Are other parts of Yemen opening up to tourists?
Replies: 39 - Last Post: Jul 11, 2012 11:25 AM Last Post By: chan_kawing
Jun 29, 2012 7:40 AM
Are other parts of Yemen opening up to tourists?this was posted in a thread below and though it diserved attention since noone has mentioned it.
"sure it's easy to get permission from police no worry
you can visit Manakha, Shibam/Thulla Al-Mahweet "
How long have these places been open for?
Is the situation getting better over there?
Jun 29, 2012 11:16 PM
1As a foreigner living in Sana'a i can tell you the Tourist Police are not issuing travel permits anywhere overland. THis includes Thulla or Manakha. My NGO president (with VERY close ties to "important people") is from Manakha and even he cannot get us permission. But we keep pushing.
Jul 2, 2012 4:33 AM
Jul 2, 2012 8:21 AM
havent posted for a while on the thorn tree.
I have a question. Im from an European country and today the Yemen embassy told they dont issue tourist visas anymore. Is this true? I just want to go to Sanaa for 4 days to admire its beauty. Any help on this thorny issue?
Jul 2, 2012 8:32 AM
Jul 2, 2012 9:04 PM
Jul 3, 2012 10:20 AM
6You can find tourist agency arranging tourist visa $ 60 from Sana'.
Jul 4, 2012 12:34 AM
Jul 4, 2012 12:50 AM
Jul 4, 2012 1:52 AM
Jul 4, 2012 3:09 AM
Jul 4, 2012 3:34 AM
11Yes, i've moved from Iraq and am now based in Sana'a. I got the info because i have been to the tourist police both for myself and my staff and have been unable to get travel permits. The president of the NGO's brother is a colonel in the tourist police, we have close working relationships with several government officials. I have even had dinner at the house of the former governor of Sana'a, But even this hasn't helped. We're trying to get permits this weekend again (either Manakha or Shibam/Kawkaban). I'll let you know how it goes.
Jul 4, 2012 4:55 AM
Jul 4, 2012 4:57 AM
13and I am interested in why there are so many restrictions to travel overland in Yemen.
Jul 4, 2012 5:58 AM
14Protection and security. With an American killed in Taiz, Swiss girl kidnapped in Hodeidah and a Saudi diplomat kindnapped in Aden, the government cannot handle the bad publicity. Therefore, controlling the movement of foreigners is the best option. BTW, this is not Kurdistan, this is an entirely different place which needs to be approached entirely differently.
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