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MESSAGE FOR U.S. CITIZENS
 

Possible Protests in Sana’a

02-02-2011

The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens in Yemen of media reports regarding possible demonstrations and protests in Sana'a over the next several days.  The Embassy urges U.S. citizens to review their personal plans and remain alert to their surroundings at all times.  Travelers should avoid areas of planned demonstrations and be aware that spontaneous demonstrations can occur anywhere on short notice.  If caught unexpectedly near a demonstration, obey instructions from police and leave the area as quickly as possible.  U.S. citizens should stay current on local events and be aware of their surroundings at all times.  Consult the U.S. Department of State's Travel Warning and Country Specific Information on Yemen as well as the Department of State's recently issued Worldwide Caution regarding recommended security practices.  

The U.S. Embassy is located at Dhahr Himyar Zone, Sheraton Hotel District, P.O. Box 22347. The telephone number of the Consular Section is (967)(1) 755-2000, extension 2153 or 2266. The fax number is (967)(1) 303-175.  The after-hours emergency number is (967)(1)755-2000 (press zero for extension).  In case of an emergency, if these regular numbers do not work, please call (967) 733-213-509.

U.S. citizens in Yemen are encouraged to enroll in the Smart Travelers Enrollment Program (STEP) at the following website: https://travelregistration.state.gov.  U.S. citizens without internet access may enroll directly at the U.S. Embassy.  By enrolling, U.S. citizens make it easier for the Embassy to contact them in case of emergency.

Current information on travel and security in Yemen may be obtained from the Department of State by calling 1-888-407-4747 within the United States and Canada, or, from outside the United States and Canada, 1-202-501-4444.  U.S. citizens should consult the Travel Warning for Yemen, the Country Specific Information for Yemen, and the Worldwide Caution Public Announcement on the Department's Internet site at http://travel.state.gov.