Yemen travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Yemen with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Yemen.

Yemen travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Yemen with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Yemen - quick facts
Time difference UK +3 hours
Language(s) Arabic, English
Currency Yemeni Rial
Electricity A + D + G plug (230V)
Driving side Right
Visa Yes

✝ = requirements for UK travellers.

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Yemen weather

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The Yemen weather guide shows long term monthly averages for Sana.

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Yemen travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Yemen from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Yemen.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Yemen travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Yemen with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Yemen, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Yemen covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Yemen with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Yemen travel features

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Yemen FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Yemen including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Yemen due to Covid-19?

Yemen is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for Yemen.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Yemen?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Yemen. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the time difference between Yemen and the UK?

The time difference between Yemen and the UK is UK time+3 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Yemen?

The main languages spoken in Yemen are Arabic and English.

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What is the currency in Yemen?

The currency in Yemen is the Yemeni Rial (YER).

Which plugs are used in Yemen?

Yemen uses electrical plug type A + D + G (230 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Yemen?

They drive on the right side of the road in Yemen.

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Do you need a visa for Yemen?

Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter Yemen.

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