You may be asked to show personal identity and motor vehicle registration papers.
Fuel shortages are common in rural areas of northern Benin.
Areas frequented by international visitors, including beaches, bars and restaurants, are also targeted by thieves.
Avoid displays of wealth, as this can make you a target for crime.
Don't walk alone, after dark or in poorly lit areas.
There is no reliable public transportation in Benin.
Avoid taxis and long distance buses as they are poorly maintained and often overloaded.
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.