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    Currency in Yemen – Yemeni rial YER

    A practical foreign exchange and currency guide to Yemen

     

    What currency is used in Yemen?

    The official currency of Yemen is the Yemeni rial, with symbol and currency code YER.

     

    Things to know about the Yemeni rial

     

     

    Yemeni rial – Markets & Rates

    1 USD = 250.25 YER
    Sell USD  →  Buy YER
    USD to YER is steady at its 90-day average 250.3.
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    DateUSD/YERChangePeriod
    06 May 2022
    250.25
    0% 2 Week
    19 Feb 2022
    250.25
    0% 3 Month
    20 May 2021
    250.05
    0.1% 1 Year
    21 May 2017
    250.30
    0% 5 Year
    22 May 2012
    214.10
    16.9% 10 Year
    25 May 2002
    174.29
    43.6% 20 Year
    USD/YER change over periods to 20-May-2022

     

     

    Compare Yemeni rial Exchange Rates & Fees

    The below comparison table makes it easy to find the best exchange rates and lowest fees when you want to make a Transfer or Spend Yemeni rial.

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    Travelling to Yemen

    Today, travellers do not have the privilege of visiting, as the country is in crisis, with civil war taking a desperate toll on most of the population. Needless to say, it is not safe to travel there. Yemen is a difficult country to get around, but the rewards for the persevering visitor are an unforgettable experience, populated with very friendly and open hosts. Despite being adjacent to Saudi Arabia and on the same peninsula as the United Arab Emirates, Yemen is definitely a place apart. However, the country is embroiled in civil war and the situation on the ground continues to deteriorate.

    The impressive grand mosques that grace each Peninsula capital city are often open to non-Muslims. A mosque tour can be inspirational in terms of cultural insights.

    Is it safe to travel in Yemen?

    Anyone entering the country should try to keep up-to-date on the exact security situation of their intended destinations and be prepared to change plans if the situation mandates it. Terrorist groups continue to plot and conduct attacks in Yemen and may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, and local government facilities.

    Gay and Lesbian visitors are unlikely to encounter outright prejudice or harassment so long as they remain discreet. However, this may well change if you become involved with a local. Room sharing is generally not a problem (it will be assumed you’re economising). The public consumption of alcohol is punishable under Islamic law in Yemen. Tap water should be avoided. To stay safe, it is recommended to stick to the bottled variety.

    ATMs are rare in Yemen, if you want to find one you will want to look in the large cities as you there are almost none outside of them.

     

     

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