Americans can now get a Syrian visa – 2023 update
Good news for Americans who want to visit Syria!
As of now, American citizens can apply for a tourist visa for Syria again. This news has been confirmed by our local partner in Syria. This is great news for anyone who has been wanting to visit this beautiful and historic country. In the recent years Americans were not able to acquire a Syrian tourist visa, but recently this has been changed. Anybody from the United States (U.S.A.) can now apply for a Syrian tourist visa.
How to get a Syrian tourist visa for Americans
In order to get a visa, everybody with a United States-passport will have to do the following:
1. Submit your passport for a ID-check / security clearance.
2. If accepted, you can book a tour and join our group and/or private tours to Syria.
3. You’ll receive the visa at the border (Visa on Arrival / VOA), so you won’t have to go to any embassy.
– The process takes around 3 to 4 weeks.
– If you are (somehow) not accepted, you won’t have to pay anything.
– Journalists and people involved into politics are currently not eligible for a visa to Syria.
Group tours and private tours to Syria
For visiting Syria everybody needs to book through an authorized travel organization. It’s not possible to visit Syria on your own without a local guide. CultureRoad offers group tours and private tours to Syria. With our group tours we offer ‘classic’ tours and budget tours. With our classic tours we have a Western guide joining the tour, with our budget tours there’s only a local guide.
Get in touch with us now to start planning your Syria tour.
How long does it take to get the Syrian visa for Americans?
The visa documents need to be submitted at least 3-4 weeks before the start of your tour.
When can I book my flight to Syria?
Once you are accepted for security clearance, travelers can obtain a visa upon arrival. At that moment you can make all necessary bookings for your trip to Syria, including booking any flights.
How can I enter Syria?
Most of our tours start in Beirut (Lebanon), as it’s very close to Damascus. You can also enter Syria from Jordan or direct flight to Damascus.