Before the start of protests, hostilities, and conflicts in Syria, as well as the beginning of the devastating Civil war in 2011, citizens of many Asian, European, African, and American countries were able to visit the country without a visa or obtain a visa on arrival. Gradually, Syria began to cancel visa-free entry and visa on arrival for many countries, and in 2014, the Syrian authorities officially announced the introduction of a visa regime for all countries, including the United States. At the moment, nationals of various countries may visit Syria de facto without a visa or can get a visa on arrival if they meet the requirements. Syrias visa policy is now in a state of great instability, and there is no precise information available on the countrys visa policy. This information is obtained from publicly available sources and may become obsolete or irrelevant over time. Syrian authorities require that visitors visiting the nation get a Syrian visa in advance by contacting one of the countrys diplomatic missions throughout the globe before entering the country.
This depends on your nationality. According to Syria’s visa policy, only one type of tourist or entry visa is available. Only Lebanese and Jordanian nationals will not need a visa to enter the country. All other nationalities will need to apply for a visa before entering.
Entry into Syria
If you are visiting Syria, your passport must be valid for at least three months from the date of your entry into the country. Local authorities may ask to see a copy of your passport, so you should always carry one with you. Cases of cholera have been reported across the nation. Cholera is a bacterial illness that is transmitted through contaminated food or water. Consume only boiled or bottled water, and make sure food has been properly prepared. Passengers are required to have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result issued no later than 96 hours prior to departure from the first embarkation point. Not applicable to passengers under 12 years old.
You will need
The Syria visa policy requires that travellers provide a passport that is valid for at least six months.
A letter of employment verification (indicating what the traveller does for a living).
A visa fee.
Processing time can take up to 10 working days from the day you submit your application. You must allow yourself enough time before travelling to receive your visa
You may not require any appointment. It is advised you check the nearest Embassy page.
Who visit Syria without a visa?
Most nationalities. Visa-exempt foreign nationals: Algeria, Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan,Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen. Those with a passport from any nation (except the United States) who were born in one of these nations are also exempt from visa requirements.
For detailed information on specific parts of the general visa process, you can refer to the links below to find the answer to your query. If you are unable to find any particular information, please contact us via email.
|Covid 19 / Border Control
|What is a Visa?
|What kind of visa do I need?
|Do I need more than one visa?
|How long is a visa valid for?
|When do I need my visa?
|What if my visa is refused?
The visas available in Syria are: visas for entry and transit. Tourists can obtain entry visas valid for six months (for a single or multiple trips) or three months for a single trip.
What to do if your Syria visa is refused?
You have the ability to dispute this verdict. The embassy of the Member State that decided to deny the visa distributes a standard form to notify the applicant of the decision to deny a Syria visa and the reasons for the denial. People regularly ask us how we can “guarantee” the issuance of a visa. Because all final decisions are made by embassies, there is no way to obtain a 100 percent guarantee. All you can do is ensure that your application is as strong as possible. Please get in touch with us if your visa was denied.
Current travel advice: Do not travel to Syria due to terrorism, civil unrest, kidnapping, armed conflict, and risk of unjust detention.
No vaccinations are required to enter Syria.
Visas must be obtained from a Syrian diplomatic mission in the traveler’s home country prior to entering Syria.
While solo travel to Syria is not impossible, there are a few obstacles. Your security clearance will cost you between 270 and 500 dollars. You will still be required to pay for your visa at the border or embassy.