Yemen Visa Info

All foreign nationals with the exception of those from Iraq, Jordan, Syria, and transit passengers, who are not leaving the airport, are required to have a visa to enter Yemen.

To apply for a visa, you must have a passport that is valid for at least six months after the date of departure. You must also have a ticket that proves that you have a return or onward flight.

If you have an Israeli passport, or if you have a stamp or visa showing that you have been to Israel, you may be refused entry into Yemen.


Tourist visas can be applied for at an embassy near you. Single-entry visas are valid for two months from the date of issue. Multiple-entry visas are valid for six months or one year from the date of issue.


Business visas follow the same rules as tourist visas. The main difference is that you will need a letter from a Yemeni company sponsoring your trip or a letter from your company stating the purpose and duration of your stay.

Visas take about 5 working days to be processed.

Important Note

It is advised that foreign nationals limit all but essential travel to Yemen, as there is ongoing demonstrations and protests that have been becoming increasingly dangerous.

There is also a high threat from terrorism that generally targets western travelers. In addition, there has been a number of kidnappings. Be sure to make security arrangements before traveling.

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