Yemen Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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Import regulations:

Free import by adults only of:

600 cigarettes or 60 cigars or 1 lb. of tobacco;

2 bottles of alcoholic beverages (alien non-residents only);

1 bottle of perfume or perfumed water or Eau de Cologne;

Gifts of non-commercial character, not exceeding the value of YER 100,000.- per adult passenger;

Gold ornaments (women passengers only) weighing up to 350 grams.

Valuable items of commercial character intended for re-export should be declared.

Arms and Ammunition regulations:

Import is prohibited.

Wild Fauna and Flora:

The import of certain endangered species of plant, live animals and their products is prohibited or restricted under CITES.
For further details please refer to CITES:

Additional Information on regulations:

Prohibited are firearms, illegal drugs, obscene books and magazines, and all products of Israeli origin.

Crew members customs regulations:

Same regulations as for passengers apply.


Cats and dogs must be accompanied by a veterinarian health certificate and an import permit from the Veterinary Office, Dept. of Agriculture, Yemen. Yemen Airways (Yemenia) allows pets weighing up to 5 kilograms to be carried in cabin if carried in a specified and odorless cage without liability for injury or death of pet(s). For other airlines check before traveling.

Import of birds, including those used for decorative purposes, and their products is not allowed unless approved by the local authorities.

Baggage Clearance regulations:

Baggage is cleared at the airport of final destination in Yemen if this is an international airport.

Exempt: baggage of transit passengers with a destination outside of Yemen.

Baggage of crew is cleared through a separate Customs counter.


Currency Import regulations:

Local currency:
- Residents: allowed up to a maximum of YER 2,000.-.
- Non-residents: prohibited.
Foreign currencies (for all passengers): no restrictions. Amounts exceeding USD 3,000.- or equivalent should be declared on arrival.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency:
- Residents: allowed up to a maximum of YER 2,000.-.
- Non-residents: prohibited.
Foreign currencies:
- Residents: allowed up to a maximum of USD 3,000.- or equivalent.
- Non-residents: up to the amounts imported and declared.

Airport Tax

No airport tax is levied on passengers upon embarkation at the airport.

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