Benin Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations summary

Customs, Currency & Airport tax

All about Benin
Capital city: Porto Novo
Currency: CFA Franc (XOF)
Local time: GMT + 1
Telephone code: + 229
Bank: Closed on Saturday and Sunday.

Customs Rules

Import regulations:

Free import by tourists over 15 years of age:- 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 25 cigars or 250 grams of tobacco;- 1 bottle of wine a... More information

Wild Fauna and Flora:

The import of certain endangered species of plant, live animals and their products is prohibited or restricted under CITES. For further detail... More information


Cats and dogs must be accompanied by a veterinarian health certificate and rabies vaccination certificate, issued at point of origin. ... More information

Baggage Clearance regulations:

Baggage is cleared at Cotonou (COO).Exempt: baggage of transit passengers with a destination outside of Benin. ... More information

Airport Embarkation Tax

No airport tax is levied on passengers upon embarkation at the airport.... More information

Currency regulations

Currency Import regulations: Local currency (CFA Franc-XOF): no restrictions... More information

Learn all about regulations for your destination country. From airport tax to be paid on departure, to importing pets, as well as rules on how much currency you may bring into and out of a country.