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Tuesday, 23. July 2019 at 07:28 AM

Yemen Travel Advisory

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Local Situation: 5.0 / 5

It is not safe to travel Yemen. We detected travel advisories from 9 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.1 / 5

Yemen shares land borders with Saudi Arabia and Saudi Arabia. For these countries, the individual warning index is 2.5 (Saudi Arabia) and 1.8 (Oman).

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Yemen from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 5.0 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.
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We've reviewed our travel advice for Yemen. We haven't changed the level - do not travel to Yemen, including the island of Socotra due to the very high threat of kidnapping and terrorist attack.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: http://smartraveller.gov.au/Countries/middle-east/Pages/yemen.aspx

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.
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Do not travel to Yemen due to terrorism, civil unrest, health risks, kidnapping, and armed conflict.  Terrorist groups continue to plot and conduct attacks in Yemen. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting public sites, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, and local government facilities. Additionally, there is a continuing ...

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/yemen-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.
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Jemen: Reisewarnung: Reisewarnung. The German government advises againt travelling this country.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/ReiseUndSicherheit/jemensicherheit/202260

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.
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The Austrian Government advises again travelling Jemen.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://www.bmeia.gv.at//reise-aufenthalt/reiseinformation/land/jemen/

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.
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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid all travel.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/yemen

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.
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Do not travel to Yemen (including the island of Socotra). The ongoing conflict and the extreme threat of terrorism and kidnapping presents a significant risk to New Zealanders in Yemen.  New Zealanders currently in Yemen are advised to depart as soon as it is safe to do so. As there is no New Zealand diplomatic presence in Yemen, the ability of the government ...

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/yemen

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.
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Leave Immediately

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: http://www.mfa.gov.cy/mfa/mfa2016.nsf/travel_en.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.
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The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion advises Maltese citizens against all travel to Yemen (mainland and islands) and urges Maltese citizens in the country to leave immediately. The political and security situation remains extremely volatile, and the country is witnessing ongoing fighting between competing factions. Large parts of the country are ...

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://foreignaffairs.gov.mt/en/Pages/Travel-Advice.aspx

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.
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Do not travel

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/yemen/

About Yemen

Yemen with its capital Sanaa is a country in Asia (Western Asia), slightly larger than twice the size of Wyoming (527,970 km²). The country is located Middle East, bordering the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden, and Red Sea, between Oman and Saudi Arabia. The climate can be described as mostly desert; hot and humid along west coast; temperate in western mountains affected by seasonal monsoon; extraordinarily hot, dry, harsh desert in east. The landscape is narrow coastal plain backed by flat-topped hills and rugged mountains; dissected upland desert plains in center slope into the desert interior of the Arabian Peninsula. With a population of about 23.01 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Sanaa
Population about 23.01 million
Size 527.970 km²
Size comparable to slightly larger than twice the size of Wyoming
Common languages ar-YE
Currency Rial (short: YER)
Common voltage (electricity) 220V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900
International phone prefix +967
Internet Top Level Domain .ye
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 YE
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 YEM
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 887

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Yemen is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • desertification
  • inadequate supplies of potable water
  • limited natural freshwater resources
  • overgrazing
  • soil erosion

Natural hazzards

  • limited volcanic activity; Jebel at Tair (Jabal al-Tair, Jebel Teir, Jabal al-Tayr, Jazirat at-Tair) (244 m), which forms an island in the Red Sea, erupted in 2007 after awakening from dormancy; other historically active volcanoes include Harra of Arhab,
  • sandstorms and dust storms in summer

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products Yemen. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. aluminum products
  2. cement
  3. commercial ship repair
  4. crude oil production
  5. food processing
  6. handicrafts
  7. leather goods
  8. natural gas production
  9. petroleum refining
  10. small-scale production of cotton textiles

Agriculture products

  1. camels
  2. cattle
  3. coffee
  4. cotton
  5. dairy products
  6. fish
  7. fruits
  8. goats
  9. grain
  10. livestock

Yemeni Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports of Yemen.

Export products

  1. coffee
  2. crude oil
  3. dried
  4. liquefied natural gas
  5. salted fish

Import products

  1. chemicals
  2. equipment
  3. food
  4. live animals
  5. machinery

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Yemen?

Yemen is currently rated at 5,0 out of a possible 5.0. It is not safe to travel Yemen.

So ... is it safe to travel Yemen?

With these high scores you should avoid all kind of travel to Yemen and maybe pick another location. This is not a place for holidays.

How many advisories do you know for Yemen?

We currently evaluate nine official sources each morning. Today, we know of 9 active advisories for Yemen.