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Yemen - safe travelling?

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1. Posted by jimmy78 (Budding Member 3 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Hey there,

has anybody lately been travelling trough Yemen? Is it safe? Heard that lately some private travellers have been kidnapped: 3 of them murdered the rest missing still.

any comment appreciated


2. Posted by Curt1591 (Respected Member 230 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Last night there was a great episode of "Madventures" on Nat Geo. The boys went to Yemen.

Besides the questionable safety, there seemed to be constant roadblocks, literally and figuratively, to any movement.

3. Posted by kidintown (Budding Member 59 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

I haven't been there in the last 3 years but i have family living there. this'd be a bad time to travel to yemen.

there's a civil war going on in the northern part of the country and a lot of the tribes are becoming increasingly hostile towards tourists. there have been a lot of incidents of kidnapping and killing tourists in the last couple of years.

this is a pitiful situation for such a beautiful country. the geographical diversity that a small country like yemen offers - from desert to hills to beaches - is quite unique.

Things will hopefully change in the times to come. Until then it is not advisable to travel to Yemen.