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Last verified: Tuesday, 12. November 2019 at 07:23 AM

Syria Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon It is not safe to travel Syria

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: 3.4 / 5

Syria shares a land border with 5 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Syria), the Advisory Index is 3.4 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Iraq (4.7), Lebanon (2.9), Turkey (2.8), Israel with 2.7 and Jordan with 2.5 (of 5).

Advice scoring history for Syria

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Syria.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

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.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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

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

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

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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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 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, ...

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

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

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Germany

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

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

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

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Austria

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The Austrian Government advises again travelling Syrien.

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

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

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid all travel.

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

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

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: New Zealand

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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. ...

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

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

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Cyprus

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

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Lämna landet omedelbart - Våldsamma sammandrabbningar på flera håll.

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

Individual rating changes for Syria

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Syria. Most recent events first.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Syria changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Syria with a rating of 5.0.

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The United States government issued a new warning for Syria with a rating of 5.0.

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The German government issued a new warning for Syria with a rating of 5.0.

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The Austrian government issued a new warning for Syria with a rating of 5.0.

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Syria with a rating of 5.0.

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The New Zealand government issued a new warning for Syria with a rating of 5.0.

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The Cypriot government issued a new warning for Syria with a rating of 5.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Syria with a rating of 5.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Syria with a rating of 5.0.

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 Arabic, English, French, Armenian, Kurdish
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 of 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 to and from 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. Collected from 9 official sources. It is not safe to travel Syria.

Is it safe to travel Syria in 2019?

With these high scores (5,0) you should avoid all kind of travel to Syria and maybe pick another location. This is not a place for holidays.

How many travel advisories do you know for Syria?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 9 individual sources for Syria.

What is the size of Syria?

Syria has a size of 185,180 km² or 71,498 mi² which is slightly larger than North Dakota.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.