Foreign travel advice



There is an underlying threat from terrorism; you should be vigilant after recent attacks in Cote d’Ivoire, Mali and Burkina Faso See Terrorism.

There’s no British Embassy in Benin. If you need consular assistance you should contact the British High Commission in Accra, Ghana. See Consular assistance

A second round of presidential elections is expected on 20 March. Although the political situation is stable, there could be unannounced demonstrations and strikes, and the security situation may deteriorate. You should remain vigilant, stay away from large public gatherings and monitor local and social media. If you become aware of any nearby violence you should leave the area immediately. See Safety and security

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.

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