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Benin travel restrictions from USA

Benin travel restrictions πŸ‡§πŸ‡―

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Benin quarantine details

Benin is open for travel. No quarantine is required on arrival to Benin and when returining back to USA quarantine is recommended.Most visitors from Benin can travel to USA without restrictions.Get travel restrictions, quarantine and entry requirements for Benin from USA.
βœ… Destination No quarantine
πŸ†— Return Quarantine recommended
⚠️ Some Visitors

Benin travel restrictions from USA

International travel to Benin is permitted, however, flights are limited and the issuance of entry visas is restricted. This does not apply to nationals and residents.

Testing on arrival

Travelers will undergo both TDR rapid test and PCR testing on arrival and self-quarantine is required until the test results are received. Passengers will be required to leave their passports with the Immigration Police for up to 72 hours until the test results are received.
Those staying in Benin for longer than 15 days must undergo a third test, quarantine is not required unless a positive result is confirmed.
The tests must be booked and paid for before departure and airlines may require proof tests booked for boarding. The tests can be booked at

Additional test requirements

Departing travelers who have stayed in Benin for more than 3 days must present proof of a negative COVID-19 test result, taken within 72 hours, to be permitted re-entry into the Cotonou Cadjehoun Airport.

Additional documents required

Online health forms must be completed and be presented on arrival and departure. - Health form
For more details US Embassy in Benin

Government measures

Although restrictions are lifting gradually, social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 50 people. We recommend keeping up-to-date with official guidelines throughout your trip.

Use of masks

Face masks are required in public spaces and on public transport.

Public transport

Public transport is operating at 50% capacity.


Restaurants are open with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing.


Bars are open with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing.


Nightclubs are open with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing.


Shops are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing. Opening hours may vary due to local guidelines.

On return

Quarantine recommended

The CDC recommends unvaccinated travelers should self-quarantine for 7 days and take a viral test 3-5 days after arrival. Those who do not get tested are recommended to self-quarantine for a total of 10 days. Vaccinated travelers are also advised to take a viral test 3-5 days after arrival and self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms.
Further recommendations can be found at

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be provided on departure. RT-PCR, RT-LAMP, TMA, NEAR, HDA, and antigen test results will be accepted.
Travelers may instead provide documentation of having recovered from COVID-19. This will require proof of a positive test result, taken within 90 days of departure, and a letter from a healthcare provider. Further details can be found at
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