Travelers must register at the appointment website to schedule a test and pay the testing fee.
Visitors from Canada must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Benin.
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.
Visitors from Canada are not required to quarantine after entering Benin.
Travelers returning from Benin must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to Canada.
Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test, other exemptions includes, a crew member or a person who seeks to enter Canada only to become such a crew member, emergency service providers, technical stops – flights refueling.
Travelers are required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival in Canada at their own expense. Travelers are also required to take another COVID-19 molecular test on day 8 of their 14-day quarantine. They will receive a COVID-19 test kit and instructions before leaving the airport/border. Those who refuse will receive a $750 fine.
Visitors returning from Benin will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Canada.
Travelers are subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine, this includes a mandatory 3 night pre-paid booking at a government-authorized hotel, at their own expense (approximately 2,000 CAD) and take a COVID-19 molecular test on arrival at their own cost.
Towards the end the quarantine period, travelers will be required to take another COVID-19 test. they will be required to stay in their place of quarantine until they receive a negative test result.
Certain persons are exempt from the mandatory quarantine requirement when entering Canada for the purposes of performing an essential job or function as identified in the Order under the Quarantine Act. Exemption will be validated for each entry into Canada.
Most visitors from Canada can enter Benin but you need to provide a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure
Travelers from from Canada are not required to quarantine.
Travelers coming from Canada will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure
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