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Benin Travel Restrictions

1,74% of citizens have been vaccinated decrease from 1,74% last week
Most visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Benin.

Benin entry details and exceptions

Travelers must register at the appointment website to schedule a test and pay the testing fee.


Outgoing travel to BeninTravelling from South Africa to Benin

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Benin.

Details and exceptions

Travelers will be tested on arrival:

Travelers are subject to a mandatory 2 COVID-19 testing, a TDR rapid test and a PCR test upon arrival at the Cotonou Cadjehoun Airport. The fee for testing is 50,000 CFA each direction and includes all arrival three tests.

All travelers who stay in Benin longer than 15 days must undergo a third COVID-19 test. The test can be performed at the Palais des congrès in Cotonou or at routine screening sites throughout the country.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from South Africa are not required to quarantine after entering Benin.


Return travelReturning to South Africa from Benin

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Benin must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to South Africa.

Details and exceptions

traveler with no proof of a negative COVID-19 test result will be required to do an antigen test on arrival at his or her own cost and if positive for COVID-19, he or she will be required to isolate at their own cost, for a period of 10 days.

Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Benin are not required to quarantine upon entering South Africa.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

Details and exceptions

Travelers who display any COVID-19–related symptoms must be tested on arrival. In the event that the result of the COVID-19 test is positive, they will be required to quarantine for 10 days. The cost of testing and quarantine will be on the travelers' expense.

Documents
Health Declaration Form

Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


FAQs

  • Most foreign visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Benin. Please check the official guidelines from Benin for permitted groups and exceptions to the entry restrictions.

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from South Africa can enter Benin without restrictions.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Benin.

  • Mask usage in Benin is required in public spaces.

  • Restaurants in Benin are closed. Bars in Benin are closed.

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