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

Presidential elections took place on 21 March 2016. Patrice Talon defeated Prime Minister Lionel Zinsou, and was sworn in as President on 6 April 2016.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.

Before you send an email, make sure you have read the travel advice for the country you’re travelling to, and the guidance on how the FCO puts travel advice together.