Syria

Capital Damascus

Population 18,564,000

Area 185,180 km2

Key facts

Syria is a country located in Western Asia. There are 5 countries (Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey) that Syria shares its borders with. The official language of Syria is Arabic. Traveling across Syria if English is your first (and only) language may be difficult due to language barriers.

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Syria was ranked 89th out of 100 countries in 2021.

The national currency in Syria is Syrian pound (SYP). The pound (£) is subdivided into 100 piastre.

With today's currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 2467.87 SYP and 1 USD is worth 2512.53 SYP.

Syrian
Banknotes

£5£10£25£50£100£200£500£1000

Syrian
Coins

£1£2£5£10£25

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Syria is 11.25 Mbps and mobile is 17.01 Mbs.The global average is 139.19 Mbps and 77.74 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density It may be difficult to locate an ATM in Syria.8.22 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration No data available.

Socket types

There are 3 socket types used in Syria. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries. Type L is not very common around the world, so it might be a good idea to check if your electronics need an adapter.

Type C 220 V, 50 Hz  Type E 220 V, 50 Hz  Type L 220 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Food & Hotels

What hotel chains are present in Syria?

There are no Mariott hotels in Syria.

There are no Hilton hotels in Syria.

There are no IHG hotels in Syria.

There are no Best Western hotels in Syria.

There are no Radisson hotels in Syria.

There are no Accor hotels in Syria.

What fast food chains are present in Syria?

Kibbeh are some of the most well-known delicacies to come out of Syria. If none of these foods appeal to you, check out the list of fast-food restaurants in Syria below.

The McDonald's chain does not operate in Syria.

The KFC chain does not operate in Syria.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Syria.

The Subway chain does not operate in Syria.

The Domino's Pizza chain does not operate in Syria.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Syria.

Weather

Today the sun in Damascus, rises at 6:30 AM and sets at 6:15 PM. The climate of Damascus may be categorized as a mid-latitude steppe (BSk), according to Koppen's classification system.
TodayOct 5SunnyLow: 16.5°C (61.7°F)High: 33.3°C (91.94°F)
ThursdayOct 6SunnyLow: 15.5°C (59.9°F)High: 32.4°C (90.32°F)
FridayOct 7SunnyLow: 14.6°C (58.28°F)High: 29.1°C (84.38°F)
SaturdayOct 8OvercastLow: 13.3°C (55.94°F)High: 26.5°C (79.7°F)
SundayOct 9OvercastLow: 12.9°C (55.22°F)High: 26.4°C (79.52°F)
MondayOct 10Partly cloudlyLow: 12.9°C (55.22°F)High: 26.8°C (80.24°F)

Weather data for Damascus (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are passenger trains operating between some cities.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Syria.

Car Rental Avis , Sixt , Hertz are not available in Syria.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  No data available.

Driving Side In Syria traffic is right-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  19.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2018.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 14.90 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 4: Do not travel. 

Emergency phones in Syria

112 Police
113 Ambulance
113 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Smoking is prohibited in all public places excluding entertainment and restaurants. Local limitations may apply in some areas.

Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.

Visa

What are visa requirements to enter Syria?

Currently, citizens of 14 countries can enter Syria without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival.

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Syria.

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