Syria (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 16 December, 2021.


At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Entry For Vaccinated Travelers: Allowed
Tourist Entry: Allowed
Testing: A negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result is required
Quarantine Required: Yes
Quarantine Details: Syrian authorities require home isolation for five days

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Banned
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Delivery/Takeout only

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 20.10.2021
1. Flights to Syria are suspended.
– This does not apply to Aleppo (ALP), Damascus (DAM) and Kameshly (KAC).
2. Passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals and residents of Syria;
– passengers with a diplomatic passport;
– passengers with a visa issued by Syria;
– passengers with proof of being:
– spouses of nationals of Syria;
– children of mothers who are nationals of Syria;
– students registered in Syrian schools or universities.
3. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 96 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers younger than 12 years;
– passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 7 days before departure.
4. Passengers could be subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years.
5. A completed “Passenger Locator Form” (PLF) must be presented upon arrival.
6. Passengers could be subject to self-isolation or quarantine.


Detailed Tourist Information

Some routes into and out of Syria are totally or partially closed.

Some international commercial flights to and from Damascus International Airport are operational.

Many land crossings to neighbouring countries are closed, with some exceptions e.g. crossings being permitted for commerce or humanitarian reasons. Crossings between areas controlled by the Syrian regime and those controlled by non-regime forces are largely closed. Further restrictions, including border closures, may be introduced without notice.

If you’re entering Syria, a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result is required, and Syrian authorities require home isolation for five days. Check entry requirements with Syrian authorities before travelling.

If you try to travel to Syria without Syrian identity documents, you’ll need a visa. This applies even if you’re travelling to parts of the country not controlled by the government

Lockdown Details

Most businesses and other facilities are now allowed to be open in Syria with social distancing measures in place.

Closures vary by region and are subject to change at any time.

The use of face masks in public places is encouraged.

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