Current travel advisories for Benin

Last Update: Monday, 17. May 2021 at 08:23

Please reconsider your need to travel to Benin.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 3.5 / 5

Benin is a country in Africa (Western Africa) with around 9 million citizens and a land mass of 112,620 km². We detected travel advisories from 4 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 4.0 / 5

Benin shares land borders with 4 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 4.0 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Niger (4.3), Togo (4.0), Burkina Faso with (3.9) and Nigeria with (3.9 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports 7,884 cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

There are 100 reported deaths associated with the disease in Benin.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu


Single advisories / travel warnings

New Zealand government

Quelle: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/benin

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
We currently advise that all New Zealanders do not travel overseas at this time due to the outbreak of COVID-19, associated health risks and widespread travel restrictions. The global situation remains complex and rapidly changing. International travel can be complicated with fewer international flights available and disruptions to transit routes and hubs. Any destination could experience a sudden increase in cases of COVID-19 and a heightened risk to travellers of contracting the virus. Strict health measures and movement restrictions could be imposed suddenly. Should you decide to travel despite our advice, be prepared to remain overseas longer than you intended. You should also be aware that your travel insurance may not cover travel disruption or medical expenses. Managed Isolation and Quarantine in New Zealand All travellers to New Zealand must undertake 14 days of government-provided managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ). Detailed information about MIQ requirements in New Zealand can be found at www.miq.govt.nz. Pre-departure testing requirements for travellers to New Zealand All travellers to New Zealand (excluding those from Antarctica, Australia and most Pacific Islands) must show evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result before departure. Detailed information about pre-departure testing requirements can be found on the Unite Against Covid-19 website here. We recognise that some New Zealanders do continue to live and travel overseas. We continue to provide destination-specific advice about other safety and security risks below.

Danger level: 0

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US American government

Quelle: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/benin-travel-advisory.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Exercise increased caution in Benin due to COVID-19. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Travel Health Notice for Benin due to COVID-19, indicating a moderate level of COVID-19 in the country.  Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Benin. Reconsider travel to: Park Pendjari, Park W and adjacent hunting zones, and other areas near Benin’s northern border with Burkina Faso, due to terrorism and kidnapping. Exercise increased caution in: Urban areas due to crime. Read the country information page.

Danger level: 2

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Canadian government

Quelle: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/benin

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel (with regional advisories).

Danger level: 3

Avoid non-essential travel (with regional advisories).

Australian government

Quelle: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/benin

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Visas to enter Benin are restricted. You're only allowed to enter or exit Benin if it is an 'extreme necessity’. You must register entry or exit information online in advance of travel. If you enter by air, you'll be tested for COVID-19 on arrival at your own expense. If you're sick, you may be quarantined in a government-designated hotel for 14 days at your own expense. You'll also undergo testing if you're leaving Benin. Face masks are mandatory in public in most cities and towns, including Cotonou. Non-essential public gatherings are suspended. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Benin due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.

Danger level: 5

Do not travel.

If there is more than one advisory/message of a single government for a given country, it indicates regional differences in means of security for your personal health and well-being. Single messages can indicate specific regions to be safer or less safe as mentioned in the main advisory. In these cases it's advisable to consult your own governments information. Additional Disclaimer: Since the evaluation is an automated process, it can only provide first steps for your own research. Please make sure to consult the sources.


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Country information

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Basic facts

Citizens
around 9 million
Covering landmass
112,620 km²
Electricity
220V - 50Hz
Currency
Franc (XOF)
ISO 2-Letter Code
BJ
Phone prefix
+229
Top Level Domain
.bj
Mobile frequencies (MHz)
900/1800

Airports in Benin (extern)

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Frequently asked questions

This section gives some brief answers to common questions regarding travel safety in Benin.

Is Benin safe to travel in 2020?

We see a slighty raised risk with traveling to Benin. The risk index is at 3.5 (out of 5). We recommend you check the single sources.

How many countries have issued advisories for Benin?

We currently know of 4 countries having issued advisories for Benin.

What countries does Benin share land borders with?

Benin shares land borders with 4 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 4.0 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Niger (4.3), Togo (4.0), Burkina Faso with (3.9) and Nigeria with (3.9 of 5). See danger map of the region.


Note of the displayed travel advisories
These travel advisories are automatically gathered. We use the RSS Feeds of the corresponding authorities of the single countries. In some cases, we analyse the website itself. Since the information originates from different countries and different countries have different understanding of danger and danger levels. Thus, the information displayed is an automized and normalized representation with no right to completeness and correctness. If a country is not shown, it doesn't necessarily mean it's safe. The information shown is a first indicator. Additional remark: the websites address does not endorse the situation of a 'Reisewarnung' (with its name). Often, it's just formal notifications by other countries. These can be the reason a country reaches scores of aorund 2.0 and still be a generally safe country to visit. Lower risk grades are usually no sign of a immanent threat!