India visa requirements for Benineses

Travel and visa requirements

Indian Visa is not required for Benineses

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • Benin nationals can visit India for a duration of 90 days by applying e-visa(Electronic visa). The e-visa costs US$80.
  • Beninese are advised to have applied for the e-visa, at least four days before departure.
  • All visitors are to show a valid passport of a minimum of 6 months beyond the date of exit from India. The passport should have at least two blank pages for visa stamping.
  • The import and export of foreign currencies are unlimited, however, amounts exceeding $ 5,000 or its equivalent would be declared.
  • Also, the importation and exportation of the local currency of India are set at a maximum of INR 25,000.
  • Travellers with firearms require an Import Permit from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation in India.
  • Benin citizens must show evidence of a confirmed means of accommodation for their entire stay in India. This could be in the form of a sponsor letter from a host living in the country or a hotel reservation.
  • A recent bank statement, to show that the visitor has enough money to spend while in India will be required.
  • Minors travelling alone to India are required to have a consent letter signed by both parents or guardian.
  • Beninese visiting with pets (dogs and cats) must be accompanied by a veterinarian health certificate issued in Benin.
  • Tourists will not be required to present a yellow fever vaccination certificate. They are advised nevertheless to be vaccinated against common illnesses before travelling to India.
  • Intending visitors can get to India from any international airport in Benin. There is an international airport in Cotonou.
  • Ethiopian, Emirates, Vistara, Air France and Lufthansa are some of the airlines that fly from Benin to India.
  • The estimated flight duration from Benin to New Delhi, India is 14 hours, 40 minutes.
  • The Indian rupee is the official currency used in India. Visitors can visit various banks and exchange outlets in the country to exchange their foreign currencies.
  • India has a temperate and tropical climate. It has four major seasons which are summer which is from March to May, winter from December to February, monsoon from June to September and post-monsoon also known as northeast monsoon which is from October to November. 
  • Hinduism, Christianity and Islam are the major religions in India. Other religions like Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism are also present in the country, although as a minority.
  • India is a country with hundreds of languages spoken in the country. It has no national language.  Hindi and English are however the official languages.
  • Tourists are advised to budget about $43 to spend on daily expenses while in India.
  • The Taj Mahal, The Holy City of Varanasi, Harmandir Sahib and The Golden City are some of the places tourists can visit while in India.
  • The power and socket plug used in Singapore are of Type  C, D and M. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • Special delicacies tourists can try while in India are butter chicken, alu gobi, rogan josh and samosas.
  • Transportation in India can be done with buses, train, taxis and small boats. 
  • India uses India Standard Time (GMT+5:30). India is 4 hours 30 minutes ahead of Benin.
  • Tourists are expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and customs as they go about their tourism-related activities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are ATMs available in India?

ATMs are available at all urban centres and tourist areas in India. Tourists are advised to avoid using remote ATMs at night, so as to avoid being followed and robbed, especially when you need to withdraw a large amount of cash.

What are the airlines operating from Benin to India?

Some of the airlines that transit to and fro India and Benin include Ethiopian Airways, Emirates, Vistara, Air France and Lufthansa.

What is ghee?

Ghee is quite popular in India. It is a butter made from cow's milk used in food, medicine and even for lanterns. Although ghee is high in saturated fat, it is generally considered healthier than regular butter.

What is the capital of India?

The capital city of India is New Delhi. It is also referred to as the National Capital Territory (NCT). New Delhi is located on the banks of the Yamuna River.