International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Allowed

Entry into Benin From Cocos (Keeling) Islands is Allowed with Additional Requirements

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Travelers are allowed to enter Benin. Please check the documentation, quarantine and/or testing requirements before traveling.

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The land border with Togo is closed.

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US Embassy for Benin
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9/18/2021
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Before You Leave

Mandatory

Mandatory health declaration form

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Travelers must complete the health declaration form before departure to Benin.

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UK Embassy for Benin
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Not Required

No proof of a negative COVID-19 test required before arrival

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Travelers are not required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result before traveling to Benin.

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US Embassy for Benin
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Recommended

Recommended COVID-19 test booking

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Travelers arriving by air are recommended to book their COVID-19 tests online before travel. The tests will be taken in Benin. Travelers may be required to present proof of registration or proof of ability to pay before boarding to Benin.

For more information, please see the source.

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Government of Benin
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On Arrival

Mandatory

Health screening on arrival

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Health screening is required for all travelers on arrival in Benin.

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US Embassy for Benin
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Possible

Quarantine may be required

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Travelers who test positive to the COVID-19 rapid TDR test are required to self-quarantine while awaiting the results of the COVID-19 PCR test.

Travelers who test positive for COVID-19 may be subject to government-mandated quarantine measures at both entry and exit. This may include quarantine in a government-designated hotel at the traveler’s expense.

Minimum Quarantine Duration
No Time Period
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US Embassy for Benin
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Mandatory

Mandatory COVID-19 test on arrival

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Travelers are required to take 2 COVID-19 tests (a TDR rapid test, and a PCR test) on arrival at the Cotonou Cadjehoun Airport at their own expense. Travelers staying less than 3 days do not need to take the second test.

Travelers are recommended to book their COVID-19 tests online before travel.

Travelers who stay in Benin longer than 15 days must undergo a third COVID-19 test. The test can be performed without a prescription at the Palais des Congres in Cotonou or at routine screening sites throughout the country.

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Government of Benin
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While You're There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in public

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Travelers are required to wear masks in public places and on public transportation.

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US Embassy for Benin
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COVID-19 Risk Information

Unknown
We have limited data on COVID-19 transmission in Benin and can't assess the risk of traveling to this destination.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
2.58
Increased by-2.52
at 10/14/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
1.74%
Increased by1.74%
at 10/12/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
216,527
Increased by216,527
at 10/12/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
0.52
Increased by0.00
at 10/12/2021

Data is sourced from Our World In Data, and risk levels are assessed and scored based on the CDC guidelines.

Local Guidelines

General

Although restrictions are lifting gradually, social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 50 people. We recommend keeping up-to-date with official guidelines throughout your trip.
Last Checked
10/13/2021

Use of mask

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Required
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Face masks are required in public spaces and on public transport.

Public transportation

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Public transport is operating at 50% capacity.

Restaurants

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Restaurants are open with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing.

Bars

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Bars are open with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing.

Nightclubs

local guidelines for nightclubs
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Nightclubs are open with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing.

Shops

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Restrictions in place
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Shops are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing. Opening hours may vary due to local guidelines.

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