action in Iraq continues. Developments in Iraq and on the Middle
East Peace Process continue to have an impact on local public
opinion in the region and this might be expressed by some
people, including through acts of violence against British
nationals or organisations. You should follow news reports and
be alert to regional developments.
There is reliable evidence that international terrorists are
targeting western, including British interests in Yemen. The
threat to British individuals and organisations from terrorism
is high. Terrorist attacks in countries in the region could
involve the use of chemical and biological materials.
We therefore advise against all travel. If you are already in
Yemen you should consider leaving. British businesses and
schools and British nationals resident in Yemen should review
their personal security arrangements with the greatest of care.
You should maintain a high level of vigilance, particularly in
public places frequented by foreigners such as hotels,
restaurants and shopping malls. You should take sensible
precautions for your personal and vehicle safety and avoid any
political gatherings and demonstrations.
British Diplomatic Missions in Yemen are closed to the public
and are able to offer only limited Consular assistance to those
who choose to remain. We have withdrawn all but a small
complement of staff.
& Commonwealth Office London
U.S.-led coalition began military action in Iraq on March 19,
2003. Given the heightened tensions as a result of these
hostilities, together with increased threats globally from
terrorism, Canadians are advised not to travel to Yemen.
Canadians should evaluate their need to remain in Yemen and if
their presence is not essential should consider leaving.
Information on the crisis in Iraq is available at
Canadians who choose to remain in Yemen despite this warning
should not travel outside major cities and should maintain a
high level of personal security awareness at all times as the
security situation could deteriorate rapidly without notice.
Exercise extreme caution, particularly in commercial, public and
tourist areas frequented by foreigners. Canadians should monitor
local developments, avoid crowds and demonstrations, as well as
register and remain in regular contact with the Consulate of
Canada in Sanaa, the Canadian Embassy in Riyadh (see below) or
the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (call
Avoid leaving vehicles unattended. In the event that you have to
do so, carefully inspect both the interior and exterior upon
return to detect any attached devices or suspect packages nearby.
Treat mail and packages from unfamiliar sources with suspicion.
If you notice anything unusual, contact your sponsor or call the
Yemeni police immediately. Suspects as well as witnesses to
incidents may be held for lengthy periods without access to
legal counsel or consular officials. If access is granted, it
may be severely limited by the Yemeni authorities.
Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
7. April 2003
déclenchement des opérations militaires en Iraq peut entraîner
une aggravation de la menace terroriste. Il est conseillé de
surseoir à tout projet de voyage sauf raison impérative. En
raison du contexte régional et à l'approche des élections législatives
du 27 avril 2003, l'Ambassade de France à Sanaa recommande aux
ressortissants français présents dans le pays de faire preuve
de la plus grande vigilance, d'adopter une attitude de réserve
et de limiter leurs déplacements.
Français des Affaires Étrangères
28. März 2003
Travel Warning is being updated to alert U.S. citizens that the
Department of State has authorized the departure of adult family
members and non-emergency personnel at the U.S. Embassy in Sanaa
on a voluntary basis. Due to credible reports that terrorists
have planned attacks against U.S. interests in Yemen and
heightened tensions and increased security concerns resulting
from the current situation in the region, the security threat to
all American citizens in Yemen remains high. The Department of
State continues to warn U.S. citizens to defer travel to Yemen.
U.S. citizens in Yemen should consider departing. This Travel
Warning supersedes that issued on November 30, 2002.
On March 28, 2003, the
Department of State authorized the voluntary departure of adult
family members and non-emergency personnel at the U.S. Embassy
in Sanaa. U.S. Embassy employees have not been allowed to bring
their children to Yemen since March 18, 2002. The Department of
State reaffirms its warning to United States citizens to defer
travel to Yemen. The Department has received credible reports
that terrorists have planned attacks against U.S. interests in
Yemen. The Department anticipates that threats against Americans
in Yemen will continue given the increased tensions and security
concerns resulting from the current situation in the region. The
U.S. Embassy in Sanaa will continue to provide consular services
to American citizens. However, from time to time, the Embassy
may temporarily close or suspend public services as necessary
for security reasons. Emergency assistance to American citizens
during non-business hours (or when public access is restricted)
is available through Embassy duty personnel, who can be
contacted by telephone at 967-1-303-155.
U.S. citizens who remain in or travel to Yemen despite this
warning should register at the Consular Section of the U.S.
Embassy in Sanaa and enroll in the warden system (emergency
alert network) in order to obtain updated information on travel
and security in Yemen. Americans in Yemen should exercise
caution and take prudent measures to maintain their security.
Americans should maintain a high level of vigilance, avoid
crowds and demonstrations, keep a low profile, vary times and
routes for all travel, and ensure travel documents are current.
The Embassy in Sanaa advises
American citizens in Yemen to exercise particular caution at
locations frequented by foreigners, such as the Sanaa Trade
Center, American-affiliated franchises, restaurants and shops in
the Haddah area in Sanaa and in Aden and elsewhere, and at
restaurants and hotels frequented by expatriates. Americans who
believe they are being followed or threatened while driving in
urban centers should proceed as quickly as possible to the
nearest police station or major intersection and request
assistance from the officers in the blue-and-white police cars
The U.S. Embassy is located at
Dhahr Himyar Zone, Sheraton Hotel District, P.O. Box 22347. The
telephone number of the Consular Section is (967)(1) 303-155,
extension 118, 265, or 266. The fax number is (967)(1) 303-175.
The after hours emergency number is (967)(1) 303-155.
of Consular Affairs of the United States of America
Auswärtige Amt warnt vor Reisen in den Jemen. Deutschen, die
sich im Jemen aufhalten und deren Aufenthalt nicht dringend
geboten ist, wird empfohlen auszureisen.
Die Botschaft Sanaa ist wie
folgt zu erreichen: (P.O.Box 2562, Sanaa, Tel.: 00967-1-413174,