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Advice current as at 4:00 am 20 Jan 2020.

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The FCO advise against all travel to Syria. The information on this page covers the most common types of travel and reflects the UK government’s understanding of the rules currently in place. Unless otherwise stated, this information is for travellers using a full ‘British Citizen’ passport.

The authorities in the country or territory you’re travelling to are responsible for setting and enforcing the rules for entry. If you’re unclear about any aspect of the entry requirements, or you need further reassurance, you’ll need to contact the embassy, high commission or consulate of the country or territory you’re travelling to.

You should also consider checking with your transport provider or travel company to make sure your passport and other travel documents meet their requirements.


If you choose to travel to Syria against FCO advice, you will need to get a visa before you travel.

In June 2013, the Syrian regime issued a law stating that individuals who enter Syrian territories illegally will be punished by a prison sentence of 5 to 10 years and/or a fine of 5 to 10 million Syrian pounds.

Passport validity

If you choose to travel to Syria against FCO advice, your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 3 months from the date of entry into Syria.

Previous travel to Israel

If you have an Israeli stamp in your passport or Emergency Travel Document it is highly likely that you will be refused entry into Syria, regardless of your nationality.


Quick Facts Tourist Information for:

Currency: Syrian Pound (SYP)
Exchange Rate: still loading ...
Dialling Code: 963
Drive on the: right
Visitors/Tourists: 8,546,000 in 2010
Languages Spoken:
Arabic (official language) 80%
French (official language) 5.9%

Capital City(s):
Telephone Area Code: Country code: 963, City code: 11
Latitude: Longitude:

Largest City: Aleppo
Telephone Area Code: Country code: 963, City code: 21
Latitude: Longitude:

This tool is being re-developed. The exchange rate is today's; but until development is completed we are using data obtained from a variety of sources in 2013 for the rest of the info, and is not guaranteed to be free of errors - see disclaimer.
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