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 Syria - General Info

Time Zone

UTC +2

Yachting Essentials

Voltage: 220 V

Frequency: 50 Hz

Money

Syrian pound (S£) of 100 piastres.

Syrian pounds are not convertible and export is prohibited.

The are a few ATMs in some cities.

Communications

International Dialing Code for Syria is +963.

There is good mobile phone coverage in urban areas, and many networks have international roaming agreements. Internet access is limited, but is available in Damascus.

You can buy a local SIM card which then has to be activated at a local head office to allow calls abroad. Call rates are good.

There are some internet cafes, but they are not always easy to find.

Diplomatic Missions

Emergencies

Police - Dial 112
Fire Service - Dial 113
Medical Emergency Services - Dial 110

Publications

IMRAY AND ADLARD COLES PILOT BOOKS are available at a discounted price for Noonsite.com users via World Cruising Club

Mediterranean Almanac 2015/16
By Rod and Lucinda Heikell (9th Edition)
Publisher Imray December 2014
2016 supplement available from Imray
ISBN - 9781846235986
Price - £29.50
See this Noonsite review.

Southern Turkey, the Levant and Cyprus: A Sea Guide to the Coasts and Islands
By H.M. Denham
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1st. American Edition (June 1976)
ISBN-13: 978-0393031980

Update History

May 2015: Publications checked

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