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Yemen Overview

Located at the southwest corner of the Arabian Peninsula, Yemen shares borders with Saudi Arabia and Oman, it also shares maritime borders with Somalia, Djibouti, and Eritrea, and its official language is Arabic.

The country has a population of 28 million and its capital Sana’a, which sits at an altitude of 2,200 miles, is also its largest city. The country is about the size of France and has a hot desert climate with low rainfall.

How Strong is the Yemeni Passport?

The Yemeni passport currently ranks 102nd place according to the Guide Passport Ranking Index. The passport holders of Yemen have limited travel freedom compared to other countries.

Visa Not Required for Yemeni Passport Holders

Having a Yemeni passport allows entry to 10 countries and territories. List of Yemeni passport visa-free entry destinations:

  • Cook Islands
  • Dominica
  • Ecuador
  • Haiti
  • Malaysia
  • Micronesia
  • Niue
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Sudan
  • Syria

Visa on Arrival for Yemeni Passport Holders

Yemeni passport holders can obtain visa on arrival in the following countries and territories:

  • Bangladesh
  • Cambodia
  • Cape Verde
  • Comoros
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Iran
  • Laos
  • Lebanon
  • Macao
  • Madagascar
  • Maldives
  • Mauritania
  • Mozambique
  • Nepal
  • Palau
  • Rwanda
  • Samoa
  • Seychelles
  • Somalia
  • Sri Lanka *(eTA)
  • Tajikistan
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda

 

*(eTA): Electronic Travel Authorization

eVisa for Yemeni Passport Holders

Yemeni passport holders are required to obtain an eVisa before arriving in the following countries and territories.

  • Albania
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Bahrain
  • Benin
  • Colombia
  • Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
  • Djibouti
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Georgia
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lesotho
  • Moldova
  • Montserrat
  • Norfolk Island
  • Qatar
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Singapore
  • South Sudan
  • St. Helena
  • St. Kitts and Nevis
  • Suriname
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Uzbekistan
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Pre-Arranged Visa Required for Yemeni Passport Holders

There are 165 countries and territories that require Yemeni passport holders to obtain a visa through their embassies and consulates prior to arrival. The visa requirement may be waived off at times, provided that Yemeni citizens meet alternate requirements such as holding other visas or resident permits

  • Afghanistan
  • Algeria
  • American Samoa
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bonaire, St. Eustatius & Saba
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Congo Democratic Republic
  • Congo Republic
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Curacao
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Dominican Republic
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Eswatini
  • Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • French Polynesia
  • French West Indies
  • Gambia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guam
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guyana
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kosovo
  • Kuwait
  • Latvia
  • Liberia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Mexico
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Netherlands
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • North Korea
  • North Macedonia
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palestinian Territories
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Reunion
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • San Marino
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Sierra Leone
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Maarten
  • St. Pierre and Miquelon
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • Uruguay
  • US Virgin Islands
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Wallis and Futuna

Entry Refused for Yemeni Passport Holders

The following country does not allow visa-free access to Yemenis and has imposed entry restrictions on Yemeni passport holders:

  • Libya

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