Yemen

Latest update: - Authors: Mieke Croughs, Ula Maniewski-Kelner

COVID-19

Travelling to red countries outside the EU or Schengen area is not recommended if you have not been vaccinated.

Take a look at the general preventive measures related to COVID-19.

Check the current security situation on the federal government website and register your itinerary on Travellers Online.

This page contains the main health risks for travellers and general recommendations. Travel conditions are different for everyone and each patient's health condition varies. Discuss your trip during a travel consultation with your doctor or in a travel clinic, preferably six to eight weeks before departure.

Important health risks

Malaria

There is a high risk of malaria in the entire country. We recommend the use of mosquito-repellent measures from dusk till morning, in combination with the use of malaria tablets 

In case of fever during or after your journey, get tested for malaria as soon as possible.

Other insect-borne diseases

Insects can transmit diseases such as dengue, chikungunya and leishmaniasis.

Protect yourself against insects.

Ticks

Ticks can transmit diseases.

Rabies

Dogs and other mammals can be infected with rabies.

Schistosomiase

There is a risk of infection with schistosomiasis when swimming or bathing in lakes and rivers.

Altitude sickness

You may experience altitude sickness in areas above 2500 metres.

Other possible infections

Other frequent health risks while travelling

Read these tips before you leave.

Vaccinations

Hepatitis A

Recommended

Hepatitis A vaccination is recommended for all travellers.

Update of basic vaccinations

Recommended

Polio

Recommended

A single booster of polio vaccination is recommended for all travelers to Asia or Africa aged 16 years or older.

Other vaccinations

Recommended for some travelers

Discuss with your doctor whether one of the following vaccinations is recommended for you:

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