Yemen is a primordial country that has several controllable dangers. Quite often due to the western media, we have a misinterpretation of the situation and status. We would therefore like to inform you about safety measures, which should make your stay here in Yemen as safe as possible.


The safety measures of the Yemeni authorities
When taking international crime statistics into consideration, one becomes aware of the fact that Yemen is still one of the safest countries in the world. One of the things that most tourists are afraid of is being abducted. This point is linked to Yemen by the Media. It is an indisputable fact that there have repeatedly been abductions. It is also a fact, apart from one exception, that none of the victims has ever had cause for complaint. During the past few years, Yemen has increasingly opposed abductors; severe punishments have started to show signs of having a deterring effect. Furthermore, the Republic of Yemen has introduced a number of precautionary measures to ensure the safety of all guests during their travels: Certain areas that are mainly under the control of individual tribes are inaccessible for tourist traffic; therefore, no foreigner is able to access these areas. Within areas where increased care is necessary, tourist vehicles gather at meeting points from where they are accompanied by military vehicles. An alternative is that tourists are sometimes accompanied by soldiers. On leaving larger towns, all tourists are registered. Checkpoints are positioned at irregular intervals along all main routes; this enables easy location of tourists when travelling.

ATG precautionary measures
Traditional tribal structures quite often existing alongside the democratic structure of the state, allow us, in addition to the protection measures provided by the state, to make our own arrangements.

Travelling advice provided by various authorities of western nations

Great Britain
The Netherlands

Further embassies in Yemen   (Download)
Yemeni embassies abroad