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    EXTREME MEDICAL RISK for Syrian Arab Republic
    EXTREME TRAVEL RISK for Syrian Arab Republic


COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): High -

Inbound travel significantly restricted for most travellers.

Only citizens and those who meet certain criteria for exemption  may enter. Mandatory testing and quarantine in designated facilities may apply.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): Medium -

COVID-related impacts posing routine challenges to business operations.

The medical, logistics and security environments are impacted by the pressures of COVID-19. Pre-existing security risks increasingly likely to be exacerbated by COVID-19-related political and socio-economic concerns and associated pressures in the near/medium term. There may be delay in accessing urgent care due to pressures on the medical system. Core protective  elements of BCP likely to be implemented: non-essential staff  working from home, staff tracing in place, reinforced hygiene and segregation practices with robust escalation and de-escalation triggers as well as mitigation measures.

RestrictionsInboundSummary
• Are there any border restrictions? Yes
• Are there any entry restrictions? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any quarantine requirements? Possibly
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? Yes
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)
Border restrictions
• Border closures/restrictions
All land borders into Syria have been closed to passenger traffic, except for the Lebanese-Syrian borders that have been reopened for Syrian nationals and foreign nationals who hold valid entry visas, such as work permit, student visa, or family members of Syrian nationals. Contact the Syrian embassy in Lebanon if in doubts.
(until further notice)
Entry rules
Only certain categories of travellers are permitted to enter, including Syrian nationals and permanent residents, diplomatic passport holders, students, first degree relatives of local national (proof required), and holders of visas issued by the government.
(until further notice)
Testing requirements

• Who needs to test + Type of test and timeframe?
Those entering Syria from Lebanon must have a negative PCR test taken no more than 96 hours before crossing the border in laboratories approved by the Syrian Ministry of Health.

• Exemptions
Children under 12 are exempted.
(until further notice)
Quarantine requirements

• Who must quarantine and for how long and where can this be done?

- Incoming travellers who do not present such a test will be required to undergo a 14-day quarantine in a government-approved facility.
- Syrians returning from abroad on government-organised repatriation flights are required to undergo a 14-day quarantine period at a designated facility.
- Travellers who display COVID-19 related symptoms upon arrival will be required to self-isolate.
(until further notice)
OutboundSummary
• Are there any border restrictions? Yes
• Are there any exit restrictions? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? No
• Are there any quarantine requirements? No
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? No
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? Yes
(Until further notice)
Border restrictions
- The Nassib border crossing with Jordan is partially opened for travellers to enter Jordan, however only a maximum of 150 passengers are allowed to utilise the crossing per day. Entry restriction to Jordan applies, see Jordan's entry requirements for more details.
- Bab al-Hawa border crossing in north-western Syria with Turkey will be closed for passenger traffic from 30 April until further notice - the border administration has yet to announce when the border is to be re-opened. Transport of commercial and relief goods is exempted. - From 23 June and until further notice, the Semalka-Fish Khabur border crossing (between the Kurdish-held AANES and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq) will be closed to all travellers including humanitarian organisations and journalists.
(Until further notice)
Exit rules
• Outbound travel for local nationals / residents
Syrians are allowed to travel to Lebanon, provided they show flight reservation, visa/residence as well as a PCR test taken within 96 hours at labs approved by Ministry of Health.
• Outbound travel for “third country” nationals
Lebanese identity holders, as well as children and spouses of Lebanese leaving to Lebanon are allowed to leave on Tuesday and Thursday every week, provided that a PCR test is conducted at the Lebanese border. Those who obtain the prior approval of the Lebanese General Security can enter the Lebanese territories.
(until further notice)
Internal / DomesticSummary
• Is a state of emergency in place? No
• Are curfews/lockdowns in place? Yes
• Can businesses operate? Restricted
• Are there other restrictions on internal travel? No
• Are there any testing requirements? No
• Are there any vaccination requirements? No
• Are there any other restrictions in place? No
(Until further notice)
Curfews and lockdowns

- A complete lockdown is in place in Jazira and Tabqa regions. Under lockdown, bakeries, hospitals and shops selling fuel or medicine are allowed to operate while restaurants can only operate take-away orders. Groceries stores are only allowed to operate from 08.00 to 17.00.
(Until further notice)

23 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)





Risk Summary

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Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for Syria

COVID-19 information for Syria

Dedicated COVID-19 website

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The risks associated with travel to Syria have been dramatically heightened by the continuing civil conflict, which entails widespread attacks by armed opposition elements on government and military targets, mass-casualty bombings and large-scale military operations by government forces. Workforce face both direct and indirect risks as a consequence of the conflict, incidental as a result of military operations by both sides, and targeted due to increases in crime, kidnapping and attacks on foreign diplomatic interests.

The potential exists for the status of international border crossings to change with little notice, while significant limitations – and airport security concerns – affect the provision of commercial air options. The authorities periodically restrict the availability of communications options, including mobile phone and the internet, and essential services with no notice.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.

STANDING TRAVEL ADVICE

Vaccinations For Syrian Arab Republic
Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for most travellers and expatriates,
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RabiesConsider for certain travellers, especially: For
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Typhoid feverRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Routine Vaccinations

 
 
 
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