Travel Information for Yemen
Time zone:GMT +3 (Yemen standard time) Daylight savings:    None
Main languages:Arabic
Currency: Yemeni rials (YER)

1 = YER0.00, $1 = YER250, £1 = YER333

(rates as of Sep 2016)

Internet Domain:.yeInternational Dialling Code:    967

For help planning your trip to Yemen including visas, vaccinations, currency exchange, flights, accomodation and insurance, see our Yemen trip planning page.

Further information on Yemen

Discover more about Yemen - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.

Geography & Natural Features

Map of yemen

Total area: 527,970 sq km (0 sq km under water)

Coastline: 1,906 km (Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden, Red Sea)

Neighbours (border lengths): Oman (288km), Saudi Arabia (1,458km)

Climate: Mostly desert climate - hot and humid along west coast, temperate in western mountains with seasonal monsoon and very hot and dry in the eastern desert.

Highest mountain: Jabal an Nabi Shu'ayb (3,760m)

Freedom & Rights

Summary status and rankings for Yemen from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.

Freedom in the WorldNot Free -
Democracy IndexAuthoritarian regime 149/167
Economic FreedomMostly Unfree 133/179
Press FreedomVery serious situation 166/179
ILGA LGBT rightsExtreme discrimination -
Corruption PerceptionsHigh corruption 161/174
Overall Ranking:    187/195

Other Data & Links

Full name: Republic of Yemen     Status: Independent Country

Population: 26,052,966 (rank: 47/196)     Density: 49.3 people/sq km (rank: 127/196)

Ethnic groups: predominantly Arab; but also Afro-Arab, South Asians, Europeans

Religions: Muslim including Shaf'i (Sunni) and Zaydi (Shia), small numbers of Jewish, Christian, and Hindu

GDP (PPP): $61.63 billion       GDP per capita: $2,500 (rank: 155/195)

Information derived from the CIA World Factbook. Other country profiles: BBC News.