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 Syria - General Info

Time Zone

UTC +2

Yachting Essentials

Electricity
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

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Mediterranean Almanac 2017/2018
By Lucinda Heikell with Rod Heikell
Published by Imray
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Southern Turkey, the Levant and Cyprus: A Sea Guide to the Coasts and Islands
By H.M. Denham
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (1st edn 1976)
ISBN:978-0393031980
Available from Amazon
This book covers Southern Turkey (Anatolia) and through the Rhodes Channel to the Syrian Frontier, the Levant―Syria, Lebanon, Israel and then Cyprus.

Update History

May 2015: Publications checked.

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