Current travel advisories for Syria

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Last Update: Tuesday, 23. July 2024 at 08:23

It is not safe to travel Syria.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 5 / 5

Syria is a country in Asia (Western Asia) with around 20 million citizens and a land mass of 185,180 km². We detected travel advisories from 8 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 4.0 / 5

Syria shares land borders with 5 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 4.0 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Iraq (4.8), Israel (4.2), Lebanon (4.1), Turkey with (3.5) and Jordan with (3.2 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports of no cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu


Single advisories / travel warnings

New Zealand government

Quelle: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/syria

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Do not travel to Syria due to the ongoing civil war and extremely dangerous security situation (level 4 of 4). There is a significant risk of terrorism, violence and kidnapping throughout Syria. A number of foreign nationals have been targeted and some have been murdered. We strongly recommend any New Zealanders currently in Syria depart immediately or as soon as it is safe to do so. As there is no New Zealand diplomatic presence in Syria, the ability of the government to assist New Zealand citizens requiring consular assistance is severely limited.

Danger level: 5

Do not travel / Extreme Risk.

Australian government

Quelle: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/middle-east/syria

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
We've reviewed our advice and continue to advise do not travel to Syria due to the extremely dangerous security situation and the threat of armed conflict, air strikes, terrorism and kidnapping. The security situation remains extremely volatile. If you're in Syria, you should leave as soon as possible (see 'Safety'). Entry and exit measures for Syria may change without notice. If you're planning to cross a land border from Syria, contact the relevant authorities in your destination country for entry requirements (see 'Travel'). An increased threat of military and terrorist attacks against Israel and Israeli interests across the region and ongoing military action in the Occupied Palestinian Territories could lead to increased tensions in other locations in the Middle East. Demonstration and protest activity may occur, and localised security situations could deteriorate with little notice. Avoid all demonstrations and protests. This may also result in airspace closures, flight cancellations and flight diversions and other travel disruptions. We advise: Do not travel to Syria due to the extremely dangerous security situation and the threat of armed conflict, air strikes, terrorism and kidnapping.

Danger level: 5

Do not travel.

US American government

Quelle: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/syria-travel-advisory.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Updated to reflect the risk of wrongful detention Do not travel to Syria due to the risk of terrorism, civil unrest, kidnapping or hostage taking, and armed conflict. Exercise increased caution due to the risk of wrongful detention. Country Summary: The U.S. Embassy in Damascus suspended its operations in February 2012. Czechia serves as the protecting power for the United States in Syria. The U.S. government is unable to provide any routine or emergency consular services to U.S. citizens in Syria. Syria has experienced active armed conflict since 2011. No part of Syria is safe from violence. Hostage taking by armed groups, wrongful detentions, the use of chemical warfare, shelling, and aerial bombardment of civilian centers pose significant risk of death or serious injury. The destruction of infrastructure, housing, medical facilities, schools, and power and water utilities has also increased hardships inside the country. The U.S. government strongly warns private U.S. citizens against traveling to Syria to engage in armed conflict. The U.S. government does not support this activity. U.S. citizens who undertake such activity face extreme personal risks, including hostage taking by armed groups, wrongful detentions, injury, or death. Our ability to provide consular assistance to individuals who are injured or kidnapped, or to the families of individuals who die in the conflict, is extremely limited. Protests and demonstrations are quelled by government forces through aggressive tactics and protestors, activists, and political dissenters are routinely detained without access to legal representation or the ability to communicate with friends and family. Terrorist groups are active in Syria. Parts of Syria have experienced recent increases in incidents of bombings, IEDs, and assassinations. Fighting on behalf of or providing other forms of support to designated terrorist organizations, including ISIS and al-Qaeda affiliates, can constitute the provision of material support for terrorism or a foreign terrorist organization, which is a crime under U.S. law that can result in penalties including prison time and large fines. There is an ongoing risk of hostage taking of U.S. citizens and other foreign nationals throughout the country. U.S. citizens are also targets of abduction and/or wrongful detention by the Syrian government. Those in detention do not have access to fair judicial process or medical attention. Government detention centers are known to be unsanitary facilities where widespread cruel, inhumane, or degrading treatment of detainees has been documented, as well as torture and extrajudicial killings. Minors, persons with physical, sensory, or mental disabilities, and elderly have frequently been victims of unjust detention. The Syrian government has also been implicated in the enforced or involuntary disappearance of more than 100,000 individuals, including medical and humanitarian workers, journalists, human rights activists, political opposition, and additionally those suspected of affiliation with these groups and their family members. Only the Syrian government can issue a valid entry visa to Syria. Failure to obtain a legitimate entry visa directly from the Syrian government could result in detention. Due to risks of operating civilian aircraft within or in the vicinity of Syria, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a Notice to Air Missions (NOTAM) and/or a Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR). For more information, U.S. citizens should consult the Federal Aviation Administration’s Prohibitions, Restrictions and Notices. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Syria.

Danger level: 5

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German government

Quelle: https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/ReiseUndSicherheit/syriensicherheit/204278

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Syrien: Reise- und Sicherheitshinweise (Reisewarnung). The German government advises againt travelling this country.

Danger level: 5

Travel Warning.

Canadian government

Quelle: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/syria

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid all travel.

Danger level: 5

Avoid all travel.

Cypriot government

Quelle: http://www.mfa.gov.cy/mfa/mfa2016.nsf/travel_en.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Leave Immediately

Danger level: 5

Leave Immediately.

Finnish government

Quelle: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/SY

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Lämna landet omedelbart -

Danger level: 5

Leave area immediately..

If there is more than one advisory/message of a single government for a given country, it indicates regional differences in means of security for your personal health and well-being. Single messages can indicate specific regions to be safer or less safe as mentioned in the main advisory. In these cases it's advisable to consult your own governments information. Additional Disclaimer: Since the evaluation is an automated process, it can only provide first steps for your own research. Please make sure to consult the sources.


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Country information

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Basic facts

Citizens
around 20 million
Covering landmass
185,180 km²
Electricity
220V - 50Hz
Currency
Pound (SYP)
ISO 2-Letter Code
SY
Phone prefix
+963
Top Level Domain
.sy
Mobile frequencies (MHz)
900/1800

Airports in Syria (extern)

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Frequently asked questions

This section gives some brief answers to common questions regarding travel safety in Syria.

Is Syria safe to travel in 2020?

We got distinct notes that traveling Syria isn't safe right now. The risk index is at 5 out of 5 possible points. We advise against travel.

How many countries have issued advisories for Syria?

We currently know of 8 countries having issued advisories for Syria.

What countries does Syria share land borders with?

Syria shares land borders with 5 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 4.0 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Iraq (4.8), Israel (4.2), Lebanon (4.1), Turkey with (3.5) and Jordan with (3.2 of 5). See danger map of the region.


Note of the displayed travel advisories
These travel advisories are automatically gathered. We use the RSS Feeds of the corresponding authorities of the single countries. In some cases, we analyse the website itself. Since the information originates from different countries and different countries have different understanding of danger and danger levels. Thus, the information displayed is an automized and normalized representation with no right to completeness and correctness. If a country is not shown, it doesn't necessarily mean it's safe. The information shown is a first indicator. Additional remark: the websites address does not endorse the situation of a 'Reisewarnung' (with its name). Often, it's just formal notifications by other countries. These can be the reason a country reaches scores of aorund 2.0 and still be a generally safe country to visit. Lower risk grades are usually no sign of a immanent threat!