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HTH Travel Alerts – Government Warning Issued for Yemen

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Travel insurance carriers often provide information about current events that affect coverage.  This can include weather events, civil or political unrest or health warnings.  Such travel alerts are available in newsletters, blogs or on the carrier’s website.  The following is a travel alert from HTH regarding the Government Warning Issued for Yemen.

August 24, 2010. Government Warning Issued for Yemen

SOURCE: U.S. Department of State

U.S. Embassy Sana’a released the following Warden Message on August 24, 2010:

As a result of continuing threats from Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and its affiliates, the U.S. Embassy is suspending all non-essential travel outside of Sana’a for Embassy personnel. American citizens traveling to or residing in Yemen should maintain a sense of heightened vigilance. We encourage American citizens to be especially aware of their security and surroundings. The U.S. Embassy has also advised its personnel to avoid areas with significant crowds, hotels, places where large numbers of foreigners gather, and large cultural or other events without a visible security presence. Enhanced security awareness also includes varying routes and times of movements to and from work. American citizens should stay current on local events and be aware of their surroundings at all times. Please consult our Country Specific Information page on Yemen for details regarding suggested security practices.

Copyright © 2010, U.S. Department of State

Source: Government Warning Issued for Yemen