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Flights go from San'a's airport to most of western Europe, Moscow, Kenya, Tanzania, Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan, the Middle East, India and Pakistan. No buses travel to Yemen. If you hire a car, you can drive from Oman through Salalah or from Saudia Arabia along the Tihama road, but leave plenty of time for bureaucracy. There's a departure tax of US$10.

Getting Around

There are plenty of internal flights in Yemen if you're in a hurry and can spare the cash. Buses go along all major asphalt roads - you need to buy a ticket beforehand at the terminal or at a major stop. Service taxis run on predetermined routes but without timetables - when they're full, they leave. Taxis travel most bus routes but also run on unpaved roads. You'll pay up to 50% more than you would for a bus. You can also hire private taxis. Rental cars generally come with their own drivers and are hired at travel agents.

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