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Benin Travel Restrictions

25.36% of citizens have been vaccinated No change since last week
Most visitors from the United States, regardless of vaccination status, need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result to enter Benin.

Benin entry details and exceptions

Foreign citizens regardless of vaccination status can travel to Benin.


Outgoing travel to BeninTraveling from the United States to Benin

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from the United States must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken within 5 days for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 72 hours for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Benin.

Details and exceptions
Travelers are no longer required to undergo a PCR test upon arrival in the country.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors from the United States are not required to quarantine after entering Benin.


Return travelReturning to the United States from Benin

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travelers returning from Benin must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken within 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departure to the United States.

Details and exceptions
Effective:December 6th, 2021: A COVID-19 negative test result taken within 1 day before departure must be presented to the airline before boarding your flight. This applies to ALL incoming air travelers, regardless of vaccination status or nationality.
Children under the age of 2 are exempt from test requirements as well as travelers who have both valid proof or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in the past 90 days and a letter from a valid healthcare authority who has stated that they are cleared for travel. Refer to the CDC Website for more details.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Benin are not required to quarantine upon entering the United States.

Details and exceptions
Foreign nationals (non-U.S. citizens and non-U.S. immigrants) who are not fully vaccinated and are permitted to travel to the US by air by meeting certain vaccine exemptions are required to self quarantine for 7 days, unless they have a valid COVID-19 recovery document.
Travelers should also follow state and local requirements and recommendations after travel.

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