Avoid Yemen

This item appears on page 18 of the September 2013 issue.

The Department of State urges US citizens to not travel to Yemen. Terrorist organizations continue to be active throughout the country. In the last year, media have reported several kidnappings of Westerners. Violent crime is also a growing problem.

Piracy in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean is a security threat to maritime activities in the region.

US government-facilitated evacuations occur only when no safe commercial alternatives exist. Evacuation assistance is provided on a cost-recovery basis, which means the traveler must reimburse the US government for travel costs.