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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

How to get to | Yemen

This is part of a series of blog entries on how to get to countries and places. Here is a link to the index. I plan to eventually cover every country and some other places. If you have a request for a particular country or place please use the contact me link at top right, or leave a comment.


Source: Wikipedia

There are limited options for travel to Yemen. There are no regular passenger boat services, land crossings are restricted to Oman, and flights are relatively limited. Airlines that serve Yemen include (all to Sana'a except where noted):

  • Star Alliance - EgyptAir, Lufthansa, Turkish
  • Oneworld - Royal Jordanian (to Aden and Sana'a)
  • Sky Team - none
  • Other - most airlines of Arabian peninsula countries

TIP Visas can be obtained on arrival (a slow process). If you have Yemeni riyals it will likely be cheaper than if you pay in US$ or euros.

TIP In the unlikely event you are transitting a Yemen airport (ie connecting to another country) then you will need a visa to transit (as I recently discovered).

TIP Longhaul flights to Yemen can be not much more than the fare to one of the major Middle East hubs (eg Dubai for Emirates). The extra short flight to Yemen costs less than being purchased separately.

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