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Tuesday, 23. July 2019 at 07:28 AM

Syria Travel Advisory

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Local Situation: 5.0 / 5

It is not safe to travel Syria. We detected travel advisories from 9 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.6 / 5

Syria shares a land border with 5 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Syria), the Advisory Index is 3.6 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Iraq (4.6), Lebanon (3.2), Turkey (3.1), Israel with 3 and Jordan with 2.4 (of 5).

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Syria from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 5.0 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.
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We’ve reviewed our travel advice for Syria. We haven’t changed the level – do not travel to Syria.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.
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Do not travel to Syria due to terrorism, civil unrest, kidnapping, and armed conflict. No part of Syria is safe from violence. Kidnappings, 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 ...

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.
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Syrien: Reisewarnung: Reisewarnung. The German government advises againt travelling this country.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.
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The Austrian Government advises again travelling Syrien.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.
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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid all travel.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.
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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. ...

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.
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Leave Immediately

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.
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The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion advises Maltese citizens against all travel to Syria due to the ongoing security situation, marked by full-scale military conflict, including chemical weapon attacks, rocket attacks and aerial bombings.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://foreignaffairs.gov.mt/en/Pages/Travel-Advice.aspx

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.
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Do not travel

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

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

About Syria

Syria with its capital Damascus is a country in Asia (Western Asia), slightly larger than North Dakota (185,180 km²). The country is located Middle East, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Lebanon and Turkey. The climate can be described as mostly desert; hot, dry, sunny summers (June to August) and mild, rainy winters (December to February) along coast; cold weather with snow or sleet periodically in Damascus. The landscape is primarily semiarid and desert plateau; narrow coastal plain; mountains in west. With a population of about 19.75 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Damascus
Population about 19.75 million
Size 185.180 km²
Size comparable to slightly larger than North Dakota
Common languages ar-SY,ku,hy,arc,fr,en
Currency Pound (short: SYP)
Common voltage (electricity) 220V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900/1800
International phone prefix +963
Internet Top Level Domain .sy
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 SY
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 SYR
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 760

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Syria is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • deforestation
  • desertification
  • inadequate potable water
  • overgrazing
  • soil erosion
  • water pollution from raw sewage and petroleum refining wastes

Natural hazzards

  • dust storms, sandstorms
  • Syria's two historically active volcanoes, Es Safa and an unnamed volcano near the Turkish border have not erupted in centuries

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products Syria. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. automobile assembly
  2. beverages
  3. cement
  4. food processing
  5. oil seeds crushing
  6. petroleum
  7. phosphate rock mining
  8. textiles
  9. tobacco

Agriculture products

  1. barley
  2. beef
  3. chickpeas
  4. cotton
  5. eggs
  6. lentils
  7. milk
  8. mutton
  9. olives
  10. poultry

Syrian Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports of Syria.

Export products

  1. clothing
  2. cotton fiber
  3. crude oil
  4. fruits
  5. live animals
  6. meat
  7. minerals
  8. petroleum products
  9. textiles
  10. vegetables

Import products

  1. chemical products
  2. chemicals
  3. electric power machinery
  4. food
  5. livestock
  6. machinery
  7. metal
  8. metal products
  9. paper
  10. plastics

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Syria?

Syria is currently rated at 5,0 out of a possible 5.0. It is not safe to travel Syria.

So ... is it safe to travel Syria?

With these high scores you should avoid all kind of travel to Syria and maybe pick another location. This is not a place for holidays.

How many advisories do you know for Syria?

We currently evaluate nine official sources each morning. Today, we know of 9 active advisories for Syria.