Syria

Entry virtually impossible or very difficult. COVID test result is not required.
Quarantine required.

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What is the COVID situation in Syria?

+100 New COVID cases in Syria
+5 New COVID deaths in Syria
4.04% Fully vaccinated

Data source: Our World In Data / Data updated on December 8, 2021

Data last reviewed on: 16 September 2021

Basic facts about Syria

Syria is a small country located in Western Asia. The capital of Syria is Damascus and the most spoken language is Arabic. The national currency in Syria is Syrian pound (SYP).

What taxi apps are available in Syria?

Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Syria. However, there may be also other local taxi apps available there.

Practical information

Syrian pound (SYP)Official currency
1 EUR~1416.99 SYP
1 USD~1256.78 SYP

Check with your bank to determine if there are any costs for international transactions. When you use a foreign ATM, your home bank will typically charge you a fee. While some banks don't charge a fee, some charge a fixed fees for every withdrawal or provide a limited amount of free withdrawals.

When you spend money abroad with your card, you're unlikely to get the interbank exchange rate. This implies that each time you spend in a foreign currency, you may be paying a significant fee. Varying service providers may charge different markups, but they should not exceed 3% of the transaction value on average.

To reduce the transaction costs, you may choose to consider one of the travel cards offered by the following mobile banks: Wise.com, Revolut, N26 or Monose

Do people speak English in Syria?

The official language of Syria is Arabic. Traveling across Syria if English is your first (and only) language may be difficult due to language barriers. You can go into someone who doesn't comprehend the word that you speak. Learn a few distress phrases, such as aid, emergency, and police, as a precaution, and of course, the most important phrase to know is “Do you speak English?”

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Syria was ranked 87th out of 100 countries in 2020.

What socket types are used in Syria?

There are 3 common plug types used in Syria:

Type C 220 V, 50 Hz  Type E 220 V, 50 Hz  Type L 220 V, 50 Hz

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

What countries need visa to enter Syria?

Currently, citizens of 14 countries can enter Syria without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival.

What are visa requirements to enter Syria?

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Syria.

Data last reviewed on: 16 September 2021

Is it safe in Syria?

The U.S. State Department uses a four-level travel advisory system. The levels show how safe it is to travel throughout the world. The countries with the lowest level (1) are considered safe for visitors, while those with the greatest level (4) should be avoided, at least temporarily.

On August 2, 2021, the risk level for Syria was changed to Level 4: Do Not Travel.

Emergency phones in Syria

112 Police
113 Ambulance
113 Fire police

Check travel information also for neighbor countries of Syria:

IraqIsraelJordanLebanonTurkey
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