En De
Total doses
given
3.7M
People fully
vaccinated
2.7M
% Fully
vaccinated
20.69%
Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None

Full Restrictions:

06.07.2022

All travellers

Proof of COVID vaccination or a negative PCR test is no longer required for all travellers to enter Benin. However, travellers should comply with the regulations of the country they are departing from. If you need to take a test to depart Benin fees are 25,000 FCFA (normal service) or 50,000 FCFA (premium service). There is an online guidance page (in French) which explains the steps for departing passengers and test results can be obtained within 24 to 48 hours.

You will need a visa to enter or travel through Benin as a visitor. For information see Visas section.

If you’re fully vaccinated

Entry requirements for Benin are the same for all travellers, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status. See All travellers.

Proof of vaccination status

Benin will accept the UK’s digital proof of COVID-19 vaccination record. They will not accept the UK’s letter version or proof of recovery. Your NHS appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.

If you’re not fully vaccinated

Entry requirements for Benin are the same for all travellers, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status. See All travellers.

If you’ve had COVID-19 in the past year

Children and young people

Entry requirements for Benin are the same for all travellers including children and young people, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status. See All travellers.

If you’re transiting through Benin

Transiting is when you pass through one country on the way to your final destination.

Only fully vaccinated travellers can enter Togo via the land border.

Exemptions

There are no exemptions to Benin’s entry requirements.

Check your passport and travel documents before you travel

Passport validity

Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay. You do not need any additional period of validity on your passport beyond this.

Visas

You will need a visa to enter or travel through Benin as a visitor. You should get a short stay or multiple entry e-visa by applying and paying online. The visa will then be issued on arrival at the airport in Cotonou.

The nearest Embassy of Benin is in Paris:

Embassy of the Republic of Benin

87 Avenue Victor Hugo

752116

Paris

Telephone: +33 145 009882, +33 142 223191

Fax: +33 145 018202

For further information on entry requirements, contact the Embassy of Benin in Paris.

Visas for Nigeria, Ghana and Togo

Non-resident British nationals in Benin who wish to travel to Nigeria and Ghana can-not get entry visas in Benin. You should apply for these before travelling to Benin. You can get a visa for Togo at the Togolese Embassy in Cotonou or at the To-go/Benin border.

Yellow fever certificate requirements

Check whether you need a yellow fever certificate by visiting the National Travel Health Network and Centre’s TravelHealthPro website