Benin Passport Visa-Free Countries
Travel with Benin Passport
Benin passport ranked 141st in the world as of October 2023 according to VisaGuide Passport Index. This means that Benin citizens can travel visa-free to 35 countries around the world. However, to enter other countries, Benin passport holders must first apply for a visa.
Benin passport visa-free countries
As of October 2023, Beninese passport holders can travel visa free to 35 countries and territories:
- Antigua and Barbuda
- Burkina Faso
- Cabo Verde
- Central African Republic
- Cook Islands
- Ivory Coast
- Hong Kong
- Sierra Leone
- South Africa
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
To travel without a visa, you must have a valid passport at all times – usually six months after your departure date – and you must have travel health insurance as required by your destination country.
Visa on arrival countries
If you are a Beninese citizen, you can get a visa on arrival for the 27 countries listed below:
- Republic of the Congo
- Sri Lanka
- Saint Lucia
You receive a visa on arrival (VOA) after entering the country that issued the visa. There is usually a separate area at the airport where you can apply for a visa on arrival.click here
Electronic visa countries
The following 15 countries issue eVisas for Beninese passport holders:
- São Tomé and Príncipe
- South Sudan
The process of applying for an eVisa is more or less similar to applying for a traditional visa. However, in this case you do not need to go to the visa application center: you can submit your application online, including visa payment.
Once your application is approved, you will receive an email confirming your visa status as well as a document that you will need to print and bring with you when crossing the border. Your visa will be applied for online, but some agents may ask you for a copy of your license; this is why it’s important to keep a copy with you when traveling.