Ensure your personal belongings and travel documents are secured, particularly in the Dantokpa market.Don't walk alone, after dark or in poorly lit areas.Get vaccinated for yellow fever before travelling to Benin. As the quarantine requirements for yellow fever vaccination differ between countries, check the yellow fever entry requirements for Benin and all countries you intend to enter or transit by contacting their .
Petty crime, including pick-pocketing, occurs near hotels, ports and railways as well as in the Dantokpa markets in Cotonou.
For more information about yellow fever, including Australian re-entry requirements, see the website.
Ensure your passport is valid for at least six months after the date you intend to return to Australia.
If you're arrested or jailed, the Australian Government will do what it can to help you under our .
But we can't get you out of trouble or out of jail.