Yemen: Various travel information
German, Austrian and Swiss nationals need a visa to enter Yemen. The German child ID must have a photo. The entry of a child in a parent’s passport is sufficient for entry. For stays in Yemen longer than four weeks, an exit visa is required, which must be applied for at least seven days before departure at the “Immigration Authority.”
Israeli entry stamps in the passport can lead to considerable difficulties.
Issuing of visas in Germany
Budapester Strasse 37
Tel: +49 – (0) 30 – 89 73 05-0
The national currency of Yemen is the rial.
Import and export of foreign currency
- Local currencyThe import of local currency is prohibited.
- Foreign currenciesThere are no restrictions on the import and export of foreign currencies.
Import and export of goods The import of the following goods is strictly forbidden:
any kind of drugs (except Kath), pornographic material, weapons, ammunition, explosive substances and fireworks. In addition, the import of alcoholic beverages is prohibited, except for foreigners up to a maximum of one liter of alcoholic beverages. Animals and plants that are protected under the species protection agreement may also not be imported. Products and goods that are produced in Israel are also excluded from importation into Yemen.
Antiques manufactured before 1948 are not allowed to be exported from Yemen.
Representations of Yemen in Germany
Visit Countryaah for a full list of Yemen embassies and consulates in each country around the world.
The building of the embassy of Yemen is a glass modern extension to an older building located here. The embassy is located directly opposite the entrance of the zoo aquarium and the entrance (elephant gate) to the zoological garden, on Budapester Strasse – corner of Nürnberger Strasse. The Bahnhof Zoo with its long-distance and local transport connections as well as the underground lines U2 and U9 is only a few 100 m away.
Embassy of the Republic of Yemen in Berlin
Budapester Strasse 37
Tel: 0049 – (0) 30 – 89 73 05 0
Consulate General in Frakfurt
60318 Frankfurt am Main
Tel: 0049 – (0) 69 – 9 59 24 80
Honorary Consulate in Hamburg
Tel: 0049 – (0) 40 – 4 68 63 96 24
German representations in Yemen
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Sana’a
Near Hadda Road/Outer Ring Road
Tel: 00967 – 1 – 41 31 74/-77/-78
Austrian representations in Yemen
The embassy in Oman is responsible (see here >>>).
Representations of Yemen in Austria
Embassy of the Republic of Yemen in Vienna
Reisnerstrasse 18-20, 1st floor, Top 3-4
Tel: 0043 – 1 – 503 29 30
0043 – 1 – 503 29 31
Swiss representations in Yemen
The embassy in Saudi Arabia is responsible (see here >>>).
Representations of Yemen in Switzerland
Embassy of the Republic of Yemen in Cointrin
Chemin du Jonc 19
Tel: 0041 – (0) 22 – 799 05 10
The following infectious diseases are to be expected in Yemen, which do not occur or are less common in Germany, Austria or Switzerland:
- Malaria, there is a year-round risk of infection in the country. The capital Sana’a is excluded. Over 90% of the infections occur with the very dangerous malaria tropica, the rest with malaria tertiana. There is no risk of malaria infection in areas above 2,000 m
- Amoebic dysentery
- Bacterial agitation
- Cholera, an infection risk only exists for travelers who come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food
- Intestinal infections from contaminated food or water, including amoeba, lamblia, salmonella, shigella and worm infestation, as well as all kinds of viruses and bacteria
- Hepatitis A and B, an infection with hepatitis B, is only possible in people who can come into contact with blood or those who seek sexual contact.
- Kala Azar disease
- Leishmaniasis Disease
- Polio, polio
- Typhoid fever, an infection risk only exists for travelers who come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food
Vaccination recommendations When traveling to Yemen, the same vaccinations are recommended as in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
- Cholera, but only among travelers who can come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food
- Diphtheria, a vaccination against diphtheria should always exist, also in the home country
- Hepatitis A and B, vaccination against hepatitis B, is only required for people who may come into contact with blood or who are looking for sexual contact.
- Polio, polio, a vaccination against polio should always exist, also in the home country
- Tetanus, a vaccination against tetanus, should always exist, also in the home country
- Typhoid, but only in travelers who may come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food
For all persons older than one year and coming from a yellow fever infection area designated by the WHO, there is a compulsory vaccination against an illness with yellow fever. Since the country itself is one of the yellow fever infection areas designated by the WHO, vaccination is strongly recommended.
Yellow fever vaccination for children
In most of the countries where yellow fever vaccination is mandatory, this also applies to children over 1 year of age, in some countries even from 6 months. It should be noted that
vaccination against yellow fever had a number of side effects, such as encephalitis. Around two thirds of those affected were children under 6 months. Therefore, under no circumstances should children under this age be vaccinated. But children under one year of age should also not be vaccinated if possible. If in doubt, yellow fever infection areas must then be avoided.
Any vaccination against yellow fever may only be carried out in specially authorized yellow fever vaccination centers!
When traveling in the country, it is strongly advised to undergo malaria prophylaxis. If the side effects seem questionable to you, you should at least have a “stand-by preparation” with you.
Foreign Office (AA) of the Federal Republic of Germany
Tel: 0049 – (0) 30 – 5000 – 2000
There is currently a gruesome civil war in Yemen, so staying in the country is life-threatening.