Travel advice for Syria.

Here you will find important tips and useful information for Syria.

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  • Swiss Bankers Travel is not accepted in this country.

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    Local currency / ISO Code

    Syrian pound SYP

    Currency exchange rate

    SYP 100 = ~ CHF 2.00 ; CHF 1 = ~ SYP 50.00 (07/2020)

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    Credit cards

     

    • Credit cards are rarely accepted. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.

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    Practical Information:

    Time difference with Switzerland

    + 1h

    National language

    Official language

    Arabic

    Language capabilities

    English and French

    Capital

    Damascus (Dimashq)

    Country code for calling Switzerland

    00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)

    Voltage

    220 volt / adapter recommended

    Travel documents for Swiss citizens

    Passport still valid 6 months or more after end of stay with visa, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds for stays up to 3 months.
    Passports with Israeli visa (entry stamp) may cause considerable difficulty or denied entry.
    For stays exceeding 2 weeks, travelers must report to the Syrian immigration authorities to extend their stay.

    Swiss Embassy / Consulate

    Damaskus, 2 Shafi Street, East Mezze
    Tel. +963 11 611 19 72 / +963 11 611 19 73 / +963 11 611 19 74

    Health situation
    • Do not drink tap water.

    • Mosquito protection advised.

    • Minimum risk of malaria.

    • Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.

    Other information

    Security

    Travel to this country is not advised due to internal conflicts.

    Security

    Travel to this country is not advised due to internal conflicts.

    Opening hours

    Banks

    8.30 - 12.30 h (Sat - Thu)

    Stores

    9.00 - 13.30 h and 16.00/17.00 - 20.00/21.00 h (Sat - Thu)

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    Important

    While every precaution has been taken to verify the information provided, Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of Country Information. Swiss Bankers therefore shall not be held liable for any damage or loss sustained in connection with any errors or omissions contained therein.

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