Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Cotonou, Benin

Location: Parc W in northeastern Benin.

Event: Due to recent security concerns in regions within close proximity to Benin’s northeastern border, U.S. Embassy personnel are prohibited from personal travel to Parc W in northeastern Benin.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid travel to Parc W
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Keep a low profile
  • Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists/Westerners
  • Review your personal security plans
  • Have travel documents up to date and easily accessible
  • Carry proper identification, including a U.S. passport with a current Benin visa
  • Have evacuation plans that do not rely on U.S. government assistance