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Changes to travel advice for Yemen

We have raised the level of our travel advice to Yemen to 'advise against all travel'.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


We recommend that all British citizens in country without a pressing need to remain in Yemen should leave by the commercial flights currently available.

Our previous travel advice recommended against all but essential travel to the rest of Yemen, including Sana’a and Aden due to the threat of terrorism, kidnapping and tribal violence. It also advised against all travel to Sa’ada.

The level of consular assistance we can provide in Yemen is currently extremely limited. British nationals in need of urgent consular assistance in Yemen should contact 00 967 1 308125 from Yemen or +44 (0)20 7008 8765 from the UK.

Read the full travel advice for Yemen

Published 5 March 2011