapping, in the northern border region of Togo, adjacent areas of Burkina Faso, and Benin. Attacks may occur with little or no warning. The current travel policy for embassy personnel prohibits travel north of the town of Dapaong and Highway N24 or Highway N28, along with the prefectures of Kpendjal and Kpendjal-Ouest without special authorization. Embassy personnel may not remain overnight in areas north of Mango. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in these areas.”