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Syria Overview

The Syrian Arab Republic is located in the Middle East with a population of over 20 million. Bordered by Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, Iraq and Turkey, the country also shares naval borders with Cyprus. Syria is about the size of Senegal and enjoys a Mediterranean climate with wet winters, as well as long, hot, and dry summers.

How strong is the Syrian passport?

The Syrian passport currently ranks 109th place according to the Guide Passport Ranking Index. Only Iraq and Afghanistan ranked lower than Syria. The number of countries that allow visa-free access to passport holders of Syria is also limited.

Visa Not Required for Syrian Passport Holders

Having a Syrian passport allows entry without a visa to only 7 countries and territories. List of Syrian passport visa-free entry destinations:

  • Cook Islands
  • Dominica
  • Haiti
  • Iran
  • Malaysia
  • Micronesia
  • Niue

Visa on Arrival for Syrian Passport Holders

Syrian passport holders can obtain visa on arrival in the following countries and territories:

  • Bangladesh
  • Cambodia
  • Cape Verde
  • Comoros
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Lebanon
  • Macao
  • Madagascar
  • Maldives
  • Mozambique
  • Palau
  • Rwanda
  • Samoa
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Somalia
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Yemen

eVisa for Syrian Passport Holders

Syrian passport holders are required to obtain an eVisa before arriving in the following countries and territories.

  • Albania
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Bahrain
  • Benin
  • Colombia
  • Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
  • Djibouti
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Georgia
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lesotho
  • Moldova
  • Montserrat
  • Norfolk Island
  • Qatar
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Singapore
  • South Sudan
  • St. Helena
  • St. Kitts and Nevis
  • Suriname
  • Tajikistan
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Uzbekistan
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Pre-arranged Visa Required for Syrian Passport Holders

There are 171 countries and territories that require Syrian passport holders to obtain a visa through their embassies and consulates prior to arrival. The visa requirement may be waived off at times, provided that Syrian citizens meet alternate requirements such as holding other visas or resident permits.

  • Afghanistan
  • Algeria
  • American Samoa
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bonaire, St. Eustatius & Saba
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Congo Democratic Republic
  • Congo Republic
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Curacao
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Eswatini
  • Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • French Polynesia
  • French West Indies
  • Gambia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guam
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guyana
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kosovo
  • Kuwait
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Liberia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malawi
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Mexico
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • North Korea
  • North Macedonia
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palestinian Territories
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Reunion
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • San Marino
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • Sierra Leone
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Maarten
  • St. Pierre and Miquelon
  • St. Vincent & the Grenadines
  • Sudan
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • Uruguay
  • US Virgin Islands
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Wallis and Futuna

Entry Refused for Syrian Passport Holders

The following countries do not allow visa-free access to Syrians and have imposed entry restrictions on Syrian passport holders:

  • Libya
  • Mali

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