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Yemen Insurance

If you are planning to do business or travel in Yemen, you need specialist advice about Yemen insurance. On-going fighting, political unrest and levels of terrorism present dangers that render standard insurance policies invalid. Travel to Yemen is strongly discouraged without expert advice, high-risk insurance and the strictest security precautions.

Official risk ratings

Accident and Evacuation
Kidnapping and Ransom
Political Risk

Yemen insurance – quick facts

  • The political and security situation remains highly unstable 
  • International health insurance in Yemen is essential, along with cover for emergency evacuation
  • There is a high-risk of armed attack, terrorism and kidnapping
  • Piracy is a threat in the Gulf of Aden, the Somali Basin and the Indian Ocean – consider maritime security insurance

Risks and dangers of visiting Yemen

The security situation in Yemen remains unstable. Fighting continues across the country, which has exacerbated the humanitarian crisis and damaged key infrastructure. Access to food, clean water, fuel and medical supplies is difficult throughout Yemen. There is a high risk of being caught in indiscriminate gunfire or shelling.

In addition to on-going fighting, there’s a threat of terrorist attacks, kidnap and unlawful detention against foreigners from terrorist groups, local militia, armed tribesmen and criminal groups.

Piracy continues to plague the waters of the Gulf of Aden, the Indian Ocean and the Somali Basin. There is also the potential for maritime terrorism. 

If humanitarian missions, media assignments or other activities take you to Yemen, it may be possible to arrange high-risk insurance direct through Lloyd’s of London.

Please contact our team to discuss your specific request.

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Advice from the FCDO

The Foreign Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) in the UK regularly updates its advice to British travellers about immediate risks.

View advice on FCDO website

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