Benin health recommendations
Sanitary advices to visit Benin
Benin is a medium sized country with around 11M Beninese. Official language is French. Benin uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+01:00. Currency used in Benin is West African CFA franc (XOF).🏙️ Cotonou
👨👩👦👦 11M ☀️ ~28 °C 🌧 ~87 mm 👍 Least Developed 🚩 113k km2 (43k mi²)
Zika is a risk in Benin. Because of the risk of birth defects in babies born to women who were infected with Zika while pregnant, women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant should discuss their travel plans with their doctor. For further information on this recommendation, please visit the CDCZika Risk in Countries with Endemic Zika.
Dengue, chikungunya, African tick-bite fever and African trypanosomiasis (African sleeping sickness) are diseases carried by insects that occur in Africa. For information on disease prevention, please visit the CDCInsect Protection Advice.
H5N1 Avian Influenza has been reported in Benin. For further information, please visit the CDCAvian Flu Advice.
Many countries in Africa have high HIV prevalence rates. For further information, please visit the CDC HIV Advice.
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