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  • MasksRequired
  • COVID TestUpon arrival
  • RestaurantsOpen
  • QuarantineUntil test results are in
  • Public TransportationReduced
Updated: August 13, 2021
Reviewed: October 15, 2021
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It is possible to travel to Benin for special cases or emergencies, also flights are limited and many restrictions are in place domestically.

Can I travel to Benin?

  • Cotonou Cadjehoun Airport is open, though flight options are limited, and land borders remain closed for leisure travel.
  • All arrivals must register in advance

Do I need to go into quarantine when arriving to Benin?

  • Anyone arriving to Benin will be required to self-quarantine for at least 72 hours, until test results are in.
  • If tested positive, additional quarantine will be required, in a government facility.

Are COVID-19 tests required to travel to Benin?

  • Anyone entering Benin will be required to undergo a health test at the cost of $165 USD, and additional tests during their visit.
  • All passengers are required to present proof they can pay for these screenings before departing.

Is public transportation open in Benin?

Public transportation in Benin is operating in a limited capacity.

Are the restaurants and bars open in Benin?

Restaurants and bars in Benin are open, with health measurements in place.

Are businesses and attractions open in Benin?

Non-essential businesses and attractions in Benin are open, with health measurements in place.

Nightclubs, sporting, and religious events are currently suspended.

Do I need to wear a face mask in Benin?

Wearing face masks is required in all public places.


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