Syria Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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Customs Rules

Import regulations::

Free import (irrespective of age of passenger) of:
1. 200 cigarettes or 25 cigars or 50 cigarillos or 250 grams of tobacco;
2. 1 pint (0.570 liter) of spirits;
3. 30 grams of perfume for personal use;
4. 0.5 liter of lotion and 0.5 liter of eau-de-Cologne;
5. gifts up to a value of SYP 250.- (may be dutiable according to circumstances and quality of the gifts. Import license required for gifts over SYP 250.-).
Prohibited:
1. Firearms and ammunition;
2. Live, frozen or stuffed birds or any bird derived products.

Export regulations::

Free export of any quantity of tobacco products and spirits.

Pets::

Cats and dogs must be accompanied by a government veterinarian health certificate issued at the point of origin. Pet birds of any description may not be brought into Syria either as cabin baggage, hold baggage or cargo, even when holding a valid health certificate. Falcons can be brought into Syria if holding a pre-approval from Syrian authorities.

Baggage Clearance regulations::

Baggage is cleared at the first airport of entry in Syria.

Exempt: baggage of transit passengers traveling via Damascus to Aleppo, which is cleared at Aleppo, Nejrap Airport.



Airport Embarkation Tax

No airport tax is levied on passengers upon embarkation at the airport.



Currency rules

Currency Import regulations:

Allowed.
Residents: local currency (Syrian Pound-SYP): unlimited; foreign currencies: up to the amount of max. USD 5.000.-.
Non-residents: foreign currencies: up to the amount of max. USD 5.000.-.

All nationals of Arab countries and foreigners are allowed to carry USD 5000.- when transiting Syria.

Currency Export regulations:

Allowed.
Residents: SYP 5000.- when traveling to Lebanon.
Non-residents: foreign currencies: up to the amount of max. USD 5.000.-.

All nationals of Arab countries and foreigners are allowed to carry USD 5000.- when transiting Syria.




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