Q&A

Can I get a visa to Yemen?

Can I get a visa to Yemen?

All visitors to Yemen are required to obtain a visa prior to travel to Yemen. U.S. citizens typically are issued visas that are valid for 30 days. The Embassy of Yemen in Washington, D.C. is not issuing tourist visas at the present time.

How long does it take to get a visa to Yemen?

Allow up to four weeks for visa processing. An express service is available for an additional fee.

How can I go to Yemen from India?

Yes. Indians need a visa to travel to Yemen. Yemen visa for Indians can be obtained at the Yemen Embassy or Consulate. In order to get visa for Yemen from India, it is necessary to fulfil the visa requirements and submit the necessary documents.

Is the US Embassy in Yemen open?

The U.S. Embassy in Sanaa is currently closed due to the ongoing conflict and high level of insecurity within Yemen. Since February 2015, the U.S. Ambassador to Yemen and much of his core Yemen Affairs Unit (YAU) staff have been based at the U.S. Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Is it legal to visit Yemen?

Do not travel to Yemen due to COVID-19, terrorism, civil unrest, health risks, kidnapping, armed conflict, and landmines. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting public sites, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, and local government facilities.

Do US citizens need visa for Yemen?

Yes. A visa is required for US citizens to travel to Yemen. All visas must be issued prior to travel as airport visas are not available. The Embassy of the Republic of Yemen typically issues visas that are valid for 30 days.

Are Indians allowed in Yemen?

India has banned citizens from going to Yemen since 2016. The travel advisory issued by the ministry of external affairs on April 1, 2016, warned that the security situation is very fragile in Yemen. The advisory came after an Indian nun was killed and a priest was abducted by extremists in Yemen.

Why Yemen is banned in India?

Officials cancelled the travel and the two men were subjected to interrogation. The Indian government has banned Indian travellers from entering Yemen since 2016, due to the fragile security situation and armed hostilities by ISIS extremists in the region.

Are US citizens allowed in Yemen?

Do not travel to Yemen due to COVID-19, terrorism, civil unrest, health risks, kidnapping, armed conflict, and landmines. The U.S. Embassy in Sana’a suspended its operations in February 2015, and the U.S. government is unable to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Yemen. A civil war continues in Yemen.

Why is Yemen so dangerous?

Critical levels of violence, to include armed conflict, artillery shelling, and air strikes, persist throughout the country. There are also reports of landmines throughout Yemen. There is a very high risk of kidnapping, and detention of U.S. citizens in Yemen, particularly dual national Yemeni-Americans.

Do you need a visa to travel to Yemen?

For more information please see our Travel Advisory for Yemen. All visitors to Yemen are required to obtain a visa prior to travel to Yemen. U.S. citizens typically are issued visas that are valid for 30 days. The Embassy of Yemen in Washington, D.C. is not issuing tourist visas at the present time.

How to contact U.S.citizens in Yemen?

Please direct inquiries regarding U.S. citizens in Yemen to [email protected] Callers in the U.S. and Canada may dial the toll free number 1-888-407-4747. Callers outside the United States and Canada may dial 1-202-501-4444.

Is there an US Embassy in Sanaa, Yemen?

Visa services at the U.S. Embassy in Sanaa have been suspended temporarily. We regret the inconvenience. Notice: the U.S. Department of State has designated the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt to handle American Citizens Services cases emanating out of Yemen, as well as process visas for Yemeni citizens.

Is it safe to travel to Yemen due to covid-19?

Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Yemen due to COVID-19, indicating a very high level of COVID-19 in the country.