FCO UPDATE:The FCO advises against all travel to the whole of Yemen. British nationals are strongly urged to leave now, while commercial carriers are still flying. If not, it is extremely unlikely that the British government will be able to evacuate you or provide consular assistance.
Tensions remain high in northern Yemen and at the Yemen-Saudi Arabian border, despite the open conflict between Yemeni government forces and the Huthi movement having subsided. There has been an outbreak of violence between the Huthis and Salafis around Dammaj, with numerous casualties.
Foreigners are often the target of attacks, with a German national shot and killed outside a supermarket in the Hadda district of Sana'a on 6 October 2013. If you go against FCO advice and stay in Yemen, avoid places frequented on a regular basis by tourists.
Avoid the designated danger zone on the main road to Sana'a's city centre, not far from the Mövenpick and Sheraton hotels
Foreign nationals have previously been detained in Yemen for several months and subsequently deported for having frequented Yemenite schools located outside of the capital. These schools are forbidden to foreigners.
For those visiting Yemen against FCO advice, ensure you do the following: 1) inform the British Embassy at home and in Sana'a of your planned whereabouts, 2) keep up to date on the current situation in the country before travelling anywhere, 3) practice caution when travelling around and stay discreet, 4) wear clothing that is in line with the local traditions.
The British Embassy in Sana'a: (00 967) 1 302480/1/2/3/4/5.
British Nationals in need of urgent consular/passport assistance should call: +967 1-302 485 from 0800-1530 local (0500-1230 GMT) Sunday-Thursday.
For the latest developments, see the FCO Travel Advice section for Yemen.
Embassy Of the Republic of Yemen
57 Cromwell Rd London, SW7 2ED Tel: 020 75814039 01 47 23 61 76/01 53 23 87 87. Fax: (+44) 207 589 3350 01 47 23 42 95. Open weekdays 9.00am until 16.00pm.
-Yemen consulate: Same address as the ambassador.
Tel. (+44) 207 584 6607 01-53-23-87-85.
Yemen Tourism office
PO Box 1287 938 Thaher Himiyar Street East Ring Road Near Mövenpick Hotel Sana'a Tel: (00 967) 1 302450/1/2/3 (1) 268 888.
Sanaa. Tel: (1) 237 164.