Information about Benin
Capital: Porto Novo (238.199 inhab.)
Official Languages: French.
Main cities: Cotonú - Porto Novo - Abomey-Calavi
According to your nationality, before planning your trip, please check with the embassy or consulate of Benin in your country of residence Benin, if you need Visa in order to enter the country. Make sure to have the health insurance required and the valid passport, as well.
In addition to passport and visa, if you plan to travel to Benin, whether for business or pleasure, we suggest to review the following information: International Airports - Airport Safety Rules - baggage allowance, size and weight restrictions - Most visited cities - Driving in Benin - Electricity - Time Zone - Business hours - National Holidays - Weights and Measures - Rules of Etiquette and Commercial Practices
Currency: West African CFA Franc (XOF)
Time Zone: (GMT+1)
Travelers will undergo both the rapid TDR test and the PCR test upon arrival and self-quarantine is required until the test results are received. Passengers will be required to leave their passports with the Immigration Police for up to 72 hours until the test results are received. Those staying in Benin for more than 15 days must undergo a third test, quarantine is not required unless a positive result is confirmed. Tests must be booked and paid for prior to departure and airlines may request reserved test tests for boarding. The test costs between 25,000 CFA ($ 45 USD) and 50,000 CFA ($ 90 USD) and can be booked at https://centresurveillancesanitaire.bj/
Departing travelers who have been in Benin for more than 3 days must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result, taken within 72 hours, to be allowed re-entry to Cotonou Cadjehoun Airport.
Online health forms must be completed and submitted upon arrival and departure.
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