Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Cotonou, Benin (February 22, 2019)

Location: Possible Nigerian land border closures February 22-25, 2019

Event: Due to Nigerian presidential elections taking place on Saturday, February 23, Nigerian land border crossings may be closed between Friday, February 22 and Monday, February 25.  Please plan your travel accordingly.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid demonstrations and crowds.
  • Monitor local media for breaking events and be prepared to adjust your plans.
  • Stay alert in locations frequented by Westerners.
  • Keep travel documents up to date and easily accessible.
  • Have evacuation plans that do not rely on U.S. government assistance.
  • Review the Crime and Safety Report and the Travel Advisory for Togo.