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Fianáin

Úsáidimid fianáin ionas go bhfaighidh tú an taithí is fearr ar ár láithreán agus comhlíonaimid ár gceanglais Cosanta Sonraí ag an am céanna. Lean ort gan do chuid socruithe a athrú, agus gheobhaidh tú fianáin, nó athraigh do chuid socruithe fianáin ag aon tráth.

Beinin

Má tá tú ag taisteal go Beinin, gheobhaidh tú leideanna praiticiúla agus eolas áisiúil sa mhír comhairle taistil agus san eolas nuashonraithe.

Stádas Slándála

  • Gnáth-réamhchúraimí
  • Bí an-chúramach
  • Seachain taisteal neamhriachtanach
  • Ná taistil
  • Overview
  • Safety and Security
  • Local Laws and Customs
  • Health
  • Entry requirements (visa/passport)
  • Embassy Contact

Overview

Comhairle Taistil Ghinearálta atá i bhFeidhm maidir le COVID-19

Don nuashonrú is déanaí léigh an Chomhairle Taistil Ghinearálta COVID-19>

Níl an leagan Gaeilge ar fáil go fóill, más maith leat an leagan Béarla a léamh féach thíos.

Overview

Security Status

Avoid Non-Essential Travel. 

Security Status Last Updated: 17 March 2020

We advise against all travel to the North of the country, including the national parks of Pendjari and the W. The security situation is worsening in the region and terrorist attack cannot be ruled out in Benin.

We suggest to exercise caution and avoid any political gatherings or demonstrations.

Latest Travel Alert

COVID-19 is still a threat, but with continued public health measures, vaccination and testing, it will be possible to travel internationally. You will need to plan your travel carefully and there are risks.

Department of Foreign Affairs services and practical supports to all Irish Citizens travelling abroad can be found on Travel-dfa.ie

Travel to Benin

All passengers arriving and departing Cotonou Cadjehoun International Airport are required to:

  1. Undergo mandatory COVID-19 testing at their own expense. Testing for children under five years old is free of charge.
  2. Complete an online Health Form

The official requirements for arriving and departing to and from Benin is available here

Entry and exit at border crossings is extremely limited and authorised in liaison with neighbouring countries. Cotonou Cadjehoun International Airport has heightened screening measures in place for visitors arriving in Benin. Reinforced measures are in place to quarantine people who are believed to have COVID-19. Quarantine in allocated hotels is mandatory for all passengers arriving in Benin who test positive for COVID-19. Foreign nationals are required to cover their own costs of quarantine. Quarantine areas are guarded by defence and security forces to ensure that quarantine regulations are adhered to.

General Travel Advice 

The Benin authorities are encouraging those with any information or concerns about COVID-19 to call these numbers:

  • +229 95 36 11 07
  •  +229 51 02 00 00
  • +229 51 04 00 00

Travel to Ireland

Up to date information on travelling to Ireland can be found on gov.ie

Information on Travel within Europe (EU/EEA) can also be found on Re-open EU.

Safety and Security

Níl an leagan Gaeilge ar fáil go fóill, más maith leat an leagan Béarla a léamh féach thíos.

Safety and Security

Terrorism

The security deterioration in Burkina Faso and Mali increases an existing terrorist risk in the whole region. In May 2019, two western tourists have been kidnapped by armed groups in the Pendjari National Park.

Political Situation

The situation remains volatile after violent protests related to the legislative elections which took place in April 2019. We suggest to exercise caution and avoid any political gatherings or demonstrations.

Practical advice

  • get advice locally about areas of risk and security concerns
  • Take common-sense precautions about safety and security
  • Know who to contact in case of an emergency

Local Laws and Customs

Níl an leagan Gaeilge ar fáil go fóill, más maith leat an leagan Béarla a léamh féach thíos.

Local laws and customs

Remember, the local laws apply to you as a visitor and it is your responsibility to follow them. Be sensitive to local customs, traditions and practices as your behaviour may been seen as improper, hostile or maybe even illegal.

Health

Níl an leagan Gaeilge ar fáil go fóill, más maith leat an leagan Béarla a léamh féach thíos.

Health

Get travel and medical insurance

Before travelling, the Department strongly recommends that you obtain comprehensive travel insurance which will cover all overseas medical costs, including medical repatriation/evacuation, repatriation of remains and legal costs. You should check any exclusions and, in particular, that your policy covers you for the activities you want to undertake.

Vaccinations

Check what vaccinations you may need for your trip at least eight weeks before you travel. We can't advise you on vaccinations, but you can get information about vaccinations from your local GP or an International Health and Travel Centre.

Evidence of vaccination (in the form of a certificate) can be a requirement for entry to some countries.

Medication

Make sure you bring enough medication for your entire trip and for any unexpected delays. You may wish to also bring copies of your description in case you lose your medication.

Entry requirements (visa/passport)

Níl an leagan Gaeilge ar fáil go fóill, más maith leat an leagan Béarla a léamh féach thíos.

Entry requirements (visa/passport)

Passports

It’s advisable to take a number of photocopies of your passport with you when travelling to Benin and you should carry a photocopy of your passport at all times during your stay.

If your passport is lost or stolen while you’re abroad, we can help.

What we can do:

  • Issue you a replacement passport that will let you finish your trip, or;
  • Issue you with an emergency travel document to get you home.

We’ll do our best to help you as quickly as possible but this can take some time. Your location and circumstances may limit the help we can give you. As Ireland does not have an Embassy or Consulate in Benin there may be additional complications in processing and application for a new passport.

You should contact the Irish Embassy in Abuja in Nigeria to find out what you need to do to apply for a passport. They will also be able to advise you on the fees which apply.

Our advice

Ireland doesn’t have an Embassy or Consulate in Benin so we can’t verify detailed travel advice to ensure that it’s accurate, appropriate and up to date. However, we encourage you to conduct your own research and to read these links to travel advice from other foreign ministries:

 

Embassy contact

Embassy Contact

Irish citizens who require urgent assistance while the Embassy is closed can contact the Duty Officer at the Department of Foreign Affairs on +353 1 408 2000.

The Duty Officer will refer the matter to the Embassy.

Embassy of Ireland
11 Negro Crescent
Maitama District
Abuja
Nigeria

Tel: +234 9 462 1080
Fax: + 234 9 4131805

Monday 09:00 to 16:00, Friday 09:00 to 12:00

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