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The visa situation evolved at the end of 2017. It is likely that soon, you will be able again to get your visa at the land and air borders of Benin. In the meantime, you must contact the nearest embassy or consulate, as the visa remains essential to enter Benin. For those wishing to visit neighboring countries, do not forget to ask for a multiple entry visa !



Yellow fever vaccine (yellow immunization record) is requested at the border. This vaccination is valid for 10 years.



The Franc Cfa is the currency used in Benin. 1 € = 655 Fcfa. In most cities, you can withdraw money with a Visa card. In main hotels, you can use the Euro, the exchange rate being fixed. In the "bush" the Franc cfa is necessary and especially small bills.


We are Happy from Cotonou

Inspired by Pharrell Williams’s Happy’s video clip, here is Beninese’s version: "We are happy from Cotonou". More than a hundred people filmed, lots of magical moments, a wave of communicative happiness,

Directed by : Stéphane Brabant

Production : afrikafun l

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