Traveling to Syria – COVID 19 Updates

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While Syria is one of the most fascinating Middle East tourist destinations, the country has COVID-19 travel restrictions and is still in lockdown. In addition, Syria’s COVID travel is highly discouraged as the CDC has issued a Level 4 Health Notice for the war-torn Middle East country, indicating that transmission risks are high. Even fully vaccinated travelers are at risk of contracting COVID-19 variants.

Ever since the American Embassy in Damascus halted its Syrian operations in 2012, the U.S. has not offered emergency assistance to its citizens in Syria.

What other concerns should you look out for?

Apart from the Coronavirus fears, conflicts, terrorism, kidnapping, and risks of unlawful detention are other red flags to consider when planning a trip to Syria. The country initially planned to re-open in December last year but has since postponed the re-opening of its borders.

Well-known for being a war zone, Syria’s civil unrest has forced thousands of people to flee for their lives. That said, a trip to Syria will take you closer to one of the oldest civilizations humanity has ever seen.

Syria has been plagued by active armed conflicts stretching back to 2011 – no region is peaceful and safe to travelers. Kidnappings by armed gangs and aerial bombing of civilian habitats pose severe threats to travelers. In addition, the destruction of healthcare infrastructure, schools, and water sources has worsened hardship in the country.

In response to heightened military actions in the country, the FAA has issued a warning to civil aviation agencies operating in and around Syria.

What should you do to travel to Syria?

However, if you already have plans of traveling to Syria after COVID-19, discuss your plans with a travel agency. Biirdee can help you arrange business class and first-class air travel to Syria. Get your quote and save now: