UK sanctions relating to Yemen

This page provides guidance on the UK’s sanctions regime relating to Yemen

The Yemen sanctions regime

The Yemen (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 came fully into force on 31 December 2020. They put in place sanctions measures to ensure the UK continues to meet its obligations under the United Nations sanctions regime relating to Yemen, and to promote:

  • the peace, stability and security of Yemen

  • the political transition and peaceful resolution of armed conflicts in Yemen

  • respect for humanitarian assistance activities in Yemen

  • compliance with the rules of international humanitarian law applicable to the armed conflicts in Yemen

  • respect for human rights in Yemen

These regulations have replaced, with substantially the same effect, relevant existing EU legislation and related UK regulations.

Those persons who are designated under this regime are included on the UK sanctions list.

Find out more about other UK sanctions regimes.

Contact details

For further information on financial sanctions: contact the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation or subscribe to the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation’s e-alerts

For further information on trade sanctions: contact the Export Control Joint Unit Helpline on 020 7215 4594 or email or subscribe to the Export Control Joint Unit’s notices to exporters

For further information on transport sanctions: contact the Department for Transport on

For general information on sanctions: contact the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office’s Sanctions Unit on


Published 17 July 2020
Last updated 31 December 2020 + show all updates
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