increase visa fees
Type of Visa: One Visit
20 JOD (USD 29,00)
Type of Visa: Two visits
30 JOD (USD 43,00)
Type of Visa: 6 month and multiple
60 JOD (USD 85,00)
Above rates in USD Dollar are based
today excange rate and might change according to R.O.E.
Above rates are for FIT`s arriving
to Jordan from any border from 1.1.2011
Salahieh in Aleppo will open in May 2010
Hotel Salahieh will open in May 2010 for Individual
guests and in September 2010 also for groups.
10.01.2009 New price for exit land border tax leaving Syria
Since October 1,
2009, you don΄t only pay the already known exit tax of Syp 500,- but also an administration fee of Syp 50,-, all together now Syrian pound 550,- per person, equal to US-$ 12,- (based
on current exchange rate).In case you leave Syria in direction to Lebanon at the so-called Jdeide border, you have to get the stamp for the exit tax at the first control desk, even
before customer control. If you miss to get the stamp there, and you reach the passport control without this stamp, you retrace by walking for about one kilometer, and queue again at
the passport desk.
Click on thel ink to open the sitemap of the border
One year after opening,
the hotel Beit Joury is closed for reconstruction.
After property owner change, now the hotel is
belong the Hotel Mameluke
18.08.2009 Visa to Lebanon
A free one month valid visas are granted at the airport and the
frontier offices, renewable up to three months, to the citizens of the following countries who are coming for the purpose tourism:
Andorra Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Australia Austria Azerbaijan
The Bahamas Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Bhutan Brazil Bulgaria Canada Chile China Rep Czech Republic Costa Rica Croatia Cyprus Denmark
Dominican Republic Estonia Finland France Great Britain - Georgia Germany Greece Hong Kong Hungary Iceland Ireland Italy Japan Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan Latvia Lithuania Liechtenstein Luxembourg Macedonia Macau (S A R) Malaysia Malta Mexico Moldova Monaco Montenegro Netherlands New
Zealand Norway Palau Panama Peru Poland Portugal Russia Romania Saint Kitts & Nevis Samoa San Marino Serbia Singapore Slovakia Slovenia South
Korea Spain Sweden Switzerland Tajikistan Turkey (exclusively at airport) -Trinidad & Tobacco Turkmenistan USA Ukraine Uzbekistan Venezuela Yugoslavia.
You'll find this list on the following Webpage:
and Aleppo Airports has finally included departure tax into ticket
prices, as of June 16, 2009.
that passengers will no longer be hit by the Syp 1500 surprise at the
airport. Instead, tickets sold in Syria and abroad are all increasing by
Passengers who bought tickets before June 16, 2009 may still have to buy
the stamp at the airport.
30.06.2009 Airport Aleppo
Short notice: Aleppo airport (ALP) will be closed from July 1, till July 10, 2009 due to maintenance works.
All flights scheduled to Aleppo will be transferred to Damascus
International airport (DAM).
02.01.2009 Credit Cards
Syrian visitors are
advised to bring their Visa card rather than Master Card. Acceptance of
credit cards is still low,
use in high level hotels, restaurants and shops. Duty free shops at the
airports and border crossings only accept Visa Cards
Visa Fee to Lebanon
already reported in our last edition, also transit tourist have to pay a
visa fee of about $ 18,-. The fee has to be paid in local currency. You
have to leave the border control post and walk to one of the exchange
offices. By leaving and / or returning you often have to explain the
officer that you want to leave the border just for money change.
traveller to Syria should provide two copies of his passport (the first
four pages in black & white only) for the entry procedure at the syrian
of May 08, the following prescriptions for car drivers have been more
strictly supervised (high fines in case of non-compliance):
requirements: warning triangle, fire extinguisher 1 kg min, first-aid
When renting a car, you
should verify in advance the presence of spare wheel, lifting jack, and
suitable wheel brace.
Driver and co-driver must
apply safety belts. Drivers are forbidden to smoke and to make phone
calls while driving.
Already in fall 2007,
national fees for water, gas, electricity, and petrol were raised by 20
%. During the last months, food prices, particularly those for cereals
and rice, have doubled.
In May 08, public subsidies
for diesel were dramatically shortened, the diesel price thus rose from
SYP 7,20 to SYP 25 per litre. This led to increased prices in the transport
sector as well as to an important general rise in price.
To compensate it, wages and
salaries were increased by 25 %.
Arab Capital of Culture 2008
Throughout the year,
concerts, lectures, and expositions are held.
Further information at:
Since some months, parking
meters haven been installed In the centre of Damascus. Most of them are
now running. Parking search has now become easier, however you should
not forget to take a parking ticket, 1 hour costs 50 Lire.
As of 1st of July 2008,
passengers starting by plane from Damascus, Aleppo, or Lattakia must pay
an "Airport tax amounting to SYP 1.500 (formerly SYP 200,-).
This tax must be paid in
domestic currency; based on the current exchange rate, this amount
corresponds to 22,-.
exiting by land must pay a departure tax of
SYP 500.-, about 7,20.
Now provides an air service
from many European cities via Istanbul to Damascus but also to Aleppo,
which results in great round-trip opportunities.
In particular when planning
trips In the footsteps of the Apostle Paul, during St. Paul's year
announced by Pope Benedict XVI on June 28th 2008, many destinations in
Turkey can be suggested.
Since early May 08, some
180 modern public-service buses produced in China have run in Damascus
and Aleppo. Their network is being extended, buses are numbered, and a
(rapid) running display indicates the two last stops of the route in
The one-way fare was
increased from SYP 5 to SYP 9, the real amount being 10 Lire, since
there are no more 1 SYP coins in circulation.