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COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): Very High -

Inbound travel is generally not possible. Government authorities may grant exceptions to specific travellers.

No inbound entry, including for citizens and residents. Government authorities may authorise exceptions, but these are not applicable to the vast majority of travellers.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): Medium -

COVID-related impacts posing routine challenges to business operations.

The medical, logistics and security environments are impacted by the pressures of COVID-19. Pre-existing security risks increasingly likely to be exacerbated by COVID-19-related political and socio-economic concerns and associated pressures in the near/medium term. There may be delay in accessing urgent care due to pressures on the medical system. Core protective  elements of BCP likely to be implemented: non-essential staff  working from home, staff tracing in place, reinforced hygiene and segregation practices with robust escalation and de-escalation triggers as well as mitigation measures.

RestrictionsInboundSummary
• Are there any border restrictions? Yes
• Are there any entry restrictions? No
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any quarantine requirements? Yes
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? Yes
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)
Border restrictions
• Border closures/restrictions
The majority of land, sea and air ports are closed until further notice, with only very limited international flights taking place. Exemptions are in place for humanitarian relief and essential goods.
(until further notice)
Testing requirements

• Who needs to test + Type of test and timeframe?
All arriving passengers must present a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival. Passengers are subject to further medical screening upon arrival.
(until further notice)

Quarantine requirements

• Who must quarantine and for how long and where can this be done?
The UK FCO state that inbound travellers are subject to a 14 day quarantine.
(until further notice)
OutboundSummary
• Are there any border restrictions? Yes
• Are there any exit restrictions? No
• Are there any testing requirements? No
• Are there any quarantine requirements? No
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? No
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)
Border restrictions
All land borders are closed.
Cargo and humanitarian transport is exempt.
(until further notice)
Internal / DomesticSummary
• Is a state of emergency in place? Yes
• Are curfews/lockdowns in place? Yes
• Can businesses operate? Yes
• Are there other restrictions on internal travel? No
• Are there any testing requirements? No
• Are there any vaccination requirements? No
• Are there any other restrictions in place? No
(Until further notice)
State of emergency
The internationally recognised Yemeni unity government on 22 March declared a state of emergency nationwide.
(until further notice)
Curfews and lockdowns
A partial curfew to commercial activities is in place from 20.30 daily. Areas controlled by the Houthi group refused to abide by the directives.
(until further notice)

23 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)





Risk Summary

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Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for Yemen

COVID-19 information for Yemen

Dedicated COVID-19 website

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Travel to Yemen presents complex and unpredictable security challenges. Militancy, separatist and sectarian conflicts continue to strongly undermine political stability, which has been severely diminished since a takeover of the capital Sanaa and the central government by the Zaydi Houthi rebel group from mid-2014, and a subsequent air and ground campaign by a regional coalition opposed to the group. Nationwide, various armed tribal groups control territories and local institutions, and pose serious security threats to members in these areas. Foreigners continue to face direct risks from violent crime, kidnapping and militancy, including in Sanaa, and travel risks for the whole of the mainland are rated as EXTREME.

The Houthi movement and its military allies control large areas of several northern and western provinces, as well as several key central provinces, and there are frequent clashes involving Houthi elements and various rivals displaced by the Houthi power grab. The outlook for the security environment is highly uncertain, and the current situation is volatile. Islamist extremist militants retain the capability to stage regular – and often mass-casualty – attacks in urban areas. Military (including foreign coalition forces), militia or tribal operations against them periodically entail major fighting.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel alerts to ensure that you are informed of the most recent developments.

STANDING TRAVEL ADVICE

Vaccinations For Yemen
CholeraOral vaccination is recommended for travellers
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Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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PolioTo protect themselves from polio, all travellers
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RabiesConsider for certain travellers, especially: For
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Typhoid feverRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Routine Vaccinations

 
 
 
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