Yemen Travel Advice and Travel Advisories

Yemen Travel Vaccines and Advice

While traveling to Yemen, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.

If you are fascinated by tales from the legendary “Queen of Sheba” then take a trip to Yemen to hear stories from the locals. A warm place with a comfortable living environment, Yemen also offers many activities for tourists. The beaches, high mountains, green valleys, plateaus, wadis and the citadels are all sights to see in this destination. To experience the historical assets of Yemen, wander in ancient cities like Sana’a, the capital. These urban centers are adorned with remarkable architecture such as mosques, well worth discovering. You can also explore Yemen from another angle by taking a boat tour or relaxing on the coastal strips of Tihama. These will provide real moments of sunshine bliss.  

The city of Jibla in Yemen By Waleed uuw – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Recommended travel vaccinations for Yemen

VaccineDisease Transmission
Traveler’s diarrheaContaminated water/food
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis BContaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
RabiesInfected Animals
InfluenzaAirborne Droplets

Recommended Medication for Travelling to Yemen

MedicationAdditional Information
Acetazolamide or DexamethasoneRecommended for prevention of acute mountain sickness
Azithromycin or SupraxAntibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea
Malarone, Doxycycline or MefloquineRecommended anti-malaria medication

Current Weather in Yemen


Medical Care in Yemen

The care system offered is limited in Yemen, particularly in regions outside of Sana’a and Aden.

Be aware that although you can find many pharmacies in large cities, the medicines sold are not well regulated. You should always prepare an emergency medical kit with basic supplies and prescribed medication.

Ambulance services in Yemen are insufficient, and you should not rely on medical help in case of an emergency. However, you can always dial 199 for emergency assistance. Note that many regions do not have access to these services. The Yemeni-German Hospital offers an ambulance service. The Azal Hospital is also a great option. In more serious cases, medical evacuation will be necessary.

Is Yemen Safe for Travel?

Safety and Security Descriptive
Crime Risk present
Terrorism Risk present
Demonstrations and civil unrest Risk of violence; Avoid large gatherings
Road safety Poor road conditions;Avoid car rental; Avoid driving after dark
Landmines Risk present
Kidnapping High risk of foreigner kidnapping
Women’s safety Risk present
Health Cholera and Diphteria warning
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Do I Need a Visa to Visit Yemen?

Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.

Both, a visa and a passport are required to enter Yemen. Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date of departure.

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Embassy of Canada to Yemen information

When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:

  • A legal problem
  • A lost passport
  • The need to report a crime

It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.

Canadian Embassy to Yemen (RIYADH)
Street Address:
Diplomatic Quarter,
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Tel.: 966 (11) 488-2288
Fax: 966 (11) 488-1997

Email: [email protected]

Please note that this is the website for the Canadian Embassy in Saudi Arabia. There is no Canadian government office in Yemen.

Click here to access the embassy’s website