Special Notice

March 2019

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advises against all travel to Yemen.

Introduction

Summary

Independent republic in the Middle East bordered by Saudi Arabia on the north, by Oman in the east, and the Red Sea on the west and south. It includes the islands of Perim, Socotra, Kamaran, and the Coria-Moria Islands.

Cities

Capital: Sanaa

Principal Ports

Aden, Hodeidah, Mokha, Mukalla

Population

28.3 million

International Country Code

YE

Language(s)

Arabic (English understood)

Weights and Measures

Metric system

Electricity Supply

230V, 50Hz

International Direct Dialling Codes

Republic of Yemen: 00 967

Republic of Yemen: 00 967 1

Republic of Yemen: 00 967 2

Time

3 hours ahead of GMT.

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