Special Notice

May 2019

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advises against all travel to the Parc du W and the contiguous hunting zones of Meêkrou and Djona. In addition, the FCO advises against all but essential travel to the area between the Interstate Highway (RNIE) 2 (Tchaourou to Malanville) and the Nigerian border, due to increasing criminality in that area.

Introduction

Summary

The Republic of Benin is an independent state in West Africa. It is bordered on the north by Burkina Faso and Niger, on the east by Nigeria, on the south by the Gulf of Guinea and on the west by Togo. An Associate Member of the EU and a member of the Union Douance et Economique d’Afrique Occidentale (UDEAO).

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