Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Travel to Parc W Prohibited for Embassy Personnel

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:

  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Cotonou.  The U.S. Embassy in Cotonou is located on Marina Boulevard and is open Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Friday from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  The Embassy’s mailing address is 01 BP 2012, Cotonou, Benin.  If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance, the emergency number for the U.S. Embassy is (229) 21-30-06-50.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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