In a savvy move to navigate cost-effective international travel, a Nigerian travel advisor shares valuable insights on accessing Cotonou by land, if they wish to travel abroad from the Benin Republic, where flight tickets are cheaper.
According to legit.ng, the lady, Sassy Funke, who shared a video on TikTok, said it is very easy to board a vehicle from Nigeria to Cotonou and then fly abroad from there.
She said that Nigerians do not need a visa to enter the Benin Republic since both countries belong to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
Also, she said one does not need to fly to Cotonou as the town could be easily accessed through the Seme Border.
Funke advised prospective travellers wishing to use the Cotonou route to be in the Benin Republic at least 24 hours before their flight.
According to an investigation by Legit.ng, travelling abroad from Cotonou instead of Lagos one of the websites that fly Cotonou to London, it found a significant difference in airfare compared to Lagos to London. While Lagos to London is pegged at $3,470, or N2.7 million, Cotonou to London is listed as $790 or N630,000.