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Visa policy & Requirements

Know before you go

If you are a foreign national planning to travel to Benin for tourism, business, or any other purpose, it’s important to be aware of the country’s visa requirements. Benin has specific visa regulations in place for most foreign visitors, with exceptions for citizens of countries that have established visa exemption agreements with Benin. It’s advisable to check the latest visa requirements and procedures with the Beninese Embassy or Consulate in your home country before your trip. This will help ensure a smooth and hassle-free entry into the country.


All people intending to travel to Benin, whether for tourism, business, study, visits, medical treatment, etc. must apply for and obtain one of the following permits or visas:

Single entry Tourist Visa

The single-entry tourist visa for Benin is a convenient and indispensable document for travelers eager to explore the captivating beauty of this West African nation. This visa grants visitors entry into Benin for tourism purposes, offering the opportunity to immerse themselves in the country’s rich culture, historical sites, and natural wonders. With this visa, you can fully appreciate the diverse and enchanting attractions that Benin has to offer.

With this visa, you can:

  • Stay in Benin for up to 30 days at a time.

  • Enjoy a holidays, visit your family or friends or cruise, or attend a cultural event.

  • Visa allows you to enter Benin one time.

To be eligible for this visa, you must:

  • Have a valid passport: The passport must be valid for at least 6 months after the date of entry into Benin.

Multiple entries tourist visa

The multiple entry tourist visa for Benin is a type of visa that allows you to enter Benin multiple times within a specified period of time. The visa is valid for 30 or 90 days.

With this visa you can:

  • Stay in Benin up to 30/90 days depends on the visa type you choose.

  • Enter multiple times to Benin.

  • Enjoy a holidays, visit your family or friends or cruise, or attend a cultural event.

To be elegible for this visa you must: 

Visa-exempt countries

Citizens of the following countries can stay in Benin without a visa. Rest of the countries can apply for the eVisa online.

Stay without a visa 90 days

 All African Union nationals (except SADR)


Stay without a visa 14 Days

 Hong Kong


COVID-19 Requirements

Proof of COVID vaccination or a negative PCR test is no longer required for all travellers to enter Benin. 

Our Customer Support

If you would like more information or have any questions regarding travel requirements, entry restrictions, or any other related concerns, please feel free to contact us. We are here to assist you and provide you with the most up-to-date and accurate information available. Applying for your travel needs through our company ensures a streamlined process, making everything easy and convenient for you. Our experienced team will guide you through the application process, ensuring that all necessary documents are submitted correctly and thoroughly checked for any mistakes. Your peace of mind and satisfaction are our top priorities, and we are committed to providing excellent service to make your travel experience as smooth as possible.