Tourists can visit historic and religious sites (such as the Ghumdau Palace and the Great Mosque in Sana) and exotic markets, and enjoy scenic areas including the Red Sea coast. Passports and visas are required by foreign visitors. Vaccination against yellow fever and cholera is recommended.
In 2000, there were 72,836 tourist arrivals and receipts totaled $76 million. There were 10,440 hotel rooms with 26,010 bed-places.
According to the 2002 United States government estimates, the cost of staying in Sanaa is approximately $215 per day. Elsewhere in the country, travel costs are less expensive.