Yemen Travel Vaccines and Advice
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.
Recommended travel vaccinations for Yemen
|Traveler’s diarrhea||Contaminated water/food|
|Hepatitis B||Contaminated body fluids|
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
Recommended Medication for Travelling to Yemen
|Acetazolamide or Dexamethasone||Recommended for prevention of acute mountain sickness|
|Azithromycin or Suprax||Antibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea|
|Malarone, Doxycycline or Mefloquine||Recommended 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|
|Demonstrations and civil unrest||Risk of violence; Avoid large gatherings|
|Road safety||Poor road conditions;Avoid car rental; Avoid driving after dark|
|Kidnapping||High risk of foreigner kidnapping|
|Women’s safety||Risk present|
|Health||Cholera and Diphteria warning|
|Risk level||AVOID ALL TRAVEL|
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)
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.