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syria map of control 02/06/14

may be of interest to those planning on visiting Syria. Looks like Jordan - Damascus - Lebanon is a 'safe' run for now.

http://www.petercliffordonline.com/wp-content/uploads/Syria-The-Latest-Situation-June-2014.jpg

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A week in Damascus

Hi everyone,

Interested if anyone has info on this. I will be in Amman this spring and saw that Syria Airlines is still conducting flights throughout the ME region and just began flights to Amman 3 days a week. We have a good friend in Damascus who has invited us to come, which we would love to do for a brief time.

A few questions:

How do you book these tickets? There appears to be no online book system setup to do so.

Do you feel it would safe enough to fly into DAM, take a taxi/bus to the…

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trip to Latakia

Hello,

I am planning a trip to Syria from France this year for a family occasion (despite the security situation). I was hoping to make use of my time there and travel around some beaches in the north of Latakia. Does anyone know of a hotel on the beach in that area?

We are also looking for a place to fish and trek in that area. I'd appreciate any advice :)

Thanks,
Jamal

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Help Syrian student to Study in U.S

Hello All!
I hope that Lonelyplanet will not delete my post for the reason that i need help desperately!
My name is Sinan from Syria and live in Syria at the moment! I used to live in Homs and study there but because my house was destroyed by the shelling, my study has been interrupted.I wanted to continue my study badly , so I applied for international scholarship and I was awarded a Full scholarship in the U.S .This scholarship covers almost everything but i have to pay for…

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US passport holder- Syrian transit visa possible?

US passport with no Syrian visa, just want to get through the country in order to get to Jordan to see the sand castle ruins. Is it possible to get through from turkey by bus without visa or with simple travel visa?

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Has anyone entered Syria from Lebanon without pre-arranged Syrian visa?

Hi all,

I just read on Lonely Planet own visa section of Sryia (below)

"If there is no Syrian representation in your country, you can obtain a visa on arrival at borders, airports or ports. Otherwise you MUST secure a visa in advance. The only official exception is for travellers entering Syria from Lebanon; if you have a valid Lebanese visa, a Syrian visa will be issued without problem on the border - for a charge. "

Were you a traveller entering Syria from Lebanon successfully? What is your…

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Getting into Syria via Turkey

Hi travelers,

I'll be in the area around December of 2013 and I want to get into a part of northern Syria controlled by the FSA. I'm having trouble finding information on the borders, whether they're controlled by loyalists or FSA, or which one I should pick. From what I've found there's one to the north-northwest, one to the north, and one to the north-northeast. But for some reason each source gives me a different name for these borders.

Which border crossings are open to me?

Thanks

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Japanese Man Vacations on Syrian Front Lines

Based on news, there is Japanese tourist who cant resist go to Syria

Japanese Man Vacations on Syrian Front Lines

I just wander, is it really possible to sneak in to Syria like he did and take picture in Syria during this time ?

Rgds,

Rio

Edited by: laurent_rio

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Iranians in Syria

There are flights on a regular basis to Syria (Damascus) from Iran, I'm guessing these aren't all filled with military personnel. I don't believe I need a visa with Assad regime still in power, but if I just wanted to go to Damascus will I be targeted if I am found out to be Iranian?

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Thoughts are with the Syrian people

Just checked out the Syrian branch to see the latest. So sad to read almost daily reports of the destruction of cities and the killing of innocent people.

We visited Syria (Damascus, Hama and Aleppo) in august of 2009 and had a wonderful time, and the people of Syria were so friendly ..... great memories and makes these times so sad.

Our thoughts are with you, and hopefully the country will find peace in the near future.