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Last verified: Thursday, 19. September 2019 at 07:22 AM

Yemen Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon It is not safe to travel Yemen

Local Situation: 5.0 / 5

It is not safe to travel Yemen. We detected travel advisories from 10 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).

Risk scoring history for Yemen

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Yemen.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

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.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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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.

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

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

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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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 ...

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

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

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Germany

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Jemen: Reisewarnung: Reisewarnung. The German government advises againt travelling this country.

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

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

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Austria

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The Austrian Government advises again travelling Jemen.

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

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

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid all travel.

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

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

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: New Zealand

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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 ...

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

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

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Cyprus

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

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Malta

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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 ...

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

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

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Lämna landet omedelbart - Det pågår en väpnad konflikt i Jemen och den humanitära situationen är ytterst allvarlig. Det är mycket farligt att resa till landet. Vi uppmanar finländare som befinner sig i Jemen att omedelbart lämna landet.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/YE

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 Arabic
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 of 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 to and from 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. Collected from 10 official sources. It is not safe to travel Yemen.

Is it safe to travel Yemen in 2019?

With these high scores (5,0) you should avoid all kind of travel to Yemen and maybe pick another location. This is not a place for holidays.

How many travel advisories do you know for Yemen?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 10 individual sources for Yemen.

What is the size of Yemen?

Yemen has a size of 527,970 km² or 203,850 mi² which is slightly larger than twice the size of Wyoming.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

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