Benin visa requirements for Thais

Travel and visa requirements

Beninese Visa is not required for Thais

Stay Duration: 30 days

Entry Requirements

  • Benin, officially known as the Republic of Benin is a country in the Western part of Africa with the capital at Porto-Novo and the largest city at Cotonou.
  • Thailand citizens can visit Benin with an electronic visa (e-visa) or get their visas on arrival and stay up to 30 days for a single entry.
  • The required documents needed before visiting Benin include a valid Thailand passport for at least 6 months after arrival date with one blank page for visa stamp, a return/onward ticket, and proof of sufficient funds.
  • The Republic of Benin is highly dependent on agriculture. The country produce and exports cotton and palm oil in large quantities.
  • The official language spoken in the Republic of Benin is French with some indigenous languages such as Fon, Bariba, Yoruba, and Dendi.
  • Religions practiced in the Republic of Benin include Islam, Christianity, and Vodun.
  • The currency spent in Benin is the West African CFA franc.
  • Benin uses 220V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type E.
  • There are no currency restrictions on entry and exit of both local and foreign currencies, but amounts exceeding XOF 100,000 should be declared on arrival.
  • The Benin Republic has two rainy and two dry seasons. The principal rainy season is from April to late July, with a short less intense rainy period from late September to November. The climate in Benin is hot and humid.
  • The Benin Republic observes West Africa Time all year round with no Daylight Saving Time. Benin is 1 hour ahead of the GMT.
  • The vaccinations required before visiting Benin are hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, cholera, yellow fever, rabies, polio, chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia, and influenza.
  • Some of the tourist centers to visit in Benin are The Cathedral of Notre Dame of Miséricorde, Bohicoan, Temple of Pythons, Boukoumbe Town, and Benin’s Pendjari’s National Park.
  • The time difference between Thailand and Benin is 18 hours. Benin is ahead of Thailand.
  • The average flight duration from Thailand to Benin is 13 hours 2 minutes while the distance is 10,703 km.
  • The airline operating from Thailand to Benin is Turkish Airlines.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Benin tourist visa suitable for family visit?

No, that is not allowed but you can easily apply for a Family Visit visa using the traditional stamped visa option.

How do I get around in Benin Republic?

Getting around in Benin Republic is not as challenging as some other countries. There are a fleet of vehicles and motorcycles to get around in Benin.

How do I apply for Benin tourist visa?
  • Scan all necessary documents required for online application.
  • Fill and complete the online visa form.
  • Make your payments through Paypal.
  • Receive your e-Visa approval and related documentation via e-mail

How can I extend my stay more than 30 days?

You can apply for an extension of stay while in Benin by visiting the Directorate of Emigration and Immigration.