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Yemen is bordered by Oman on the East, the Red Sea on the West, the Gulf of Aden on the South, and Saudi Arabia on the North.
The country features central highlands, southern coastal regions, and northern mountainous areas. Each region has its own unique climate variations and sights.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Yemen. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Yemen: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, and influenza.
There are currently active dengue and malaria outbreaks in Yemen. Be sure to use repellents, netting and bring antimalarials.
See our vaccinations page to learn more about these infections and vaccines. Ready to protect yourself? Book your travel health appointment today by calling or schedule online now.
Yes, you do need a visa to travel to Yemen. Visas must be obtained before travel at Yemeni embassies and consulates abroad.
You will also need a passport valid six months past your entry date with a blank page in it for an entry stamp.
For more information, see our Yemen visa page. Or contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
Yemen has a hot climate with intense humidity in the Southern regions. Some northern regions go years without rainfall.
Summer temperatures reach the 120’s in the southern coastal regions. Further north, temperatures are cooler, but still in the 90’s most of the year.
Winters have the most rainfall in short but full bursts and thunderstorms. These can be dangerous for the monsoon area of the southwest.
Strong sandstorms occur regularly throughout the year.
Many organizations recommend against travel to Yemen at this time. Political turmoil is ongoing and likely to continue.
Foreign travelers are often targets of rebel groups. Due to the country’s isolation, help is unlikely. Kidnappings for ransom, armed conflicts, and terrorist activities are also fairly common.
Boats have been targeted while transiting Yemen. Pirates and rebels have conducted countless attacks.
Female, LGBT and disabled travelers should research the country before travel to the region.
Socotra is a remote island that was separated from the continent of Africa for millions of years. It is a part of Yemen and is located just over 200 miles from that region of the Arabian Peninsula.
The climate is hot with little rain. The island is made up of a limestone plateau, mountains, and narrow coastal plains. Socotra has about 825 species of rare flora and fauna, 307 of which are unique to the island. It also has 140 species of birds with 10 that are also only in Socotra.
In 2010 the ruins of an ancient city from the second century AD were discovered by Russian archaeologists. The same year, almost 4,00 international travelers visited the island.
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All Americans visiting Yemen should register online with the U.S. Department of State before departure. This will inform the office of your travel plans within the country and will allow them to reach out in the case of an emergency or evacuation.
Once in Yemen, the information for the U.S. Embassy is:
U.S. Embassy Sana’a
Sa’awan Street, P.O. Box 22347
Phone: (967) 1 755-2000
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