Visas: All foreigners entering Syria must obtain visas from Syrian consulates
abroad, but if there is no Syrian representation in your home
country, then in theory you should be able to get a visa at
the border or on arrival at the airport. The easiest and surest
way to get your visa is to apply for it in your home country.
Money & Costs
Currency: Syrian Pound (Lairah).
Lodging (a month)
Budget: $100-300 (it is so hard to get accommodation
with this range in Summer)
High: $500- $750
All the above pricing is based upon a per student rate and estimates are
based upon our current knowledge of available housing, etc..
is still a relatively inexpensive place to visit. It is possible
(but you'd have to be pretty desperate) to get by on US$15 to
US$20 a day, if you're prepared to sleep in very humble lodgings
and live on felafel and juice. If you'd prefer to stay in a
room with its own bathroom and eat in restaurants once a day,
you'll need to budget about US$30 to US$40 a day.
Cash is king
in Syria, but traveler checks of course, are safer. There's
no commission for changing cash, but you'll pay per transaction
for checks. You're unlikely to get a cash advance on your credit
card, but plastic is increasingly accepted by bigger hotels
and merchants, and for buying air tickets or renting cars.
ATM’s are becoming increasingly more accessible and reliable.
Most ATM’s accept Visa and MasterCard.
the oil that keeps the Middle East running smoothly. Waiters
in better restaurants expect a tip. People who open doors for
you and people who carry your luggage will also expect a tip,
but it's up to you to decide if it's worth it. Bargaining is
integral when buying souvenirs - you won't have to try very
hard to get the asking price halved.
Some information that mentioned about can be changeable, so
I would like to apologize for any inconvenience that you might
get if prices or anything change, however I will do my best to
keep this website updated.