Citizens of the following countries can obtain a visa on arrival for Yemen valid for up to 3 months:
Algeria (1 month), Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria and United Arab Emirates.
Required by all except those as noted above, those transiting to a third country arriving and departing on a Yemen Airways (IY) flight within 96 hours (4 days) and holding confirmed onward tickets for their connecting flight, all documents required for their next destination and not leaving the transit area at Sana'a airport & those transiting to a third country by first connecting flight within 24 hours and holding onward tickets for their connecting flight, all documents required for their next destination and not leaving the transit area at Sana'a airport.
There is no accommodation facility in the transit area at Sana'a airport.
Compulsory vaccinations: Yellow fever certificate if arriving from infected areas. Infants under 1 year are exempt.
Recommended immunisations: Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Malaria, Polio, TB, Tetanus & Typhoid.
Risks: Malaria exists all year throughout the country. Rabies.
The mountainous region has rainfall between Mar-Sep, mild winters & warm, moist but usually sunny summers. In the lowland areas along the Red Sea coast & Arabian Sea the weather is hot and humid throughout the year with little rainfall. The hottest period is between Jun-Sep when temperatures and humidity can become extremely high.
Location of Yemen: Middle East
Local Time in Yemen: GMT+3
Capital City of Yemen: Sana'a
Population of Yemen: 20.7 million
Language(s) spoken in Yemen: Arabic, some English
Dialling Code for Yemen: 967
Emergency numbers in Yemen: Police: 199. Fire: 179
Driving in Yemen: Driving is on the right. International Driving Permit required. Local driving licence is issued upon presentation of national driving licence
Electricity in Yemen: 220/230V AC 50Hz
Currency of Yemen: Yemeni Riyal (YER 1 = 100 Fils)
Notes: YER: 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, 1,000
Coins: YER: 5, 10
Credit Cards/Travellers Cheques: Credit cards and travellers cheques are accepted
Opening Hours in Yemen:
Bank: 0830-1200 Sat-Wed, 0800-1130 Thur
Office: 0800-1500 Sat-Wed
Shops: 0800-1300 & 1600-2100 Sat-Thur
Hints in Yemen: It is advisable, if the visiting executive is a woman to state this in initial correspondence. Business cards should have an Arabic translation on the reverse side. Islamic conventions apply. At meetings it is polite to drink coffee or tea, when offered. There are many restrictions on photography
Tipping in Yemen: Not customary
Import Allowances in Yemen: For persons of 18 years of age or older:
600 cigarettes or 60 cigars or 1 lb of tobacco
2 bottle of alcoholic beverages
1 bottle of perfume or Eau de cologne
Gifts not exceeding the value of YER 100,000 per adult passenger
Prohibited/Restricted in Yemen: Firearms, Illegal drugs, obscene books and magazines, all products of Israeli origin
Sana'a International (SAH)