Current travel advisories for Benin

Hinweis: der Gesamtscore für dieses Land gibt aktuell einen falschen Wert aus. Bitte prüft die Quellen.
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Last Update: Tuesday, 23. July 2024 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 : 3.3 / 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: 3.7 / 5

Benin shares land borders with 4 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.7 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Niger (4.7), Burkina Faso (4.1), Nigeria with (3.8) and Togo with (2.3 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports of no cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

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:
If you are planning international travel at this time, please read our COVID-19 related travel advice here, alongside our destination specific travel advice 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:
Reissued to update information on Crime, Terrorism, and Kidnapping. Risks due to Maritime Crime (Other) is removed. Exercise increased caution in Benin due to crime, kidnapping, and  terrorism. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do Not Travel to the below areas of Benin due to crime, terrorism, and kidnapping: The city of Kandi and all areas north and east extending to Benin’s borders with Burkina Faso, Niger, and Nigeria. The city of Tanguieta and all areas north and west extending to Benin’s borders with Burkina Faso and Togo. The Pendjari and W National Parks The Pendjari, Atacora, and Djona Hunting Zones Route Nationale Inter-Etats 7 (RNIE 7) between Banikora and Segbana Route Nationale 10 (RN 10) between Nikki and Segbana Country Summary: Bandits, criminal organizations, and terrorist groups are active in Benin, particularly in areas of Benin bordering Burkina Faso and Niger. Attacks in these areas can occur with little or no warning, and could target shops, markets, hotels, places of worship, restaurants, bars, schools, government installations, transportation hubs, and other places where crowds gather.  Violent attacks are far more likely in the northern areas of Benin than in the southern and coastal areas. Crimes such as robbery and assault occur in Benin. These crimes often happen at night and in isolated locations. Crime occurs more frequently in urban areas and crowded markets.   Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Benin.

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: Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories)

Danger level: 2

Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories).

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 3.3 (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 3.7 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Niger (4.7), Burkina Faso (4.1), Nigeria with (3.8) and Togo with (2.3 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!