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Benin: COVID-19 Travel Information

Information for flying from the UK to Benin

This information is provided for customers flying to Benin from the UK. From here you can see the latest infection numbers, entry requirements, travel restrictions, and availability for flights and hotels.

Current Time in Porto-Novo: 24 Oct 2020 06:19 pm
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Currently in Porto-Novo it is 28°C with few clouds

COVID-19 Statistics

Total Cases 2,557
New Cases 0
Population 12,219,878
Last Updated 24 Oct 2020 05:17pm

Travel Availability

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Entry Requirements

Tests Upon arrival (Book Online)
Quarantine Until test results are in
Mask Required
Public Transportation Reduced
Restaurants Closed
Disclaimer: The information on this page is provided by a third-party and therefore we can not take any responsibility for the accuracy of the information. It is imperative that you confirm entry restrictions, either from the UK Government website, or your travel operator.



It is possible to travel to Benin, however flights are limited and many restrictions are in place domestically.

Can I travel to Benin?

Cotonou Cadjehoun Airport remains open, though flight options are limited.

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

  • Anyone arriving to Benin will be required to self-quarantine for at least 48 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.
  • A second test will be conducted 15 days after arrival.
  • 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 limited capacity.

Are the restaurants and bars open in Benin?

Restaurants and bars in Benin are closed.

Are businesses and attractions open in Benin?

Non-essential businesses and attractions in Benin are closed.

Do I need to wear a face mask in Benin?

Wearing face masks is required in all public places.--Sources:
  1. https://bj.usembassy.gov/info-covid19/
  2. https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/benin/staying-during-coronavirus