Overland Syria Travel

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Visiting Syria[edit]

Give a brief overview of what it's like to visit. How easy is the border, how safe is the country, are there great things to see and do, etc.

Entering Syria with a Car or Motorbike[edit]

Correct as of: (date last confirmed correct)

Required Paperwork[edit]

List the paperwork required to enter with a vehicle, including number of copies

Process at border[edit]

(For people, see Syria Visa and Passport requirements at the World Travel Guide)
Briefly describe the process at the border to enter with a vehicle

Cost of entry[edit]

State the cost for a vehicle to enter

Permitted length of stay[edit]

State the permitted length of entry for the vehicle

Extension of stay[edit]

Describe the process to extend the permitted length of entry for the vehicle, if possible.

Storing a vehicle and temporarily leaving the country[edit]

Describe if/how a vehicle can be stored, and for how long.
Also mention if the owner / temporary importer can leave the country while the vehicle is in storage.

Exiting with a vehicle[edit]

Describe the paperwork requirements and process at the border to exit.

Driving in Syria[edit]

Insurance requirements[edit]

Yes or No if insurance is mandatory, and what kind is acceptable.

Cost of insurance[edit]

State the price of insurance and a time period.

Where to purchase insurance[edit]

Describe where insurance can be purchased.

Driving license[edit]

State the kind of driving licenses required. i.e. International Driving Permit.

Driving side of road[edit]

Right.
Unknown if RHD vehicles can be driven in Syria.

Mandatory items in vehicle[edit]

State any mandatory items that must be carried in the vehicle. (i.e. safety triangle, first aid kit, fire extinguisher, etc.)

Roads[edit]

General Road quality[edit]

Give a brief description of the general road quality. Mention if one way streets are common.

Road signs[edit]

Briefly describe the overall quality & existence of road signs for directions and hazards.

Toll roads[edit]

List the frequency and approximate price of toll roads.

Bribery in Syria[edit]

Briefly describe how common bribery is and whether it should be expected, and the best way to deal with it.

Checkpoints[edit]

describe the frequency of checkpoints (police or military and what to expect.

Traveling with pets[edit]

List the entry requirements and anything else required to travel with a pet.

Gas and Diesel price in Syria[edit]

Last updated: October 2012

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Gasoline Grade Price
Unleaded €0.95 EUR per Liter[1]
Diesel €0.44 EUR per Liter[1]

Gas and Diesel Availability / Frequency[edit]

Briefly describe if gas shortages are known to occur.
Also state the approximate average distance between gas stations. This is a very rough estimate.

Gas and Diesel Quality[edit]

Discuss if gasoline / diesel considered "clean" or "dirty", and generally high or low quality.
State the sulfur content of diesel, if known.

Safety and Security Considerations[edit]

Driving at night[edit]

Discuss driving at night and if it should it be avoided. Mention why.

Vehicle parking[edit]

Discuss if vehicles can be parked on the street, if they are considered "safe" at night. If vehicles can not be parked on the street, list the other options that exist.

Special driving considerations[edit]

A List of special things to be careful of (i.e. Unsigned speed bumps, abnormal road rules, people or animals on the road, etc.).
List any roads that are not recommended to drive for safety or other security reasons.

Security advisories and information[edit]

Camping in Syria[edit]

Describe if organized "pay" camping is common. List the facilities commonly found at these campsites.
List the approximate average price range of camping in organized campgrounds.
Also discuss the possibility of "wild" or "roadside" camping. How common is it? Is it considered safe, or a bad idea.

Camping guide books[edit]

List and link to books specifically for camping.

Drinking water[edit]

Describe if the regular tap water is safe to drink. If not, describe where safe water can be purchased and the approximate average price range.

Navigation[edit]

Paper maps[edit]

Reise Know-How are amoung the best paper maps. Purchase paper maps before arriving in Syria

Syria & Lebanon 1:600,000 + City Plans Travel Map, Wat...
Syria & Lebanon 1:600,000 + City Plans Travel Map, Wat...
by Reise Knowhow
24''x36'' Poster - Syria 2004 Cia Map
24''x36'' Poster - Syria 2004 Cia Map
24''x36'' Poster - Syria 2004 Cia Map
24''x36'' Poster - Syria 2004 Cia Map
by ITM Canada
24''x36'' Poster - Syria 2004 Cia Map
24''x36'' Poster - Syria 2004 Cia Map
by Freytag-Berndt und Artaria

GPS Maps of Syria[edit]

Review different GPS companies, quality and coverage (Tomtom, Garmin, OSM, Tracks4Africa). (with links to each).

GPS co-ordinates for camping, propane, gas, repairs, etc. in Syria[edit]

Link to sites that have a list of GPS co-ordinates (or directions) for camping locations (including "wild" campsites), propane filling, gas stations, repair shops, places of interest, etc.

Special Overland Travel interests[edit]

List any special items / places that are popular with Overlanders

Travel Guide Books[edit]

The Desert And The Sown: Travels In Palestine And Syria
The Desert And The Sown: Travels In Palestine And Syria
by Gertrude Bell
The Desert And The Sown: Travels In Palestine And Syria
The Desert And The Sown: Travels In Palestine And Syria
The Desert And The Sown: Travels In Palestine And Syria
The Desert And The Sown: Travels In Palestine And Syria
by Ross Burns
The Desert And The Sown: Travels In Palestine And Syria
The Desert And The Sown: Travels In Palestine And Syria
by Terry Carter, Lara Dunston, Amelia Thomas


Vehicle Maintenance[edit]

Dealers[edit]

4x4s / Trucks

Motorbikes

Local Garages[edit]

Add known good mechanics here.

Buy or sell a car or motorbike in Syria[edit]

Buy
Describe how a foreigner can buy a vehicle. List any difficulties or limitations on where the vehicle can be driven.

Sell
Describe how a foreigner can sell a foreign-plated vehicle, or list not possible.'

References[edit]

Links to the source of any information - blogs or discussion forums, etc.

  1. 1.0 1.1 World petrol prices, gas prices, diesel prices|MyTravelCost.com

Helpful External links[edit]

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