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Benin Travel Restrictions

1.74% of citizens have been vaccinated decrease from 1.74% last week
Most visitors from New Zealand 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 New Zealand to Benin

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from New Zealand 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 New Zealand are not required to quarantine after entering Benin.


Return travelReturning to New Zealand from Benin

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Benin must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to the following:

1. Children who are under two years of age.

2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Benin will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Niue and Cook Islands), must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel for Australian passengers are temporary suspended until further notice.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


FAQs

  • Most foreign visitors from New Zealand 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 New Zealand can enter Benin without restrictions.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand 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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