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is a country located in the Western Asia, occupying the southwestern to southern end of the Arabian Peninsula. It is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the north, the Red Sea to the west, and Oman to the east. Yemen has a land area of 555,000 square kilometers and a population of approximately 24 million (2010). Its capital and largest city is Sana'a. Yemen's territory includes over 200 islands, the largest of which is Socotra, about 415 km to the south of mainland Yemen, off the coast of Somalia. It is the only state in the Arabian Peninsula to have a purely republican form of government. Approximately 53% of Yemenis are Sunnis, while 45% are Zaydi Shias. In February and March 2011, an uprising against the government began, and clashes with police and pro-government supporters have steadily intensified.

Capital SANA'A
Currency Rial yemenita
Country code 00967
Spoken languages ​​ arabic

necessary with a remaining validity of at least six months upon arrival in the country. For any changes related to the survival of the Passport you should request to be informed beforehand at the Embassy or Consulate of the country present in Italy or at your travel agent.


There are restrictions on entry into the country for people affected by HIV, the virus which spread in Yemen. The health facilities are inadequate and far below European standards. Malaria is present in all coastal and low-lying areas of the country and on the island of Socotra. Cases of dengue fever (caused by the bite of Aedes Aegypti) were recorded in the coastal region of Tihamah (Hodeida, Zabid), in the southern governorates of Shabwa, Hadramaut (Mukalla), Taiz and Al the Dhala region. In coastal areas, and particularly in those of Hadramout recorded outbreaks of dengue fever more virulent than usual. Outbreaks of skin lesmaniosi (also known as the button of the East) were recorded in the tourist resorts of Tarim and Seiyun, surroundings (governorate of Hadramaut). This disease is transmitted by the bite of insects (sandflies). See preventive measures against mosquito bites shown under the heading "FOCUS" on the home page of this site. The Yemeni Ministry of Health confirmed cases of polio in 2007. Local health authorities, supported by who, have carried out a mass vaccination campaign on children to stem the spread of the phenomenon. Finally, it must be a worrying outbreak of measles in progress that did trigger the alarm in 14 governorates (about 74 victims and 3000 cases already established) in various parts of the country (mostly in the South). Warnings -It is advisable to conclude, before embarking on your trip, health insurance to include, in addition to the coverage of medical costs, including any return air health or transfer in any other country. -Recommended, after consulting doctor, vaccinations against hepatitis A and B (very widespread in the country) and those against typhoid, diphtheria, tetanus, poliomyelitis and measles. -You should (after consulting a doctor), anti-malarial drugs, especially to those who are staying for long periods in the coastal areas of the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean and the island of Socotra (during the monsoon season April-October). -It is advisable to drink only bottled water (make sure the bottle is sealed), do not add ice in drinks and do not eat raw meat, fruits and vegetables are not disinfected.


Temperate in altitude. Very hot in the desert to the East. Very hot and humid on the coast. The rainy season is from March to April and from July to August. The island of Socotra, in the period from May to September, is characterized by the passage of monsoons.


Driving Licence: local permit accompanied by Italian driving licence Insurance: Local (recommended a formula that covers all cases of left). Temporary importation It required the carnet customs passage for vehicles imported temporarily. Links with Europe. The airline "Yemenia" organizes two weekly flights to Rome, London and Paris for two and two for Frankfurt. The town is also accessible by the company of the Emirates via Dubai, Qatar Airways with the via Doha and Jordan Airlines via Amman. Lufthansa officially announced the suspension of flights to and from the Yemen until March 31, 2011. Internal transport A bus service connects Sana'a to Taiz and Aden.

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