Temporary Suspension of operations at British Embassy in Yemen, Wednesday 11 February 2015

Diplomatic Staff withdrawn from Sana’a on security grounds

Announcing the decision to temporarily suspend the operations of the British Embassy in Yemen, Minister for the Middle East Tobias Ellwood said:

The security situation in Yemen has continued to deteriorate over recent days. Regrettably we now judge that our Embassy staff and premises are at increased risk. We have therefore decided to withdraw diplomatic staff and temporarily suspend the operations of the British Embassy in Sana’a. Our Ambassador and diplomatic staff have left Yemen this morning and will return to the UK.

British Nationals who remain in Yemen should now contact the Embassy of any remaining European Union Member State if they require urgent consular assistance. If you do choose to remain you should minimise movement around the country and within cities and towns and follow the other precautions in this travel advice.

British Nationals in Yemen or thinking of travelling to Yemen should regularly check the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Travel Advice

You can contact the Foreign and Commonwealth Office at any time by calling +44 (0)20 7008 1500.

If your enquiry concerns an application for a British passport, you should call +44 (0)300 222 0000 on Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 8:00pm and at weekends and public holidays from 9:00am to 5:30pm. The United Kingdom is currently three hours behind AST (Arabia Standard Time).

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Edmund Fittton-Brown

Edmund Fittton-Brown

British Ambassador to Yemen

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British Embassy Sana'a has temporarily suspended operations from Wednesday 11 February 2015

British Embassy /938 Thahr Himyar Street
East Ring Road, near Mövenpick Hotel

Sana’a
Yemen

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