Current travel advisories for Syria

Last Update: Thursday, 14. November 2019 at 07:23

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 9 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 3.1 / 5

Syria shares land borders with 5 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.1 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Iraq (4.7), Lebanon (2.9), Turkey (2.8), Israel with (2.7) and Jordan with (2.5 of 5). See danger map of the region.


Single advisories / travel warnings

Australian government

http://smartraveller.gov.au/Countries/middle-east/Pages/syria.aspx

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
We’ve reviewed our travel advice for Syria. We haven’t changed the level – do not travel to Syria.

Danger level: 5

Do not travel.

US American government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Do not travel to Syria due to terrorism, civil unrest, kidnapping, and armed conflict. No part of Syria is safe from violence. Kidnappings by armed groups, arbitrary arrests, the use of chemical warfare, shelling, and aerial bombardment 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. Embassy in Damascus suspended its operations in February 2012. The Czech Republic serves as the protecting power for the United States in Syria. The range of consular services that the Czech Republic provides to U.S. citizens is extremely limited (to include accepting applications for U.S. passports and U.S. Consular Reports of Birth Abroad, as well as providing notarial services), and the U.S. government is unable to provide any emergency services to U.S. citizens in Syria. U.S. citizens in Syria who seek consular services should try to quickly and safely leave the country and contact a U.S. embassy or consulate in a neighboring country, if possible. Long standing conflict with neighboring states and porous borders have contributed to a complex and unpredictable security environment. Syria has experienced active armed conflict since 2011. The U.S. government particularly warns private U.S. citizens against traveling to Syria to engage in armed conflict. U.S. citizens who undertake such activity face extreme personal risks, including kidnapping by armed groups, arbitrary arrests, injury, or death. The U.S. government does not support this activity. 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. 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, 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 kidnapping and detentions of U.S. citizens and Westerners throughout the country. U.S. citizens remain a target, with many abductions having occurred since mid-2012 and as recently as early 2019. U.S. citizens are also targets of arbitrary abduction and detention by the Syrian government and while in detention do not have access to due process or medical attention. Government detention centers are known to be unsanitary facilities where cruel, inhumane, or degrading treatment of detainees has been documented, as well as torture and extrajudicial killings. Note: 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 to civil aviation operating within or in the vicinity of Syria, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) and/or a Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR), which says that heightened military activity associated with the Syrian conflict may result in the risk of GPS interference, communications jamming, and errant long-range surface to air missiles straying into adjacent airspace within 200 nautical miles of the Damascus Flight Information Region. These activities may inadvertently pose hazards to U.S. civil aviation transiting the region. It also has the potential to spill over into the adjacent airspace managed by neighboring states and eastern portions of the Mediterranean Sea. As there is no direct commercial air service to the United States by carriers registered in Syria, the FAA has not assessed the Government of Syria’s Civil Aviation Authority for compliance with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) aviation safety standards. Further information may be found on the FAA’s safety assessment page. For more information U.S. citizens should consult the FAA’s Prohibitions, Restrictions and Notices. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. 

Danger level: 5

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German government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Syrien: Reisewarnung: Reisewarnung. The German government advises againt travelling this country.

Danger level: 5

Travel Warning.

Austrian government

https://www.bmeia.gv.at//reise-aufenthalt/reiseinformation/land/syrien/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Austrian Government advises again travelling Syrien.

Danger level: 5

Travel Warning.

Canadian government

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.

New Zealand government

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. There is a significant risk of 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.

Cypriot government

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.

Irish government

https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/syria/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Do not travel

Danger level: 5

Do not travel.

Finnish government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Lämna landet omedelbart - Våldsamma sammandrabbningar på flera håll.

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.


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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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Note of the displayed travel advisories
These trabel 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 if a first indicator.