Visa policy of Yemen

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Visa of Yemen

Visitors to Yemen must obtain a visa from one of the Yemeni diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa countries whose citizens may obtain visa on arrival.[1] Until January 2010 Yemen had a visa on arrival policy for some 50 nations.[2]

Visa policy map[edit]

Visa policy of Yemen

Visa free[edit]

Visa is not required for those of Yemeni origin.

Visa on arrival[edit]

Citizens of the following 12 countries can obtain a visa on arrival for Yemen valid for up to 3 months:[3][4][5]


Transit passengers who are not leaving the airport, and are continuing their journey by the same or first connecting aircraft do not require a visa.

Non-ordinary passports[edit]

Holders of diplomatic or official/service/special passports of Cuba, Czech Republic, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Mauritania, Morocco, Pakistan, Turkey and holders of diplomatic passports of Lebanon, Hungary and Palestine can obtain visa on arrival.


Visitors holding Israeli visas (or other Israeli entry documents) are denied entry to Yemen.[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Visa Information - Yemen". Timatic. IATA. Retrieved 11 November 2015. 
  2. ^ Yemen stops issuing tourist visas on arrival to foreigners
  3. ^ Visa Regulation
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ [2]
  6. ^ Must arrive from Algeria.
  7. ^ Must arrive from Egypt.
  8. ^ [3]