In general, temperatures in Yemen are high and rainfall is low, with the exception of the higher elevations. It is warmest in the Tihamah on the west coast. This area has a tropical climate with temperatures that regularly exceed 50 °C and a humidity that is between 50% and 70%. Rain falls in irregular amounts with an annual average of 130 mm. The maximum temperature in Aden, on the south coast, ranges from an average of 25 °C in January to 32 °C in June and the amount of rain is comparable to the Tihamah.
Whatever your holiday in Yemen will look like, it is important to protect yourself well against various infectious diseases and mosquitoes; there are malaria and dengue mosquitoes in Yemen.
Vaccinations Yemen: common risks
Vaccinations can make you resistant to various (tropical) diseases that occur in Yemen. See below what the most common health risks and diseases are in Yemen. This way you immediately know which specific vaccinations Yemen requires of you and which other measures you can take to spend your trip in good health.
Recommended vaccinations and risks
In this country Chikungunya is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.
Vaccination against hepatitis B depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for a personal advice.
In this country there is a risk of getting malaria. Protection against mosquito bites is necessary during day- and nighttime. Sometimes malaria tablets are recommended, please contact KLM Health Services.
There is an increased risk of measles in this country. A MMR (Mumps Measles Rubella) vaccination is recommended for anyone who has not been vaccinated against measles or has experienced the disease.
In the Netherlands, most children now receive a vaccination against BMR. We therefore recommend a vaccination for some travellers. This advice depends on age, past vaccinations and diseases experienced.
Vaccination depends on your personal situation. In this country mammals could be infected with Rabies. Avoid contact with mammals. Please contact KLM Health Services for good and personal advice.
In this country Schistosomiasis is prevalent. Please contact KLM Health Services for personal advice.
Vaccination against typhoid fever depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for a personal advice.