The completion of Togo Voyage a digitalized visa issuance system (an E-visa application system) has been announced by the Togolese government.
According to a statement, this system is meant to permit applicants to apply for a Togolese visa online. This includes submission of visa application, payment for visa application, and printing of the E-visa after approval. All of which can be done in the comfort of the applicant’s home, without the need to visit an embassy or an immigration office.
Through Togo Voyage, travelers visiting the West African country or leaving the nation, can easily complete all the important health documentation or requirements, therefore, guaranteeing a seamless travel border experience. This includes payment of PCR test for all unvaccinated travelers at arrival or departure points.
The statement added, “The intuitive new platform, available in French and English, offers many features such as a “Visa Wizard” which enables incoming travelers to quickly determine whether they need a visa to travel to Togo,”.
Travelers have the ability to organize their travel information through the new system. They can create personal data, likewise update the information that concerns their travel requirements and experience. An example is the likes of their names, contact details, passport numbers, previously visited nations, and many more.
Carried out by Togo Digital Agency, (Agence Togo Digital, ATD), The Togo voyage, currently only supports travels through the air border, although the government plans to extend it to other travel paths (land and sea) till the end of the year 2022.
Through this system, Togo becomes the first nation to incorporate online immigration and visa application process with Covid 19 policies on the same platform.
In a brief statement on the development, the minister for digital economy and transformation, Cina Lawson, stated “ Togo has proven to be an innovator in the field of digitization on the continent and globally. As we ambition to become a digital service hub and an international center for innovation and expertise we are modernizing all sectors of our economy, and launching Voyage Togo is one more bold step toward that.”