Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Cotonou, Benin (April 24, 2019)

Location: Republic of Benin and its land borders

Event: Benin’s land borders may be closed for legislative elections on Sunday, April 28, 2019.  Please plan your travel accordingly.  Demonstrations may occur throughout the election period.

Actions to Take:

  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Avoid crowds and demonstrations
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Keep a low profile
  • Carry proper identification, including a U.S. passport with a current Benin visa