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Benin travel advice
Explore our complete guide to Benin with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Benin.
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Benin travel guide - essential info
Below is a beginner's guide to Benin with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.
|Benin - quick facts
|UK +1 hour
|West African CFA Franc
|C + E plug (220V)
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Benin tourist information
✝ = requirements for UK travellers.
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|Maximum daytime temperature °C
|Hours of sunshine (daily)
|Days with some rainfall
The Benin weather guide shows long term monthly averages for Porto-Novo.
Benin travel advice
Check the latest travel advice on visiting Benin from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.
- UK traveller advice for Benin - UK FCDO
- Irish traveller advice for Benin - Department of Foreign Affairs, Ireland
- Canadian travel advice for Benin - Government of Canada
- US travel advisories for Benin - US Department of State
- Safe travel advisories for Benin - Ministry of Foreign Affairs, New Zealand
- Smarter traveller advice for Benin - Department of Foreign Affairs, Australia
Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Benin.
Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
FCDO travel advice
Benin travel health
Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Benin with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.
- Vaccines & medicines for Benin - CDC
- Health & vaccinations for Benin - TravelHealthPro, NaTHNac
- How to stay safe & healthy in Benin - Fit for Travel, Public Health Scotland
Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Benin, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.
Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Benin covid live updates
Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Benin with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.
- Travellers' health for Benin - Ministry of Health, Benin
- Coronavirus timeline in Benin - Our World in Data
Benin travel features
Do you want to learn more about Benin? Read our latest features covering travel tips and insider destination guides on where to go and what to do in Benin.
We don't currently have any travel features on Benin. Discover more about holiday destinations around the world with this selection of general travel articles.
Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Benin including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.
Are there entry restrictions to Benin due to Covid-19?
Benin is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for Benin.
Check out Ministry of Health, Benin for more information.
Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Benin?
You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Benin. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.
What is the time difference between Benin and the UK?
The time difference between Benin and the UK is UK time+1 hour.
What is the main language spoken in Benin?
What is the currency in Benin?
Which plugs are used in Benin?
Benin uses electrical plug type C + E (220 Volts).
Which side of the road do they drive on in Benin?
They drive on the right side of the road in Benin.
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Do you need a visa for Benin?
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