Visa policy of Benin

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Benin entry stamp issued at Cotonou Airport

Visitors to Benin must obtain a visa from one of the Beninese diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries.[1]

Visa policy map[edit]

Visa policy of Benin

Visa exemption[edit]

Citizens of the following 57 countries and territories can visit Benin without a visa for 90 days:[2]

Nationals of China holding passports for public affairs do not require a visa for a maximum stay of 90 days.

Additionally, holders of diplomatic or official/service passports of Brazil, Cuba, France, Haiti, Iran(1 month), Israel, Italy, Mexico, Russia, South Korea, Switzerland, and Turkey do not require a visa.

A visa is not required for holders of an 'Authorisation Spéciale d'Entrée' traveling to join Mercy Ships.


Benin plans to introduce e-Visas from 1 January 2018.[3]

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