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Syria Travel Advisories

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Syria Travel Advisories

Postby bridgat » Tue Nov 18, 2008 8:11 am

TRAVEL ADVISORY AND VISAS

2004 THE CONSULAR INFORMATION SHEET ON SYRIA WAS
UPDATED. IT IS AVAILABLE ON THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE

http://travel.state.gov/syria.html

ENTRY AND EXIT REQUIREMENTS: A passport and a visa are required. Americans may enter Syria for up to 15 days without a visa if they have a pre-arranged program with a Syrian travel agent and a representative of the agent meets the traveler at the port of entry. Otherwise, visas must be obtained prior to arrival in Syria. The government of Syria does not allow persons with passports bearing an Israeli visa or entry/exit stamps to enter the country. Entry into Syria via the land border with Israel is not possible. Foreigners who wish to stay 15 days or more in Syria must register with Syrian immigration authorities by their 15th day there. Syrian-American men or Americans of Syrian origin may be subject to the Syrian compulsory military service requirement unless they receive a temporary or permanent exemption from a Syrian diplomatic mission abroad prior to their entry into Syria. (Please see the section on "Compulsory Military Service" below.) AIDS tests are mandatory for foreigners age 15 to 60 who wish to reside in Syria. The AIDS test must be conducted in Syria at a facility approved by the Syrian Ministry of Health. A residence permit will not be issued until the absence of the HIV virus has been determined. Foreigners wishing to marry Syrian nationals in Syria must also be tested for HIV. Syria usually will not give visas or residency permits to students wishing to study religion or Arabic in private religious institutions. For further information, travelers may contact the Embassy of the Syrian Arab Republic, 2215 Wyoming Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008, telephone (202) 232-6313 or check the Syrian Embassy's home page on the Internet at http://www.syrianembassy.org.
1. Personal Entry Requirements:

Passport: Required
Visa: Normally required. Americans may enter Syria for up to 15 days without a visa if they have a pre-arranged program with a Syrian travel agent and a representative of the agent meets the traveler at the port of entry. Otherwise, visas must be obtained prior to arrival in Syria.
Health & Immunization: Certificates are required of all travelers arriving from infected areas. Currently there are no AIDS test requirements for short-term visitors.

Note: the Syrian government will not grant entry to persons with passports bearing an Israeli visa or entry/exit stamp, or stamps suggesting the bearer entered Israel, or to persons born in the Gaza Strip or of Gazan descent. Dual national males are subject to Syrian military duty laws.

2. Embassy CONTACT Information:
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