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Travel to Yemen

Yemen's Information

Flag of Yemen
Land Area 527,968 km2
Total Area 527,968km2 (#49)
Population 27,392,779 (#47)
Population Density 51.88/km2
Government Type In Transition
GDP (PPP) $73.45 Billion
GDP Per Capita $2,500
Currency Rial (YER)
Largest Cities
ATTRACTIONS: (a few major)
There is a high security level threat of terrorism in Yemen, and the U.S. State Department and other governments are warning all European and North American travelers to avoid all travel to Yemen.

There was a time - not that long ago- when adventure travelers to this exotic land were exposed to layers and layers of colorful faces, fragrances and melodic sounds.

Attractions of note include magnificent mountains, some with tiny villages perched on top; mysterious towns replete with narrow, winding streets, and houses made of clay and stone; an intriguing desert landscape, isolated beaches that defy description, and a litany of colorful festivals and enchanting markets.


  • Calling Code: 967
  • Electricity: 220/230V, 50Hz
  • Drive on the: Right
  • Times to Travel: The climate of Yemen varies greatly between regions.

    The Aden area is extremely hot in the summer. In the winter, the highlands can be quite cold.

    The best times to visit Yemen are in April and May or September and October, following the rainy seasons.

  • NOTE: Before making your travel plans to any worldwide destination, we strongly recommend you authenticate important details regarding all applicable health, passport and visa requirements. The people at Travel Visa Pro can answer all of your questions!
This page was last updated on May 2, 2016.

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