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Hi, I was wondering if anyone would have some info about visas for Yemen? Can you get it at the airport or do you have to get it in advance? Also tourist visa vs. journalist visa? Is it easy to work there? Is it expensive?
I would appreciate any piece of information or advice,
Urban Hamid , Cairo

by urban hamid at 2005-04-14 22:33:51 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) cairo , Egypt | Bookmark | | Report spam→

Try this link for info …


by Jerome Pollos | 14 Apr 2005 23:04 | Coeur d'Alene, United States | | Report spam→

I found this contact info for the consulate in Cairo – they should be able to tell you if visa on arrival is possible.

28 Amin El Rafei Street, Dokki, Cairo
Tel: (2) 3614225/6, 3604805/6

by Frazer | 15 Apr 2005 03:04 | Vancouver, Canada | | Report spam→
bear with me on this.I have a pal who has just got back from there after spending a long time in the place and I’m waiting for visa info.
Kevin Rushby’s book “Eating the Flowers of Paradise: A Journey Through the Drug Fields of Ethiopia and Yemen” is supposed to be okay.

There has been nearly constant outbreaks of trouble in the Bani-Muadh suburb of the provincial city of Saada,which is roughly 250 kilometers north of the Sanaa.
The Believing Youth group is the local thorn in the side of the govt and was set up by Hussein Badruddin Al-Houthi, who got zapped in a mega-punch up last September.

Government forces have been all over the Al-Shafiaa and Jabal-Ayoob districts of late,lifting dozens of potential ‘problems’ and word has that they have surrounded rebel positions in the Um-Essa and Al-Ruzamat areas.
This is all high altitude,rocky mountain stuff and it’s tough going for the unfit,so be advised.

You’ll need permits to get access to some areas and going north to where the action is could be difficult.The local guides and tour operators which hang around the hotels in the Old City in Sana’a are good for info. The Arabia Felix, Taj Talha and the Golden Dar are their regular haunts these days,I think.

by Mikethehack | 15 Apr 2005 04:04 | | Report spam→
You can get one at Sana’a airport when you arrive according to a pal of mine who is British and if he can get in on a British passport then your passport should be no problem.

It costs $60 and the visa is issued on the spot in seconds. Valid for 3 months. I don’t know if you need to carry an extra passport photo but carry a few just in case.
Paperwork is little more than an immigration card provided in Arabic and English.
My contact had to wake the guy up as he was sleeping on the floor behind the counter.

by Mikethehack | 15 Apr 2005 07:04 | | Report spam→

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