There is an ongoing outbreak of a respiratory illness first identified in Wuhan, China, caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (NCoV)
How has this impacted Yemen?
There are currently no confirmed cases of NCoV in Yemen. However, the Government of Yemen has implemented a program to screen for NCoV and monitor and manage patients who have been exposed to or are possibly infected with NCoV, including a screening process at the airport to detect travellers who may demonstrate NCoV symptoms. All travelers arriving in Yemen, including American citizens, are subject to this program. Non-Yemeni nationals with recent travel to China maybe refused admission. Anyone exhibiting NCoV symptoms may be subjected to a quarantine and/or NCoV testing.
How does this impact my travel plans?
- The United States advises U.S. citizens not to travel to China.
- Any U.S. citizen or foreign national entering the United States who has been in China within the previous 14 days may undergo a health screening and possible quarantine.
- Visit travel.state.gov and the website of U.S. Embassy in the country to which you plan to travel for the latest updates on travel restrictions and NCoV prevention measures.
Actions to Take:
- Monitor Yemeni local media for updates on further precautionary measures that may affect airports and other ports of entry, schools and other public facilities.
- The U.S. CDC, and the World Health Organization have all published similar recommendations on what you can do to reduce your risk of infection. These include:
- Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
For the most up-to-date CDC information concerning 2019-nCoV, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.
The World Health Organization also has a website that includes travel guidance, technical guidance, and disease outbreak news: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
For the most up-to-date overseas travel information from the Department of State, please visit: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/