Togo Visa Entente Lome Togo Monday, August 28, 2006
WARNING: Visa is for one direction travel, no going back… According to the not so helpful, not so good English guy stamping my passport on the Togo side of the Ghana / Togo / Aflao / Lome Border. This means I cannot return to a country on the visa after I have entered, I cannot go to Benin, and then come back to Togo. It would not be good if you are not an American, and you want to start and end your trip in Cote d’Ivoire. A person would have to end in Burkina Faso, or Mali, etc, or go somewhere.
I left Ghana and strangely, they wanted to know the exact hotel I lived in Ghana, I tried to explain it about over 10, but he needed a name. I picked one in Tokoradi, Ghana, got out my guidebook and showed him the address… Just too silly, I do hope people do have wandering addresses more than permanent, the permanent would mean there is no tourist in Ghana.
Visa Entente is the Visa I received from the Benin Embassy in Abidjan, that allows me to enter 5 countries, one I do not need a visa for because I am from America, this is Ivory Coast or Cote d’Ivoire.
My country path is Cote d’Ivoire - Ghana - Togo - Benin - MAYBE NIGERIA - Niger - Burkina Faso. The Visa Entente is good for 5
Cote d’Ivoire Togo Benin Niger Burkina Faso
Therefore, I need the Ghana Visa; I got it in one day in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
The Visa Entente or Turistique worked well, however the man wanted to check to be sure I was continuing or following path away from where I received the Visa. I am glad I am American and can enter Cote D’Ivoire without a Visa; it allows me to fly in and out of Abidjan if I wish, or continue to Liberia or whatever you spell it.