0 active COVID-19 cases out of 1,000 people
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Most visitors from the United States will not be allowed to enter Benin.

Border status

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

Outgoing travelTraveling from the United States to Benin

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type
Visitors from the United States must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Benin.

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 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 72 hours before departure to the United States.

Children under the age of 2 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test.

Travelers with proof of recovery from the virus within the last 90 days prior to boarding. Proof of a recent positive viral test and a letter from your healthcare provider or a public health official stating that you were cleared to travel.

More info at the CDC site

Quarantine requirements
Visitors returning from Benin will need to quarantine for 7 days upon entering the United States.

Travelers who did not get tested, are advised to stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.​

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