Foreign travel advice

Benin

Summary

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

Presidential elections will take place on 28 February with a possible second round of voting on 13 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

There is an underlying threat from terrorism, including kidnapping. See Terrorism

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