MESSAGE FOR U.S. CITIZENS
September 23, 2011
The Department of State is advising U.S. citizens in Sanaa of the potential for celebratory fire and demonstrations following the return of President Ali Abdullah Saleh to Yemen. We urge U.S. citizens in Sanaa to limit their travel and to stay indoors while the potential for celebratory fire continues.
U.S. citizens resident in Yemen should monitor local and international news broadcasts for updated information. The Embassy reminds all U.S. citizens to avoid areas with heavy police presence or crowds assembling and to exercise caution if within the vicinity of any large public gatherings and demonstrations. Even demonstrations or events intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and possibly escalate into violence.
This does not replace the Travel Warning for Yemen issued on September 2, 2011, and U.S. citizens may want to review the information contained in it.
The U.S. Embassy Sana'a, 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. For after-hours emergencies, please call (967) (1) 755-2000 (press zero for extension) or (967) 733-213-509. From time to time the Embassy may temporarily close or suspend public services for security reasons. Emergency assistance to U.S. citizens during non-business hours (or when public access is restricted) is available through Embassy duty personnel.
For the latest security information, U.S. citizens living and traveling abroad should regularly monitor the Department's Bureau of Consular Affairs Internet web site at http://travel.state.gov, where the current Worldwide Caution, Travel Alerts, Travel Warnings, and Country Specific Information can be found. Up-to-date information on security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll free in the United States and Canada or, for callers in other countries by calling a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).