Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Cotonou, Benin

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Cotonou, Benin (April 3, 2020) 

Location: Benin 


There are 13 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Benin. 

 International commercial flight options currently exist in Benin.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  The U.S. government does not anticipate arranging repatriation flights in Benin at this time. 

 Ethiopian Airlines is offering seats on a flight to Addis Ababa on April 4 with onward connections to the United States. U.S. citizens who want to return to the United States are urged to work with Ethiopian Airlines immediately while flights remain available.   

 Actions to Take:  

  • Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.  
  • Visit the Government of Benin’s COVID-19 website (in French) or call the Government’s COVID-19 hotline at 51 02 00 00 / 51 04 00 00 for information on current government measures. 
  • Follow all government and law enforcement procedures and instructions. 
  • Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on for the latest information regarding foreign countries’ quarantine requirements and other global impacts. 
  • Make plans to depart Benin without U.S. Government assistance. 
  • Prepare to shelter in place for an indefinite period of time if remaining in Benin, including ensuring you have an adequate supply of prescription medication. 


U.S. Embassy Cotonou, Benin
Boulevard de la Marina Cotonou Benin
+229 21 36 75 00 or 21 30 06 50
Embassy website
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
Benin Country Information
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