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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Expected Land Border Closure on March 20

The U.S. Embassy would like to inform U.S. citizens that Beninese land borders are expected to be closed from Sunday, March 20 at 12:00 a.m. until Monday, March 21 at 6:00 a.m. due to presidential elections scheduled for March 20.  The Government of Benin routinely closes land borders the day of national elections.  Please travel ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Announcement of Election Results

U.S. Embassy Cotonou, Benin The U.S. Embassy wishes to inform U.S. citizens that results of the first round of elections are scheduled to be released this weekend.  While there are no specific demonstrations planned, social disruptions or protests could occur with little or no warning throughout Benin. Please remember that even demonstrations intended to be ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Expected Land Border Closure due to Elections on March 6

The U.S. Embassy would like to inform U.S. citizens that Beninese land borders are expected to be closed from Sunday, March 6 at 12:00AM until Monday, March 7 at 06:00am due to the presidential elections taking place on March 6.  The Government of Benin routinely closes land borders the day of national elections.  Please travel ...
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Personal Travel to Parc W Prohibited for Embassy Personnel (Dec. 8, 2015)

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens in Benin that, due to safety and security concerns, official travel by U.S. Embassy employees to Parc W, the regional national park on Benin’s northeastern border with Niger and Burkina Faso, will now be considered on a case by case basis.  However, personaltravel for all U.S Embassy employees to Parc ...
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Travel to Parc W Prohibited for Embassy Personnel (Dec 2, 2015)

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens in Benin that until further notice, U.S. Embassy personnel are prohibited from travelling to or staying at Parc W, the regional national park located on Benin’s  border with Burkina Faso and Niger. U.S. citizens are encouraged to follow the same guidance. For further information: See the  State Department’s travel website  for the  Worldwide Caution ,Travel ...
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