WARNING: Travel to Yemen is strongly discouraged due to a state of severe political crisis, as well as a very high threat of terrorist attacks, abductions, tribal violence and general lawlessness. Terrorist groups actively target tourist groups, with targeted suicide bombings and armed ambushes occurring yearly since 2007. Travel in the Saada region of northern Yemen is strongly discouraged because of the risk of violent civil unrest.
|Currency||Yemeni rial (YER)|
|Population||18,701,257 (July 2002 est.)|
|Religion||Muslim including Shaf'i (Sunni) and Zaydi (Shi'a) 97% , Jewish, Christian, and Hindu 3%|
|Electricity||220/50Hz (UK plug)|
|Time Zone||UTC +3|
Yemen is on the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula, and sharing borders with Saudi Arabia and Oman. Yemen has had a troubled recent history with civil wars and tribal conflicts predominating.