Yemen Instability – Notify State Department if you must change location

April 4, 2015

*** This message was sent to all U.S. citizens in Yemen who have enrolled in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program. If you know of U.S. citizens in Yemen who are not enrolled and should receive this message, please share it with them ***

The level of instability and ongoing threats in Yemen remain extremely concerning. There are no plans for a U.S. government-coordinated evacuation of U.S. citizens at this time.  To avoid placing themselves in greater danger, U.S. citizens are encouraged to shelter in place until the situation stabilizes.  If you feel that your current location is no longer safe, you should carefully assess the potential risks involved in moving to a different location.

If you believe that you cannot remain in your current location because the situation has become too dangerous but could safely travel to another location such as Mokha, please inform Department of State by sending an email to You can also contact us at 1-888-407-4747 (From the U.S. & Canada), +1-202-501-4444 (From Overseas).

Please be sure you provide us with as much of the following information as possible.

About the U.S. citizen (s):

  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Last known location (please be as specific as possible)
  • Number of accompanying immediate family members (spouse, children)
  • Any available contact information
  • Any other information you think would be helpful in locating the U.S. citizen

About you (if you are writing about yourself, please just indicate “self”)

  • Your full name
  • Your contact information
  • Your relationship to the person about whom you are writing (e.g., spouse, parent, child, friend, employer, etc.)

We encourage U.S. citizens in Yemen to visit the Yemen Crisis Page and to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program to receive information posted by the U.S. government and inform the U.S. government of his/her presence in Yemen.  Please also read the latest Travel Warning for Yemen.