8-11 November 2021
Cotonou, Benin
Africa/Porto-Novo timezone
International conference co-organized by ANSALB and KAOW-ARSOM 8 -11 November 2021, Cotonou, Benin

Logistics advice

Covid19

Official Informations  (source :  2/10/2021 on https://diplomatie.belgium.be/fr/Services/voyager_a_letranger/conseils_par_destination/ benin )

Before departure :

Register and pre-pay the PCR test (to be perfomed on arrival at Cotonou airport)  : https://centresurveillancesanitaire.bj/  Payment by VISA or Mastercard possible. You get a QR-code to show at Cotonou airport and a receipt. The current price is 25.000 XOF / transaction cost

On arrival at Cotonou airport, first thing when you come out of the plane : you will be brought to a hall where the PCR tests are performed. After that you will be brought to the airport arrivals, as usaual.

You can get the results within 72 hours on the web site https://centresurveillancesanitaire.bj/ , using the  code received when you registered and paid for the test and your invoice number.

People who are positive but without any symptom must stay « at home » .

People who are positive and have symptoms or withcomorbidities should report to a covid-19 handling center.

Precautions in Benin :

Benin has an informational web site on  Covid19 : https://www.gouv.bj/coronavirus/ .

Amont the measures, please note that wearing a mask is madatory during working sessions and that a security distance of 1 m must at all times be respected during these working sessions. These rules apply to all events of the conference.

Besides, certficates of vaccination o recovery or negative testing will be controlled on arrioval of all participants to the conference.

Departure from Benin  :

At most 72hs before departure, you must again pass a PCR test , this time in the right wing of the

Palais des Congrès . You should have reserved and paid it on line (again a little more that 25.000 F CFA), on the site https://centresurveillancesanitaire.bj/  . The results will also be available on line about 48 hours later

It is also possible to be tested in the «  VIP COVID centre », near Nobila hotel, close to the airport in order to get the result faster (usually 12 to 24h), but it is more expensive. Travellers who are found positive are not allowed to leave Benin and must stay isolated in a place of their choice. They must pass two new tests after 10 and 12 days. If they are both negative, the traveller will be allowed to leave Benin .

Welcome at the airport

If you send us your flight number, the day and time of your arrival, as well as the name of your hotel to  logistics@se4a.africa , we will wait for you at Cotonou airport and drive to your hotel. Indicate also in this mail your departure flight number and the planned day and time of take-off .

Recommended hotels

We have negociated preferential rates with the hotels located closest to the locations of the conference for participants to the SE4A conference. All rooms are at least air conditioned and with private bathroom.

Golden Tulip

Walking distance from Palais des Congrès : 220 m / 3 minutes Walking distance from Infosec : 650 m / 8 minutes Room and breakfast :

code to get this rate : GBSE4A

negociated daily rate : 75.000 CFA  instead of 95.000 CFA

            Supplement second occupant : 11.000 CFA (petit déjeuner) Tax : ...

Novotel

Walking distance from Palais des Congrès : 550 m / 7 minutes Walking distance from Infosec : 600 m / 7 minutes Room and breakfast :

negociated daily rate : 95.000 CFA instead of 125.000 CFA

Supplement second occupant : 11.500 CFA

Tax : 2.500 CFA

IBIS

Walking distance from Palais des Congrès : 550 m / 7 minutes Walking distance from Infosec : 600 m / 7 minutes Room and breakfast :

negociated daily trate : 51.500 CFA instead of 60.260 Supplement second occupant : 7.000 CFA Taxe de nuitée : 1.500 CFA

Sun beach

Distance from Palais des Congrès : 6 km Distance from Infosec : 6 km

Room and breakfast : 46.500 CFA

VISA

The visa can be obtained in a few hours via the website  https://evisa.gouv.bj/fr/  . You will receive a link by email to click on to get to the form to fill in. The visa costs €100.