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General Information

The official language of Benin is French.

The national currency of Benin is West African franc (CFA).

1 CFA equals  .
equals  CFA.

Location

Benin

The distance from to Benin is miles or km. The estimated travel time is .

Climate and Travel Season

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Safety

According to the U.S. Department of State, it should be safe to travel to Benin. Exercise normal precautions in Benin. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Click here for the full travel advisory and further information by the U.S. government.

Dial 117 to call the police in Benin.

LGBT

Benin has a score of 0 in the SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index. Benin ranks #68 worldwide.

Travel Vaccinations

All travelers to Benin should be up-to-date on the following vaccines:

  • Measles
  • Routine vaccines
  • Yellow Fever

Moreover, the following travel vaccines/medicines are recommended because there is a risk of these diseases in Benin:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Malaria
  • Typhoid

The following vaccines/medicines might be needed depending on where and how long you are staying. Please consult your doctor.

  • Cholera
  • Hepatitis B
  • Meningitis (Meningococcal disease)
  • Rabies
Visa Information

A visa might be required to travel to this country.

Make sure your passport is valid for your intended period of stay. Some countries even require your passport to be valid for six months beyond the intended date of departure.

Power Plugs

You likely need a power plug adapter in Benin to use your electronic devices from .

The voltage in Benin differs from the voltage in . You may need a voltage converter to be able to use your devices.

In Benin, the standard voltage is 220 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. The following power plugs are used:

  • Type C
  • Type E
Weather

The temperature difference between Benin and is °F / °C. Make sure you pack the right clothes.

Looks like it's pretty rainy in Benin. Don't forget waterproof clothing!

Rain tomorrow through Wednesday.

Date Temperature Humidity Precipitation
Sat March 21 77–99°F  /  25–37°C 62% 25%
Sun March 22 75–102°F  /  24–39°C 61% 39%
Mon March 23 73–98°F  /  23–37°C 67% 28%
Tue March 24 72–94°F  /  22–35°C 65% 85%
Wed March 25 72–89°F  /  22–32°C 78% 94%
Thu March 26 70–91°F  /  21–33°C 74% 28%
Fri March 27 72–97°F  /  22–36°C 61% 6%
Sat March 28 75–102°F  /  24–39°C 56% 6%

Sunrise and Sunset

The sun rises at 06:55 am and sets at 07:03 pm. This equates to 12.1 hours of daylight.

When the sun rises in Benin, it is in . When the sun sets in Benin, it is in .

Taxi

Sorry, we do not have any information on taxi prices in Benin.

Car Rental

International driving permits are recognized in Benin.

Right-hand traffic, keep to the right side of the road. Keep this in mind when renting a car!

The price of one liter of gasoline is approximately 550.00 CFA in Benin.

Landmarks and Activities

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Food/Drink

The price for the recommended minimum amount of food per person per day is 4.00 CFA.

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Tipping Etiquette

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Travel Scams

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