Syria travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Syria with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Syria.

Syria travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Syria with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Syria - quick facts
Time difference UK +2 hours
Language(s) Arabic, Kurdish
Currency Syrian Pound
Electricity C + E + L plug (220V)
Driving side Right
Visa Yes

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Syria weather

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Days with some rainfall

The Syria weather guide shows long term monthly averages for Damascus.

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Syria travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Syria from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Syria.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Syria travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Syria with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Syria, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Syria covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Syria with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Syria travel features

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Syria FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Syria including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Syria due to Covid-19?

Syria is open for tourism from the UK.

Negative PCR test results or proof of full Covid-19 vaccination required for arrivals from the UK.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Syria?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Syria. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the time difference between Syria and the UK?

The time difference between Syria and the UK is UK time+2 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Syria?

The main languages spoken in Syria are Arabic and Kurdish.

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What is the currency in Syria?

The currency in Syria is the Syrian Pound (SYP).

Which plugs are used in Syria?

Syria uses electrical plug type C + E + L (220 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Syria?

They drive on the right side of the road in Syria.

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Do you need a visa for Syria?

Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter Syria.

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