Syria travel warnings and alerts

Check this page regularly for alerts and warnings that affect travellers.

The ongoing conflict in Syria is having a destabilising effect on neighbouring countries, especially Lebanon, Israel and Jordan with continual attacks by Daesh forces and a high risk of kidnappings, with many foreigners being targeted including journalists, aid workers and others.

Check your government's advice for travel to Syria. This destination is considered very high risk and many foreign governments have clearly advised on their websites not to travel to Syria. 

Travel to this destination against government advice has implications for your travel insurance and you should read and understand your policy documents thoroughly if you are considering travel to this destination. If you are a World Nomads policy holder and unsure as to how it will affect you, please contact our 24/7 Worldwide Emergency Assistance. as for some travellers, even the warning of "reconsider your need to travel" is enough for it to impact your travel insurance.

If you go anyway and get into trouble, it may be impossible for your insurer to provide emergency assistance, and consular officials from your own country may be severely limited in the assistance they can give. We care about your personal safety and wellbeing, please heed all government issued travel warnings.

Latest Alerts

Anti government demonstrations have erupted in various locations around Syria continuously since the "Arab Spring" of 2011, with locals protesting against the current Asaad government and demanding political reforms.

2016

  • Large scale conflicts between Syrian and Russian forces have broken out in the city of Aleppo near the Syria-Turkey border including air strikes on residential and government buildings resulting in the deaths of defence workers and civilians after a UN negotiated ceasefire failed.
  • Additionally, Daesh terrorists have advanced close to the Syria-Turkish border, capturing villages, displacing and killing hundreds of civilians.
  • Conflicts continue to break out along the Syria-Turkish border between local rebel forces and Daesh. Turkey has responded to Daesh attacks with airstrikes and bombings.
  • There have been reports of indiscriminate use of chemical weapons within Syria.

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